Friday, September 14, 2012

Dream Cluster Review : Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation Review

If you belong to our group of Oily Skinned ones - You must be well aware with our obsession of achieving that "PERFECT AIRBRUSHED MATTE LOOK". I am blessed with that same obsession, Hence I was super excited to try out this Matte Mousse Foundation when I received it... 

The Dream franchise, voted the #1 foundation umbrella brand in the world comprises of a collection of products with revolutionary hybrid formulae, including Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation, Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, Dream Matte Pressed Powder, Dream Touch Blush and now the latest and revolutionary Dream Lumi Touch Conealer.

Amongst all the products from Dream Range - The Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation was the first one to be launched in India few years ago. I had till date not tried this product because -  I am always working in the lab where its Hot and Humid and I certainly don't wish to end up looking like a Caked up Doll at the end of the day !!! 

I never sport a foundation on a daily basis - Foundations are always reserved for special occasions (I SHOULD SAY OCCASION !!) - WEDDING !!!! 

Now since I have tons of products lying around - Waiting to be tested - I have moved up a notch and have started wearing foundations on other occasions as well.. 

So, lets see how this product fared on my skin.... 

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

What is Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation's Mission:
  • Revolutionary whipped formula provides an air-soft, perfect matte finish coverage with 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.
  • Now in 5 shades.
G681322 ingredients, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, squalene, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, hydrogenated jojoba oil, polymethylsilsesquioxane, polymethyl methacrylate, silica dimethyl silylate, phenoxyethanol, phenyl trimethicone, disodium stearoyl glutamate, methylparaben, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, aluminium hydroxide, silica, BHT, ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, propylparaben. {+/- may contain/peut contenir: CI 77891/titanium dioxide, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491/iron oxides, CI 77163/bismuth oxychloride, MICA}.

Price and Quantity:  575 INR for 18 g.

Why the RAVE about Mousse Foundations?
 Mousse Foundations are very specially formulated to better suit the skin. These foundations are easier in terms of application because they blend ever so easily into your skin. They have extra air whipped in them making them lighter and smoother - That is also the reason why they cost more.   

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

First Look at the Packaging:  
This product comes in a glass jar tub like packaging with a screw cap top. Not good for sanitary reasons - I never dip my fingers into this product - Its strictly meant to be gently dabbed with a foundation or a blush brush.

My Experience with the Product: 

I read a lot of negative reviews on this product before I tested it. That's the reason why I never summed up the courage to buy this foundation before. But after using it myself, I stood corrected.

Let me sum up the negatives of the product - The jar packaging makes the product very unhygienic if we dip our fingers every time we use it. Also if you expect a total matte free skin after sporting this product on your face - Stay away !!

The product is strictly meant to be used by a kabuki brush or a blush brush or a duo-fiber foundation brush. I have so far used a kabuki brush to apply this product and it works awesome !!

Its very easy to go overboard with this foundation - If you apply with your fingers - You tend to end up using a whole lot of the product which in turn will make you look like a wax statue !! The moment you apply the product - you will a perfect matte look but after sometime disaster !!

I would recommend just dip you kabuki ever so lightly once or twice ( max thrice !) and dab it all over your face. This way you get a natural perfect matte airbrushed look.

This foundation feels very light on your skin if you have succeeded in applying the right amounts. It doesn't offer heavy coverage and gives a soft natural look to your face.

Beware !! -- If your skin is not properly cleansed or if you have gone overboard with the product - This product will instantly start looking grainy on your skin.

It was successful in keeping my skin oil free for 3 hours which is pretty good. Also I like the consistency of this foundation which is neither a cream or a liquid. It is a light airy mousse which blends easily into your skin.

Once more recommendation - I would recommend you apply this foundation after using a base perfector over your skin. This way the foundation gives you a flawless look. Otherwise, The foundation tend to accentuate your fine lines and pores.

All in all, This foundation is my GO-TO foundation - when you hop out for a quick bite with friends or  a sudden date - where you don't wish to look too made up !!

Below are pictures of me with and without the Mousse foundation. Please excuse my DARK CIRCLES !!

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Without ANY Makeup
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation +Lipgloss
 Love it or Chuck it ? 
Love it !! This is perfect for my combination skin tone !! But I am more excited to try out the Liquid version of this foundation as well.

About Maybelline:
Maybelline New York is the number 1 cosmetic brand in the world at mass, available in over 118 countries. Maybelline New York combines technologically advanced formulations with on-trend expertise to create accessible cosmetics with a spirited style. For more information, log onto or find us on

Please Note: The product was sent by the company's PR for consideration. 



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