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I bought this product expecting it to look as smooth and flawless on real life skin as it did on the television advert. This was foolish as this product was heavy and didn't blend as well as I'd hoped. I purchased the '02 natural' Dream Mousse Concealer and although the shade looked correct for my skin tone in the pot and even when I tested it on my hand, it covered blemishes in a way that attracted more attention than it deferred! Which is completely the opposite point of a concealer!
My main issue is that this product is difficult to apply with a makeup brush, and only really applies well with the fingertips. No matter how well you wash, you'll always be spreading germs if you do it this way and to me I seemed to get more spots after using this concealer for this reason. The product stuck to the makeup brush and was streaky once it touched the skin. The pot says that it is 'anti dark circles and corrector'. This couldn't be further from the truth as it is much better for a concealer to cover spots and red skin patches as it has a thick consistency. It is far too heavy to be used for the delicate under eye area and because of its heavy texture, using it in this area would lead to pulling on the skin which would only make the problem worse.
The concealer does cost a lot for what you get but if you use it as rarely as I do (I only use it on bad spots where a lighter concealer doesn't cover it) it will last you for months and months. Overall, it is more of a disappointing matte mousse than the dream that is advertised.
When i was using Maybelline's dream matte mouse foundation i bought this concealer to match, after foundation i don't need something heavy as i only use it for my nose really which has an annoying red shine to it - attractive i know, and i thought buying products from the same group was a good idea, it wasn't.
Both products are thick and 'creamy' as stated and alone on normal skin types is fine, but layered gives a horrible caked look to the skin, and if you suffer dry skin like me then this looks even worse, and so i definitely wouldn't recommend..together.
On the other hand the concealer itself isn't a bad product, in fact its rather good, it comes in a small round glass jar with an easily screwable lid, the lid is brown as shown which isn't the most attractive colour but it does seem to be a continued effect that maybelline relate the colour to the product.
Maybelline say this product offers flawless air brushed coverage, and too an extent its true, the concealer is quite thick so when removing some to apply you don't need a lot. I've found that its best applied using your finger as this means the concealer blends easily and smoothly into the skin.
The product also comes in 4 colours: Nude Beige, Natural, Sand, and Rose Beige - something for everyone.
The concealer i find works better over a liquid foundation as it blends better over the top and doesn't look too thick this way also there are so problems like it doesn't last as long as i thought, it seems to just melt away quite easily and i find i have to re-apply the product every few hours, the pot being so small though means it is easy to carry round without any issue. With the concealer being thick and having been promised so much i was disappointed to find that it didn't last.
I bought the product about 3 months ago and i still have half a jar left, a little goes such a long way that its lasts a long time. Since i bought it though it looks like the concealer has been discontinued from both boots and superdrug but it is still being sold online, for instance ebay are selling it for anywhere between £3 and £6.
Overall i have found this product good, its creamy texture is easy to blend and looks natural but it doesn't withstand heat and isn't long lasting, something that i'm still looking for. I also wouldn't recommend this product for people with dry skin as it sits on top and makes the skin look worse.
I've been using this product for years and I love it, I have tried other stuff to but always end up coming back to using this as I like that its not really thick and it does not clog your pores up. I have quite good skin therefore I have always stuck to what works well with it.
I have used many foundations both expensive and slightly cheaper alternatives but I always find that they end up making my skin worse and I end up getting blemishes and having to use loads of cleanser to get it off!!!
With this you can either apply a little for a daytime look or go more for an evening, I tent to use a little powder to seal my foundation if I'm on a night out as it tends to last longer. For a small pot the foundation doesnt tend to last that long but as it is quite a reasonable price I don't mind.
I have been using this for about 2 years now, as it's how much i love it! It is absolutely excellent. It covers all my implications & it is about the only product that fits to my skin colour perfectly. I am quite pale & this product has the "ivory" colour which is great. It makes your skin look healthy & it's so easy to apply. It lasts a long time, obviously not hours and hours, but still quite long. It doesn't make you look fake at all, it makes your make up look very natural! I get this for around 6pound from my local shop. It is very cheap considering how good it is! Whenever i get bored i buy some new foundation, but then end up coming back to this as it's a lot better & i'm just so used to it! It is my favourite make up product, i would die without it!
At first, I was very nervous about buying this concealer as it cost me about £6 and the most I've ever bought a concealer for is about £3. I don't usually buy makeup products for more than £5 but I was willing to give this a try as I really liked the Dream Matte Mousse foundation of my mum's.
