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I often find it really hard to find a foundation that matches my skin color as I have a darker skin complexion. Therefore drugstore brands tend to never have my color which means I have to go and buy a high street foundation which is usually about double the price.
I usually prefer liquid foundations because I feel as though they give better coverage despite that I am in love with the Maybelline Dream Creamy Mousse which is purely in a moose yet solid consistently which I love because it's just so nice to touch. A thing that I really love about Maybelline and a lot of their ranges is that they have such variety of color which is the number one thing I really did adore about this line, in addition to the I believe a couple years later they came out with the was out 'fit me' range which I actually love much more now because it gives amazing coverage.
The Mousse has a very light formula. I property that I love is that when you put the cream/ mousse into your skin it then turns into liquid. By doing this it then gives you a flawless and smooth looking natural coverage which I what I am a huge fan of.
The product comes in a small round plastic container which has a screw on lid. The color of it is whichever color your foundation color is. The Maybelline logo is on the front along with the product name.
For me coverage is essential. I have psoriasis and I am very conscious about the dark circles under my eyes.
However with this foundation , I did not feel covered at all. I also ended up having to use quite a lot just to get a satisfactory cover. Nevertheless the foundation did not last long at all.
I will not be using this foundation again.
However the colour I used did match my skin very well. It was also a nice texture to use and didn't feel as heavy as a liquid foundation I would use normally.
If you don't use a lot of foundation or have clear skin to begin with, then this would be a nice product for you.
I previously used this foundation and really liked the coverage it gave me, especially over the red areas but still felt light on my skin and didn't leave any tide marks. It creates a flawless canvas on the skin but I would advise if, like me, you have any dry areas to apply a bit of moisturiser first just so it blends evenly, especially if you wear powder over your foundation as this clings to the dry areas and makes them stand out more. I ordered mine online for about £6 and I think for the coverage you get it is worth the money. The container it comes in is a bit bulky and I don't like the sponge that comes with it, I prefer to apply it with a foundation brush so I can really work it into blemishes and red bits. At one point I was using this foundation every day and it lasted me about 2 months.
I personally find it quite difficult to find a foundation that suits my skin. My skin type can vary between normal and dry but even with normal skin some foundations can dry out my skin and cause small dry outbreaks which of course make the foundation stick and go a bit patchy. Therefore, when looking for a foundation I do tend to go for better quality types and not one that is heavy or clogging.
I am currently using two foundations but one is the Maybelline Dream Creamy Mousse and it was chosen purely because it was on offer. I normally use liquid foundations so I was a little hesitant when buying a more solid foundation but I am not one to shun a good little bargain . I found the range of shades quite extensive almost a little overwhelming but I settled on 'Creamy Natural Light 5' but there were quite a few others that seemed to suit!
== The Mousse ==
Maybelline is a brand known for its love of mousse type products and one of them being this foundation. The Dreamy Mousse has a lightweight formula which has been specifically designed to transform the cream to liquid once it has made contact with the skin. Maybelline advise it will give you a flawless, smooth finish as well as giving a natural coverage. They also state that it will keep your skin hydrated for 14 hours - quite a claim!
== Packaging ==
The mousse comes in a circular plastic container which has a screw on lid. The packaging colouring is very simple in a very pale peach coloured plastic which I'm guessing is there to resemble the shade as they did all vary. The Maybelline logo is on the front together with the product name. On the base of the compact type container there is the product information, ingredients list as well as the shade name. The base also opens as a compact style and contains a rectangular sponge for applying the mousse.
== In Use ==
The foundation itself is in quite a solid form compared to obviously a liquid foundation and does look incredibly smooth and soft which does make it look appealing. It does come with its own applicator which I've mentioned above as unless you are told about it I doubt very much you'd find it! It is in the base of the compact! To apply you quite simply use your chosen method of application whether a sponge or foundation brush and then apply as you would do with any other foundation.
I apply this foundation generally with the sponge it comes with as it is incredibly soft although I do sometimes apply with the tip of my finger to areas around my eyes as I find it easier to blend. The mousse literally melts upon contact when it meets the skin which is quite nice and it suddenly becomes incredibly smooth almost like a liquid foundation and it glides on the skin with ease.
I always apply the mousse over a primer as I find foundations always seem to stay better when a primer is used and this mousse manages to go on just fine and blend well without getting claggy. It blends easily and really does give a nice lightweight finish on the skin. The shade chosen really does suit my skin well added a nice subtle glow to my skin which is nice. Maybelline advise that it will last for 14 hours whilst hydrating the skin.
