Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse

FINALLY! I'm back to blogging! So sorry I've been missing everyone, I have been finishing up final exams - there were some TOUGH ones this semester! But now they are all done so I can get to this PILE of makeup that needs reviewing! haha Lets get right to it!

This is Maybelline's newest foundation, Dream Smooth Mousse. I will tell you that I am a big fan of all of Maybelline's "Dream" foundations. I know a lot of people didn't like the Dream Liquid Mousse but honestly, thats one of my all time favourite foundations! haha I also loved the Dream Matte Mousse and Concealer so this one was an obvious choice for me!

First things first. This foundation varies WIDLY in price - its crazy! I got mine for $9.99 at Superstore. I've also seen it in Shoppers Drug Mart for around $13.99 and Rexall for $12.99. Not only that but if you are lucky enough to find your shade (only have the darker tones left) at Wal-Mart, you can pick it up for $8.49. So, that being said - SHOP AROUND!

I quite like the packaging of this foundation (even though it is rather deceiving and makes it look like you are getting much more product than you do). It comes with a really nice quality sponge in the lid, which unscrews from the base. It keeps everything compact and easy to carry with you without getting your sponge all gross from being in your makeup bag! (Bonus)

Lets go to pros and cons!


- Lightweight
- Hydrating
- Good, medium Coverage
- Looks very natural on skin
- Comes with a good quality sponge
- Inexpensive (if you know where to look! haha)
- Works on all skin types


- Shade selection for us lighter skin gals is limited and kind of pink
- Attention is needed with blending
- Very little product in jar

In summary, as you may be able to tell, I like this foundation! Its not anything extremely exciting but it does the job nicely. I like that it is hydrating without being oily and even oily skin types can wear it (I have oily skin!) It gives a natural looking, satin-dewey finish but nothing too over the top, which is nice! It also has a great "cooling" feeling when you put it on, almost like water! I would recommend this if you have dry skin most definitely! I tried multiple ways of applying this (Sponge, fingers, foundation brush & stippling brush) but the best I used was the sponge! I don't think I will be repurchasing this, although it is good, its not my ideal foundation - mostly because of the limited pink-toned light shades (I do NOT have pink undertones!) and I am wearing the lightest shade, which is crazy because I'm not THAT light! Have you guys tried this out? Let me know your experiences!

Thanks for reading! XOXO


Pammy said...

Shaylee-congrats on being *finished* with finals!!! Yay!!!! Great review!!! This product sounds perfect for my skintype (dry)...BUT, if you wear the lightest shade, then there for sure will not be a shade light enough for me (but, that almost always seems to be the case for me with my uber-pale skin with drugstore foundations not going light enough). Great review!!! XOXO!

Tracy said...

Shaylee I found this when I went to the States in November and was so excited...& now it's here. It was however much cheaper in the US & all the shades were available. I have used it maybe 3x since buying it, and I'm not exactly wowed by it either. It is fine but nothing great in my opinion..all that anticipation for nothing I guess.

Blushingloves said...

Awww I want to try this one badly!!thanks for teh review doll!!

Justine @ Productrater said...

I find shoppers to be much more expensive then rexall and walmart, I very rarely get beauty products there, although the beauty boutique can be great for high-end stuff. We wear the same colour in this product. I really like it, glad you did too. And I agree with you drugstore shades do not cater to fair girls at all.

bec said...

Great review!

I also have trouble with some maybelline foundations as i dont have pink undertones either!

Priscilla aka MUJunkie88 said...

Hey Shaylee! Awesome review! I have this one in the foundation pump form and it didnt work with my oily felt like a mask and it was like floating on my skin..LOL..idk..maybe this one is different from the pump. I should just try it to see how it works =)

evil-she-devil said...

i want to try these, i have pink undertones and it's hard to find a foundation that wont look too pinky on my face (like a baby pig -.- ). Btw if you want you can check my giveaway too! :)