Official Name: Maybelline Dream Liqud Mousse
Price/Quantity: $8 USD for 30 ml / 1 fl oz.
Availability: Maybelline Website, Ulta, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Drugstores
Color Range: 12 Shades
Color/Finish: Porcelain Ivory Light 1 – This is the lightest shade that is available. It has cool undertones and a natural finish (neither matte nor dewy).
Packaging: The foundation is contained in a glass bottle with a pump. The pump is very easy to work with and allows you to pump and little or as much foundation as you want. It does not have a cap but the pump twists to the side to lock it in place and prevent accidentally dispensing product (for example, when carrying this in a travel bag).
Smell/Fragrance: It has a light fragrance with hints of rose and other floral notes.
Application: Blends out perfectly and does a good job of not accentuating the dry areas of my face. Once it is blended out, it is hard to tell whether or not you are wearing foundation. Applying this with a dense foundation kabuki brush or a Beauty Blender sponge work equally well.
Pigmentation: Light to medium coverage.
Texture: Even though it has “mousse” in the name, the texture isn’t really like a mousse. It is not airy of fluffy at all. It’s super smooth and creamy, neither runny nor thick, and glides over the skin with ease.
Longevity: I set this with a powder to keep oil at bay and it started to look dewy after 4 hours and got more oily-looking after 5-6 hours. On a cooler day and on someone with dry skin this may last longer than it did on me.
- Blends like a dream
- Does not emphasize dryness or settle into pores
- Really does give a natural, airbrushed finish
- Has a good quality pump
- Glass bottle gives the product a more luxurious feel
- Not the longest lasting formula, requires periodic touching-up
- Fragrance is very light but may bother some
Worth buying? If you have a dry to normal skin type and live/work in a mild environment, I recommend this as a good drugstore foundation. It’s a very quick and easy formula that is perfect for everyday no-fuss makeup. Looks very natural to wear all by itself. It doesn’t contain any SPF which can be good or bad depending on your preference but you can always put one on underneath. If you have oily skin or live in a very hot or humid environment, then this will probably not work for you.