Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation has been the latest release from Maybelline in Australia and seems to be a recreation of their iconic Dream Matte Mousse, and seems to be the liquid and more luminous version of the old-school favourite from Maybelline.
CLAIMS: ‘Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation with hydrating serum and hyaluronic acid for 12hr moisture and a flawless, radiant, luminous finish. Ideal for dry skin. Enriched with hydrating serum, for up to 12 hours of moisture. Full yet lightweight coverage. Oil-free and won’t clog pores. Tested under dermatological control and suitable for sensitive skin.’
SHADE RANGE: 10.
COVERAGE: Light-Medium – buildable.
AVAILABILITY: Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Big W, Target, Kmart and selected pharmacies.
MY SHADE: ’21 Nude’.
It’s a nice affordable foundation that is available to many because of its price point, and widespread availability being available in a large variety of locations Australian wide. The price point coupled with the availability means that it is a very accessible foundation for the general public. The hydrating nature of the foundation makes it ideal for those with dry, dehydrated or even normal skin that prefer a dewy or more hydrating foundation. The majority of the population falls into either dry, dehydrated or normal skin type so this again covers a large proportion of the population.
Only ten shades in a foundation range is a pretty disgraceful shade range in my opinion and even more disappointing after Maybelline recently unveiled their 40 shade range in the Maybelline Fit Me. As per usual sadly there is only one shade in the ‘dark/deep’ range, is it still quite light. While there has been an improvement in the foundation ranges in affordable foundations, this has been a step back in terms of shade diversity in the affordable market.
So for those of you who may not be able to find your shade in this foundation then I recommend the Maybelline ‘Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation’ and L’Oreal ‘True Match Foundation’ as both have a far more expansive shade range, and are still in the affordable price point.
This foundation was a pleasant surprise to me, I was one of the few who never used the ‘dream matte mouse’ or anything from the Maybelline ‘dream’ range, and I honestly had low expectations of the foundations. I was pleasantly surprised by the look, and feel of this foundation. It feels lightweight on the skin, and despite being a ‘hydrating’ foundation I wouldn’t describe it as excessively ‘dewy’ or ‘glowy’ but more of a natural finish, that is buildable which is my personal preference in regards to foundations.
The foundation still allows for a skin like appearance, and doesn’t become thick or cakey when built up to a more medium coverage, while still having a beautiful appearance on the skin. This foundation did last my full 8 hour working day, when I set it with the Maybelline ‘Fit Me Matte & Poreless Loose Powder’. I didn’t touch up throughout the day and found that I wasn’t shiny or oily in any places.
I personally have been enjoying this foundation as an everyday affordable foundation, while it will never become a holy grail foundation for me, but it is a nice affordable foundation that is flattering on the skin, and photographs nicely.
My main concern in regards to this foundation is the tiny shade range, as regardless if Maybelline chooses to expand the shade range, then it is still an afterthought to add a larger shade range which is quite frankly an insult to the skin tones not considered in this initial foundation launch. So if you are able to find your shade in this foundation, then I do recommend trying it out as I have been enjoying it, but if not maybe check out the Maybelline ‘Fit Me Matte & Poreless’ (40 Shades) or ‘L’Oreal True Match’ (28 Shades) as both have a far broader shade range meaning more inclusive for all.
In summary, a lovely natural looking foundation with a skin like appearance, coupled with light-medium buildable coverage that lasts nicely on the skin, but I can’t say that I love it due to the poor shade range.
DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that I am not qualified in any way regarding skincare, makeup or haircare and have not studied them, and am simply dispersing information based on my own personal experience and use of the mentioned products. If you are suffering from serious skin concerns please seek the advice of trained professionals, but for those of you looking for simple product recommendations then, by all means, continue to read my website.
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