* Prices may differ from that shown
I wont go out of the house without wearing foundation, so when I found this pretty cheap on a wholesale site I decided to buy some to sell, so if you want to buy any just message me lol. These have a recommended retail price of £8.95, but you can buy them on Ebay for between £4.50-£5. when I bought these I kept one back for myself in nude. The pots come in 8g pots and you do not seem to use much on each application. I can not say how long they last as I still have mine, but after a few uses I still have a lot left.
The foundation comes with a screw off lid, which holds the foundation in, then at the bottom of the pop is a pull down sort of drawer, in this there is a sponge which you use to apply the foundation. I have used this type of sponge before and found that wetting the sponge first made it apply better. But this one is different. There is no need to wet the sponge as the foundation is pretty soft and goes onto the sponge really easily. Then you just glide the sponge around your face and it looks really nice, it does not leave no patchiness or anything. It is also very easy to remove, by either just soap and water, or a baby wipe.
I find this to just blend in so well, and there are various tone to match your skin or the look you want. It also does seem to last a while and does not need reapplying on a good night out. I personally would not pay the retail price of this as I do not like to spend too much but you can buy it cheap on Ebay and it is something I would buy again
Today I am reviewing the Maybelline Dream Creamy foundation also known as the Dream Smooth Mousse. Just to be clear, I live in the UK and it is Dream Creamy but In USA they call it Dream Smooth Mousse but I really don't see the point of that, if you're going to name a product, please just name it the same ! I just don't see the point.
Anyway, it is a cream foundation, and as it is a drugstore brand the colour selection is terrible. I have the colour '04 Light Porcelain' but I do also know that depending on where you live the colour names are also different which is extremely annoying. I don't understand why drugstores do not have wider colour ranges because if there are more lighter / darker colours that suit more skintones then a wider range of people are going to buy the products, anyway rant over.
Its a really nice texture though, it is a cream it isn't a hard cream, it is very soft and when you blend it on your skin it feels liquid. You get a sponge with it in the compact which is OK. It doesn't hide or enhance any pores so there is really no difference there. It has a really nice dewy finish and is a great base for powder and blusher. It is pretty good for most skintypes but if there was one it isn't as good for then I would say it is oily skin. I wear it most in spring/summer as a light, dewy foundation.
Overall, the colour range sucks but the application is flawless, a good tip is to build it up as you can get an amazing coverage if you are slow. I do recommend this as it is a good foundation with only one real flaw. It is drugstore so I think for its price it is a good foundation, it isn't my favourite but it is one of them.
I've been using Maybelline's Dream Creamy Foundation for about a month now, having gotten fed up of my last foundation. It comes in quite a nice round compact tub with a sponge concealled in the bottom, although it's a bit odd as the foundation is actually in the lid - making it seem as though you're getting more for your money than you actually are!
The foundation goes on quite smoothly and seems fairly creamy to start with. It doesn't clot in one place as some other foundations do, I've found that as I have an oily T-Zone foundation can cling to this area quite noticably. Once on it looks nice and gives good coverage but I have found that after having it on for a few hours it has started to dry and flake, especially around blemished areas. I have taken to reapplying at lunchtime, which I find a bit of a pest. If you put moisturiser on before hand you do get a bit more time from it, but it's still not great for a whole day.
This cost me £8.50 from Boots, which I though was a bit much. I'm going to keep using it for now - I want to get my money's worth, but I don't think I'd buy it again.
On opening the product, I noticed that there didn't look a lot of product in the pan, even though the packaging is quite bulky. However, I have used this product everyday for nearly two months now, and I have still not hit pan even though I do use a generous amount each time.
The colour I have is in 04 Light Porcelain. I am fair skinned, with very rosy cheeks. I find that most foundations are too orange on my skin, yet this colour is perfect and blends in to give me a lovely natural colour. This foundation tones down all my redness in my cheeks and stays in place all day.
