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Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline.
Maybelline New York is a range of fairly inexpensive cosmetics and one that I use a few products from in my make up and beauty routine.
One of those such products is their dream mousse eye colour. I remember a few years ago that this was heavily advertised and that's when I first bought a little pot of the mousse and now have quite a fun purple shade that I use today.
Maybelline say that, "Dream Mousse Eyecolour combines the lasting wear of a powder with the smooth feel of a cream in one amazing mousse formula. It is developed with transparent pure colour pigments that can be applied subtly for light colour or layered for stronger colour impact. Dream Mousse Eyecolour's mousse formulation is air-whipped so it glides on smoothly, easily and softly, blending perfectly."
The mousse comes in a little pot with a screw lid and the colour of the lid is the colour of the mousse that you find inside. I have shade 07 which is called Divine Lilac and it is a light purple colour with a lot of shimmer and sparkle in it.
The consistency is really quite strange. If you press your finger into it you can make an indentation in the mousse as its quite soft but it does stick together.
If you think you can use this like a regular eyeshadow then think again. With a regular shadow you can use a brush and spread it evenly and well across your eyelids but this mousse needs a little bit more work and a lot more getting used to but once you get the hang of it like I did I'm sure you'll like the results.
I use my fingertips to get the colour out but its quite hard to get a lot of the mousse out so if you want a heavy looking eye shadow you really need to scrape a bit of mousse out and apply it like that. However, I don't think this eyeshadow looks good caked on. For me, if I put too much on it just looks clumpy and greasy. In my experience the best way to wear this mousse eye colour is subtlety. I just dip my finger in to get a bit of colour transfer on my finger and then I sweep this across my lids so I get a lot of shimmer with a hint of colour and I think it looks really nice.
A little pot costs £6.19 for 5g and is available in Boots in lots of different colours.
Following on from my latest review on Boots No 7 eyeshadow I thought that whilst it was fresh in my mind I may as well write a review for its predecessor in my make up bag which is this Maybelline Dream Mousse Eyecolour. It used to be one of Maybellines top selling products and was widely available wherever you came across a Maybelline stand but looking on the internet for the sake of this review hasn't come up with much so I fear that if it hasn't already been, then it's on the point of being discontinued which is a shame.
I always used to buy my pots of dream mousse eyecolour from Boots as, living in a small town, that was the only option easily accessible to me at the time. They're currently listed on their website (although only in one colour which is what leads to my discontinuation suspicions) retailing at £6.19 each or two for £10 but I know that in the past I bought mine on a 3 for 2 offer and that I only paid around £12 for all three so I suspect the price has been hiked up since I last bought them. They are also available on Amazon and eBay so it's worth shopping around for them.
The mousse comes in a little glass pot with a twist off lid that is the "same" colour as the product inside so that you don't need to unscrew it to see what colour you're getting. I would still recommend doing that, however, as whilst the colours of the lid and the mousse are indeed very similar the lid isn't an exact representation of the colour inside. I have bought 3 colours in the past a pale neutral goldy colour, which I still have, called Blissful Beige, a lovely khaki green colour and a darker chocolate brown colour. The beige is the one I have used the most and so have re-purchased, whilst the other two I've only had one each of.
Applying the mousse is most easily done with your fingertip as I found it gives best coverage this way and I quite like the foamy moussey feel of it on my finger too! I just blend it in all over my eyelid to give an even coverage that is perfect for every day use on it's own with just a quick sweep of mascara or also works well as a base for a heavier eye make up effect for evenings.
The first time I used it was the first time I had ever used a mousse kind of makeup and I did struggle to start with. You really only need to use a very small amount otherwise you get lots of clumps of produt on your fingertips and it isn't as easy to apply smoothly. So if you like to wear heavier makeup it's a much better idea to build up the colour of this mousse in layers rather than applying one thick layer. I also found that as you get towards the end of the pot it gets very dry and mine usually ends up more of a powder which I then have to resort to applying with a brush, rather than the mousse that it starts out as.
