Friday, 17 April 2015
Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude
Recently, I've been rampaging through foundations like there's no tomorrow. I must've bought at least five in the last few weeks, all in the name of finding the perfect texture, shade and coverage.
I prefer a lightweight foundation that doesn't feel super heavy by the end of the day - one which has sheer coverage and a slight golden undertone to match my skin colour. I'd like it to be dewy, not matte, and preferably long lasting. Ideally, application would be quick and easy, and I wouldn't have to fiddle around with screw tops falling off and rolling under my bed when I'm in a rush to get ready.
That's not much to ask, right?
I saw Maybelline's Dream Flawless Nude foundation on le TV, and rather piqued my interest with its interesting packaging and promise of a flawless base. I decided to pick one up from Boots in the hopes that it would be a damn sight better than the frankly awful Dream Matte Mousse (sorry if you love this product - it just didn't work out for me. At all.). However, I'm sad to admit that I was wrong.
Being the cheapest out of all the foundations I've bought recently, I wasn't expecting fall-off-my-chair results - but I was expecting just a little bit of satisfaction.
The formula is so runny, making it rather difficult to apply with its ridiculous wand applicator. I would have been more forgiving if this foundation had a pump rather than a wand, as it's currently quite an inconvenient and lengthy process. If they'd have just designed the wand to feature a spongey end, that would have been a little more user-friendly - but it's completely stiff and doesn't spread the foundation evenly on your face.
Secondly, the texture does nothing for the skin. It's matte, which I know a lot of people prefer, but it doesn't even give you a nice glow. I'm sure this might work for those of you with oily skin, but if you've got dry skin, I'd steer clear.
Thirdly, though this is a sheer foundation, it's also rather heavy on the skin. When I hear the word 'sheer', I think lightweight and refreshing, not weighty and tiring. By the end of the day, I just want to get this product off my face with a good cleanser.
Overall, it's not my cup of tea. However, at £5.99, it's not a huge regret. I've highlighted some more points about this foundation in the video below, plus I've included a really quick demo if you want to see how the product applies. Let me know what your thoughts are, and if you've tried this foundation out!
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