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Tuesday, October 2, 2012



18 gms for INR 575

  Company Says: - The Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, an air whipped mousse foundation that provides a soft matte finish and a weightless feel. The Mattifying foundation leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, while providing complete coverage. Its ultra blendable formula is easy to apply and very comfortable to wear. Available in 5 shades.

Ingredients: - Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Squalane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methyl  Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Penoxyethanol, Phenyl  Trimethicone, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Methyl Paraben, Aluminun Hydroxide, BHT, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Isobutyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben
[+/- May contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492/Iron Oxides, CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride] F.I.L. D32582/2 US Patent Pending

My Opinion: - On any given day, I would choose a tinted moisturiser over a foundation for day time wear but in the evenings/nights I simply prefer a foundation. But when I received Maybelline Dream Touch, I was amazed at how soft and light weight the Dream Matte Mousse was and I started using it during the day. I don’t have much imperfection when it comes to skin tone. My problems- I have a couple of spot on my left cheeks with light under-eye circles, large pores and some redness scattered here and there if my skin has broken out. I basically don’t need a heavy coverage foundation for daily wear. The shade I was sent is Nude Light 4 and it suits me well.

                 Now coming to the packaging it’s a cute, sturdy and heavy glass tub with a beige plastic screw on lid. Since it’s a mousse, it’s ideal to have this kind of packaging though there may be some hygiene issues. I use a tiny spatula to take out the product and place it on the back of my hand. The packaging is travel friendly and can be carried with ease in a purse. The fragrance is chemical-y but very mild and fades off almost immediately after application. I have experimented in a number of ways and have found out that different method of application gives different results.

                The consistency is very light weight and the texture of this foundation is buttery soft and spongy. Its glides on my skin like a dream, spreads and blends in a jiffy. It’s not one of those time consuming, difficult to blend foundations, therefore this is my go-to foundation right now. This mousse foundation gives medium coverage which is enough for me as it covers my light under-eye circles, conceals redness, evens out my skin tone and hides minor flaws and pores.  This foundation gives a matte but dewy kind of finish/look to my skin. It stays fresh for 2-3 hours in an air-conditioned environment and gradually makes my t-zone shiny but not greasy, nothing the Dream Matte Powder can’t take care of. Therefore I prefer to dust my face and neck lightly with this Dream Matte Powder after applying the mousse foundation. This way it stays for about 4-5 hours in an air-conditioned environment after which I need to go for touch ups.

                 This mousse foundation does not oxidize on oily skin and stays color true and also does not cakes up. A big disadvantage of this foundation is that it comes off really easily on anything and everything that touches it, that is it gets on my cell phone, my collars, tissues etc etc. The foundation also does not contain Sun Protection so I need to use a Sunscreen underneath it during the day.  Ok now coming to the ways of applying it- 1. Using fingers warms up the foundation and gives medium coverage which can be built up if required 2. Using a stippling brush gives quicker applications but sheer coverage and 3. Using a sponge/wedge gives below medium but more than sheer coverage. So I have stuck to the first method and always use my fingers for that flawless blending. Now the tricky part of applying this foundation is to moisturize the skin well or you are sure to find dry patches. I am happy to say that this foundation behaved well with my break outs (my skin has been behaving very badly of late) and didn’t cause further break outs as well. It is very easy to go over-board with this foundation so initially use minimum amount and then gradually build up.

Pros: -

* Blends like a dream

* Gives medium coverage which is good enough for me

* Light weight and buttery soft mousse

* Didn't irritate my break outs

* Does not cake up

* Does not oxidize on my oily skin

* Available in 5 shades, most girls will find a match

Cons: -

* Pricey

* Does not last long enough, needs regular touch ups

* Tub packaging is not hygienic, needs careful handling (I use a spatula to take out the mousse)

* Contains tons and tons of Parabens

                     I rate this Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse 4.25 out of 5 as it has become my go-to foundation right now. It can be made to work for all skin types, proper moisturizing for dry skin and using a good compact for oil skin. I don’t think I would need to purchase another one anytime soon as very little product is required for each application so it will take atleast 5-6 months to get used up. A good product from Maybelline but needs experimenting and patience to get the hang of it. Need to tell you girls one last thing, this mousse works like magic as an eyeshadow primer :D

Phewwwwww…. That was a too detailed review :P

                     Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us experiences with Mousse Foundations. Thank you and have a great time :)



Lancy said...

Nice review beauty :)

Ruby Parmar said...

I luv mousse....its as light as air :)
Hey Swty, I hv an award waiting fr check it here

Selve said...

Wow, I love the mousse, I m very sure I don't have to worry when using it.. Nice review.

Selve said...

Wow, I love the mousse, I m very sure I don't have to worry when using it.. Nice review.

NikStar said...

It would be nice to actually see the makeup application on your face. Bummer.

beautydiva said...

@lancy- thank you dear :)

beautydiva said...

@ruby parmar- yes agree with you. thank you so much for the award and sorry for the late reply

beautydiva said...

@selve- thank you very much, i like it so hoping you like the mousse too

beautydiva said...

@NIKSTAR- sorry to disappoint you but i never post my full pics on my blog.

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