Pros: Matte finish, nice coverage
Cons: finger application, can't see shades in jar
About 2 weeks ago CVS and Walgreens had buy one/get one free sales on different foundations. I had been itching to try Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse foundation and their matching blush so I heading to Walgreens who had the sale on Maybelline. I'm pretty sure I got a good deal paying $8.99 for a jar of foundation and a jar of blush.
Dream Matte Mousse is packaged in a .64 oz/ 18 g. jar. You screw off the lid to reveal a fluffy looking foundation. One thing not to do is just dig in. It takes only the tiniest bit to get nice coverage.
According to Maybelline.com there are 12 shades divided into light, medium and dark. At the store they will have the plastic sheet with the shade samples on them. It is very hard to see in the jar and you have to rely on the jar lid to pick a shade.
I wasn't exactly sure of what shade to pick for me because there were maybe 3 that looked like they would work. I knew I was in the light category so I pulled light 1, light 2 and light 3 off the shelf. When I held them next to each other I could tell that Classic Ivory/Light 2 was going to work for me because the others looked like they would have pink undertones it them. I recommend picking 2 or three and holding the lids together to compare the shades first.
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My Use of Dream Matte Mousse
I learned quickly with my first time using this foundation that a little goes a long way and to work quickly.
The first time I used this foundation I did the dot, dot, dot method. Well, Dream Matte sets rather quickly and my face was streaky. I also had used to much foundation with my dots.
Focus on perfecting the tone and coverage down the center of your face first. Use just a small amount of makeup and blend it in thoroughly. You can then layer more if necessary to achieve the coverage you want.
I do just the opposite. I start with the outside of my face. The outside edges of my face needs less coverage than the center. I divide my face into four sections and do one section at a time so that I can finish before it sets. I put on just the tiniest bit on my finger and blend until I don't see it anymore.
After I do the outside edges I work on the center of my face. I do a thin layer first then add more where it is necessary. Even when I add more I do it a thin bit at a time. If you put on too much foundation it will look very thick and cakey. After I'm finished I go over any areas that look streaked with a cosmetic sponge and it fixes it without messing up the makeup.
I find this foundation evens out my skin tone wonderfully. The color I choose was a very nice match. With it blended well on my jaw line I can't even tell where it ends.
Dream Matte foudation dries to a powder finish. There is absolutely no need to set this with another powder. If you have dry skin or don't like a powder finish this is not for you.
When I have a blemish to hide, I don't find it covers it completely but it hides it enough where I don't feel I have to use a concealer.
As for the matte part, I still will get some oiliness come afternoon and I will have to blot. It is not a perfect foundation for oily skin, but it is a step forward.
I have not had any breakouts with this foundation. It washes off completely with my daily face wash.
I recommend Dream Matte Mousse foundation for those with oily skin and maybe combination. Dry skin will not like the dry, powdery finish.
I paid $8.99 for this and a Mousse blush at Walgreens during a sale. I recommend watching the papers at CVS and Walgreens as they usually do a buy one/get one free sale almost every week on different brands. I believe this was about $7 at Walmart.