Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer
Advantages: Easy to use, light, economical...
Disadvantages: None really..
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!
Summary: It IS a DREAM!