Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Maybelline Dream Velvet: The Matte Hydrating Foundation


If I had to pick 2 things I like trying out the most, these would be foundation and mascara. Needless to say, these are what I have the most of in my stash, only losing to eyeshadow because who doesn't have endless amounts of shades anyway?! Which is why, being the foundation addict I am I knew I had to try the newest foundation in the drugstore world. It is no surprise I love everything and anything Maybelline and I have yet to find a product that seriously disappoints me, so their new foundation that claims to be hydrating yet matte was on my shopping list on a recent Boots visit.
The Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation (£7.99) is the brand's first hydrating matte foundation to give a 100% velvet smooth perfection. It has pigments wrapped in a velvet shield for a soft-matte finish (said to be ideal for normal to combination skin) and natural looking aka medium coverage. If you tried the Dream Satin Liquid foundation, this is said to contain 2x more water than that, aiming to keep the skin looking fresh and hydrated for up to 12 hours. Doesn't this all sound amazing? Well, let's see how I got on with it.


For starters, the closest colour match for me was Ivory, which surprise surprise, is the lightest colour of the range. The foundation comes in 6 different shades in the UK, whilst in the US there are 12 available which is disappointing as the US always seems to have it better than we do. As with other drugstore foundations, it did come out of the tube rather orange looking, but when buffed into the skin I'm happy to report it all turned out to be a pretty close match to my skin tone. 

Now onto coverage, it’s true what they say; this yields a medium coverage which is light and hydrating. It is not one for those wanting to hide all imperfections and blemishes as you need something stronger to cover spot scars for example. And I wish coverage could be built up, sadly the more you layer on the cakier it looks. It almost seems like whilst blending the product is just moving away and becoming flakey so less is more with this for sure. I like applying it with the Maybelline Dream Blender (which I LOVE!) or a damp sponge and finishing off with my buffing brush for a natural look for daytime.


And if coverage doesn't bother you too much, the durability will as the 12 hours claim is really pushing it. Every day for work I apply my normal foundation followed by a primer at around 6:30am and will notice some patchy signs at around 3/4pm. With this however, I can see coverage becoming patchy as early as 11am which is not so great, meaning it holds out for around 4 to 5 hours and I honestly expected more. I have combination skin and this is said to work well with that, but on me it is not long lasting. This foundation is no match at keeping my face oils at bay as well as anything else I've tried making me believe it would probably work better on dry to normal skin. Maybe I will keep for those colder winter months and see how it performs then.

In terms of hydration, this does an alright job. Oily skin is tricky to deal with and you may be tempted to dry it out in an effort to control shine, only leading to excess oil. Which is why oily skin needs to be moisturized and moisture = water. Maybelline's attempt to put oil control and water together, aka matte hydrating, in theory it's a good idea, I just wish it would actually work better.



All in all, if you’re looking for light coverage foundation that works well on normal skin, this may be for you, hopefully it lasts longer on you than it did on me. If however, you have acne-prone skin, blemishes to be hidden or anywhere from combination to oily skin, this is not something I'd recommend. Instead I would totally suggest the Estée Lauder Double Wear which is amazing for oily skin and does not budge throughout the day, the L’Oreal Infallible one which is waterproof and sweat proof or the La Roche-Posay BB Blur which works like a charm for those natural non-makeup days. The blender on the other hand, I totally recommend, it's soft enough for buffing products onto the skin and getting that perfect finish.

Have you tried this matte hydrating foundation? What are your thoughts on drugstore foundations?
Thanks for reading beauties!

xoxo


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56 comments

  1. I love the applicator you actually get with it looks cool and easy to apply

    Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. I love matte foundations, love the look of that blender! I'm off to Boots now!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  3. I need to give a blender a go, fed up of using a stippling brush every day! x

    hannatalks

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  4. your review is full of useful details, my dear...I think I should try that Estée Lauder Double Wear
    kisses
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  5. your review is full of useful details, my dear...I think I should try that Estée Lauder Double Wear
    kisses
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  6. Love your clicks, Pam!! The blender looks so beautiful <3 You should try the Maybelline Fit Me foundation for an impressive matte finish.

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  7. Great post!


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  8. Sounds great, definitely try! :)
    Luna
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  9. This is a great review. I'm not one for trying new beauty products if the one I use works for me, but I'm just coming to terms with beauty blenders and would maybe try that one.