I found the chocolate brown coloured pot that I had was just too dark for my complexion really and I definitely couldn't wear it for every day use. I did occasionally use it on nights out, but I really didn't get on very well with it and so it quickly got relegated to the back of my drawer rather than being a staple in my make up bag. The greeny coloured one I much preferred and used regularly, although I didn't repurchase as I turned to a palette eyeshadow with various shades of green instead rather than being restricted to just the one.
Whilst I didn't like all the colours I did like the application process of this mousse and applying it with my fingertips makes me feel much more involved in the make up putting on process than using a brush does. I also think it gives a more natural finish rather than a polished look - although that is probably me just being lazy and not bothered to blend it in properly!
I especially liked the Blissful Beige colour as it was quite neutral and blended in really well with my pale skintone, yet at the same time it gave a really nice overage with a hint of shimmer and sparkle to it, subtle enough to wear during the day but, when layered more, also enough to increase the glam factor for an evening.
As far as staying power is concerned I never had any real problems with this. I only ever apply makeup once during the day, first thing in the morning, and will only top it up if I'm going out in the evening, so I never expected this to last all day long. If you do need your makeup to last longer though then this probably isn't the one for you as I noticed that the colour had faded greatly by mid-afternoon.
All in all I liked this dream mousse eyecolour and will be disappointed if it has in fact been discontinued. Whilst I haven't bought a new pot in a while due to being swayed by the No 7 eyeshadow more recently, this Maybelline option would definitely have been my second choice had the No 7 been out of stock or if I hadn't had a voucher for it. I think for the money you pay for it (always on offer, and collecting Boots points obviously!) it is a decent eyecolour, is quick and easy to apply and can ofer you various looks depending on how much you layer it. For me it is definitely one that I wear more during the day rather than for a night out but it is easy to add a more dramatic, glamourous shimmer with extra layers. This has been a staple in my makeup bag for many years and fingers crossed can continue like that for years to come too.
I decided to try the Maybelline dream mousse eye shadow because it was on a 3 for 2 offer in boots. Just like the rest of the range it comes in a glass pot but the pot is a lot smaller than the ones for the blusher and foundation for obvious reasons.
I like the little glass pots as I find that they are easier to carry around with me and the lids fit really securely so I don't need to worry about the eye colour falling out and messing up the inside of my bag.
There wasn't the biggest selection of shades but there was enough that any skin tone should be able to find one to compliment them.
Inside the little pot is the coloured mousse which is actually more like a semi solid cream than a mousse.
The mousse is easy to apply with either a brush or your finger and when it goes on the skin it blends lovely. The colour is quite light and opaque so I did find that to be able to get a decent showing of colour I needed to put on a couple of layers.
It feels really nice on my skin and goes on so silky. Like all the dream mousses I did worry it was going to be a bit greasy because of how silky it felt but it does actually resemble a powder when it is on the skin.
When I had built up the colour to how I wanted it I was really happy with it and found the longevity was really good. It didn't just slide off my eye lids or mysteriously disappear throughout the day like the foundation seemed to and it more or less stayed put until I was ready to remove it.
The one thing I did notice is that it did seem to cling more to the creases of my eye than a traditional powder eye shadow does so it might not be the best colour for older ladies because I don't imagine this clumping would be too flattering if you were trying to disguise some wrinkles.
Boots charge £6.19 for a little pot which I think is a fair price for what you get. However it is nearly always on offer somewhere so I would recommend that you shop around before buying it.
Years ago, I tried a cream eye shadow, and ever since then I have never gone back to the compacted powder versions. When my last tube of eye shadow was discontinued, I was forced to look around for something new.
I eventually settled for a pot of cream eye shadow from Maybelline as I needed some foundation and there was a multi buy offer in Boots at the time.
Maybelline cream eye shadow pots come in four different shades, a beige, blue, green and brown. I opted for the brown which is usually my colour of choice when it comes to eye shadow. Each pot will cost you £6.19 which isn't too bad considering the amount you actually get in the small pot.
