Friday, September 13, 2013

Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation Review

“ Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are honest and my own.” Complete disclosure here

Hello, lovelies~ Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation has finally reached Indonesia! Yeay? I know it's been out in the States for a long time, but at least they've reached our shore, Indonesian shore to be exact. I'm sure if you followed my instagram, you would have already known by now. Anyway, I bought mine in Singapore about a month ago, which I featured in this haul post, and now I'm gonna let you know what I think about it.

The foundation comes in a glass jar packaging that has a twist off cap. I don't know if it's gonna break if I drop it, but I think it will, lol. Not gonna try it for sure! It's not really travel friendly since the jar is quite bulky and can take up some space.
Moving on to the ingredients that are listed below the jar, the first one I noticed is that this foundation loaded with silicones. For preservatives, it uses phenoxyethanol and parabens.

As for the texture, the name says it all. It is similar to a chocolate mousse that has a light and airy feel when you touch it. I love applying this foundation with my fingers, instead of a brush because it blends more evenly all over the skin. 

After seeing the exciting and out of the ordinary texture, it's time to try it on my very oily face. Since it does have the word matte, I am sold. Yeah, it's that fast, lol. I bought the foundation in the shade Light Nude, which matches my skin tone perfectly. That rarely happens you know.

As for the coverage, this airy foundation gives a medium coverage that is able to even out my skin tone and cover some of my blemishes. The finish is true to its name, which is a matte finish that is suitable for my very oily skin.
The redness and uneven skin tone is diminished.

Covers the redness of my acne scars
However, it tends to sink into fine lines or any dry, flaky skin on the face, so people with dry skin may want to stay away from this. I have an acne that is in its recovery period and this foundation dries it out severely. So, once again, FOR PEOPLE WITH DRY SKIN OR COMBINATION SKIN THAT HAS THOSE DRY PATCHES, DO NOT USE THIS FOUNDATION UNLESS YOU WANT A FLAKY MESS ON YOUR FACE.

Moving on, let's talk about the oil control of this foundation. Used alone, without any setting powder afterwards or primer beforehand, it manages to keep my face shine free for three whole hours. Even then, it only starts to look a bit 'dewy', instead of being greasy all over. I love the oil control! Keep in mind though that my face is very oily, just for reference.

Overall, this may be one of my HG foundation from Maybelline because of its remarkable oil control. Even though it stains my fingers when applying the foundation, it tends to look a little cakey and uneven when I use a flat top brush. 
What about you? Have you given this foundation a shot? Again, I have to warn those with dry skin or combination skin with dry skin patches to not try this foundation as this will exaggerate your dry areas. If you do, don't say I didn't warn you~ Until then, I'll see you later~

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  1. kemaren aku liat ini di matahari store .. bikin bebusa .. pengen nyobain ,, pas colek2 ringan banget teksturnya >,< and ada bouncy blush juga woooow >,<
    thanks for review ,,

    1. Your welcome~ Hope it helps your decision in whether to purchase the item. ^_^

  2. My skin is crazy oily, so i WANT this!!! Btw, thx for dropping by my blog, i got a starstruck moment seeing your name at the comment section hahaha!
    I haven't read the Yurei Attack, still queueing behind some other new books, will let u know if it's any good when i have!
    And about "that", i know there's "senior" blogger that might seems like the person i was talking abt, however this one was actully kinda a newbie... i wonder if we're thinking abt the same person??? Hihihi, trying so hard to read your mind right now :p

    1. Awh, I'm just a nobody, man~ A regular girl who looooves to blog~ I frequented your blog quite often, but sometimes my keyboard hates me, so when I wanna type, it goes haywire, urgh.. Can't wait for your 'mini review' on the Yurei Attack. Just a short good/no good is enough for me, hehehe..

      Argh, I wanna LINE you so badly to know who right now #girlsgossiping >.<

  3. mousse nya keliatan lembut dan enak *eh*
    yes, nambah satu deh foundie buat muka oily, tapi bisa jamuran nunggu masuk ponti T_T

    1. Mau nitip kukirim ke Ponti, Ren? Monggo, tinggal bilang lhooo~ ^_^

  4. Pengeeeeeen......aku udah colek tapi belum beliiii.......
    Kenyel2 gitu.....oil controlnya oke jugaaaa yach
    Masuk wishlist.......nice review

    1. Cocok buat yang kulitnya berminyak deh! #berasapromosi ^_^

  5. I actually bought this after read your review because i have a really oily face too. and it really works well. but i wonder, what kind of brush do you suggest for applying this foundie? i'm currently using a stippling brush.