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After buying and loving the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation I decided to give the bronzer a whirl. The shade I chose to purchase was Bronze, as I like quite a dark sun kissed look though in hindsight I should have perhaps gone a shade lighter.
It is in a very similar pot to the foundation, just a smaller version. The mousse looks quite dark in the pot but this misleading as it blends lighter so test a few out before purchasing.
The texture is nice and creamy as you would expect from a mousse, I use my index and fire finger to pick up a small amount of the product and then blend into the desired area. Although this bronzer blends very well and looks very natural, I would recommend starting off with a smaller amount and building it up until you are happy with it as if you put a huge dollop on you are going to struggle to blend it in the right places. It is very easy to build up and doesn't not cake when applying in layers.
A tub would last a good 6 months at least and unlike a powder it won't break when you are down to the last but so you can use every single drop that's available.
A very good natural and easy to blend bronzer, that gives a much better look than orange, casket powder and is very easy to apply with just your fingers.
I bought the Maybelline dream mousse bronzer only because Maybelline for on three for two at boots and I'd already got the foundation and blusher so thought that I would give it a go.
Like the foundation and blusher it also comes in a small glass pot instead of a tube and inside the bronzer is a solid (though not hard) cream instead of a liquid.
The cream has been air whipped and is a lovely lightweight and fluffy mousse and is so easy to apply to the skin. It just glides on and doesn't feel heavy and in fact when it is it is easy to forget there is anything on my skin as it is so silky and lightweight.
You can apply the bronzer anywhere you like on your face to give it a sun kissed glow but I normally just stick to bronzing my cheeks and forehead. The plusses and negatives of this bronzer compared to some others is just how natural it is. When this is on it doesn't give you that just returned from a week in Spain look and is more like you have just returned from a wet weekend to the Lake District and managed to catch an hour's sun in the car on the way home.
The subtle effect is highlighted by more of a shimmer than an actual skin colour change. This makes it good for when I am going for a subtle look with gold toned make-up but I wouldn't think to use this if I am wearing heavier make-up and wanting a night time look.
Like the foundation I don't find this to be very long lasting either and it seems to slide off my skin really easily and quickly if I don't set it off with powder. The problem with putting powder on over this is that I then lose the lovely shimmer that it gives which is one of the main things I like about this bronzer compared to my others.
If only Maybelline could work on the longevity of this and the foundation I would be a much bigger fan as it is great for a subtle look and it feels absolutely gorgeous on the skin.
A pot of dream bronzer will set you back around about £7 but as mentioned it is very often on special offer in boots and other high street shops.
If you've read any of my other reviews you'll know that I'm a bit of a fan of these Maybelline Dream Mousse products. I had tried the foundation, blusher and eyeshadow so it was pretty obvious that I had to try the bronzer too!
The bronzer is widely available wherever Maybelline is stocked and I managed to get mine for £6.99. The bronzer comes in three shades: Golden, Copper and Bronze. I am causican but have a naturally tanned skin tone so I bought the copper.
The mousse is typical of the range of products in that it is soft and velvety to the touch. Once on the skin it feels light, fluffy and smooth. I find it only takes one finger 'swipe' to cover each of my cheeks and the coverage lasts for the full day. I don't find that it gets heavy and melty like some can do when you're in a hot club or working out.
The Copper shade looks very natural against my skin. I don't look like an Oompa Lumpa and it isn't obvious that I'm wearing make up. It lies very well on top of my foundation and doesn't feel heavy. The bronzer comes off very easily using makeup remover wipes. I have sensitive skin and, as with all the Maybelline Mousse products, it doesn't react at all to this product.
I think that the bronzer is good value for money. I have had this product for three weeks and used it every few days and it barely looks touched.
I highly recommed this bronzer!
I love, love, love my Maybelline mousse blush, so decided it would be worth giving the bronzer a try too. I usually use the bronzing beads that you get, so thought this would make a nice change.
The pot is the same as the eyeshadow and blush mousse pots, which are quite chunky with a glass base and a plastic lid. They look attractive and are easy to store on a dressing table or chuck in a handbag. The quantity is 18ml. I have the shade called Gold, but I believe there are other shades available, and different websites seem to stock shades called Glistening Sun, Bronze and Copper. The mousse is currently £6.99 on the Boots website, but do shop around as I have seen it cheaper! The jar has lasted me a very long time, and I use it on average three times a week, I would say.
The mousse I have is a deep orange-brown colour. The appearance is very smooth and it looks creamy. I guess it looks like a very small bronze-coloured chocolate mousse! These mousses are best applied using your fingertip - you could use a sponge but I think fingertips are great to ensure even application, and also a sponge may be fiddly to use with the small pot, especially when the mousse is running low.