Packaged in a small glass jar, this eye shadow gives you the impression of being quite special without a high price tag which is nice. It's small enough at 5 gramms, but big enough not to get lost within your make up bag.
The lid of the jar is colour matched to the shade within, so if you have more than one shades you won't mistake the colour you are looking for.
Within the jar, the eye shadow is compacted very tightly in. A thick cream consistency that does have a slightly aerated feel to it, much like looking at a chocolate bar full of bubbles. You can apply the eye shadow by finger or brush. I actually prefer using my finger which probably isn't the most hygienic way of applying makeup, but I get a better more even coverage this way. I find by using a brush which isn't supplied by the way, I have to almost scoop more onto the brush which is then wasted when it's time to clean the brush.
The consistency being thick means that the eye shadow glides on well and stays put in one place easily. As it goes on almost wet, I do find myself trying not to blink for a few seconds in case I smudge anything with movement of my lids.
Once dry, I find the eye shadow stays in place well without fading too much. It does dry to a powder consistency which is a funny feeling the first time you use this eye shadow, but something that I got used to very quickly.
As you don't need a lot to get a good coverage, the tiny pot has lasted me months with no sign of seeing the bottom yet. There is a twelve month life on the eye shadow from time of opening, and I would think the jar would last you almost as long.
Removing my eye shadow is easily done with just a makeup wipe which is how I remove all my makeup. I usually find that there is still a lot in place on my lids when it comes time to remove, even after a long period of time during the day. It comes off easily and doesn't appear to get stuck in the creases of my eye lids.
Overall I think this eye shadow is great value for money, and a product that I would happily buy again.
Mousse or moose?
Once upon a time you could get a little confused between the mousse you eat and the moose that has a big set of antlers. Then, just to add to that confusion, cosmetics company Maybelline goes and launches a range of cosmetics in a mousse format. I am pleased to say these resemble the deserts more closely than the animals, but they are definitely not to be eaten.
These mousse formula products were launched a few years ago and there are a range of different mousse products available:
This review is for the eye products.
I have used the eyeshadow mousses in the past but my current pot was running low. Then I stumbled on a set of four new pots on eBay for the princely sum of £7 - at less than £2 a pop I was instantly sold. Currently in Boots, these are selling at £6.19 so I got four for not much more than the retailing price of one. Boots currently has six shades on its website but if you do a search via google shopping there seem to be lots more available from pinks and golds to greens and blues - they're much cheaper too so do shop around! Each jar contains 3.5g of mousse.
I will give brief details of all my four new shades of mousse, as well as the one I have been using for a while, below. So you're getting five reviews for the price of one! The packaging and formula of all the mousses is the same so I will describe that first.
For eyeshadow, the packaging of this product is quite unusual and makes it stand out from the crowd a little. The mousse comes in little glass jars with a screwtop. The pots are quite chunky and if you like dinky products that you can simply slip into a tiny purse or even pocket, then these aren't for you! Although there is a decent amount of the product inside, there is a lot of packaging here too and I guess it could come in a smaller pot. But I personally quite like these little jars - they feel very substantial and, if you have a few as I now do, they look good on your dressing table! The screwtop lids are quite chunky too and each is coloured the same as the product inside, but with a slightly pearlised finish which makes them quite pretty to look at.
Light and fluffy
As you open a brand new pot of the eyeshadow, there is something inviting about the soft looking mousse inside! It does exactly resemble its pudding namesake - it looks soft, smooth and a little fluffy. The best - and possibly only - way to apply this product is with your fingers. The texture and consistency of the product means that a brush or sponge applicator just wouldn't work. This is great for me as I often think the best applicator for makeup is your fingertip!
