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Reading through other reviews of the Maybelline Dream Matte Foundation, I was really shocked to see negative comments as ever since I started using it (about 5 years ago) I have never found anything better.
Although, every skin is different.
I've always struggled with getting too hot too quickly and therefore having a shiny complexion is part of my daily battle of life. All other foundations I've used int he past have contributed to this, and have made my skin even more shiny and almost making me feel trapped in it.
Dream Matte foundation I have found the complete opposite, and can compare it to wearing a light moisturiser all day.
Packaging & Price:
I like the compact size of the packaging, and much prefer it being in a tub than a squeezy bottle which most other foundations come in. It only comes in one size, which fits perfectly in both my travel make up bag and my day to day one. One criticism would be the glass material it is made from, as it can prove slightly lethal which I found out the hard way after an incident with a falling Dream Matte Foundation container and my toe! We fell out for a little while for that..
The pricing varies so I always find it better to buy it when it's on offer, even if you are stocked up already. I generally purchase mine from Boots, although it is available in Superdrug and other stores.
The mousse texture of this foundation makes the application an easy process and I have always managed to apply evenly across my face without much thought. It takes me less than five minutes to apply in the morning.
I tend to apply once in the morning and that's it, as my working day is pretty chaotic and make up is the last thing I can think about. And although the Dream Matte foundation wears off through the day, I have always found this minimal. And even when removing sweaters / scarves which touch my face, I find it doesn't stain those items either. Going for drinks after work with the girls, I have never been self conscious about re-applying this foundation as it still looks good by the end of the day.
Again due to the mousse, light texture of this foundation, removal has been easy and I have always found a few make up removal wipes have done the job perfectly. I have noticed a theme with some other reviews suggesting that it causes dry skin after long periods of use, I have not found this is the case. But as stated above, every skin is different.
I find Dream Matte Mousse Foundation a brilliant addition to my make up bag, and would recommend anyone to try it (when it's on offer!). It comes in 15 shades too, which is perfect for tanned skin in the summer, pale in the winter.
If only my toe would forgive its glass container.
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation has been around for a while now and has developed a cult following. For years I have heard people rave about what a great little foundation this is for such an affordable price, but, as I have happily been using Max Factor Lasting Performance for years with no problems I havn't really gave other foundations a try. Until recently, when I ran out of my Lasting performance.
I was in my local Boots looking to buy more and they were sold out of my shade! As I was in a hurry and I really needed foundation, when I spied the Dream Matte Mousse on a nearby stand and remembering all the good comments I have heard about it over the years, I figured this one was worth a try!
The mousse comes in a little glass jar with beige lid. Shades: Ivory, Cameo, Nude, Sand, Fawn, Sun Beige, Honey Beige, Porcelain, Cocoa & Light Beige. 'Nude' looked to be the best match for my skin. I took the foundation to the checkout and paid £6 (a few pounds cheaper than my Max Factor).
I tried this foundation as soon as I got home (as I had not been wearing any makeup that day). I applied the foundation with my fingertips and blended it in, and at first I was really impressed! The mousse covered well, and the shade I chose suited my colour really well. It was only after an hour or so I noticed the dry, darker 'patches' on my chin and nose. I have always had dry skin, but havn't had any problem with makeup as I use a good moisturiser and exfoliate.
Still, I wanted to give this a chance so the next morning after exfoliating and moisturising I tried again, and after an hour or so I got the same dry patches of makeup as before. I havn't tried this again, I went straight back to using my trusty Max Factor.
I know this foundation is great for alot of people, but I think if you have dry skin you could have problems using it.
I have been using this dream matte mousse for nearly 2 years since I got back from Australia and my tan faded, I needed something to cover up small areas on my face but not wash out my colour too much.
I found this as part of a deal in superdrug and decided to give it a go. I apply a small amount under my eyes and where it is needed with my finger. It smoothes on really easily and blends well with my skin tone. You can get different shades so make sure you use the tester in the shop to ensure you dont end up looking too orange!
It gives a matt dry finish, and works really well but if you so much as brush it against anything, it will rub off immediately. It has no staying power in that respect, although if you dont touch it and dont rub your face at all then it will stay on all day. The actual product is just like vanilla mousse with colouring in it. It is soft and bouncy to the touch.
