Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review: Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation

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Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse is a cream-whipped foundation that is supposed to be good for normal to dry skin, provide 100% baby smooth perfection and leave your skin looking and feeling hydrated for 14 hours. It's oil-free, fragrance free, and safe for sensitive skin. The whipped formula is designed to give an air soft matte finish with a weightless feel. The foundation is very creamy and provides medium coverage.

Here is my take on it:
For the last 2 years or so I have not used an actual foundation, I had only been using BB creams, because I could not find a foundation that would not cling to the dry patches or just make my face look super dried out. I love my BB creams, but I wanted something that would give me a little more coverage, so off to Google I went. I came across this product and read that it was good for dry skin, the only thing I read about it that concerned me was that it had pink undertones, my cheeks tend to get red when I'm a little hot or from washing my face with a cloth of some sort, so I didn't know if that would enhance my cheek redness or not. I picked out Porcelain Ivory, which I believe is the lightest color they offer, I probably should have got the next shade up since I purchased this around the time the weather was warming up, but with a little bronzer it works fine.

I am very glad that I gave this a try! I love the amount of coverage it gives me, which is about medium, and the pink undertones do not enhance any redness that I have on my face. Finally a foundation that I can wear that does not adhere to and accentuate my dry patches or make my face look as dry as a dessert, I think this is due mostly to the consistency of the foundation, it is so creamy! It feels very light on my face, so much in fact I usually forget I have it on. My face feels hydrated and soft throughout the day. For me personally the wear time is great too, the day I took the photos for this post I wore it for a little over 8 hours and never touched it up.

My only issue with this foundation is the packaging, and the only thing I don't like about it, is it does not have a mirror and it makes you think you are getting way more product. It does come with this little sponge to apply it with, I've not used it so I can not say if it works well or not.

This is all the product you get, it's .49oz

 I 've used this pretty much every single day since I got it 5 weeks ago and I still have plenty of product, a little bit of this seems to go a long way, which is great!

I use my ELF flat top powder brush to apply the Dream Smooth Mousse. I lightly tap the brush in to the product then kind of stipple it on my face and buff it out, then I'll apply some bronzer and spray my face with ELF makeup mist and set. This is besides the point, but Avon is coming out with a makeup setting spray!!

Here is a nice collage of my face LOL Top Left no makeup at all and as you can see I have redness in my cheeks and on my chin from cleansing with a cloth prior to doing my makeup and a nice little scratch on my nose, Top Right I'm only wearing the Dream Smooth Mousse I think it helps to conceal some of the redness, Bottom Left I have my bronzer and eye makeup done, Bottom Right shows my face after wearing the DSM for a little more than 8 hours with no touch ups.

Everyone's skin type is not the same so I know this may work great for me but not work so well for others. My skin is normal to dry and I do not tend to get any oiliness, so if you have skin very similar to that, I would highly recommend this, especially if you have issues with other foundations clinging to dry patches.

Dream Smooth Mousse comes in 6 shades at Ulta and online, but for some reason Walmart's site lists 4 additional shades that were not available on the other sites. Prices are different on each site but range from $7.97-$9.99


  1. Oh wow. That's pretty impressive.

    1. I thought so too, it's my new favorite foundation :)


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