I don't think this foundation gives as high coverage as the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, but unlike the Dream Matte Mousse, the Dream Creamy does not appear cakey on the skin.
There is also a separate compartment containing a sponge applicator. Personally I do not usually like to use brushes/sponges that come with cosmetics as I think they are not as good quality as those that can be purchased separately. Although, this sponge does do its job and the foundation does not look streaky or caked on when applied with the sponge. The separate compartment for the sponge is definitely a bonus as it is much more hygienic to keep the sponge away from the product.
The Dream Creamy foundation is very versatile in how it can be applied. Even though it comes with a sponge, I prefer to apply the product with a foundation brush as I think this gives a slightly nicer and even finish. You can even use your finger tips to apply under the eyes.
As the foundation is a cream, it does leave the skin looking creamy and dewy. For those that like a more matte finish, a loose powder will be needed on top. I would say this foundation is for normal to dry skin, as the creaminess of the foundation will not benefit those with oily skin.
I would definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a medium to high coverage foundation. The product glides on to your skin smoothly and blends effortlessly. An overall great product, and is small enough to carry around in your handbag.
Maybelline dream creamy foundation
About a week before christmas I saw this foundation and I read good reviews about it and it also says that it is really good for dry skin, that it was really moisturising and I have really really dry skin so I had to get it. As I find it really hard to buy foundations for my skin type as I have sensitive skin and a lot of product irritate my skin and my skin is also really really dry. The only products that work with my skin are tinted moisturisers but as good as they are (especially the natural collection one, which is amazing) they do not give me all the coverage I need, especially in the winter where my redness is worse. So I thought that I try it in the hope that it would work, but I was in for a disappointment...again!
*About the product*
The product comes in a small round compact which is really odd in its design. It comes in 14g pots and it says "Solid to liquid foundation, ultra smooth & hydrating". It is one of their new foundation and they also have a dream matte range. It also comes with a small triangular sponge in the base of the compact.
*My opinion of the product*
The packaging/container design is really odd, it is not like any other cosmetic container I have used before. The product looks normal at first but then when you try to use it, it is a bit backwards. You unscrew the lid and then your like "well where is the product?" and then you will see that the actual foundation is in the lid! Which is just silly and then the sponge is in a small compartment at the bottom of the compact, it is a bit strange and not really needed.
*Appearance, texture and shade*
It looked like it was going to be a really good product, as the shade of the product is really light and usually it is difficult for me to get a good shade as my skin is quite pale and most foundations look really orange on me. But the shade for this one is really great for my pale skin, it is not orangey and it is not really dark either.
The texture of the product is really nice, it comes as a small solid circle and then you can either rub your finger in the foundation or use the small sponge provided and then apply the foundation. It has a really smooth texture and it feels like it is going to go on my skin really nicely and smoothly.
*How I applied the product*
I use the tesco vitamin E face scrub to get rid of/ reduce the dry patches on my skin
I moisturised my skin to try to create a smooth canvas for the foundation to be applied
Then I first applied the product with my fingers and then I used to sponge provided to see if it had a better effect
*Application and results*
I applied it firstly with my fingers, like I do with my tinted moisturiser, as it gives me a more even and smooth application but it did not help this time. The sponge gave the same results.
The foundation, even thought it says it is hydrating and that it is good for dry skin, still just immediately stuck to and emphasised my dry patches on my skin, which is what happens to every foundation I try. It is really not good for my really dry skin and even on the parts of my skin where there looked to be no dryness, the foundation just caked on and it was so obvious that it was there, it is just a really horrible foundation for me skin. And I would not say that this foundation is hydrating at all.
Also the foundation was really hard to blend, on the parts of my skin where there is no dryness the foundation was really quite hard to blend. when I tried it on the back of my hand at first it seemed like it was going to be a really good foundation but it leaves streaks on my skin as it does not blend well at all.