It comes in a small glass pot with a peach coloured lid, but dont be fooled by its small size. I use it every day and it goes so far that I have had the same tub since I returned from travelling. It really is amazing and the more I use it the more it seems to expand!
It has no smell and is suitable for most skin types. You can use it all over your face as a foundation or in small dabs as a cover up.
Maybelline is an excellent brand and I trust their products, try this out if you want a foundation that wont dry out if you dont use it often. It costs between £6 - £8.
This foundation ensures that us girlies have a good even coverage. The texture of this foundation is great and does not make skin look oily, which is what I worry about as I have patches of dry skin and patches of really oily skin. It is also very soft to the touch and feels lovely when you apply it with your fingers, which is what I do, because you can really cover everywhere, and get into the creases of the face like the side of the nose and under the eyes. This foundation is a dream - it makes my skin the same texture and you cannot notice the patches, which is great and really improves my confidence. It also has great shine control which I think is an area other foundations can lack in.
It also feels light on the skin, as you probably know, some foundations can feel somewhat heavy on the skin and make your skin feel blocked. This is great.
The price (7.69) I feel is justified, it is a good quality foundation and it does last quite a while as you do get a good potful for the price. I have had this one since September and use this pretty much everyday so it does last.
This foundation claims to last 16 hours, which I feel is really pushing it, but what cosmetics company does not? I will be fair with this product though, it does last all day. Before I first used this foundation I would be constantly checking my foundation to make sure it was still even, but with this one it does stay on for a good day. Once I have put it on in the morning, it does last till about 6pm. And the size of this it great for keeping in your make up bag, as it is not too big.
My shade is 021 nude, which is in the middle of the range which is very wide, I think every skin shade can find a great colour match with this product.
Since its launch many years ago I had been using Boots No 7 Intelligent Balance Mousse foundation and would describe it as the best I had ever used. However, I was horrified to discover last year that the product had been discontinued and the few jars that I had been hoarding would be my last opportunity to enjoy this high quality foundation. Consequently, my search for a suitable replacement began and my first task was to find one that contained the correct formulation for my T-zone skin type.
It was necessary for me to find a product that was oil free and/or mattifying and a foundation that seemed to meet these requirements as well as sounding similar to that of my much loved No 7 was Maybelline Dream Matt Mousse. I tried out a few testers in store to ascertain the most suitable shade by applying a small stripe to my jaw line and the Ivory (010) was the most appropriate as it almost disappeared into my natural skin tone, so my purchase was made.
We are provided with 18 ml of mousse, which is contained within a glass jar with a beige coloured screw top lid, which makes the product considerably appealing to the eye. For hygienic reasons there is a transparent seal on the side of the jar so I had the assurance that nobody had been sampling the foundation prior to my purchase. I always use a little concealer prior to applying foundation as I have a couple of skin imperfections, which although minor, I prefer to be totally hidden.
The foundation is fairly fluffy to the touch, but in comparison with No 7 I do not feel it is as light in texture, but I must admit that it is easily applied where I need to use only a little. It spreads evenly over my skin whilst enabling me to effectively and effortlessly blend the mousse into my jaw and hairline so there are no visible tell tale signs. Unfortunately, my expectations for this product weren't particularly high as I felt that nothing would be able to compare with my previous brand. However, I was proved incorrect, as the mousse offers a fabulous coverage resulting in a flawless and almost air brush appearance to my skin whilst giving me a really natural look. I gently dab some pressed face powder on my T-zone areas whilst taking considerable care not to lift any of the mousse from my skin.
In the past I have used foundations that have tended to melt and simply slide off the skin, but this is not something I have experienced with this product. The mousse offers excellent coverage for the entire day and I have never noticed any signs of caking or had the reason to reapply. What I love about this fragrance free product is that I cannot feel it resting on my skin and there is no tackiness following application. Due to the fact that I suffer with T-zone skin I often notice a slight breakthrough of shine around lunchtime, particularly in the warmer weather, but this is not the fault of the product and a simple touch up with my pressed powder fixes the job for the remainder of the day.
