Review: Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse in 240 Natural Beige
An in-depth review on Maybelline’s Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation in 240 Natural Beige.
I really wanted to love this foundation however it has quite a few vices. Let’s start with the positives, it provides the smooth flawless skin that it boasts and the texture of it feels really nice! It’s cooling and applies easily with medium to heavy coverage. This foundation is best applied with a stippling brush or a dense flat top brush. It does come with a generic sponge but I haven’t used it to apply the foundation. If do not have either brushes mentioned, a synthetic foundation brush is great to use as well.
The price can range from $7.99 to $9.99 USD depending on where you purchase it from. I paid $7.00 at my local CVS when it was having a Maybelline sale. There isn’t much product, only 0.49 ounces which is pretty minimal and for the full price of $9.99 it is more expensive.
The packaging is definitely not my favorite. It’s very bulky for such little product. The lid makes up for more than half of the space and is a waste of plastic! I would have much preferred if this came with just a simple screw on lid with no sponge holder. There isn’t even a mirror!
Here is what the Maybelline sites claims: “Why You’ll Love It
Unique cream-whipped foundation provides 100% baby-smooth perfection.
- Skin looks and feels hydrated for 14 hours – never rough or dry
- Lightweight formula provides perfectly moisturizing coverage
- Blends seamlessly and feels fresh all-day
- Oil-free, Fragrance-free, Dermatologist Tested, Allergy Tested, Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores.
- Safe for sensitive skin”
I will say that the claim of 14 hours is false. After about six hours I can see the foundation slipping off and my pores reappearing. If you are someone with big pores, this foundation might accentuate it. It does feel moisturizing, which can be a problem people who have very oily skin. You will also not have any luck in the shine department. You need to set this foundation with a powder for it to have any staying power. Because of the texture, if you don’t set it with a powder it will rub off which is not pretty.
Another strike against this foundation are the shades. It comes in a very limited ten shades. I had a hard time picking out a foundation that was right for me. I eventually settled on 240 Natural Beige because it had gold/yellow undertones in it. I was afraid that it would be too dark but it did blend nicely into my skin. I think that if I went with the shade next shade lighter, which would be 200 Creamy Natural, it might have worked as well however Maybelline foundations do have a tendency to oxidize terribly on my skin.
There is no SPF which means no white cast, but I wouldn’t wear this out for a night dancing, I’d be too afraid that it would melt off my face! This foundation is probably best for the day when you’re out running errands or going out for a lunch date. If it had more staying power I think this would be an excellent foundation but for now, it’s just a good foundation.
-Not long lasting
-Can accentuate pores or oiliness-Bulky packaging!
Would I repurchase: Probably not, though the shade matches me very well the hassle of me having to worry if my face is rubbing off my clothes deters me from buying this again.