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
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
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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, semi–matte 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.
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.
The GOOD about Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation :
- Sturdy, transparent packaging
- Easy to blend and apply
- Thick creamy texture – feels emollient without being greasy
- Medium-full coverage
- Suitable for all skin types
- Gives a very fresh, natural finish
- Minimizes pores – airbrushed finish
- Good price point, easily available
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation :
- Pump is not very hygienic, traps dried foundation
- Staying power is not great
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 semi–matte finish and the thick creamy texture is easy to work with. It feels non–greasy 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
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