Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review





Would you believe me when I say, I can actually pick a drugstore foundation even when I go on camera?
Remember my 2 guesting at Unang Hirit last December?  Well, I actually picked a drugstore foundation called Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation as my base!  So far, it works fine!

a photo of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation

Why did I pick this foundation?  Well, aside from the fact that it gives a matte finish, it is hydrating enough to use even on dry areas around my skin.  

This product, according to Maybelline, is the first-ever hydrating matte foundation for 100% velvet-smooth perfected skin all day.  I tested this so many times and I have to say, this is my favorite Maybelline foundation to date --- just because it is perfect for my skin type.

a photo of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Natural Beige

Maybelline says ---

Shades: Nude, Sandy Beige, Pure Beige, Natural Beige and Honey Beige

a photo of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation in Natural Beige

AMW says --- 

Pros

  • Tube packaging, very easy to control how much product to dispense.
  • Easy to blend.
  • Coverage can be controlled from light to heavy.
  • Does not feel drying even on my dry spots.
  • Dries to a soft matte finish.  
  • The effect is very natural and skin looks radiant and healthy.
  • Can cover skin imperfections, can lessen dark undereye circles, red spots and certain pimple marks.
  • No fragrance!

Cons

  • Huge imperfections may be not completely covered, so a separate concealer is needed.
  • Extremely oily skin users may find this a bit too "dewy" for them.  Better use an oil-blotter or set with oil-control powder.
  • Transfers, so better set with a translucent powder.

Overall
An inexpensive, smartly-packaged foundation to tote everywhere foundation that gives medium to heavy coverage!

Tips

  • Best to try on testers because shade matching is really tricky.  This particular foundation may oxidize to some so better try before you buy.
  • An oil-control primer is your best friend if you have extremely oily skin. 
  • Don't forget to set this with setting powder, no matter what your skin type is as this product will transfer on clothing.
  • Best applied with a brush or sponge.

Will I repurchase?
Yes.

To whom do I recommend this to?
All skin types!  But proud to say, this works even for users with dry skin.

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Maybelline counters priced at Php499.00 (approx $11.00)

Related Links 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maybellinephilippines/
IG: @WeLoveMaybelline

Photos
Swatch : Natural Beige
a swatch photo of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Natural Beige

Natural Beige is a warm tone color that is a nice perfect match on my skin.
a swatch photo of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Natural Beige

For application, I like to use the Nippon Teardrop Sponge, applied dry for better coverage.
how to use Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Natural Beige photo

Before and After
The effect is very natural and application is even.  I like how it keeps my skin looking like "skin" coverage certain redness on the sides of the nose, cheeks and undereye darkness.

before and after photo using Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Natural Beige

Half Face Test
before and after photo using Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Natural Beige

Overall, I am very happy and this is actually a nice daily foundation due to its' lightweight texture and feel.


Have you tried Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation?

What's your favorite Maybelline foundation to date?


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
 

8 comments :

  1. Replies
    1. I agree, I am surprisingly using this even on special events :)

      Delete
  2. I thought this one works well with oily skin. Thanks for the review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It depends on the level of oily skin, best to set with oil-control powder to "set"

      Delete
  3. I also have this foundation! And i love it a lot! I got it on sale from lazada. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. glad you feel the same :) Love this foundation!

      Delete
  4. I really love how this matches my skin tone perfectly I think because it is yellow toned but, it easily melts on my skin even with primer :'( #oilyskinproblems hahaha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. talaga? you must be extremely oily! it works with my oily-skinned friend :D

      Delete

I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment your questions, suggestions and just anything you may want to say! Keep smiling and stay happy!