The feel is pleasant - it is thick and soft to the touch, and very easy to get just a small amount onto your fingertip. You can then apply this very simply by smoothing onto the cheeks - I tend to apply this quite high up my cheekbones. You could also use this to add a little colour to other parts of the face where the sun would naturally hit (nose, forehead) or even to your shoulders. There isn't any noticeable shimmer to this cream, unlike other bronzers - this may be good or bad depending on whether you want to go natural or a bit more daring!
I have medium olive toned skin, so this bronzer is very subtle and natural-looking on my skin - on paler skin the colour would be a lot more obvious, but it may be non-existent on darker skin tones. However, I really like the subtle bronzing affect this gives and I tend to use it in addition to Maybelline blush mousse, blending the two together slightly.
Overall, this product isn't as indispensable to me as the mousse blush, but I would probably purchase it again when it runs out.
Im not a massive fan of bronzers and blushers as a rule I have naturally quite bright red cheeks anyway which Im always trying to cover up but since the sun has started to come up out I decided it might be time to try out a bronzer. I absolutely love the Maybelline mousse range anyway and I think this was one of the few products I hadnt actually tried so a few days ago I set off to town to buy one - the product in question is obviously "Dream Mousse Bronzer" and I have to say I had set my standards pretty high when it came to using this because of how good I have found Maybellines other mousse products to be. Luckily I have not been disappointed!
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug ETC
Shades: Glistening Sun & Sun Glow - I think there are actually more shades than that but they are the only two I could find on the Maybelline website - funnily enough I bought the Glistening Sun shade as I found the others where slightly too dark for my skintone. You can actually enter your skintone and eye colour on their website to find the exact shade for you! www.maybelline.com
When it comes to application this is pretty messy as I find you have to apply it with your fingertips in order for it to work really well - Ive tried with a brush and it simply did not look as good now applying it in your house with your hands is fine but if your doing your make-up whilst your out then having a wipe handy is a definite advantage. This product is actually very versatile as originally I thought you could only use it on your face but it can be used anywhere where you think the sun would catch you naturally: cheeks, eyelids, neck, chest & chin. I personally have only used this on my face mainly on my cheekbones as that is where the sun tends to catch on my face but Ill definitely be trying it on my chest and other places when I go on a night out. So I think this would be great for people who are tanned (both natural and fake) as it will add a subtle shimmer to your tan and bring it out more. Applying this is proper easy as you only need a really tiny amount to get the added glow that your looking for and as this does contain a slight shimmer I reckon less is definitely more in this case - no-one wants to look like a glittering carrot!
I find this super easy to use and I think that has a lot to do with the fact that the mousse is super light and fluffy which means it blends with my usual foundation and powder really easily and instead of giving a really sharp line of colour it blends in with the rest of your face making the colour quite subtle yet still noticeable. I only use a really tiny bit of this bronzer each time I apply it and it definitely gives my cheeks that "sun-kissed" glow I was after and it makes me look much more summery - however silly that may sound. This looks really natural and just gives your cheeks a summery glow which I think is hard to do with ordinary bronzing pearls or blusher and it is definitely much easier to apply as there is basically very little effort involved as it blends so quickly. Id say though that this is more suited to summer wear as if you do apply it in Winter everyone will know that it can never be real and that sort of takes the natural element out of it - but who knows I could be totally wrong.
Id say this lasts on my skin for about 3 hours before I have to re-apply and make the colour a bit brighter but Im not sure whether or not that is good or bad based on the fact that I dont use this kind of product all the time - make your own minds up. :)
Ill definitely be using this for the rest of the Summer and I think this one tub will last me all that time this is quickly becoming a summer essential for me. Highly recommended.
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On a recent trip to boots I noticed that they had an amazing offer on where you can choose any make-up brands on a 3 for 2 offer. I chose 2 other items and opted for the dream matte mousse bronzer. I don't really go for bronzer to be honest as I always find them to make me look orange and I prefer the look of a matte pressed powder however with summer upon us I wanted a different more natural look. I chose the dream mousse bronzer as I thought I might have better luck with this rather than a powder.
The bronzer comes in a clear glass pot that has a bronze screw lid on the top. The product looks attractive and being 18ml it is rather compact to put in a make-up bag. The bronzer its self looks rather dark when in the pot and I immediately regretting buying it and I didn't have much hope that it would look good with my new natural look however when applied the bronzer is rather light and sheer. I love the fact that a small amount can be rubbed into cheeks and natural sun hitting areas to create a soft natural glow. By using more bronzer and adding more layers onto the face the effect is much more bronzed. I love how you are in control of how much you use to create the desired effect.
The mousse is air whipped and very smooth and it does have a hint of shimmer which adds definition although it doesn't make the face look glittery as others can. I have used this bronzer now every day since I bought it and I am really impressed with the look I never thought a bronzer could look so natural instead of the orange caked look.
