To take a break from all the travel posts, how about a review on the highly raved Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation? This is, after all, a beauty blog. I’ve been switching foundations more often than usual these past few months. I’m just trying to get a better grip on what products work best for me and why.. or maybe I’m just bored. Haha. That said, keep your eyes peeled for a few foundation reviews in the coming weeks. Let me start with one of my current favorites from the bunch, the new Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation. 🙂
 Product Description:
(Taken from www.maybelline.com)
100% Poreless Skin Air-Brushed Perfection.. Air-whipped liquid provides perfecting coverage for 100% poreless skin. Ideal for normal skin. Oil-free, fragrance-free, Dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin.
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation is housed in a nifty glass bottle. For hygienic purposes, it comes with a pump to avoid exposure to dirt and bacteria, as well as to help dispense the product properly. What I love about the packaging is that, despite being slightly heavy, it is very sturdy – it doesn’t break or shatter easily. Also, you can turn the pump to lock it! So no matter how much pressure is exerted on the pump while inside the bag, it won’t create a mess as long as it is locked. That, for me, earns points for travel-efficiency and ease of usage. Simple but very practical.
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation comes in 6 shades and the one I got; I believe is the one of the lighter shades called Classic Ivory. And because this was sent to me for PR purposes, it also came with a stippling brush which, by the way, you can also get for free if you buy Maybelline products worth Php799 including the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation. 

For a mousse foundation, it is light and blendable. It has a soufflé  texture when first pumped out of the bottle but once spread, the consistency becomes thinner. The stippling brush that came with it is perfect to achieve that airbrush effect. The dual fiber bristles are soft and it makes blending out the foundation that much easier. However, using a stippling brush can take time so when I’m in a hurry, I prefer using a sponge. Just dab dab dab away!

SWATCHES:
Oddly enough, Classic Ivory fits my NC35 skin tone perfectly. Having said that, it means this Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation has a wide shade selection for deeper skin tone but limited for those with fairer skin tone. Perhaps this line was customized to better cater to Filipina skin. I just wish they could introduce 1 or 2 more lighter shades.

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation offers light to medium coverage. As buildable as it may be, I prefer using only a single layer so that my skin would still show through. It is sheer but still able to even out and brighten up complexion. I love how it looks very natural. It gives a light, luminescent finish that is comparable to Korean BB Creams. That said, it still needs a bit of help from concealer for added coverage on problem areas.

Much like other foundations, Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation has the tendency to oxidize and become darker after an hour. What I do is that I use a setting powder a shade lighter than what I would normally use – does the trick for me! I applaud this foundation for its staying power. It stays on the entire day with minimal retouch and blotting thanks to its demi-matte finish. Well, I think it’s important to note that I’ve been using this during the colder season. I might have to test its lasting power during the summer to double check, though. With a decent primer, it can keep oiliness at bay for hours. I’ve been using it for almost 2 months now and I still haven’t experienced (and not that I want to) caking, flaking or streaking. For a drugstore brand, I am very impressed with this. <3
Price: Php 599.00, and with a minimum purchase of Php 799.00 inclusive of the Dream Liquid Mousse, you can get the Duo Fibre Brush for FREE!
Available at: Maybelline Counters in Watsons and Other Leading Department Stores
Have you tried this before? What do you think?
Feel free to sound off on the comment box below and I’ll see you on my next post! 😀