Removing the mousse is an effortless task where I use baby lotion or Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish. I cannot speak highly enough of this product as I never believed I would find a suitable replacement for my Boots No 7. However, as this is a matt mousse I believe it would be best suited to those who suffer with oily or normal skin as I'm of the opinion that it may be a little drying for those who suffer with dry skin. I do not believe in copying lengthy lists of ingredients into my reviews unless I have suffered with any problems whilst using and this is not the case with this product.
The mousse should be used within 24 months of opening with the jar being recyclable once empty. Maybelline Matt Mousse is available in a large variety of shades ranging from the lightest being Natural Beige and the darkest being Cocoa. The 18 ml jar is currently available from Boots for £7.69 with this product being part of their current "3 for 2" cosmetics promotion.
I can award nothing less than 5 stars to this product, which receives a high recommendation from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Why I bought it...
I remember using this foundation some years ago and I LOVED it! I remember loving how light and fresh it felt on my face and it gave me great coverage, but I also remember why I stopped using it-it gave me such dry flaky skin after prolonged use! Thinking back this is unusual as I tend to have oily skin not dry, so recently i decided to give it another go.
What did I think...
I picked this up at my local superdrug and it was relatively inexpensive compared to other foundations but you get what you pay for and I learnt this the hard way. This foundation isn't at all what I remember, it doesn't give great coverage (to be fair it only promises medium coverage) and feels very flaky on my skin. In terms of colour it is easy to get a good match as there is a wide variety of shades available so I was satisfied in that respect but it didn't blend well and looked a little patchy on my skin especially after a few hours, it took better to some parts than others, it didn't give me even complexion or a nice glow! It didn't take me long to realise this foundation wasn't the one for me so now I only use it if I just running to the shops and don't want to waste my good foundation or I use a little over the top of a different foundation to make it a little more matte. I guess I liked it in the past because I was young and inexperienced but i'm definitely going to stick to liquid foundation which i trust (see my review on No.7 I love it!)
I've been using Dream Matt Mouse Foundation for about five years now.Because of the colour of my skin, there are only a couple of foundations which are a perfect match. Dream Matt Mouse is one of them.
Dream Matt Mousse is available in over 13 colours- ranging from natural beige to cocoa. Cocoa is an exact match for me.
This foundation is designed to give you a perfect matt finish coverage with a weightless feel. When first aplied I agree that it does this. I find the foundation really easy to blend in, and it gives me a really good complexion everytime. I don't need to use very much of this, but if you do slightly overdo it, I find that it makes my skin look really greasy and dirty.
In terms of staying power, I feel this is what lets the dream matt mousse down. I have relatively oily skin as it is, and even when it's cold weather and I'm not sweating, I have to re-apply it on my nose every 1 to 2 hours in order to maintain the good coverage. My mother has the oppposite problem to me, she has dry skin and this foundation looks great to start with, but then it starts to crack.
When I've had this foundation on for large periods of time, and not re-applied it, it tends to fade in patches.
Another disadvantage to this foundation is that it goes absolutely everywhere. After I've used it, I have to scrub my hands to within an inch of their life to remove all traces. It wipes off onto my jackets, shirts-you name it!
Price wise this foundation costs £7.69 for a small jar from Boots, although it's quite often on a 3 for 2 offer. For the price I would expect it to have a little more staying power. Maybe it looks nice for long periods of time if you have normal complexion, but if you're anything else then I would give this one a miss. If it wasn't one of the only perfect matches for me, then I wouldn't use it. It's basically this-or nothing.
Before I had my daughter I wore make up religiously. I wouldn't leave the house without a nice made up face. I wore foundation everyday and i ended up finding this matte mousse which I first bought in 2007/2008 when it was very popular to buy. I found it again my my drawer last week and as I was going out for the evening i thought i would put some foundation on.
I applied it to my face and realised how terrible the foundation actually is. It is overly matte for your skin and if you haven't scrubbed your face of all dead/dry skin before applying, it just accentuates the horrible dryness of your skin. I thought maybe if i added some bronzer it would look less matt. Boy was I wrong.
I looked dreadful and after 20 minutes of trying to make it look nice, i gave up and washed my face clean and just wore some powder. I then remembered the numerous amount of times my clothes were ruined by this foundation as it would stain terribly on light coloured clothing. I think my foundation wearing days are truly gone. I just apply mascara and a bit of face powder if i leave the house and this foundation will be donated to someone who would make use of it.