Now, although I have never worn the foundation for this length of time I am impressed with how long it does last on the skin and that it is still noticeable after a 9 hour day although not looking exactly the same as when I first applied it though but the fact that I can still tell its there is definitely a bonus. The mousse hasn't dried out my skin since using it nor does it leave any little dry patches which again is ideal.
== Overall ==
Despite being a lightweight foundation it certainly has decent staying power which is great. My skin is well looked after, it isn't irritated or dried out which is of course for me is a big thing and what I need in a foundation. I find that it is just as easy to use as a liquid foundation so takes no extra time whatsoever. It blends well with my primer and gives a lovely natural looking finish.
I really can't find fault with this foundation as it looks after my skin well and gives me the sort of finish that I am after from a foundation. A definite recommendation if you are wanting a lightweight foundation which not only wears well and lasts but also gives a natural finish. 5 stars from me.
== Product Information ==
Price: From £7.00
Availability: Maybelline stockists in store or online
Maybelline have already produced a cult product with Dream Matte Mousse, but Dreamy Creamy doesn't quite reach such status. There are plenty of shades to choose from and you can see the foundation inside the glass case to get a true reflection of the shade you are buying.
The product provides great coverage with a light feel - perfect for avoiding the cakey appearance and texture! I have 'combination' skin - dryer in some areas and oilier in other areas - and found this foundation to deal with both textures well. However, for those with particularly oily skin I would recommend adding a powder or sealer over the top to avoid dreaded shine.
I also have a couple of blemishes/spots and found the foundation to cover these well.
The foundation is of a solid consistency which melts upon touch. This makes it virtually impossible to use a make up brush to apply the foundation with as it relies on heat to melt the solid foundation. I didn't find this a problem as I prefer to use my fingers to blend efficiently (however for those who hate messing their hands up with foundation I'd recommend not purchasing this).
I have noticed this item has vanished from many shops (ie Boots) and a 'Fresh BB Cream' has been introduced. The foundation is still available on Ebay for around £6/£7.
The texture of this foundation is very unusual, it is very light and fluffy, unlike any other foundation I have come across before. However, be careful, as this means it is easy to stick your finger right down to the bottom of the tub if you don't know what to expect!
I found that the colour adapted well to my skin, so that you couldn't tell I was wearing too much make up, giving me a natural looking glow. Although, I did find that it was more noticeable around my hair line and my nose, as it went a clumpy consistency after a few hours, so you have to re-do the foundation after a while, but this is common with most foundations. The worst thing about this foundation was that it did not react well with sweat, as when I sweated it came off in patches, meaning that I looked like I had very strange skin! So if you are going to do sports, remember to take this off as you won't look pretty afterwards!
When using it, I didn't find that I needed too much- a little goes a long way. This meant that the foundation was cost effective, as it lasted a long time. The price of this foundation wasn't too bad, around £6, which I thought was reasonable for a foundation.
The best part about this foundation was that I found you did not need to use powder alongside with it. It gave my skin a smooth texture, and not an oily one like many foundations do. This meant that powder didn't need to be used, saving me time and money. I do wonder though that if I had used powder, the foundation may not have clumped so much in certain areas, and may have lasted longer; but this would depend on your skin type.
Overall, I am very impressed with this product and I would use it again.
I use foundation on a daily basis and I was on the hunt for that perfect one that covered up all my imperfections, was light on my skin, blended evenly, provided a good base for powder, blusher etc on top as well as being easily accessible and affordable and most of all long lasting, I didn't want to apply it and a couple of hours later have to reapply. I have tried all manner of foundations but each one had one element missing so the hunt continued. I came across the Maybelline Dream Creamy product whilst I was browsing the shelves of my local Boots, having tried the Maybelline brand before I knew that it was pretty good and so I decided to give it a try. I can't remember how much I paid for this but it would definitely have been on offer (I know all to well what I'm like) so it was probably around the £6 mark. From looking around you can probably get it cheaper these days as make up generally tends to reduce in price once it's been out a while so worth a search.
