Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Is this the only foundation that MATTErs?
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Member Name: FrostBite
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Advantages: Smooth, Light, Lasts.
Disadvantages: Make up lifts off the face.
Myself and make-up rarely go together as 1. I can never be bothered to put it on, prefering to soend more time on my oral hygiene, deodorising and doing my hair than my face; 2. slapping on blusher, eyeliner and mascara may not fit my image. So, since the age of 12 I get the odd spot outbreak mainly on my chin which is hugely annoying as I am now 26 and have the skin of a teen. For years I used concealer sticks and liquids which I found only enhanced my issues and any dry patches looked darker.
When I first saw Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse a couple of years ago I bought it in a local perfume shop for £4.99 thinking it was a concealer I was impressed by the cover up properties. However, upon recently buying a pot and reading it properly I see it is a foundation.
Maybelline is an American cosmetics brand established in 1915 by a New York chemist after he saw his sister applying coal dust to her lashes with Vaseline to make them look fuller, so he adapted this product for sale. The product he created was named Maybelline a combination of his sister's name (maybel) and Vaseline (line) and this is the name we all know well. In 1996 the company was sold to L'oreal and acquired the 'maybe she's born with it' slogan. Maybelline sells eye make up, foundations, BB creams and more.
I bought the Dream Matte Mousse under 3 for 2 on Maybelline products at Superdrug in December as a christmas treat to myself; individually the mousse was £6.99 but this usually lasts me the full 24 months (I threw away after this time as the pot states 24m for hygiene reasons).
The mousse is in a glass compact jar with plastic neutral lid reflecting the shade of mousse. The jar is 57mm across and 30mm high at the highest point. The jar is 18ml which sounds tiny but as this is an air whipped mousse it contains quite a lot and as I said previously as a concealer type function it lasts me approx. 2 years. My choice of colour is 010 Ivory which has a light beige lid and as the shades darken so do the lids. The lid is unscrew and comes off easily; when first bought the mousse should be sealed with plastic for hygiene pruposes. The glass jar portion is clear allowing the mousse to be seen and the base contains information and ingredients. The lid has the Maybelline logo and the Dream Matte Mousse name.
After getting the plastic off (I find this tough) I unscrewed the lid to find the beige type coloured mousse which is mattified to look at and has a swirl and peak look before inital touch. I choose ivory as I am quite a pale person who does not tan or burn even in the summer (my cheeks only go red when exercising or blushing). The best way to choose the colour is to apply the product to the back of your hand using the tester pots available in stores.
The mousse has barely any scent and this can only be smelt when putting your nose very close, I liken the fragrance to baby wipes or a fresh fragrance free face moisturiser.
To remove some of the mousse to dab on my face I lightly sweep my finger over the surface of the mousse (a little goes a long way) it is light, smooth and delicate to the touch. When I dab this on my spots or blemishes it goes almost powder like and is soft and smoothe.
I do not use the mousse as a foundation so cannot comment on this but I use it as a concealer and only dab onto little areas. If I were to rub the product onto my face it would lift up the dry bits of skin and no matter how I exfoliate or moisturise this is not prevented. To dab on my blemsihes it works well and does cover up the red bits making them blend in with the surrounding skin; I then apply a powder over the top to mattify the whole area.
The mousse does not stay on the skin very long and I find the odd knock of the face or production of grease knocks it clean off.
This product lasts me about 2 years so is well worth the money as a concealer and the light nature makes my face still look natural. It is very suitable for sensitive skin (that I have) and also greasy skin as I have found that it does not clog my pores.
A werll recommended concealer product after a good 3 years of use.
Summary: A good value make up for blending blemishes.