Maybelline India recently launched 2 new base products – the Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation and the Dream Satin Two way cake which is a powder foundation. I’ve been testing these in the past few weeks and you might recall these from my recent videos and look posts. I’ll be reviewing the shade B5 Buff in the liquid foundation and shade B2 Soft Honey in the powder.
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Foundation B5 Buff : Review (Rs 700)
The Dream Satin Skin foundation is a light-medium coverage foundation with a satin finish. The foundation is like a more lightweight version of the Dream Liquid Mousse foundation which I’ve really liked using in the past. Even though the coverage of the Satin Skin foundation isn’t very high, it covers redness and uneven areas of the skin quite well and gives a beautiful airbrushed finish to the skin. There is a bit of learning curve with this foundation – using a small amount of product with a stippling brush or Beauty Blender works best. Using a dense brush could lead to too much product on the skin which in turn can look cakey and settle into pores. The consistency is slightly on the thicker side and the formula is a little rich for my oily summer skin. Even with a loose powder on top, this makes my skin shiny in 2-3 hours and I need several blotting/powder touch ups to keep my skin looking fresh and matte. It did look great freshly applied though and photographed well.
Overall, this is a good foundation and works best for normal/dry/combination skin. I would not recommend this for oilier skin since the oil control is really poor and you need a lot of prepping with primer/oil control lotion etc. to make this last without making you greasy in a few hours. When used correctly, this foundation gives natural looking coverage and an airbrushed satin finish which I quite like! The foundation also has SPF 24 with PA++ protection.
The shade range seems a bit limited for deeper skin though. I tried shade B5 which according to the numbering at least, seems like one of the deeper medium shades but its a bit light for me. I think it would be best for NC35-37 skin tones while I am closer to NC40.
Rating : 3.75/5
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Two Way Cake B2 Soft Honey : Review (Rs 550)
The Dream Satin Skin Two way cake is a powder foundation you can use either dry (to set liquid foundation) or with a damp sponge to get higher coverage. The powder has a soft, blendable texture and but isn’t so soft/powdery that you end up with loads of fall out. The shade once again was a touch light for me and it really shows when I use it with a damp sponge because of the higher coverage. But I can get away using this powder to set my foundation in the centre of my face. It gives light coverage, softens the look of pores (which most powders do) and mattifies though I’m sad to report the oil control over time isn’t impressive. Maybe on a more mattifying foundation, you won’t have much of an issue but over the Dream Satin skin liquid foundation, this does a poor job of keeping oil in check. Once again, this isn’t something I would recommend for oily skin. I do like the packaging though and I see myself using this more in the winters when my skin isn’t so oily.
Rating : 3.75/5
Overall, I think both the products are good and can give a flawless, airbrushed yet natural look to the skin when used correctly. The shade range seems limited for the Indian market though and they didn’t perform that well on me in terms of longevity because neither is very suitable for oily skin (especially in the summer time). I see myself using these more in the winters. If you have normal to dry skin and find a good color match, I think the Dream Satin Skin range is worth a try!
I’m wearing both the liquid foundation (shade B5) and powder (shade B2) in the look below –