Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation : Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing an excellent foundation from Maybelline ~ the dream Mousse liquid foundation in shade Nude Light 4.

Price : Rs 575 for 30 ml

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

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What Maybelline says about the product  ~

  • Air-whipped liquid provides perfecting coverage for 100% poreless skin
  • Ideal for normal skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free,  Dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested
  • Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

 

Ingredient List ~

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation comes in a camel colored pump glass bottle. I like the sturdy packaging and the lockable pump dispenser. The only downside of the packaging is that some product gets accumulated in the nozzle and since the pump doesn’t have an external cover over it, the product dries up there. So when you use the product the next time, you get a few dried flakes of foundation along with the liquid. Its important to clean the nozzle of the pump after every use to avoid this.

The foundation has a thick creamy liquid texture. I love the texture for winters because it feels emollient on my combination skin without being greasy or heavy. It blends easily with fingers and settles to a semi-matte finish after blending. It gives medium-to-full coverage, it can be layered a bit in areas that need more coverage. However, it doesn’t give the kind of full coverage that MAC Studio fix fluid or Clinique Anti-blemish solutions liquid makeup does. It evens out pigmentation but it might not mask blemishes fully. I have some mild acne scarring on my face which is covers up well.

Because of its slightly dewy, semimatte finish, it looks quite natural and fresh on the skin. As claimed, it does give an airbrush finish, minimizing pores to some extent to give smooth looking skin. I love the texture and finish of this foundation, the only drawback is the staying power. Beyond 6 hours, my face begins to look greasy and dull, it doesn’t exactly oxidize on me but my face no longer looks fresh. A touch up with compact does help here. I think it may fare better on normal-dry skin in this regard. Oily skin (my skin during summer months) will need more frequent touch ups.

Compared to another great foundation in the same price range – Lakme Absolute White Intense Cover, the coverage is similar though I’d have to give Maybelline the upper hand here by a slight margin. I think I’d prefer the Lakme one for summers since its a little less creamy and fares better on oily skin whereas the Maybelline one feels more forgiving on my skin during winters.

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

The shade Nude Light 4 is a good match for my skin. It is slightly warmer than my skin but that only gives a warm glow to my face without looking too yellow or orange. I’m not sure how many shades are available in this range but I remember seeing at least 4 on the counters a while back. The Maybelline India website shows 6 shades.

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

The GOOD about Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation : 

  1. Sturdy, transparent packaging
  2. Easy to blend and apply
  3. Thick creamy texture – feels emollient without being greasy
  4. Medium-full coverage
  5. Suitable for all skin types
  6. Gives a very fresh, natural finish
  7. Minimizes pores – airbrushed finish
  8. Good price point, easily available

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation : 

  1. Pump is not very hygienic, traps dried foundation 
  2. Staying power is not great

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation - Review

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Review

 

 

Overall Verdict

 

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation is an excellent foundation for those who need a good base without the added time and effort of blending. It gives good coverage, a natural semimatte finish and the thick creamy texture is easy to work with. It feels nongreasy and light on the face but gives a lovely airbrushed finish. While it suitable for all skin types, oily skinned beauties may need frequent touch ups or a mattifying primer with this. I love this foundation except for the fact that it doesn’t stay that well on my combination skin.

Rating : 4.25/5

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried Maybelline Dream Liquid mousse foundation? Which is your favorite budget foundation? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

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31 Comments

  1. angel
    December 13, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    lovely lippie shade jsst superbbb wow

  2. December 13, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    looks lovely on u:)
    do u blend it wth ur fingers or a brush ?

  3. December 13, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    Looks really good…Its so much raved about …probably the best drugstore foundation in india !!! Couldnt lay hands on it… small town shops still not keeping it !!!
    Best budget foundation for me : giordani gold mineral foundation !!

  4. Dolly
    December 13, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    Does it leave a heavy cast on the face ankita??? It does not look very photo friendly to me.. Correct me if I’m wrong

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 13, 2012 / 4:26 pm

      No its doesn’t feel heavy on the face Dolly. I haven’t tried it with flash, I generally take pictures in daylight and it photographs well in natural light.

  5. Manali
    December 13, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    I’m currently using Lotus Herbals PureStay Foundation in Hazelnut Star which suits my skin n is as same as this and also same price.

  6. December 13, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Which shade do you think would be good for NC40?

  7. piercy
    June 18, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    hi… i simply luv ur blogs… could u tell me is it better to blend with a brush or finger tips?? i already own this product..

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 30, 2013 / 3:45 pm

      This one works well with fingers as well as dense brushes.

  8. Mani C
    October 22, 2013 / 1:16 am

    So which one out of the two would you recommend? Maybelline or Lakme Absolute intense?

    • Corallista
      Author
      January 11, 2014 / 3:07 pm

      Maybelline Dream Liquid.

  9. October 22, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    thanks…u helped me decide on this

  10. Joo
    August 11, 2014 / 9:32 am

    Hi ankita… After our reading the review I was feeling to try this & yesterday for rakhi festival I tried this & I really liked it… I wore this for abt 6-7 hours & up to 4 hours it was looking totally fresh after that it started to look dull.. There were no touch ups… & weather was humid… In such weather conditions it performed very well… I really liked this foundation….

  11. Poonam
    September 19, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    Hi

    Pls suggest..which is better…the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse or the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Airbrush Finish Foundation?

    • September 19, 2014 / 4:12 pm

      The Lakme one is less coverage but has slightly better staying power. Maybelline one has better coverage and personally I prefer it.

  12. fida
    May 30, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    Hi can you please help me to find out a better foundation for my wedding. I have two foundation one is Crylon TV painstic fs29 and one is Maybelline dream liquid mosse.my skin is fair little bit dry.I am confused which should I wear for my marriage.I want look beautiful.please help me.

    • June 7, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      I've heard the Kryolan TV Paint stick is good for bridal makeup. Make sure to use a rich moisturizer cream underneath before applying foundation to avoid dry patches.

  13. Gabriella
    June 18, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Hey! Nice review
    actully i am looking for a budget friendly foundation and i have combination skin..plz can you suggest me either to buy revlong colorstay foundation or maybelline dream mousse foundation..plz help

  14. Ria
    September 2, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    i wish to buy a medium-full coverage drugstore foundation which would be suitable for winter(when my combination skin becomes dry) & at the same time should be suitable for flash photography. i’m confused between “maybelline dream liquid mousse” & “revlon colorstay liquid foundation”. can you please help??

    • Ankita Srivastava
      Author
      October 5, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Hi, since you have dryness, go for the Dry Skin variant of the Revlon Colorstay.

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