First, when I picked up the pot in the store I was very shocked about how small it was. I use a lot of concealer throughout the day - it looked like this concealer would last me about 3 days!
I've only ever used a stick concealer, I've never ever tried out a concealer in a pot. I used a bit for under my eyes and dabbed it in with my finger and realised that I only needed the tiniest bit for under each eye! Same with the spots, I found that I overloaded concealer onto it and had to wipe a bit off. I was amazed at how soft and creamy the concealer was as I applied it, too. I thought it would be a lot harder to apply. It blends in very well using brush or finger.
After I applied the concealer I was very very VERY shocked and amazed to see - NOTHING! I couldn't see my spots, I thought they had vanished from my face for a minute! The concealer gives AMAZING coverage.
-How To Get The Most Out Of This Product-
I usually apply concealers over a foundation or a moisturiser. But if I want a flawless face I would mix a foundation and a moisturiser on the back of my hand and put that on my face and then apply a yellow based concealer to my blemishes (miss out under the eyes, they only need one concealer). Then I would dab on the Maybelline concealer to my blemishes (you only need the tiniest bit, trust me) and blend it in, then do under my eyes. Then I'd apply either a translucent powder or a normal pressed powder (mine are the Collection2000 pressed powder or Natural Collection pressed powder), and that's done!
In my opinion, this is the best concealer out there for a very reasonable price! It stays on through the day and night and my spots and dark circles and still invisible when I'm about to go to bed. It is not cakey or too thick and is very light weight.
I would definitely recommend this product to a friend and also to people who are very prone to spots and blemishes!
This is the go-to concealer for me if I'm having a bad skin day or I've got a huge spot that needs covering!
The only thing I'm going to say that's bad about this concealer, is that if you've got dry skin you might want to steer clear of this product as it will flake up throughout the day.
To start with, i just want to say I was very skeptical about trying this product as I often verge towards higher end brands when it comes to face makeup. When I did eventually come around, the first thing that got me was the size of this pot -I mean, this thing was going to last me a week! I think I paid around 4 - 6 pounds on this product. I am prone to dreadful under eye circles and spot prone skin, so I was testing this product on two different criteria. First thoughts on applying this product? Well, this stuff is extremely concentrated! You only need the tiniest bit for both of my under eyes, and I was amazed! OK, so coverage? It did an amazing job on my spots - the tiniest bit covered them right up and I had a flawless canvas for the rest of my makeup. Under me eyes? This did a better job than I expected, it covered those bad boys up and let me tell you - not a lot of products out there have done that job for me!
One thing you sometimes need to watch out for is it flaking or caking up, as i have fairly dry skin and this is something I have to watch out for. However, with the right application and amount, you're set to go!
I am prone, like many others, to those horrible, pesky dark circles under your eyes. Mine are not as bad some peoples I know, but they still do annoy me. I also have to fess' up and say that I do not have great skin. I do try ad take good car of my skin, but when I get stressed my skin breaks out so bad. So I really do need a good concealer that is actually going to give good coverage to my skin.
I had never tried any mousse foundation or concealers before this, so this using this product for the first time really was a new experience. I also don't use many Maybelline products, so I was slightly excited about trying this product.
The concealer comes in a smallish tub, of which my first reaction was... 'well that's going to last me about... lets think a DAY!!' But how wring I was. I think this is Mary Poppins tub of concealer of something, because mine seems to last me forever! But any who... back to the product.
The bottom half of the tub is a see through glass and the lid is a skin colour, which twists off. The smell of the product... yes I smell my make up!! I don't know I have this thing about now putting it on my face if it doesn't smell nice... So I am happy to say that this does!
The texture of this product, is at first very strange. I have only ever used liquid or stick concealers, so this was very strange, but a good strange! I started using this concealer with my finger, but sometimes change to apply it with a brush. The application of this product is so easy. It blends in effortlessly and needs no rubbing in and what I really love is that it actually does look like you have any make up on that area. Instead any blemish or dark circle is hidden!
The colour that I have is 02 natural. This is perfect for my skin tone and is the same colour as the foundation that I use. I didn't' purchase this product myself as tit was bought for me, but I have seen this product sold in many shops and mostly for between £4 -£8.
Usually I wouldn't go expensive on make up, but for this product I would and will! This is one product that I can see myself, forever using and I would most certainly recommend it to other to try!