I will be buying this again as it is definitely light enough for the summer and for only £7.00 I think it is well worth the money. I would recommend this if you want something light that provides a natural sun kissed glow.
One of the bronzers that has made its way in to my make up collection is dream mousse bronzer. It's made its way in but unfortunately doesn't get to see the light of day very often: and that's not because of the weather in the UK!
Dream mousse bronzer comes in a glass pot with a golden lid. The lid has a slight curve in it which makes it look a bit more interesting. On the lid the product is described as 'sun kissed bronzing mousse.' It's available in a couple of different shades which is a good idea so you can find a golden colour to suit your skin tone. If you were looking to buy this in Boots expect to pay around £7.00, which isn't exactly cheap. However, if you look around online you should be able to pick it up for a couple of pounds.
On opening the lid the bronzer does look exactly like mousse - but this is definitely not to be eaten, it doesn't even smell very nice! Within the mousse you can see lots of golden shimmery bits. For me this isn't a good sign. The one thing I really hate is my skin looking too sparkly, particularly during the day. The size of the pot is actually quite misleading. Without the lid you can see that there is quite a large lip of glass surrounding the bronzing mousse. This is actually quite annoying because you cant see this when the lid is on and it is probably why the little pot weighs so much.
Applying the bronzer is very easy as because it's a mousse you don't necessarily need to use a brush. With this mousse I do tend to use my finger to apply it as I find it easier this way. The bronzer is also easy to build up in colour and I really like the way it feels when applying it. This makes it good for just popping in your bag and not having to worry about carrying loads of brushes with you. You can apply the bronzer on your cheeks, nose and chest - basically use it anywhere you want to achieve a sun kissed look.
The problem with this bronzer is the colour. It's very orange and using it can lead to you looking like you have been tangoed. Not only that but the golden specks in the bronzer are just too much and you end up looking too sparkly, especially when you're in the sun light it just looks ridiculous. You definitely need to use this bronzer very sparingly which isn't very good if you are trying to achieve a deeper sun kissed look. I wouldn't consider using this in the day because of the sparkle and would only consider using this at night if I didn't have any other choice.
In terms of staying power it's ok but it wont last all day or night so you'll need to carry it around with you. I've had my bronzer for quite awhile now purely because I dont use it that much and when I do use it, I use it very sparingly. I guess in that sense its good because it will last me a long time.
If you can buy this bronzer fairly cheaply and you like sparkle then maybe give this a go. However, the fact this makes you look orange and the full price means that this product isn't for me and I think there are much better bronzers out there which cost a similar price.
this is a very good product i find using the darkest shade as a blusher type product is very good. i find the price of the product is very reasonable too, it is just as good as other foundations that are far more expensive than this. Although if you have any dry patches of skin or rough edges i recommend moisturising first as you see some people with blotches of dark colours from using this foundation. so i recommend this product as a very good every day foundation with a lovely texture, and airbrush effect look. When using it before a photograph it gives the airbrush effect without photoshoping the photo. So is very useful. to get the right shade of this foundation i find testing a bit of each colour on the back of your hand, or if you are by a mirror on your neck. As you don't want the have a foundation that gives you foundation lines around the edge, so people can see that you have it on! so a definate yes for this one!!!
These dream mousse bronzers come in 3 different shades (or so I've seen in shop displays). I got the medium one as the light one didn't really show up on me. These cost around about £5 or £6 each but they often have deals on at Boots or Superdrug and I got mine as part of a 3 for 2 offer.
They come in clear round class pots with a plastic lid on them in the same shade as the product inside. This bronzer comes in a mousse consistency just like the foundation and other products in the dream mousse range. I like the feel of the mousse when I touch it with my fingers as it feels so fluffy and it comes off lightly, not causing too much product to be wasted and you can just build the colour up as much as you require.
I find that applying this with my fingers is best as I've tried with sponges and brushes but don't get on with them quite as well as just using my fingers to blend it into my skin. It goes on quite smoothly and feels light on the skin, I sometimes suffer from dry patches on my face, especially in winter and one downside to this product is that it dries the skin a bit and emphasises the dry bits on my face.
This product does give a nice colour with buildable colour intensity and has just the slightest hint of a shimmer but it's not too noticeable when it's on the face.
I personally wouldn't be buying again as my skin is just too dry for this product (or the other products in the dream mousse range by Maybelline) so I prefer using powder or cream bronzers that don't act as a mattifying product which dries out my already very dry skin. I would recommend this for people with normal, combination and even oilier skin as my sister has oily skin but really gets on with this product.
Being both a big fan of the Maybelline Dream Mousse Range (I love both their foundation and their eye shadows), and a typically pasty skinned Brit, it wasn't long before I gave Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer a go. And I wasn't disappointed. Like the other products in their range, the consistency is light and whippy; the application is smooth and you can barely feel it on the skin.