The pot holds 14g of foundation which doesn't seem very much and I am struck by the fact that most of my money seems to have been spent on the packaging, there's certainly more of that than foundation! The packaging is a round pot style that is beige in colour and has a screw off lid at the top with a large sticker over it detailing the name and what not. Underneath has a slightly curved feel to it, I presume this is to make it easier to hold in your hand. There is a clip part underneath which holds a slim sponge applicator but to me it seems this portion is overly enlarged like it's trying to make you think you're getting more foundation than you actually do, if you were to receive just foundation you would be left with a small circle that is not very deep at all and the packaging masks that which I feel personally is a little sneaky of them. In saying that the compact is rather small so it's perfect for popping in your bag to take out with you.
The foundation itself is a cream which I find goes on far too heavily when using the sponge applicator and ends up giving me an orange glow so instead I use a foundation brush to pick up a little of the product and dab it on my face using my fingertips to blend. With this method I find it is much lighter and easier to blend, it also gives me a true shade rather than a caked look which I can't stand. Once blended my imperfections are covered but some areas need a little more than others but it blends into my skin well giving it a nice smooth appearance and a perfect base for my make up to be applied over the top. My skin has a slightly shiny appearance to it which makes sense as the cream does have a slight greasiness to it, I find my fingers feel a bit ikky after blending this. My skin is dry to normal in some parts so the greasiness isn't too much of a problem for me but someone with oily skin would find it detrimental I think. It definitely needs a powder over the top to mattify it.
I found the foundation lasted pretty well, I managed a whole day with just the initial application which is pretty god I think but then I also used a primer underneath which could have contributed. I didn't find it slid off during the day which I was pleased with, the only problem I had with this was the packaging as well as the heaviness of my skin after I wore this for a day. I felt I needed a good scrub to feel clean which isn't really ideal as I don't always have the time to spend a half hour getting my face feeling fresh. I also found the compact as I suspected barely lasted at all. After just 3-4 weeks I was left with an empty pot. The foundation I use most often is cheaper than this and lasts for months at a time so less than a month to get out of a foundation I was extremely disappointed with.
Overall I think this is not good value for money, yes it looks ok and it provides a good base but I have found that in other foundations that are longer lasting and don't make my face feel clogged and heavy. I think for the price this is not worth it at all and I probably wouldn't recommend it. Even very dry skin would struggle with the amount of grease this product holds.
I love trying as many different beauty products as I possibly can. In fact, I tend to try anything new that comes out on the high street beauty market and this was one of those buys.
At the moment I have a few firm favourites when it comes to foundation but in the past I have tried everything to see what is best. I liked the idea of this being a mousse rather than a liquid foundation as I love a really thick foundation because it feels as though you end up with better coverage.
This foundation comes in a rather shallow glass pot. It has a beige coloured plastic lid that twists on and off. The lid has the product name, branding and a little bit of information about the foundation. On the reverse is the a sticker with all the ingredients and further information. The design is simple and it looks good, though personally I think the beige plastic lid cheapens it a little. It is perfectly functional and I suppose that's probably all that matters with a cheapish foundation.
The foundation itself really is like a mousse. I have to say that surprised me a little because beauty products always claim to be an absolute miracle worker and then look nothing like they should. This foundation really has a lovely thick moussey texture to it. It feels very smooth and soft and applies easily to your skin. I find you have to over estimate how much you'll need because of the mousse texture the majority of it is air so you need more than you think you will.
It does have good coverage and it feels nice once it is on though personally I have found it a little heavy feeling. I have used other foundation which are equally as thick but not nearly as heavy feeling so I can't really explain that one away. It does leave my skin looking nice and there are a huge selection (more than any other foundation I've ever seen) of colours available. I do think this is fabulous as which most foundations I often struggle to find a shade that suits my pale freckly skin. There was more than one shade in this range and that makes me one happy consumer.
The price of this foundation is roughly £7.50 which is a fairly standard price for a high street foundation. I do find I begrudge paying this price for it though and that's really for two reasons. Though the mousse texture is lovely I can't help feel that half the contents of the pot is air and in this way I'm really being short changed. I also think the size of the pot is rather paltry given the price of this foundation. When you factor the two together I can only end up at the conclusion that it isn't really worth the price tag...
When I used it I did find it didn't last all that long and have since avoided buying it so I suppose that's all the judgement I need!
Overall, a nice concept but in reality you pay more for less.
I love wearing make-up and depending on the mood and the amount of time I have in the morning, I sometimes wear heavier make-up and sometimes just stick to mascara. I do however apply foundation on a daily basis (when going to work) and at the weekend if I am going out. Applying this foundation gives me and even colour (I get dark circles around the eyes which I try to cover with the cover stick first) and generally gives my skin smoother and nicer look.
