Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review: Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer

maybelline dream mousse concealer
This is Maybelline's concealer version of the Dream Mousse. I was hesitant to try this because the Dream Mousse foundation didn't feel right on me, I don't think I really gave it a chance though, threw it out after a few uses. So I picked up the concealer in the lightest shade, Light 0-1. It's really not all that light, but it works for me. It retails for about $7 CAD. I got it with a coupon so it was like $5.

maybelline dream mousse concealer light
This is a kind of whipped cream consistency. It comes in a heavy glass jar, I find the lid is pretty cheap and doesn't really feel like it's on really tight. Once you use it a few times the product starts to deflate to the bottom of the jar because of the air that is in the product (b/c of that whippedness).

The coverage isn't spectacular and I wouldn't turn to this concealer at all if I am having an extra tired-looking day. It is light and smooth, which is nice. It did crease on me after only a few hours, when I applied it in the hollows under my eyes. It definitely settles into fine lines. Also, I found that I either put on too little and it did nothing for me, or I put on too much and it looked cakey on my face. I found it applied better with a foundation brush, that way you got more coverage faster. This would work better for those with oily skin, as I have dry and it made my undereye area look drier than usual! Make sure you moisturize well under your eyes before applying this. I bought his primarily just for under the eyes, but turned out that I put on too much, so I applied some to my cheeks as well where I get some redness.

I tried...but I don't really like this for me.  Maybe if you are young, don't have much darkness or areas to cover and do not have fine lines, this will work for you. But I guess that also shows that this product is not very good at all. To me, the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer isn't dreamy at all.

Have any of you used this product? or the foundation?


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

it looks dry

In Her Makeup Bag said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I'll pass on this one, but I was definitely considering it before your review, so thanks! I'm interested in how the coverage is with the foundation.

kali said... Best Blogger Tips

Eh.. sorry it creased on you and looked cakey. I'll probably pass on this. I know many people love Maybelline's Dream Mousse products (blush, foundation, etc.) but I agree, for some reason the products look cakey on me. Plus they feel a little dry. However, I've seen the foundation and blush work great on others though.

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@ In her makeup bag - I would think this would have more coverage than the foundation cause it's a concealer right? But ugh, I don't like it. Maybe I am using it right, or maybe my skin is too dry for this.

@kali - I have the blush and it's okay, I will review it soon, but what I need a concealer for, this doesn't cut it, it just feels eww on my skin, but I will probably just use it all over as a foundation to use it up on days that I don't want to use much stuff on my face, coverage sucks though.

alvira said... Best Blogger Tips

I have dark circles what would be the best concealer
I have used maybelline's dream liquid mousse foundation and dream matte powder they are really good .

Stavroula said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't tried the concealer, but I want to! I have 5 of the blushes and I love them!!! I tried the foundation in the past and I hated it, but I might give it a second chance! :)

Btw Justine I always get excited when I receive an e-mail saying that you've uploaded something new on your blog, you always seem to review products that I'm interested in! ;)

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@Stavroula - that's awesome! If you have any requests for stuff to review, please let me know!

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@alvira - from my experience, I found the benefit erase paste was pretty good for undereye concealing. But I have yet to find my holy grail.

PoorCollegeStudent said... Best Blogger Tips

I have this but even the lightest shade is too dark for me. I don' like it under my eyes either.