In the jar the bronzer looks slightly orangey (20 sun glow) and at first, I was slightly apprehensive but then I found that, when applied to the skin, the colour looks very natural and blends well. The consistency means that the product both looks and feels very natural. Because it smoothes on so easily (for best results smooth in with your fingers), it's easy to create a realistic effect (i.e I apply more product on the apples of my cheeks as this is where the sun browns my skin naturally), unlike other powder bronzers that settle onto the skin and cake, making them hard to shift.
The staying power is ok: it tends to last 2-3 hours before it needs to re-applied, which I've found, that compared to other bronzers is relatively standard.
And of course, you can't fault the price, I paid only £3.99 for a 5.75 g jar.
My only complaint is the jar: so bulky!! It takes up half the space in my clutch! More streamlined packaging, please Maybelline!
I have heard really good reviews about Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer, from magazines and my best friend did a lot of modelling shoots using it and she said it was "proper good", so after my other powder bronzer finished, thought I would give this one a go, and see if everyone was right.
Firstly, I better mention how light this bronzer was, compared to other powder bronzers, which can be very heavy on the skin, the Dream Mousse was really light on my skin, it felt like I wasn't wearing any bronzer at all to be honest. And because the product was light and 'air whipped', as it is claimed by Maybelline, it makes it much easier to apply to the area, mainly cheeks and jaw line, and it helps to get a much even coverage, which powder bronzers tend not to do with a brush. Also I personally, don't have to use a lot of the bronzer to get the effect I want, I use a little bit on my cheeks and abit by my jaw line, but I don't need to use a lot, as it covers easily and very well.
The effect that the Dream Mousse had on my skin, was that it made my skin look healthy, bronzed and sun-kissed, so I had a slight tan but didn't have a orange, streaky tan effect, like some bronzers do to my skin. Also the product makes my skin look slightly glittery and shiny, but not a greasy shiny, a healthy, glow shine. Dream Mousse also suits all skin types to my pale skin type, my best friends Asian complexion and my other friends very tanned skin, so it suits everyone, as they do a range of products. I would recommend using this product with a simple foundation, or even a powder foundation, as you don't want heavy coverage or to clog up your pours.
I brought Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer as part of a Boots deal, but it is sold in all shops such as Boots, Superdrug etc and costs around 3-6 pounds for a smallish jar of 18ml.
I absolutely love this product, has a very light smooth finish which last the whole day through. I am quite combination skin and feel it provides a very even finish to hide any blemishes without feeling heavy or drying out my skin. I tried the Dream satin liquid foundation which is not a patch on the mousse at all and will certainly continue to use and recomend the mousse product 100%
I adore Maybelline products - in fact I think I could now open my own shop entirely devoted to Maybelline makeup, since I have accumulated so many of their products into my makeup collection. I particulary love their dream mousse products such as the blush and eye shadow, and now add this dream mousse bronzer to the growing list of maybelline favourites.
Like most of the other dream mousse maybelline products, this bronzer comes in a glass jar (18ml) and can easily be put in your handbag. The lid of the jar represents the colour of the bronzer, of which there are 3 (well that I am aware of): bronze, gold and copper. I opted for the former of these: the bronze. Like most of the maybelline makeup that I purchase, I bought this in Boots, costing just over £6.
This 'sun kissed' bronzing mousse, as it is referred to on the lid, is air whipped, giving it an obvious light and fluffy texture, and making it very easy to apply. Maybelline also claims that the air whipped nature of this products 'allows you to build up as much colour as you like' which I can verify to be true.
The bronzer itself is applied using your fingertips, although if you are out, make sure you have hand wipes because it can get a little messy. The bronzer can be put on cheeks, eyelids, chin, forehead, neck or chest, particularly places where the 'sun naturally catches you skin' according to Maybelline. In fact, I use this bronzer most often on my neck and chest area to give it a sun kissed natural glow, since I already use bronzing pearls on my face. However, any time that I have applied it to my face, it has worked just as well, and has never caused me any irritation even though I have quite sensitive skin.
The bronzer has a distinctive shimmer to it when you put it on, so it may be more suitable for a night out, than a day at the office, particularly if you are putting the bronzer on your face.
I have had this bronzer for a few months now, and I have hardly dented the amount at all. Although, I have to say, that I will probably be using it more now coming into spring/summer than in the winter, covered up in polo necks or scarves, and maybe I'll see a marked difference in the amount that the jar goes down. I have found however, that most of the other dream mousse make up that I have, lasts quite a while, because you don't need much of the product to create bronzed look.
Overall, this is another of my maybelline make up favourites, and I find that when I put it on in the morning, it is still noticeable when I am coming home, making it a good purchase. It is very easy to apply and I love the texture of the mousse. It really does give my skin a natural looking glow and is great when you are in a hurry and want to help give pale skin a healthier look, without all the bother of applying fake tan.
For a beautiful sun-kissed, bronze look /