I have been using Maybeline Dream Creamy Foundation for a quite a long time, I think it's easily been over two years now.
The foundation comes in a round pot around 7cm in diagram and around 3cm tall. Pot contains 14g of foundation. Foundation is thick and creamy in consistency which is one of the reasons I keep using this product. I cannot be bothered with thin, runny foundations as they always leave streaks on my face (it may probably have something to do with the way I apply it) but anyway I do not get on with them so avoid using them. Dream creamy foundation comes with triangular shaped applicator sponge which can be stored within the pot by opening the flip top lid. To apply this foundation I get some foundation on the sponge and gently smooth it over my face and little bit on my neck. I only require small amount of foundation to accomplish desired look.
The size of this foundation and the fact that you can store the sponge with it is ideal to keep in your handbag and have it handy whenever you need to re-apply. I normally do not carry mine with me as I find that foundation stays on really well and so I do not need to re-apply it at all.
One of the websites claims following about this product:
***Innovative cream-whipped foundation provides 100% baby-smooth perfection***
I actually agree with this statement, it leaves my skin looking extremely smooth. Application using the sponge is very easy and leaves no streaks or uneven colour on my face. I have had comments before about how nice and smooth my skin looks without people noticing I actually have foundation on. Foundation covers all my skin imperfections very well.
***Skin looks and feels hydrated for 14 hours***
I am not sure whether my skin looks hydrated for 14 hours but it certainly doesn't look dry but I do not think this is anything to do with foundation. It doesn't feel dry though so foundation is definitely not drying my skin out even after wearing if for the whole day.
***Ideal for normal to dry skin types***
I would describe my skin type as normal to dry skin and so find this foundation perfect for me. As I mentioned it doesn't dry out on my face and also doesn't make it look shiny. I would say that people with other skin types would be able to use this product as it meant to be suitable for sensitive skin as well. This product is oil-free as well as fragrance-free and as I mentioned doesn't make my skin looking oily or shiny at all.
This product apparently "won't clog up your pores", however I do not believe this is true. In my option any foundation/make up will clog up my pores so I have to make sure I remove any make up before I go to bed. I use make up removing lotion to initially remove any make up then wash my face with warm water. I then use face scrub daily to remove any foundation/make-up that may have been left on my face. This routine works for me well.
There are few different shades of this foundation available on the market such as Porcelain 04, Nude 21, Sunbeige 48 or Sand 30 and so on; I believe there will be shade to match any skin tone. I use Sand 30 which matches my skin tone perfectly.
I normally buy this product from Boots for around £7.99 if I remember correctly. It does last me ages and so it has been a while since I last brought it. Dream Creamy foundation would be also available in shops such as Superdrug or major supermarkets that have make- up stands. Price may vary depending where you buy it from but generally retails at around £7 which is very good value for money for excellent product that last ages.
I would happily recommend this product.
Like most of these products I review, I had never tried ANY maybelline products at all which is really saying something so I thought I would try their Foundation. I'm quite fair skinned and I usually find it an absolute pain to try and find the right skin tone for me but maybelline surprised me as they had a decent selection to pick from. I wanted to have a cream mousse because I usually find liquid foundations can easily make my skin look oily. With this in mind, the dream mousse worked, well, like a dream. My manor of application involved taking putting some foundation on the back of my hand and then using a brush to apply. As long as you don't mind getting your fingers a bit messy, it works fine for me. it is far easier to apply than liquid foundation and left a really nice smooth consistency. It did as it said on the tin and gave very good coverage but not so thick that it covered natural features like freckles. Overall, it felt good, was a reasonable price and left a really natural coverage. Recommend!
Maybelline New York's new cream-whipped foundation hydrates the skin / The combination of rich hydration in a lightweight formula blends seamlessly full-stop 100% smooth perfection for a foundation that stays looking fresh all day / a favourite of Harpers Magazine's Beauty Director, Newby Hands: / All those years of searching and finally I have my perfect foundation / The colours are good, it goes on so easily (if you use the sponge and then finish blending it with your fingers it's seamless) and it looks like great skin, not great make-up / Affordable and fantastic, this has to be my star make-up buy / &rdquo / Specifically designed for normal to dry skin / Hydrates skin for up to 14 hours / Skin looks impossibly smooth, feels touchably soft / Transforms from a solid to a liquid, blends seamlessly /