Making sure they are spotlessly clean first of course, as you first touch your fingertip to the mousse it certainly feels lovely and soft in texture. If you pushed just a little, you could sink your finger right into the pot, but just a smooth stroke on the top of the mousse is enough to get a light, delicate coating on your fingertip. It also works well if you pat or dab your finger onto the mousse to get just the right amount. At first, I think this is a bit tricky to get used to as it is quite unusual, and it takes a bit of practice to get just the right amount. The mousse is certainly different to other cream-based eyeshadows I have used as it does have a real lightness of feel to it and, despite that creamy texture, it does so without being at all liquid or runny.
My mousse stash
Applying this to the eyelids is very easy. Using your finger, it goes on very smoothly and easily without any dragging. It delivers a light veil of colour to the eyelids which is subtle but pretty. I will now give a few more details of the colours that I have:
~~~ Divine Lilac 07 ~~~
In the pot, this mousse is a darker, silvery shade of lilac. Once it's on the eyelids the colour becomes very pale but it has a lot of shimmer to it. It looks like a very light, shimmery pink once applied, and would be a bit disappointing if you had expected a stronger purple colour. The shimmer lasts for ages but the colour really doesn't deliver.
~~~ Heavenly Blue 04 ~~~
This mousse has a quite intense, grey-blue colour. Once applied, it leaves a very nice touch of blue to the lid, again with a good shot of shimmer through it. I think this is more pigmented than the lilac eye mousse, but again it may be disappointing if you wanted a stronger shade of blue.
~~~ Mint Green 30 ~~~
This is quite a light green colour in the pot and to me this does exactly the same as the blue version described above. It adds a very slight hint of colour to the eyelid, with a nice bit of shimmer, but the colour isn't very intense. As with the blue version, I really like this as it gives a hint of colour and a nice bit of sparkle without being over-dramatic.
~~~ Ivory in the Clouds 01 ~~~
This mousse is white with a slight pearly sheen to it. I really wasn't sure about this one in the pot as a white eyeshadow didn't seem a very attractive proposition ... but actually it delivers a very pretty veil of silver to the lids, and the shimmery flecks seem a little bigger than in the other mousses. A nice evening look if you want some shimmer without being over the top - although I think it would also work well blended with other more dramatic shades, and over the top of stronger colours.
~~~ Plum Temptation 06 ~~~
In the pot this is a dark purply-brown, almost rusty looking shade. Of all the shades I have described here, this is definitely the most pigmented. Once applied it's a quite unusual shade which I would definitely describe as plum - but with a slightly metallic sheen to it. It isn't as shimmery as all the others but there is definitely a hint of gold to it. The colour to me looks a bit like a bruise! And this isn't one I would wear over my whole eyelid as it's not great with my olive skintone. However, I would use it to blend with other shades in the outer corners of my eyes. Of the five shades described here, I guess this is my least favourite, but would be good for people with skintones more suited to purple shades of eyeshadow, and who would prefer their mousses with a little more pigment!
One problem I frequently have with eyeshadows - especially cream based ones - is that they tend to crease, leaving me with an attractive line of eyeshadow at the top of my eyelid. This is one of the main concerns I had when I first used this eye product, as I was sure it would leave me with the same affect, given its creamy texture. But I guess the fact that I have just been and bought another four pots tells you that this isn't a major problem with this eyeshadow! Yes, it does tend to crease a little as the day wears on but this happens after many hours of wear and not within an hour or so as with some other shadows I've used - particularly the cream-based ones. It also has good staying power and I don't feel any real need to reapply throughout the day.
There is one very important thing I must mention about this product, as it is the reason why it has lost a star. I have had the green product that I mentioned above for a while now, and there is in fact very little left in the pot! But the problem I have found with this is that over the months, the mousse has dried out a little. It has certainly lost that light, slightly fluffy texture following months of use, and it now has a slightly crumbly feel to it. I guess this is a combination of it drying out over time, and the repeated insertion of my fingers in the pot taking away some of the creamy texture. However it is important to mention that the product itself is still perfectly useable, and it delivers the same results when applied to my eyelids, but it does mean it isn't quite as pleasant to use.