It was really hard to blend with my fingers and it was also really hard to blend with my small foundation brush, which made the foundation application even more streaky and cakey. The sponge that they provided was slightly better than using my fingers or a brush to blend. It does not look as streaky and it blends slightly easier when using the sponge. But there is even a downside to this good point about the product as the sponge is really small and thin and it also smells really weird and it is not a nice smell either.
The only good point about this foundation is that the shade is really quite good for my skin tone. I have quite pale skin and it is a good match but that is the only good thing I can say about this foundation.
I bought this product in a large tesco store and it cost me about £7/8 which is quite expensive for a high street brand foundation, especially as you only get a small amount of product.
*Very very Good match for my skin tone - good for pale skin tones
*The foundation just stick to the dry patches on my skin
*The foundation is described as hydrating but for my skin it is not
*It is really really hard to blend and it usually leaves streaks on my skin
*Not a natural finish, streaky and uneven
*Makes the dryness of my skin stand out so I can't even wear this foundation
*Weird packaging/container design
*sponge supplied smells funky
*Very cakey and heavy
*You only get a small amount of product
Overall, I would not recommend this product if you have dry skin, but it may work better on normal skin. But I don't like this product at all, it is a complete waste of money and I will not be buying it again.
Thank you for reading my review
I tried some of this actually yesterday while I was in London, and I used an tiny amount and the good thing was that it did spread around the face quite easily, so you don't need thick layers of foundation now to look good, sadly it didn't quite cover up my spots as the redness of the spots were still visible, so that meant apply more foundation to the spots. However I did think that the foundation was a little too thin for me as I need to apply thicker foundation as my skin can get oily quite easily especially if I use a certain foundation for the first time.
As well the product did seem flawless at first but then after a while it began to fade a little, so it is not one of those 16 hour foundation and 16 hour foundations are the ones I prefer.
This product is sold in a range of colors from ivory, beige, natural beige, buff, biscuits and coca, so whatever your skin tone is they'll have but if they don't have your exact skin tone color you can always mix foundations together to find the suitable color for you. It is sold in Boots, superdrug, some supermarkets like Morrisons and ASDA. It is sold for an approx of six pounds and comes in a 24 m tub.
Overall, I did like this foundation and it is a nice foundation to perfectly fit in your make-up bag or handbag - but this can fit nicely in a handbag pocket too! However don't drop it as it is made of glass and can crack or break easily. But I wouldn't buy this product for myself often as it's not the best foundation for my skin type, but it is a good product for those who suffer from dry skin rather than oily skin.
As an avid make-up buyer I have tried countless different products. I have tried the Maybelline Dream Satin in the past and preferred that over the Dream Matte Mousse as i found that it was extremely heavy on my skin. I thought I would give the Dream Creamy Compact a go as since falling pregnant I've found I have developed random dry patches on my face which my normal Dream Satin seems to stick on and look terrible. The packaging is very neat as it stores the sponge in the bottom. Although it doesn't look like there is a lot of product in there I've used this for at least a month now and there is still loads left! I personally use a foundation brush to apply the product as it spreads it around the face a lot better. it also means you can dab small amounts of blemishes and then spread out to even out the colour. It doesn't cling to my dry skin and has actually helped to improve the overall moisture in it. I do use a transparent powder over the top just to set it to help it last, but it stays in place for quite a few hours. If you have oily skin this product is definitely not for you.
My very last Maybelline review for a while and I thought Id get it out the way with today - people are goign to start thinking I work for them! Now this particular Maybelline product was the whole reason I went up town last weekend because I had heard such amazing things about it from my friends. They told me it was a mixture between liquid and mousse foundation and it was much easier to apply than most of those other types so I couldnt pass up the opportunity to try that out could I? Ive been trying a few different foundations out recently anyway and Ive started to change my opinion on a lot of brands and types because of them but sadly that didnt happen with this one as it is one of the worst Ive ever tried such a let down from a usually good brand.
