Drug Store Makeup Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation


 I did a review on Maybelline’s Dream Mousse Foundation a while ago when I first started using it. I recently switched foundation again because the CVS by my house didn’t have the right shade of foundation that I needed. I figured why not try another one?

The Pros


This time I chose Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse Foundation to try. They had my shade in this  one ( Light Ivory 05) so I decided to experiment a little and try it out. Like the name suggests, it provides a matte foundation, sharply contrasting the dewey finish that the Dream Mousse gives the skin. I personally like the matte, as I have combination skin that tends to get oily after a while. This foundation counteracts this and provides an even, non-oily matte finish.

The Cons


My only issue with this foundation is that if your face is dry what so ever, the foundation will not apply evenly and will strongly emphasize the dryness of your skin. This is a tad frustrating for me because like I said, I have combination skin that gets both oily and dry at the same time. My T Zone is the dry zone for me, so in order to apply this foundation I have to heavily moisturize this area to prevent uneven distribution.

In Conclusion


Due to this drying nature, I give this foundation a 7 out of 10. However,  I like the airbrush finish that it gives my skin when it is properly moisturized. I like it a bit better than the Dream Mousse just because the dry problem areas are easier to deal with than a completely oily face that I have to powder every hour such as with the mousse. Again, this is simply due to my skin type so you might have a completely different experience with this foundation than I have had.

Here is a color chart for you (below)  to properly match a shade to your skin tone. This foundation can be purchased in any place that sells drug store makeup such as Target, CVS, or Walgreens. Have you used this foundation? What do you think about it?

Update (1/5/14) I have stopped using this foundation, at least for now. It is just too dry for my T zone and is really unflattering. If I could work out these problem areas on my face I would continue using it. However, I don’t think that this is going to happen during these dry months of winter. I feel that this is more of a summer foundation for me, as I am at my oiliest during these months.

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation Color Swatches


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