As you can tell, I am a fan of these eyeshadows. The range of colours is great, they deliver a very subtle but pretty veil of colour to the eyes and they are nice to use. For me, they are great for work as they give me a bit of colour and shimmer without being over the top. Some of the colours may be a little bit too subtle for some, and I would definitely warn people that the actual colour after application is a very pale version of the colour on the lid! For an evening look, these may not deliver on the drama front if you want to make an impact. They also tend to be quite shimmery so do steer clear if you tend to shy away from sparkle. Other than the mousse drying out over time, the only other slight criticisms is that I think some may find the packaging a bit too chunky. I personally don't mind it and I do like that it is a bit different - and my new haul of colours look good all nestled together on my dressing table!
My final word... if you don't mind buying on eBay, then please search for new and sealed pots on there as I bought four for not much more than the price of one new.
I love Maybelline products usually but I really did not like this eyeshadow.
I bought it when it first came out as I liked the mousse foundation but this eyeshadow is horrible and nowhere near as good as the foundation.
I thought it would feel smooth ans silky but I found it terrible to apply and it looked very false and felt sticky. It rubbed off almost immediately and so was a complete waste of time for me.
I think the colours they come in are also too bright and do not look good on eyes. I was really disappointed with this eyeshadow as I was expecting it to be as good as the mousse foundation and be very easy to apply with my fingertips. It was impossible to apply this eyeshadow with my fingertips though as it just stuck to my finger and creased when I managed to apply some to my eyelids.
I definately won't be buying this eyeshadow again.
Maybelline is a company with 90 years experience of cosmetics and is currently the number one cosmetic company in the world. It claims to reflect new york energy attitude and style with a cool urban edge.
Dream mousse formulation is air whipped so that it glides on smoothly and blends easily. It can be applied lightly or layered for a more intense look. It is available in seven different shades (Eden green, angelic pink, caramel karma, blissful beige, fabulous turqoise, divine gold and suede sensation)
Currently this eyeshadow is priced at £5.99 in boots and is part of a 3 for 2 offer on maybelline products. You can also obtain 20 boots points when buying this product. Although these pots are priced at only £2-3 on amazon presently.
I own two colours in this range but would like to collect them all as they are all beautiful colours that are easy to wear. They can be worn lightly and discreetly or layered to obtain an intense bright colour. The first colour that I bought was no 2 blissful beige. This is a wonderful shadow that I use for everyday wear as it is very natural. It looks wonderful with dark eyelashes and liquid eyeliner along the lash line. It is a colour close to my skin colour and it has a discreet shimmery sparkle which suits my natural day look perfectly.
The second colour that I own is a darker colour but this is no longer in the range I have noticed It was called plum temptation and was a reddy, browny colour.
I would like to update my products and buy the pink and gold colours as they look wonderful.
I have round that this product is very easy to apply. I use a small brush and layer on as much as it needed for the look. The colour stays in place for most of the day and does not crease or smudge together with the liquid eyeliner.
The only disadvantage that I have found with this product is that if the lid is left off it can dry out. I can still use mine but it has dried out somewhat although this is partly my fault for not applying the lid properly!
This is a wonderful product that produces a great effect and can be applied very easily.
Thanks H xx
I bought this Dream Mousse Eye shadow in shade "02 Blissful Beige", as I was looking for a skin-tone shade of a shadow, for something a little less subtle that could be worn as an everyday look.
The colour is contained in a small glass pot, with a plastic screw-top lid which is fairly easy to open and reseal. The lid is colour coded according to the colour of the mousse, which is helpful if you own a few of the dream mousse ranges and don't want to accidentally pick up the wrong product!
So onto the product. Well, I was pleasantly surprised by this as I usually stick to solid eyeshadows, and so this was a new experience. The mousse is smooth to apply, and gives off a light shimmery finish which compliments my mascara for a toned down look I would most use in the day. It's staying power is quite impressive too, as unlike traditional eye shadows it doesn't fade or stick in the crease of the eyelid, and it doesn't tend to need re applying during the day.