Price: Around £6 - £7
Stockists: Boots & Superdrug
Shades: Light Porcelain, Nude, Sand, Fawn & Sun Beige. I personally own the shade Fawn as while it didnt totally match my skintone it was the closest I could find. This range is very good for people with very pale skin though as there a quite a few shades for those of you who are "pale and interesting".
This is basically meant to be a creamier & lighter version of the very popular Dream Matte Mousse and was created as while people loved the original they sometimes felt it was too heavy - I personally didnt but oh well. The texture of this is actually quite similar to the "original" but I find it to be slighter thicker and not as light - strange when that seems to eb the whole point. Anyway this is still pretty lightweight and airy but kind of has the texure of a hard concealer when you first wipe your finger across it. I recommend applying this with your fingers as with a brush its simply too hard and the brushes seem to get clogged.
Application is easy as it does seem to rub in well and blend easily with any make-up your already wearing but it is after that when the problems begin. This feels very heavy on my face and even when I have only applied a small amount it looks as if Im wearing loads so it doesnt look natural at all and borders on looking caked on. I know I loved brilliant coverage but this takes that to the extreme the coverage is far too thick for my skin although if you suffer with spots or blemishes lots this could be really good for you. Another thing I found with this is even the shade I chose when actually applied is far to pale. I dont have a very dark skintone Id say its in the middle and this one made me look like a ghost! I picked a middle shade to stop that happening and I had to layer my face powder over the top loads just to even this out and make my face look healthy and normal coloured again.
If you have pale or very blemished skin then I fully recommend but for everyone else I really wouldnt bother as it wont suit your skin at all I looked much worse when I used this!
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Initially seeing the adverts and hearing about this amazing foundation i decided to give it a go. It promised all day coverage whilst feeling light on your skin. Now one was true it was extremely light on my skin, so light that it didn't cover anything. In order to use this foundation you must have almost perfect skin, for someone with blemishes i want full coverage without my face feeling clogged which will make my blemishes worse. The foundation didn't stay on even half the day, which really didn't make a big difference because nothing was covered anyway. I tried using a big amount of it in each go but it still didn't make a difference to the coverage. Even if it did I don't think i could afford to keep buying it and getting about 6 days worth. the packaging is also very cleverly done. adding in a sponge in a top compartment and the foundation in a much thinner part of the tub makes it seem like a lot of foundation for your money. Honestly theres barely any and what is there will not cover up anything, my skin tone was barely evened out.
This Maybelline Dream Creamy Compact I recently picked up at a chemist I liked the look of it and there appears to be quite alot in the pot when you first buy it. Sadly I got it home and opened it up and was slighlty dissapointed with the amount you get for the price of it. I have been getting so many blemishes lately and I needed somthing to cover them but really keep them covered up all day long!
I did spent time on looking for the right shade for my skin tone my skin tone is very light so a light colour would be perfect for even matching coverage. I picked up shade 21 nude beige.
Walkng home I was thinking to myself how flawless my skin will look as I had seen this stuff on an advert on telly and the pricey foundations always are the best but that certainly isnt the case here.
I had a short break to go on with my boyfriend and as I knew we would be taking photos I didnt want spotty blemishes on my face to wreck my pictures so I was made up when I bought the creamy foundation.
I got home took off all my make up and put my hair up ready to apply my new foundation I twisted the top half of the pot off and was really dissapointed with the small amout they give you. The biggest part of the packaging is the plastic top which has a spounge inside so I was thinking where is the rest of my foundation is that it? The second half of the pot has the small bit of creamy foundation. I had payed £7.40 for this stuff and was bitterly dissapointed.
Next I thought well it must be good quality for the price of it. I applyed it, it went on great and covered all my blemishes really well and even my big spot! Sadly within the hour it was almost vanishing off my face I was having to apply more and carry it in my handbag all the time which got annoying. The only good thing about it is the spounge and thats all really but a spounge isnt worth £7.40 in my view. For a quick fix its great and does cover your blemishes but for a long lasting foundation is doesnt work for me.