Before I got married last October, I knew I needed an overhaul in the make-up bag department, wanting to ensure I looked my absolute best in the photographs we were having taken on our Big Day.
With this in mind, I had been looking out for quite a few new products to use on my face. As I have a very pale skin tone however, this was proving to be quite difficult as most of the shades on offer appeared to resemble the colour of a ripe tangerine and this was NOT a look I was after at all. I finally opted to try out the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer, after a friend of mine recommended it to me. There is a whole range of Maybelline cosmetics which are available from all good drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug, with prices ranging from about £3 to £10 for their various items.
The colour I opted to buy was the 02 shade which is called 'Natural'. I have yet to find the paler 01 shade in any stores, which is unfortunate as this would be preferred for me - the paler the better is always my mantra when selecting make up for my face! The packaging is fairly attractive, and consists of a plastic screw-top lid on top of a very small glass pot, which is so small that I slightly resented the £5.95 price tag for the product. The plus point for the dinky nature of the pot is of course that it is easy to transport and doesn't take up too much space in my (already over-flowing) make-up bag! I was soon to discover too that the nature of this concealer is one that requires only a small amount to be used on blemishes, so of course the content of the glass pot lasts quite a long time.
The first couple of times that I used this concealer I was so impressed with it that I found it was sufficient to use on 'problem areas' on my face with only a little loose powder and a bit of blusher on top; there was no real need for me to apply foundation or tinted moisturiser on top of the concealer if I was looking for a 'lighter' look. If I was opting to have a full face of make-up however, I would just blend in the concealer first and then apply my foundation on top, before finishing with powder and blusher. I liked the fact that the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer was versatile enough to give me the choice, especially given that my last two concealers (both offerings from Avon cosmetics) were so thick and 'clumpy' looking on my skin that I simply HAD to apply foundation on top - there was no choice.
The Mousse texture to this concealer makes it very easy to apply as it is so light; there is no need for copious amounts of blending and rubbing to make it 'absorb' into your skin. The light and airy texture to the product also feels pleasant when it has been applied - gone are the days of the 'caked on' feeling that was commonplace when wearing a full face of make-up!
I find it very easy to apply and blend the Maybelline Mousse concealer, and find that a small brush can be used to blend the product sufficiently. Alternatively, a little make-up sponge or even a clean fingertip can be used to achieve a satisfactory result with ease. My preference is to use a brush in the first instance (particularly under my eyes, which are never free from dark circles due to insomnia and my poor health!) and once the concealer has been applied, I can blend it in gently using my fingertip. This is easy and quick to do after a little practice, and it usually takes me mere moments to sufficiently cover up those tell-tale circles. Furthermore, the Mousse concealer is good at covering blemishes and imperfections, and again this only takes a few moments to achieve, using first my brush or sponge and then blending lightly with a fingertip to get a good result.
The end result is a smooth appearance, with no 'clumping' or any sort of creasing. My main piece of advice when using the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer is that less is definitely more. I have made the mistake a few times of really layering the product on, trying in vain to cover my blemishes to the absolute maximum, but I find that this only results in a very 'caked on' look, which is both unattractive and wasteful; a little goes a long way with this product... take my word for it!
The one down side to the concealer is when it comes to covering a very small area on my forehead which is prone to very dry skin. I find that even after sufficient moisturising of this area, the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer tends to 'stick' to the area of dry skin and does not seem to blend well. This can result in the area being even more noticeable than if I had not applied any make-up to it, so care is definitely needed with combination skin (like mine) and if your skin is excessively dry, I would suggest that this product might not be the right one for you.
I have been using the little pot of concealer at least three times a week for the past five weeks and only now is there about a third of the pots' contents remaining, so for around six quid I think this has lasted very well, and much better than my usual trusty 'stick' concealer which only lasted around three weeks but cost around the same!
There are several shades of the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer to choose from, and there are always testers available in my local stores for you to try out the products beforehand and let you see which shade is best for you.
I would most definitely recommend the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer and I am so glad that I gave it a try. I have really been converted and have gone on to try several other items from the Maybelline range as a result. If you fancy giving the concealer a try out then bear in mind that it might be worthwhile waiting for offers as I recently saw an offer in Superdrug for all make-up items were available on a '3 for 2' offer. I have also seen similar offers in shops such as Boots, so it is definitely worth keeping an eye out!
