I picked up this foundation from Maybelline from my previous Walgreens haul with the bogo sale. I was using Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation when they first came out with it and I liked it enough to go through two jars of it. But then I switched to mineral makeup and never went back since.
Lately I have been watching a lot of Youtube gurus and they have been reviewing and raving about the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse. I was curious about the product so I picked it up as well while I was at Walgreens.
I picked up the color Buff in #260. So I was surprised and a little taken back when I opened up this product because I was expecting the light mousse formula I was used to instead of a cream foundation. The packaging describes it as an"ultra-hydrating, cream whipped foundation." :/ I swatched a little bit on the back of my hand when I got home and it seems a little sheer to me. I prefer foundation that provides a lot of coverage.
The packaging, like the FitMe foundation, has a separate compartment for the sponge applicator so I like that. This compartment lifts up, but the foundation compartment twists off. lol. I was confused trying to open it. I was also expecting more product because of the packaging, but a little disappointed when I twisted off the foundation and saw how much I actually had. I feel like you would probably hit pan too soon if you want good coverage from this foundation. Also a con, there is no mirror on the top of the compact. :(
I used this foundation today and used a regular makeup sponge to apply the foundation instead of the little sponge included with the foundation. I was expecting the foundation to be a creamy solid so I dabbed a lot of foundation onto the sponge. That was a mistake because I ended up with a lot of product on my face. The foundation melts from the cream form into an almost liquid form on the skin. It took me a while to blend it out but I think that that was because I had too much product on my sponge. I set this foundation with my BareMinerals powder and Elf stipple brush. I also noticed that I was also really oily around my nose area a couple of hours after using it. Not cool. After using it, I just don't see what all the hype was about because I could do without this product.
Dreaming of the perfect foundation,