This product comes in many shades and varieties, which means if you do purchase other products from the range it will give your make-up some continuity. I use the dream mousse liquid foundation, as well as the mousse eye shadow.
As much as I love this product, I do have an unfortunate criticism about it - I think that this product definitely has a shelf life. I have owned this particular pot, 02 Blissful Beige, for a couple of years now and although it still looks beautiful when applied, it has gone a bit horrible and cake-like in the pot. This makes it difficult to apply as it crumbles easily and goes everywhere, which isn't something you would normally get with a traditional eye shadow.
However, when you are in need of a smooth finish this mousse does the job brilliantly, and I would definitely buy it again (I might have to soon anyway as it's gone a bit funny!). If it wasn't for the slightly disappointing shelf life, I would have awarded this product 5 dooyoo stars.
When I had some spare money I was tempted by the Dream Mousse 08 Eden Green. I have hazel/amber eyes so green is a nice colour for me, though until this point I had always used powder.
I admit, I was a little put off by the price. The eyecolour is far from cheap and I don't like spending a lot on makeup, but I can honestly tell you that I feel like I more than got my money's worth.
The Eden Green colour is a gorgeous shade, it is subtle enough to act solely as a highlighter (a light application being almost colourless, so more of a slight shimmer) where as a more dense application left a lovely pale green shimmer which was a great shade, very subtle. I will say that the subtlety of the colour is also a bit of a downside - I found that I have to use a fair bit on my eyes for the colour to stand out at all, and even when applied thickly the colour is still very pale, though great and shimmery. The pot isn't as large as it looks as the base of the pot is very thick, though the pot I have has lasted me a decent amount of time, and frequent applications.
The pot itself is really nice looking, though rather bulky if you are intending to carry it in a handbag makeup bag.
As to the consistancy, I actually much prefer this mousse to any powder eyecolour I have ever used. It goes on like a dream (pardon the pun) and it doesn't run, drip, or wear off like powders can. I've found that mousse eyecolours can wear away at your eye crease over time yet this has been really good at staying put, even after a long period of time. If you don't wash it off after a night out, it is normally all over your pillow but at least not all over your face!
All in all, I do love this eyecolour, the shade is lovely but very subtle so definitely don't buy if you're a fan of striking colours, and it is really long lasting despite the deceptive pot that looks larger than it is. Expensive but of good quality, I have never for a second regretted my purchase.
The only other colour I have tried is the 05 Angelic Pink, I was not as impressed with the shade, it was much too pale and didn't suit me at all, though the quality was again very impressive.
I bought the Maybelline dream mouse in blissful beige, I wanted an eyeshadow that I could use as a highlighter and it does the job just fine.
The product is good for the natural look and looks really nice on the lid and or below the eyebrow for that lift. The product has a shimmer to it which is not over powering but gives it quite an elegant glow in the light.
I ma not crazy on the texture of the mousse although it dries like a powder. I have found that my dream mousse has started to dry out, this may not be the case with everyone but it has defiantly stopped me from purchasing again. It just makes applying it that little bit harder and find it going everywhere.
It retails for approximately £5-6, I wouldn't say it is great value for money but does come in a handy little glass tub, which is easy to put in your bag for a night out etc.
I have actually used this product on my lips, and surprisingly it works quite nicely, obviously it is not for the lips but comes in handy when you misplace your lipstick and there is nothing else for you to use.
The product does have a light scent, which is pleasant. I would say that if the product is on offer for example buy one get one free then buy it but at its full price I think there are other better eye shadows of its kind on the market for a fraction of the price.
The dream mousse can be purchased form all major retailers such as Boots, Tesco, Superdrug etc but can also be purchased in a lot of chemists.
After using the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation for years now I thought it might be time to try out some more of the mousse range because of how great the foundation is and how well it works, I was hoping this eyecolor would live up to the expectations set my the foundation. Now I dont really wear eye shadow that often and when I do its usually brown & black for the smokey eyed effect but lately Ive been experimenting with loads of different colours to which ones suit me and which ones dont. Anyway thats how this mousse eye colour came in because a few of the colours really appealed to me and I really wanted to try it out. I personally bought the shade Fabulous Turquoise because that looked really bright and bold, basically a mile away from the colours I usually wear and I thought it would go really well with a new outfit Id just bought.