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer is a great product, and is so much more effective that other concealers that I have used before. It is reasonably priced, and is quite compact, making it easy to carry about. I have always found the color to be a good match. Despite this, i would have to say that it is the texture which makes this product particularly good. Its light, mousse like formula means that it is easy to apply (I would recommend using a small foam applicator). The best way to use this product, I find, is after foundation and apply a small amount bit by bit. Then, use a light covering of pressed powder. This helps to make the product stay on for longer, but it does tend to rub off as the day continues. Despite this, the texture and color make up for this and reapplying is quick and easy due to the small size of the pot.
I actually have no idea why I ended up purchasing this procuct, since I hate the Dream Matte Mousse foundation you would think I would hate this too! But I was pleasantley suprised.
AVAILABILITY: This concelaer is available in the obvious places like Boots, Superdrug and most other small cosmetic outlets that supply Maybelline. It is also available on Amazon, E-bay and eChemist.com as far as i'm aware, however you have to remember that P+P charges are added on top so its worth just popping down to your nearest Maybelline supplier.
PRICE: The price of this for me was around £6.97 when I bought it from Boots a while back, however I think that now its actually dropped to £5.97 (I may be wrong). It is available on E-bay and Echemist for around £4/£5. I think the concealer is a very reasonable price, and condisering my usual concealer is 3 times the price, it was a saving for me. It is deffinately worth the money in my opinion, as it is a mousse it will last forever in the pot!
PACKAGING: The packaging is just a simple clear glass pot container with the mousse in. The lid is a tan coloured screw off lid with the product name and brand etc across on a sticker. I have never had any problems with the packaging and I find it far easier to use compared to a stick concealer etc as you can ensure you use up all of the product before you throw it out!
PRODUCT: The concealer itself is fantastic. It is a whipped mousse consistancy, however it is slightly thicker and not as lightweight as the foundation version. It glides on beautifully over skin making it look airbrushed and perfect. This concealer has covered dark undereye circles, patches of redness and other blemishes for me and I'm sure it will for you too! It would also work wonders for stretch marks and varicose veins I can imagine. The colour range is quite wide, there are about 8 shades or so ranging from really pale to really dark so there is a shade for everyone. The concealer has been long lasting on my skin and has stayed on all day without looking cakey or dried up like some other concealers!
Overall I would say this concealer is worth a try, especially if you are someone who suffers from redness or blemishes on the face.
Well what can I say, I was very surprised with this product. I only ended up buying it as my foundation and mascara were on 3 for the price of 2 so decided to buy concealer and I had just ran out and wanted to try a new one.
I hadnt had much luck with the mousse range previously and I felt the foundation version left my skin feeling very dry and patchy and after a while the pot seemed to go dry and clumpy, but I thought as it was free I would give it a shot.
I applied a small amount by my finger and was surprised by how well it actually covered my dark circles, I also tried applying with my brush but I felt that as only little was needed, it was easier and more effective to rub in slightly with my finger. Its surprising how far a little bit does go. With applying too much makes it less effective and slightly crumbly especially on dark circles, so is best to start small and you can always add a little more if needed. I have had the pot since november, wear it everyday and it still has loads in it. I dont feel like it makes my under eyes or anywhere else on my face feel dry like the foundation previously had but that it worked really well with my foundation (Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid).
I apply it once a day under my foundation and it lasts the whole day whilst im at work or uni. I will then take it off and start again when I get home. I wouldnt be able to comment on if it was effective for spots as I very rarely get any but I have used it around my nose which sometimes gets red and my skin still felt fine.
There are a large selection of shades which is good as it ensures you find the perfect colour.
I feel that this product is well priced and affordable for what it does in comparison to some overpriced concealers that didnt work at all for me! I would reccommend it to anyone whos looking for a light concealer with good coverage even if they havent had any successful other mousse products.
Considering that the mousse foundation from this particular range is my foundation of choice it was an inevitable that one day I would try out the concealer as well. This is a pretty tiny tub of concealer compared to the rest of the "Matte Mousse" range but as they say good things come is small packages and this is every bit as good as the rest of the Maybelline mousse range.
I find when it comes to applying doing it with your fingers is by far the easiest way but I guess it can be put on with your usual concealer brush or applicator. You don't need a lot each time you use it so one tiny tub will last you for ages even if like me you use it everyday.
