Friday, October 5, 2012

Dream Matte Mousse is Everything BUT a Dream

I needed a new foundation, and was intrigued by Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse. I am a fan of Maybelline’s Dream Smooth Mousse (the original) and thought the new mousse texture would be lighter and feel nicer on skin. I gave the mousse a fighting chance (a few weeks), and there is no way I will ever use it again. Reasons why it didn’t work for me at ALL:

  •  It’s super messy. The product got all over my makeup bag and other products, all over the inside of my purse, and was constantly all over my hands. I found smudges of it in the bathroom, on my dresser, my clothing, etc. If you check out the photos below, you can see how the product seemed to escape to the outer rims of the component. It also balls up as you can see in the first photo. I ended up having to mix some of the product in the cap, just to get rid of the little balls before applying it. Way more work than it should be to apply a base
  •  It does not blend well. To my horror, there were a few occasions where my fiancé actually said to me “Babe, I think you need to blend your makeup a little more, there’s lines.” Horrifying, right? 

  •  It is bad for oily skin. I don’t know what it is about the formula, but by lunchtime my face looked like it needed to be washed, no SCRUBBED free of my foundation. I think it actually made my skin more oily, if that’s even possible.

I hate giving negative product reviews, but I figured I would be honest and let you know how much this product did not work for me. If you use it and it works for you, great! It might just be me. This was my personal experience with it. Like I said earlier, I really do love the original Dream Smooth Mousse, so I think I will stick with that for now. OK, promise i'm working on a positive post next haha! Happy Friday!!


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