Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation – Review, Swatches & Photos

 

 

 

 

 

Product Claims

  • Unique cream-whipped foundation provides 100% baby-smooth perfection
  • Skin looks and feels hydrated for 14 hours – never rough or dry
  • Ideal for normal to dry skin types
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, Dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin

 

 

 

 

 

Who Is It For?
Those who have normal or dry skin. If you have oily skin you can try the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.

I am not known to switch up foundations often. Once I find a foundation that works for me I tend to stick with it. One of my favorite foundations from the drugstore is the Maybelline SuperStay foundation but I really wanted to try out a cream foundation from the drugstore so I settled on the Maybelline Dream Smooth Foundation.

Available in 10 shades, the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation is not to be confused with the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.  This foundation is described as “unique cream-whipped foundation combines perfectly moisturizing coverage with a lightweight formula. Blends seamlessly and feels fresh all day. Go beyond perfect skin, experience baby smooth perfection.”

Packaging
This foundation comes in a screw top compact that has two different openings. The top comes with a sponge applicator and the bottom has a screw  lid that holds the foundation. I have mixed feelings about the packaging. On one hand I like that it has two separate compartments, I like that the sponge applicator isn’t placed right on top of the foundation but at the same time I almost never use a sponge to apply my foundation so I feel like that compartment is really unnecessary. The packaging doesn’t include a mirror.

Shade Selection
The shade selection  is not the greatest but it’s not the worst either compared to other brands that only offer 5 shades. I was lucky enough too find my perfect match which is 240 Natural Beige which translates to a MAC NC30. This shade has a good amount of yellow undertones to it. One thing to consider is the shade does look a lot darker in the pan which made me a little nervous at first but surprisingly it applied a lot lighter and blended in nicely making it  a perfect match to my skin tone.

Formula
Maybelline advertises this foundation as having a mousse like consistency which I think is very misleading simply because it doesn’t have a mousse consistency at all like the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. This product should be considered a cream foundation which I happen to love.  The thick formula glides on extremely smoothly and  doesn’t feel dry. It’s extremely easy to blend out and feels lightweight. I don’t have many skin problems like acne or blemishes, my biggest skin issue is redness and this foundation did a great job covering up all the redness on my face. Although I can see why this foundation was created for dry skin beauties I don’t really see  a difference between this foundation and a liquid foundation when it comes to hydration. I notice the same amount of hydration with liquid foundations. It’s definitely not as moisturizing as the MAC Cream Foundation but for the price I like it a lot. This foundation leaves a dewy finish to the skin which is not a huge deal to me but I do usually opt for matte foundations.

 

Staying Power
Maybelline claims this foundation lasts 14 hours and I can say it did not last that long on my skin. It lasted a good 6-7 hours on my skin and that’s after setting it with a powder, which I highly recommend setting this foundation since it does tend to transfer easily.I usually don’t need a foundation to last 14 hours anyways so it’s not a huge deal to me.

 

 

 

 

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation - Review, Swatches & Photos

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation - Review, Swatches & Photos

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation - Review, Swatches & Photos

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation, 240 Natural Beige

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation - Review, Swatches & Photos

 

 

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Before & After
Before & After

 

 

 

What I Like

  • Created for dry skin
  • Blends easily
  • Feels lightweight
  • Buildable coverage
  • Easy to apply
  • Creamy texture
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Oil- & fragrance-free

What I Don’t Like

  • Pricier and comes with less product compared to the Dream Matte Mouse (what’s up with that)
  • Limited shade selection
  • Doesn’t dry out my skin but doesn’t add the amount of hydration that typical cream products do
  • Transfers if it’s not set with a powder
  • Sponge included is pretty much useless
  • Doesn’t last 14 hours
  • No SPF

 

WHERE TO BUY
$9.99 CAD / 14g
Walmart, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Well.ca

                    Who Is It For? Those who have normal or dry skin. If you have oily skin you can try the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. I am not known to switch up foundations often. Once I find a foundation that works for me I tend to stick with it. One of my favorite foundations from the drugstore is the Maybelline SuperStay foundation but I really wanted to try out a cream foundation from the drugstore so I settled on the Maybelline Dream Smooth Foundation. Available in 10 shades, the Maybelline…

Review Overview

Packaging - 7
Pigmentation - 10
Formula - 8
Ease Of Application - 9.5
Staying Power - 8
Price - 8
Value - 8.5

8.4

Overall it's an okay foundation I am not 100% sure I would repurchase it again once I run out. I do really enjoy the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation a lot more. In my opinion it doesn't add noticeable hydration that typical cream products add to the skin. I think if you like a dewy finish that doesn't last 14 hours then it's worth a shot.