So just scoop a really small amount out of the tub and put a dot wherever you feel the need, I usually use it underneath my eyes and over any spots of blemishes I have on that particular day. You just need to rub it into your skin same as any foundation or concealer but because this one is a mousse not solid or liquid I find it goes on a LOT easier.
I find that the coverage tends to last me around 5 hours and then I would need to reapply but this is quite a big longer than most concealers I have used it really does cover up under eye bags and spots like nothing else Ive ever tried.
You only need a really tiny amount to get full coverage and to get your bags to disappear. Don't cake it on because you will end up counteracting the effects and looking well a bit silly.
Well if you have tried other mousses from the range and didnt like it then this is certainly not the right product for you, however if you love the foundation from the collection then this will become your new best friend. I find that because the tub is so small it makes it a lot easier to just whip out and apply after work or whatever and it wont clank around in your make up bag! If you want a good concealer that covers spots and bags, lasts a good amount of time and is easy to apply then get out and buy this one!
Thoroughly recommended from me :)
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Being a massive fan of the range, and being very pale, I was eager to try this when I saw it had been released. I bought it for £4 from Boots, which is relatively good value, although the pot was very small.
It comes in three colours, and blends easily into foundation or your skin. You only need a tiny dab to cover up blemishes, and its light texture means your skin can breathe while you wear it, so you won't make spots worse.
At first I didn't know which too choose, as none looked perfect, but I was surprised by how brilliantly it blended and it gave me such a natural look. The pot will last quite a while, as you only need a very small amount, and its perfect for keeping in your handbag as its quite small.
My skin always suffers in the winter, and I look pale as a sheet, and while foundation gives me colour, it doesn't always cover the blemishes too. I found this was perfect for making sure I have a consistent complexion, and I haven't yet found a blemish that it can't cover!
My absolute favourite feature about this concealer is the ability to put more make up on top of it. I use it to cover up by cheeks when they blush bright red in the winter, but with normal concealer that means I can't wear blusher. This one allows me to apply blusher on top, without smudging the concealer, and still allows my skin to breathe. It's super easy to wipe off, too!
All in all, I've fallen for this concealer and now I use it all the time! It blends perfectly, covers everything, looks natural and doesn't limit your other make up. What more could you want?!
Being a huge fan of the Maybelline Dream Mousse range anyway, I was thrilled to see the other week that superdrug had this range on 3 for 2. Needing blush and foundation anyway, I began to look around for a third item. Eventually I chose the dream mousse concealer, as it was priced the same as the blush, around £5 for 30ml, and so I wasn't paying any more should I decide it wasn't for me.
The concealer comes in several shades, and most shops seem to have testers so that you can match one to your skintone before buying. The range of colours in the Maybelline range seemed very good, and I would imagine that almost everyone would find a suitable one for them.
The mousse is of the same texture as the other products in the range- basically mousse like, which makes the product less messy to apply, and easier to control amount- you don't end up getting far more out than you need, and thus wastage is much less. I personally apply this product with my fingers, and find this gives a very smooth finish, but I guess you could also use a sponge. The product dries to a light powder effect, which is weightless on your skin, and looks very natural. It is also quite light, and so doesn't seem to clog up the skin so much as other concealers I have used.
I guess the ultimate question is does it work? I haven't used it to cover anything major, but have found on minor blemishes, and below the eyes, this product works just as well as any other in this price range. The mousse texture makes it much easier to apply, and gives you the freedom to control the amount so much better, that the overall effect is much more natural than with other brands I have tried.
I would buy this product again, even as a stand alone purchase, as I feel that all things considered, it is great value for money.
I use all the Maybelline Dream Mousse collection as you can see by looking through my other reviews and this concealer doesn't let the side down.
Again, the range comes in different shades for different skin tones and comes in the usual glass jar - be warned however, the size of the concealer jar is smaller than the rest of it's family but that doesn't mean good things don't come in small packages!
All you need is a very small amount and lightly dab it on the area required and I can assure you, it will cover it up first time. It certainly does with me and the dark circles under my eyes and on any blemishes. If you put too much on it looks caked on, but only a small amount is ever needed.
As you only need a small amount, the jar also seems to last for quite a while - on average for me, about 2 months and that's with using it every day.
Great price as well - just the same as the other products - around the £4 / £5 mark.
Don't hesitate though - add this to your collection as I've never had a concealer that does a good a job as this does before.