    Mich x

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  10. Great review, Pam. I skipped this because I'm not a fan of matte foundation and I've read way more negative than positive reviews.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  11. The claims matte and hydrating would suck me in, but as my skin type is similar to yours I don't think it would agree with me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  12. Amo os produtos da Maybelline, pena que aqui no Brasil tudo demora pra chegar, fiquei encantada com a embalagem, tudo perfeito!

    beijos

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  13. This does sound lovely but I do like a full coverage foundation! The little brush is so cute so I might just get that lol!
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  14. The same here in Germany, always not ALL the shades available like in the US :( really disappointing! :D I tried it out in the drugstore, but since I saw that the coverage isn't strong enough for me (especially if I'm having a long day and heading from office to meet my friends) I didn't try it out (Although I have two samples here left over...). Nevertheless it looks really beautiful on your skin, I think your skin is so flawless and looks hydrated and healthy :)
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  15. This sounds like a awesome product and for a great price love it!
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  16. Thanks for sharing this review pam. It will probably not be the best for my skin either. Have a lovely day. xx
    Nina
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  17. Oh that applicator is pretty neat. The handle is such a good idea!

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  18. I do t think I would get on with this at all! I only really ever buy mascara from Maybelline, haven't tried much from their other products! Revlon CllourStay is also a great drugstore foundation if you're looking coverage and matte skin!

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  19. That's too bad it doesn't last on the skin very long. Thanks for the review, Pam! I was thinking of trying this one out, but I think I'll hold off for now.

    xo, Liz
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  20. Good to know about this foundation. We don't have this exact formula in stores here, but I have seen something similar. I think that applicator is such a nice idea, but it's too bad it doesn't last too long.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  21. Looks so great! Have a nice day

    xx LL

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  22. I love a good full coverage foundation, so this wouldn't be any good for me

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  23. I haven't tried this but your review is really useful!:)

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  24. Sounds like this wouldn't be great for me, as I need fuller coverage and am oily/combo, so it would get patchy fast. Thanks for the honest review! x

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  25. This sounds like an interesting foundation, it might work for me because I have normal (slightly dry) skin, but that blender type brush thing, wow it looks like so much fun! xxxxx

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  26. sounds good! i will try this. <3


    Josephin*
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  27. This seems a great product *_*
    kisses

    Francesca

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  28. I'm so glad that you've reviewed this Pam! I was going to pick this up this week, in the hope that it would be like the L’Oréal Infallible foundation (just a little more Spring appropriate) - as I'm obsessed with that one. But I won't be getting it now, as I have combination skin too and I need those long wearing foundations. I definitely like drugstore foundations though, as I think that some of them are just as good, if not better than high-end ones that I've tried.

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  29. I love this post so much Pam it is SO detailed! I am a lover of the Estee Lauder foundation... It will take an absolute miracle product to take me away from that haha!! I may try the Loreal Infallible foundation though!
    Saira
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  30. It looks very interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo, Nastya Deutsch

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  31. I really want to try this product! I must be amazing! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  32. This sounds like such a cool product

    Hope you have an amazing weekend

    Filipa xxx
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  33. I know Estée Lauder foundation and La Roche Posay one, I love them as well. This is pretty new for me, I thank you a lot for this amazing review :)

    xoxo
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  34. Great review and presentation pics, Pam. Happy Thursday, sweetie.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  35. That blender looks great! Thanks for sharing dear :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  36. Great review! these products looks great and sounds amazing! I would love to try these:) Thanks for sharing :)

    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

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  37. Great review! Love the photos too. I think I might like this formula since I prefer light coverage than heavier ones xx

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  38. Do they have different tones for this? Thanks!

    Cheers from the Philippines!
    - Seyra
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  39. Love this foundation! Such a great product!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  40. Lovely post, dear. Nice photos!

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  41. I love how it comes with a little beauty blender type sponge. Sounds like a great product!
    Love from Berlin,
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  42. I am so sorry this didn't work out for you... I've heard so many good things about it, but now I don't think I'll get it... As far as the blender goes, you're the only person who said it's good :D so now I have no idea what to do :D:D Great post, love :) x

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  43. I've been hearing such mixed reviews about this foundation and sponge, some people love, some hate. I think I'm skipping on it though, it doesn't appeal to me :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  44. I'm really intrigued by the sponge, but haven't heard a lot of great things till now! Think I'll have to give it a go myself!

    Sarah Louise Porter Blog

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  45. Estava com alguma curiosidade, é uma pena não funcionar a 100%.. Fiquei foi com vontade de testar essa esponja, parece ser ótima!
    Kisses,
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

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  46. That applicator looks so interesting!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  47. As you already know I love this foundation ☺ It's dewy and not to heavy, it doesn't last that long but I'm fine with it. I've never tried the applicator, it looks kinda weird ☺
    Happy Easter!
    Nati xx
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  48. These products look amazing :) Wanna try them!
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  49. Sounds amazing but I need a full coverage foundation for my day to day.

    Mar x
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