Worth A Try!

About Beautetude

My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. Beautetude.com is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Good tip about setting with powder- I hate it when foundation transfers!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

    • Me too especially in the summer it’s the worst.

  • Natasha Bhatt

    I liked ur honest review dream matte mousse is available here bt def nt this one.. nice review as always

  • Yikes. I like SPF in my foundations, and I almost give an instant pass to foundations that don’t include SPF. Also, mousse foundations just scare me. I feel I don’t know how to properly apply them and end up with globs of it all over my face! Thanks for the honest review!

    xx
    Jenny // http://www.mishmoshmakeup.com

    • My pleasure. This is more of a cream foundation. I know what you mean about foundations not having SPF it’s a must for me too.

  • Hi sweetie
    This tip is wonderful
    Thank you for sharing
    kisses
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  • Farah

    Great review

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  • Hm I think it covers too strong your pretty face up- to thick and heavy in my opinion?

  • yasmin

    Nice review

  • I like cream foundations but I love liquid ones more… I do like Maybelline products ♡♡♡ Have a great day Simera

    • I really like cream foundation just not this one so much.

  • Pilar

    Great honest review dear.

  • Jackie Harrison

    I agree not enough product for the price.

    • I wish it did contain as much product as the dream matte mousse.

  • The finish looks amazing on your skin, Simera! I probably will skip this though, I try to avoid using anything that transfers easily because I carry my baby a lot. You’re putting me in a dilemma, I really want to try and at the same time I don’t want my little want to have makeup all over him…decision, decision. LOL!

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    • Haha okay in that case I would totally skip this foundation. If it was hydrating and longer lasting than I could say it’s worth it but it’s not worth all the transferring it does.

  • I have used it and i found it average …for my oily skin ut did not last for long

    • I can imagine. I have very dry skin and it didn’t last the amount Maybeline claimed.

  • alessandra

    Great review, the result is very good!
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  • Very great review and honest feedback.
    However, I do not like the fact that it transfers when not set with powder. Have a great weekend.

    beautysworld-beauty.blogspot.com

    • It’s definitely frustrating to have foundation transfer.

  • I haven’t used any products from Maybelline for ages and after reading this review, I don’t think I will any soon 😉
    Thanks for sharing your honest views!

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • I love Maybelline products especially their other foundations. This one is just average in my opinion.

  • I love this mousse – it’s ideal for me.

    • It’s not really a mousse more of a cream.

  • glamourzone

    Great review dear

  • Akaleistar

    I usually skip drugstore foundations, but this one sounds alright 🙂

  • Even if I don’t wear foundation, I think I prefer the matte finished ones 🙂

  • Great review, I have actually tried it and I find it to heavy for my skin but it is a decent product:)

  • I haven’t tried any cream foundation yet, this one sounds just ok.

    glamupgirls

    • I would pass this foundation there are better cream foundations out there.

  • Paola

    I’m loving this mousse foundation right now!!!!
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  • Arzoo

    This looks quite good, would love to give this a shot!

    • If you have dry skin it’s great but it does transfer.

  • mademoisellemode

    Oh nice review ^^

    kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

  • Carolina

    Hello beautiful soul!

    Never tried this product and your reviews are always the best <3

    Xxx

    Carolina

    http://www.theworldc.com

  • Anshul Bhargava

    Sponges provided are always useless :p haha!! But great review babe! The coverage is really good! Give a flawless finish 🙂

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  • I just saw this on sale for 40% off at my drugstore the other day.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • I have this but havnt tried it yet! This looks like an okay okay one…From what i guess it wont suit me particularly in this humid climate…LovelY review 🙂

    • It does transfer quite easily. So I would set it with a powder for sure.

  • Amazing on your skin and the color is perfect!
    xx cvetybaby.com

  • I can see the difference on your face, but I have oily skin. It’s not for me.

    • I would definitely not recommend this foundation if you have oily skin.

  • glamourzone

    Love the upcome.great review
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  • fashable

    The coverage is really really nice……… nice review 🙂