The texture is very soft and does in fact look like mousse. It's aim is to be wet when you apply it then dry to your skin. It doesn't dry well at all and when it does it looks cracked and you need to keep rubbing it into your skin.
I think I was being naive about make up when i first bought this.
I wouldn't suggest this foundation to anyone as it makes you look flat and lifeless.
I have been using Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse on and off for the past 6-8 months and in a nutshell I am reasonably happy with this product overall. There are 13 shades to choose from: ivory, golden , nude, fawn, sun beige, porcelain, sun bronze, caramel, cocoa, champagne, light beige, natural beige and cameo, I chose the 'light beige' colour as I tried a sample in my local Boots store and this seemed to match the most accurately.
This product comes in a glass type rounded pot which is about 3cm in diameter. The size of the pot is very generous and it tends to last me about 4 months and I apply this foundation everyday-sometimes twice a day if I've been at work and then going out again at night. It has a peachy coloured water tight lid to keep the foundation fresh and stop it from leaking.
The texture of the mousse is what you'd expect, it is really creamy and feels thick to touch but once you start spreading the foundation it does go thinner. With other foundations I dab a bit of the foundation onto my t-zone and apply it from there, however, when using this particular product it is easier to apply it to one area and concentrate on that area before moving onto the next as the product tends to cover more surface area than other foundations.
The colour is great for my skin, I'd really recommend that you use a sample first to check the colour or ask a makeup specialist for their opinion. With the wide range of colours available you will be able to find one to suit your complexion.
The overall look of this foundation is very matte and I think this gives the best, most natural look especially if you add a blusher over the top.
I paid around £7 for this foundation which is very reasonably priced compared to other brands and given that it lasts several months it is good value for money. You can probably find this product cheaper by browsing online, it is in high demand so could be found on Ebay and similar sites.
I have been using this foundation for a long time now, and i definately won't be changing to another foundation. The colour i use is 021nude and it blends in well with my skin. The product comes in a small glass jar and contains 10ml. I use this foundation everyday and one jar lasts me from a month to a month and a half. I usually buy this from either boots or superdrug, as they will usually have deals on for this product. The price for one jar is approximately £8 but with the deals, you can usually get buy one get one half price or other similar deals.
I feel that the mousse works better than liquid foundation and feel it covers the skin better and gives it smoother more natural looking finish. I always use a little foam pad or triangle and change this every month, the pad picks up the foundation well, you only have to dab it on and that is enough for each section of your face. I was once given clinique foundation and for the price i feel it should be better than the matte mousse, but in my opinion it wasn't, i will definately pick dream matte mousse everytime.
I've been using this product now for about a year, hoping to find a foundation that actually suited my skin. Luckily I did.
The product comes in a variety of shade, with the one I'm using being nude. Overall it's a great product, which can be applied using fingers or a foundation brush. It nicely covers up virtually all imperfections, leaving an even finish. However I recommend that if you have even slightly dry skin that you use moisturiser first, as this product can high light the dry areas of skin on your face.
The foundation itself lasts virtually all day for me, yet the occasionally touch up may be required now and again.
The product comes in a small glass pot, that is very sturdy even when a dropped a number of times. It also last surprisingly long, although the first couple of times you use it, you may end up using more than you need to. I bought a new pot today for about £7 from Superdrug, which isn't exactly expensive.
In essence this is a good foundation, for not a lot of money.
I bought this foundation because the one I was previously using was discontinued. I chose Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse because its one that a lot of my friends use and recommended to me. I also chose it because my previous foundation was a mousse one too.
I'm very pale and managed to find a nice shade that looks good on my skin. The foundation gives my skin such a lovely texture. The foundation has a lovely feel and makes my skin feel really soft. Since I've started using this foundation my skin has changed from dry to greasy and the result this foundation gives hasn't been effected by this. The foundation never made my skin any drier when I used it with dry skin and the foundation does stay on my skin even now my skin is greasier.
It is really easy to apply and a little goes a long way. A light layer really makes a different and covers up any blemishes and gives me a really even complexion. It covers up any red or shiny patches that I might have really well and I rarely have to use concealer with this foundation. It even covers up spots pretty well. With such good coverage you might expect the foundation to feel heavy and thick but it is actually really light.
