Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid

I usually use Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation (review to come), but for days when my skin is super dry, I turn to this one as I find the Rimmel one clings to the dry patches. The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser and a clear plastic lid, and I used shade 010 Ivory (though I don't think all Maybelline foundations have the same shading as I found I am a "Nude" in Dream Matte Mousse, so I'd double check the shade if you were to purchase this).

Before I discovered Rimmel's Wake Me Up, this was my absolute favourite foundation. Being a poor student means I can't afford the high-end brands and so have to make do with the "drugstore" ones, but actually I really like this one. As I said, daily I normally use Rimmel, but this one is really good for dry skin as it just glides over the dry patches rather than sticking to them.

Maybelline claims that this is "the lightness of a mousse in a liquid foundation". This, though, I may have to disagree with. A little goes a long way with this foundation, and if you apply too much it will end up looking cakey. It doesn't feel incredibly light on my skin and I can definately tell I am wearing foundation with this. I prefer a medium coverage as I am prone to the odd spot here and there and this is amaing for that, it gives good coverage with a little product. The consistency is what I would call normal for a foundation, not too thick but not runny. It blends in easily either with your fingers or a brush, though it must be said that with the brush you will get a more even, flawless finish.

That said, I really like this foundation. It gives good, even coverage, and even though it isn't as light as a mousse which it claims (I didn't actually find the dream matte mousse very light though so maybe it's me?), it is still not too heavy as foundations go; I have used lighter and I have used heavier. I would definately repurchase this to have alongside Rimmel for those days when my skin is playing up and being very dry. Just to point out though, if you suffer with oily skin, I probably would steer clear of this because it does give you quite a dewy finish and if you had oily skin it may leave you looking a bit shiny.

RRP £7.99 from Boots, Superdrug etc.

Have you tried this? Which foundation do you use?


  1. I'm not a fan of the dream matte mouse - I found it really cakey and didn't sit well on my skin, even with a primer.

    I currently use MaxFactor's lasting performance and I find it gives a nice coverage but is a bit too runny for my liking and their lightest shade is still slightly too dark for me :(

    1. I really need to find a new foundation tbh, I've never found one i've totally loved. Im using Rimmel's wake me up at the min but i'm not a huge fan of the shimmer in it :(