I really like all these shades and Im going to try and buy/try them all. I really wish they did a wider range of shades though because some people will prefer the more neutral and natural colours.
Price: Around £5
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug, Chemists Etc
Product Description: [Maybelline Website]
Contains Pure Colour Pigments, Glides On Smoothly, Blends Perfectly, Feels Soft On Your Eye Lids, Quicker & Easier To Apply Than Normal Eye Shadow, Air Whipped Mousse Feel & Long Lasting.
Another great thing about this is that you can just apply it straight onto your lids with your finher, no need for brushes or applicators so it is a great time saver. All you do simply dab your finger into the little pot, get some of the mousse onto your finger and apply as much or as little onto your eyelids as you like. This can be applied really lightly or layered up for a bolder colour. To be honest though because the colour is so bright I think you only need one layer because its so bright already.
This goes on really smoothly and proper glides accross your eyelid so you dont need to keep dabbing your finger in the pot to get a even, full colour right across your eyelid.
I personally think that for best results you should apply concealer to your eyelid first because Ive found it lasts a lot longer that way. The colour dries as soon as you apply it so its doesnt smudge or stain which is a problem I often get with powder shadows. The colour of this blue shade is really intense and bold and looks really even on your eyelids which I really like and I found that this colour lasts for around 5 hours without fading at all and lasts a good few hours after that but a slightly paler colour.
Ive heard a lot of people saying that because this mousse is so soft and creamy it creases on your eyelids really easily but Ive never found that to be an issue. If you do encounter this problem then try some primer to your lids before this because no only does it make the colour last longer but it wont crease at all.
I actually think I get better results from this than any powder shadow Ive used and every time I want a brighter colour I will definately be using this & Im going to buy some more of the shades as soon as I get some money!
Im proper chuffed that I tried this out and it works so well and Im definately going to try out some of the brown shades because it will make creating a smokey eyed look so much easier! I highly recommend this to anyone that has tried out the foundation from this range and loved it and even for those who are wanting a change from their ordinary powder eye shadow. Its so easy to apply and the colour goes on really well and it even lasts for ages! Whats not to like.
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
I was looking for some new eye colour which was different to the normal browns that I wear and I was recommended this by a woman in Boots. I have now been using it for about a year and thought I would share my view.
It is part of the Dream Mousse range that Maybelline do which includes foundation and blusher. It has been air whipped for a creamy, light texture. It claims to 'combine the lasting wear of a powder with the smooth feel of a cream'.
It currently costs about £5.86 for 5g in Boots and comes in 7 different colours. I really like the Eden Green one at the moment. It comes in a small glass jar with a screw lid.
I have always been a bit dubious of cream eye shadows and in the past I have found that they print on the upper eye, just below the eyebrow. But it said that it turns into a powder when applied so I thought I would give it a go.
When opening I found that it really was like a mousse; it had the air bubbles to prove it. I wasn't sure how to apply it at first. I tried a sponge applicator but found that it absorbed the mousse and didn't leave much to go onto the eyelid. I now use my finger which I have found it the best way, but does get a bit messy.
It blends really well and I can get even coverage, even with my finger. I sometimes find that it does get on my cheek but this is easily removed with a cotton bud.
I wear my makeup for about 9 hours a day without reapplication and was really pleased that this lasts the whole duration. Also, it doesn't print. It dries when it is applied and feels so lightweight that you don't even know you are wearing it.
The only bad thing that I have found is that it does tend to dry out. I have had this pot for about 6 months now and it is not as airy as it was when I bought it, even though I always leave the lid on. It can also go a bit clumpy and then it doesn't go on the eyelid as easily, which is a bit annoying.
Overall this product is highly recommended. It lived up to the expectations and can be applied quite easily, although if anyone can find another method of application other than the finger, that would be helpful.