The foundation does last pretty much all day but I do usually reapply once during the day because although it continues to gives the nice texture throughout the day, I do notice the coverage doesn't seem to stay as well and so any blemishes I have start to show through. Saying this, the results remain really good for probably around 5 hours or more and of course after this amount of time I will have been rubbing my face and sweating etc.
Although the matte mousse is fairly expensive it is worth it because one pot lasts me months because I only have to use such a tiny amount each day. There is no need to pile this foundation on to get an even finish. All of my friends use this foundation now and we all have very different skin tones and types and it is one we have all used for years as it gives such a nice finish. I have been using this foundation now for about 3 years and wouldn't think
After trying the Rimmel stay matte mouse and disliking it alot i thought i would see what the hype was all about with the dream matte mousse. the packaging in very similar between the both yet there is a substantial difference between the two products.
Stay matte mousse has more of a liquid foundation feel rather than a mousse whereas Dream matte is exactly what it says on the pot. a mousse.
Although people have said it can dry out i have not seen any drying of the product and have had it 9 months ( i dont wear makeup every day) and am still content with the product.
I dont like applying makeup with fingers just for hygiene so i tried sponges.. these didnt work for me, so i thought i would give a brush a try. This for me worked perfectly and doesnt consume too much of the product where fingers would. i just used a full face brush and it blends really well, set with some powder foundation and done.
The only problem i do have with this product is that it only lasts around 7 hours but i am still sticking to this one as im not a big fan of liquid foundations as they make me break out. another thing i have found is that it makes a good base for eyeshadow to emphasise the colours, so i have a foundation and a base all in one.
one more thing i like about this product is the price at just £6.50 it is really affordable :D makes my life that little bit more simple
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This is a very nice product and better than a lot of the more expensive foundations I have tried.
Coverage of blemishes is good but the product never looks cakey or overdone.
They have a number of different shades which blend with my natural skin tone well.
I think it is best applied with a sponge rather than fingers or cotton wool.
I think that this product feels comfortable on the skin both before and after application. Some liquids can feel almost greasy but this has a very light feel.
I have quite oily skin and products of this type are particularly well suited to this. I also find that it is possible to apply powder on top of the product and it not to look too overdone.
As the foundation comes in a pot it will obviously let in more air between applications than if it came in a tube - this can cause it to dry out a bit and the product may have to be thrown away before it is all used. However, a pot lasts more than 6 months.
This has been the foundation I have used for years. I tried it when I was about 13 and I have been buying it ever since, I never thought I would change my foundation - but more on that in the next review back to the point. I have quite a lot of experience when it comes to using this foundation and frankly Im amazed I didnt write this review earlier. Mousse foundations really are the bee's knees in my opinion, they arent as messy as liquid and they provide better coverage than powder they actually do have it all and this is one of the best brands out there.
Shades: Ivory, Cameo, Nude, Sand, Fawn, Sun Beige, Honey Beige, Porcelain, Cocoa & Light Beige. That is a great range of shades in my opinion and they do offer a shade for every skin tone. Ill leave the website address at the bottom of the review to check the shades out for yourself.
This is super easy to apply and you really dont need a lot of it at any time you get great coverage by using just a small amount. This rubs in easily and blends in really well, no orange marks or tide lines from this foundation. Now although this offers such great coverage it doesnt feel heavy on your skin at all in fact it feels really lightweight and looks really natural. This gives you the illusion of smooth, soft and matte skin and it covers any lumps and bumps you may have which is brilliant. Honestly this product is fabulous and I highly recommend it to everyone who wants and needs a foundation that offers great coverage and colour. The only sort of bad thing I will say about this is that I would stay far, far away from this foundation if you have dry skin. This will only accentuate any dry skin you have so moisturise and try again.
Id say that once applied this tends to last most of the day without fading or flaking from your face. So that means its great vlaue for money, Id say a tub tends to last me about 3 months and I wear it more or less everyday so that shows how long one tub will last you. Great range of shades that offer great coverage, a matte finish and its very long lasting...what more could you want? This is one of the best foundations I have ever tried and I strongly recommend everyone tries it out, you wont be disappointed.
A tub of this foundation will set you back around £8 which is a normal, mid range price for foundations I reckon. I wouldnt mind paying a tenner for this.
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