Thursday, 1 August 2013

Review// Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse

Hello all, I hope you're all well! I'm sure unless you've been living under a rock (or maybe you're just not a makeup addict like myself) you've probably heard of Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse. There have been countless adverts of (rather gorgeous) models flaunting flawless, air brushed faces. So, I thought it was only fitting that I contribute to the full pot of reviews for this product.

The first thing you may notice about this product is the packaging and how, unlike other foundations, it comes in a glass bottomed pot. The design is sleek and really quite good looking. However do be careful with it, as I dropped it and cracked the entire tub in two (it was almost impressive actually.) This meant i couldn't use it for risk of rubbing glass shards around my face. Anyhow, most people aren't as clumsy as I am so probably won't have this problem.

The mouse comes in a huge range of colours to suit every different complexion. As i'm naturally quite pale, the shade i chose was Natural Ivory. Most girls with pale skin will tell you how difficult it is to find a perfect pale shade. Some have unflattering pinky or yellow undertones so it's hard to find a good match. I must say, the Ivory was a really nice shade. Maybelline describe this finish as air-soft and a matte-perfect finish and it keeps true to their word. My only comment is that it can look a little powdery if you use too much. I also found that it did not cover spots as well as i'd have liked and left redness visible. Though, this could easily be fixed with concealer.

I have naturally quite dry skin with an oily T zone and found that this product was quite drying, despite moisturising nightly. For use on the T zone i think it's perfect as it is a long lasting product, but i would not recommend for use all over on dry skin. That being said, if you have oily skin, i think this product would be perfect for you. I still use this on my T zone every now and then with my Dream Satin Liquid Foundation (I will do a review shortly) everywhere else and it looks great.

Apologies for the (lack of) photos. I currently own a DSLR professional camera but i've left it in my university room (doh!) However, when i get it back i will include a before and after shot on all reviews I do as I think it's much better to see how it looks on the skin, rather than just swatches.

Hope this review was helpful and as always thanks for reading.
 Much love,

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