It goes on simlar to the maybelline moouse foundation but the texture is slightly more creamy. I love maybelline foudations but this one isnt for me.
Well, I thought this product was outstanding. I bought the product at my local 'Boots store' for £9.99, which I thought was a bit much but it was well worth it! I opened up the packaging and used the compact sponge to apply some too my hand and it was unbelievably flawless. I would very much reccomend this product to anyone looking to buy a flawless, cost effective foundation that is easy to apply
Maybe there could have been a bit more inside but you only need a little bit because it is a good coverage foundation. Dream matte creamy mousse comes in a wide selection of colours "Porcelain,Nude,Sand,Fawn and beige" The foundation is very light on your skin and , because I am a teenager I know that it can be hard to find foundations/concealers that cover spots and blemishes but honestly I was shocked with this foundations ability to neutralise the skin tone and make 'your' face GLOW!
I'm N15 on MAC's shade chart, which means I wear the lightest shade of foundation in 9 out of 10 brands.
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OMG: It's finally happened, Maybelline have produced a UK foundation shade that is actually light enough for me to wear.
Double OMG: It is perfect for drier skinned MU addicts.
DREAM CREAMY FOUNDATION is just sublime. It's so light and silky to apply, so blending is easy. Once blended, the results are a smooth satin finish, with medium coverage (it can provide fuller coverage with layering).
I've found it to be transfer resistant, another plus. I've worn with a primer, without one, with powder and alone; It is long lasting and gives a natural, un-cakey look any way I wear it.
Finally; This hasn't oxidized on me. I've tried several other Maybelline foundations and loved them at first, but there always came a point when I'd catch my reflection and be horrified by the Jersey Shore reject looking back at me.
Like other reviewers have noted; You don't get a lot of product, but you don't need to thickly gloop it on, so it'll last 2/3 months with almost daily use, so I'm not complaining.
I think the packaging is very hygienic. The sponge is in the flip-top half (sometimes I use it, sometimes not. It depends on how much cover I want), while the actual foundation is in the screw-lid half.
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Retail price £7.99
i first used the foundation last winter, i was fed up off being pale all the time and wanted to add a bit off colour to my face...
It went well to start with but after a while of using it , my face started to go patchy, and it wore of after a few hours, therfore you had to keep re applying it. My friends use this foundation to and they also had the same problem.
Also my boy friend started to notice i was wearing it as it started to clog up and caused my skin to go dry. This was because it was blocking my pores, and it also caused me to start getting stops ( bearing in mind i washed my face morning and night).
After i had this problem i started to stop wearing, and went back to wearing no foundation and washing my face morning and night and also moisterising afterwards. This made my skin soft and moiste, it also cleared my pores , therfore my spots started to go. Now i dont need to wear foundation.
SUMMARY - A over priced foundation , that blocks up your pores causing spots to appear, and dry skin.
This foundation is so average, I think I'm actually going to struggle to review it.
As I've mentioned before, I'm always on the quest for the perfect foundation, but I also always just buy cheap stuff because I'm poor. I had a Boots voucher worth £5, so I decided to put it towards buying some foundation that actually had a brand! Having tested L'Oreal and Max Factor and deciding to wait until I had a £10 voucher (as I didn't really want to pay £8 on top of my voucher, since my cheap foundation is about £3 so it seemed pointless!), I found myself lurking around the Maybelline stand. I considered a few of them - the Dream Satin Liquid, the Superstay, and even their mineral foundation. They were all around £7 or £8, but I thought since I had a voucher I may as well try something different instead of getting a liquid one and that's how I acquired the Dream Creamy foundation.
I purchased it in Light Porcelain and was very happy with the shade. I'm not ghostly pale, but my skin doesn't seem to have any really visible undertones, and with most brands, even the lightest shade is too orange or pink for me. Plus one for Maybelline.
