This review is for a product I’ve been asked a lot about! I bought quite a few Maybelline skin products at Target last week (Target ALWAYS gets me. I go for milk, leave $100 poorer) And I picked this up, along with three other skin products that you’ll see soon :) This is the Dream Liquid Mousse foundation, read on to see my thoughts!
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I saw that the packaging advertised that the foundation had an “airbrush finish”. I always giggle at that, mainly because I airbrush my skin so much and from my experience it’s pretty hard to get quite the same finish as airbrush. Even so, I decided to put it to the test- do my foundation as half airbrush, half Dream Liquid Mousse.
Dream Liquid Mousse Side
Airbrush Foundation Side
Airbrush has it’s faults under the eyes on me, it ALWAYS accentuates any fine lines, so I usually don’t use it there, which results in an extra step. The Dream Liquid Mousse is much dewier than the airbrush foundation I used, which is very matte. The coverage isn’t bad either, it covered fairly well and didn’t look very heavy on my skin. The shade I have for the Dream Liquid Mousse is “Light 2″ which is the 2nd lightest shade, but the lightest shade as far as their yellow based colors go, and its just a touch too dark for my skin. I can get away with it, but when applying and especially when doing half airbrush, half Dream Liquid Mousse, I can see the difference.
The one true difference is the way these feel. Airbrush is weightless, as you’re using literally 5 drops of liquid all over. Dream Matte Mousse felt heavy and sticky on my skin. I did a tissue test just for comparison- I took two tissues and pressed them on to either side of my face to see what would come off, which should show how well the foundation would last throughout the day.
Dream Matte Mousse Tissue
From the tissue swatch, it’s clear that you’re gonna wanna set this foundation. And yes, I know you’re thinking “Leesha, of COURSE the $7 foundation isn’t going to compare to the $150 airbrush machine!” I know, I know, but I still wanted to try! If something advertises ~Airbrush finish~, I want to know what exactly they are meaning. I get that it’s a selling point, people see Airbrush and think flawless. It’s just silly to me.
Overall, This foundation is decent. I didn’t like how heavy it felt on my skin, but it has a good amount of coverage and a nice, creamy consistency. If you set the foundation with a translucent powder, it will help with the heavy feeling and help it last longer and not transfer as easily.
Available for around $7-8 at drugstores.