November 22, 2010

maybelline dream matte mousse

I'm pretty sure that most people have already tried dream matte mousse. I myself used to use it none stop when I was younger as it was the most fool proof and quickest way of using foundation for me back in those days. I really did used to love it as it would give me the coverage I was after at a decent price and seemed to suit my skin well. However these days I have a real love/hate relationship with it. I think it's great in the summer when I have slightly oily skin that needs mattifying and it literally takes no effort to apply with your fingers, but in the winter I stay well away from it. I do have quite bad dry/pasty skin in the winter and dream matte mousse is no good at all for that. Matte being the key word, generally you want to add a dewy foundation to dry skin and a matte foundation to oily skin. So yes, I would recommend it for people with oily skin, wanting a medium coverage and not wanting to spend a lot of time on their foundation rountine in the morning. It does need reapplying once or twice throughout the day but with it being in a smallish sized pot that's no problem. Just be aware that if you apply too much then it will make you look a bit caked and orange. It's a good thing to have in your draw if you suffer from outbreaks of oily skin or to use for going out at night but it's not the best to wear in the day. So there we go, a very mixed review but it is worth giving a go unless you have dry skin.

Maybelline dream matte mousse costs around £6.99 and you can buy it from superdrug or boots.

Rating: ★★★


  1. I've recently just got back into using this. I put this on my cheeks and forehead and then use Clinique Superfit around my eyes, cheek bones and the centre of my face to get the dewey-ness back :)

  2. I used this back when I was like 13 and it brings up bad memories of cakey orange faces! But having said that, I am considering trying it again. I have very oily, blemished skin and I think this might be perfect for it!
    Thanks for inspiring me to give it another go xx

  3. Just followed your blog... love it! :)

    I have the dream matte concealer and I can say that your review applies to it as well!