Then there's the packaging. It's in a little round compact with a funny bendy bottom and there's a hinge. The compact looks quite deep, but this is where I was disappointed. After spending ages trying to get it open (I kept trying to open the hinge) I realised that I just had to unscrew the top. The foundation was just...in the lid. There was no foundation in the tub itself, it was entirely contained in the lid. What's that about? When I finally managed to open the hinged bit, I found a sponge in there. A sponge. I didn't want a sponge, I wanted foundation! I mean, I suppose if you apply your foundation with a sponge it's useful to have it all in one compact, but I don't. Minus one to Maybelline for unnecessarily bizarre packaging.
I gave the sponge a try but it seemed to just soak up most of the foundation and it didn't transfer to my skin well, so I won't be using that anymore. The foundation itself is quite different to any other I've used before - it claims to be a solid-to-liquid. I expected it to be sort of moussey, but it isn't. It's not liquid at all. The best thing I can compare it to, texture wise, is cream eyeshadow or lipgloss, although it's not anywhere near as heavy or gooey as either of those. It is pretty solid.
To apply it, I just skimmed my fingers over the top and rubbed it in to my face. This didn't put a dent in the foundation at all, which was good. I did find that I had to put my fingers in there over and over again which was a bit annoying. With a mousse or liquid foundation, I'll just get a blob on my fingers or the palm of my hand, dot it around my face and then rub it in, but I couldn't do that with this. I did find it quite difficult because I had to do my face section by section! It does blend in well, though.
The coverage is pretty average - covers redness and uneven skin tone pretty well, makes a dent in blemishes and undereye darkness, but doesn't really hide them much at all. It does feel really lovely, though. I was worried that the cream would be thick and make it really heavy and make my pores feel clogged, and I was also worried it would dry out my skin with it not being a liquid, but it didn't. It felt really light and breathable and soft.
So let's address the claims on the packaging:
Solid-to-liquid - yeah, it's pretty solid, and even though it went slightly liquider when it touched my skin, it never went anywhere near the consistency of liquid foundation and I don't think it really looked like liquid foundation, either. I don't mind though, that's fine by me, because it blended just as well as a liquid.
Ultra-smooth - it did make my skin feel quite smooth, I'm not sure I'd use the word ultra though!
Hydrating - well, I suffer from really dry skin and it didn't cling to dry bits or flake during the day, so I'll give them this one.
So yes, it mostly does do what it claims to, but I still feel let down by the packaging. I was expecting far more foundation than I actually got - that tub is really misleading! Because it's a solid, it lists the amount in grams rather than ml too, which makes it quite difficult to compare to other foundations (the tub says there's 14g, by the way). I have heard that it lasts a long time, though, which I think could well be true, because like I said, my fingers didn't even dent it.
It cost £7.99 and unless somehow it convinces me it's amazing before I've used it up, I think I'll be trying one of the liquid foundations from Maybelline next time. They cost about the same and there's way more product.
I'm a big fan of Maybelline Matte Mousse so I was eager to try this out as the Matte Mousse never lets me down, as I use it daily. Will this foundation be as good as my Matte Mousse ?
Well, the answer is , NO. The pot thing it's in isn't ideal for a handbag as it's a bit bulky. This was creamy, but definitely not dreamy. The coverage was reasonable but it's not as good as I'd hoped. Although the sponge helped me put an even coverage , I still hated putting it on.
I don't know how to explain the texture and feeling of putting this on. It's a bit like putting a wet fish on your face, which isn't that fabulous to me.
It had 5 shades, not that much but I did find one like my skin colour so that was a good point.
If all you want is an okay foundation that you won't use much at all, then you should get this. It's around £8 which is not too bad but it's worth less than that. I'm definitely not buying this again and wouldn't recommend this for daily use either. I'm sticking to my Matte Mousse for now !