I originally bought this (in "Angelic Pink") as I had heard good things about other products in the Maybelline Dream Mousse collection at the time. After trying it in a variety of ways I was left feeling like I lived on a different planet to my friends who had recommended this product - it left me completely disappointed.
This eye colour comes packaged in a rather bulky, heavy glass pot with a plastic screw-top lid to match the shade of the colour inside. Whenever I walked around with this product I was constantly worried about dropping it for fear that the glass would shatter.
I found this product very hard to apply evenly. Using fingertips, as suggested, left large blobs of the mousse which wouldn't smooth out over the lid to create a flawless finish. It also made a neat application virtually impossible as it is hard to be accurate without using a small brush. Blending the product also proved tricky as it would just smudge the colour outwards even further, ruining the look. Once applied, large amounts of the colour were left on the fingers which was incredibly messy and surprisingly difficult to get rid of, resulting in much stained clothing.
Using a brush or a sponge also proved difficult. Too much of the product would stick to the brush/sponge and not transfer onto the eye lid. The colour was consistently weak whenever the product was used, regardless of application method. It was almost impossible to layer the product to create a stronger colour as suggested, as instead of building up colour and intensity it just rubbed off whatever colour was on the lid - leaving you back at step one!
Not only did the product crease incredibly quickly while being worn, I noticed that on some occasions it even began to crease while I was applying it. I gave up trying to create a look similar to the Maybelline adverts for this product, and while I believe I still have a pot in my make-up bag somewhere it certainly won't be coming out anytime soon - unless it's to bin it. While there are a wide variety of shades, at around £5/£6 I believe this is an expensive 'gimmick' product and that you could get a much better product elsewhere.
Although I hated the foundation I had also bought the eye colour at the same time in shade 08 eden green. Whereas I hated the foundation I loved the eye colour. And being one of these naughty people that keep their make up for far too long even though there are big cracks in it I still use it and still wears fine.
Anyway the green shade was nice and shimmery almost pearlescent in appearance. The lids of the shadows give you an idea of the colour but there's always tester pots to try in most bigger chemists.
You can either apply it once was a barely there finish or build it up to a stronger colouration. It is easy to rub in with your fingers but don't forget that your hands will get covered in it too lol. In the beginning it is quite easy to get too much on your finger and end up with looooads of it on your eye (or is that my impatience?) but it comes off easily with make up remover so no bother.
I have had this product years (probably 4-5) and I'm still using it (hangs head in shame) and it still goes on and lasts as well as when I bought it. The drying and cracking have in some ways made it better because it is now more powdery than moosey so you don't get too much on your finger at once.
I have never worn it all day and all night but it lasts for a night out well even in the hottest clubs cardiff has to offer.
I don't have any disadvantages because as I've learnt it lasts as well as a normal eye shadow powder while you're wearing it and in your make up bag.
I first have to confess that I rarely use cream eyeshadows, however this one is supposed to be crease resistant and I saw it for very cheap in Boyes I decided to give it a go. I got the lilac colour, the colour in the jar and on the lid looks lovely with a pearlescent finish.
Indeed the eyeshadow itself does have that radiant pearlescent glow that I like my eyeshadows to have, it's easy to apply, but on me it was very pale and didn't show up on my eyelids very well at all. I am fair skinned, so this was a surprise to me and I wasn't that impressed as I usually prefer more obvious colours due to wearing glasses and the whole point being to get my eyes to stand out. However I thought it might come in useful as a base for other eyeshadows I own.
After a couple of hours of wearing it I also noticed that it creased on me! I was immediately rather annoyed about that and decided right there and then that it was of no use to me.
I will say that the friend who I gave it to really likes it, and it shows up on her better than it did on me, although she's hardly paler than I am. It wasn't a waste of money as I only paid 99p for it luckily and as I said, the friend I passed it onto it uses it and likes it. It's definitely one of those more subtle eyeshadows that some people prefer, but that's just not me.