My history of testing out Maybelline foundations has been pretty repetitive. They launch one, it looks amazing in the advertising, I buy it, love it at first, then realise it’s not for me and then discard the bottle/tube/tub like an unwanted piece of junk mail.
Of course, every time I manage to repeat this – in total denial that Maybelline foundations are probably just not for me. Anyway, the process has decided to repeat itself with the new Dream Creamy.
Described as ‘solid-to-liquid, ultra-smooth and hydrating’, all sounds good. Especially since I have dry skin at the moment so I had high hopes.
So what did I think?
Well, it was mixed. Firstly, the texture is pretty dreamy – smooth as a baby’s bum and very very creamy. The pot comes with a make-up sponge in the lid. It was really easy to apply and thanks to the gorgeous texture it was easy to blend.
But it wasn’t all dreamy perfect skin. I found the texture so easy to blend that it was easy to blend it right away – leaving no coverage. This can be avoided by using something other than the sponge applicator it comes with to apply it.
The colour range is really limited with this foundation, the palest one (light porcelain) is a fairly good match for my NW15 skin.
This foundation is really moisturising, so you will end up shiny after using it. If you have oily skin then this probably won’t work at all for you I’m afraid – I also found that it didn’t last all day for me – slipping off by around lunchtime. Setting with powder helps, but with a shiny nose and dry cheeks my skin is probably a bit too combination/indecisive for this to be the one for me.
I have heard from others that this foundation has caused some people to break out, so far it hasn’t happened to me but I have only been using it since Sunday.
My other slight criticism is of the packaging – I like that the foundation and the applicator are separate, but I wish it had a mirror for on the go application. The base pot with the product in is also screw-off, and a couple of times already I have prodded the lid into it – making a bit of a mess.
So my overall opinion – this foundation is nice, will use again but wouldn’t repurchase when it runs out. If you have seriously dry skin then this could be the foundation for you – although not if you are looking for heavy coverage or a matte finish.
** The small print**
I bought this product myself. All reviews are honest and impartial regardless of the source.