Saturday, July 3, 2010

Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder is a pressed powder that you can use as a finishing/setting powder. This provides sheer, almost zero coverage, has a silky smooth texture and has really wonky packaging. I picked this up in the colour, Light 2-3. I think my drugstore was changing the packaging so they had these on for pretty cheap and I had a coupon so I paid like $3 for it. I was interested in purchasing this after watching many youtube videos on how great it was. Once I got it, I was really surprised by the lack of coverage, thinking it would be a pressed powder foundation, but no this is not that, the coverage is zero in my opinion.

maybelline dream matte powder
The packaging is really weird and bulky. The compact opens up two ways, first to reveal the powder that you see through a clear window in the front, and then the back part swivels out to reveal a mirror and on top of the mirror is a powder puff. The powder puff is pretty cheap and useless, I would throw this away after using it a few times. When opening the back part, I often get the puff folded and stuck in the back, which is annoying. I know a lot of people have gripes with the packaging, as it's not the traditional compact packaging. If you pulled off the back of the packaging, it could be less bulky, but then you wouldn't have a mirror in the back, which sucks.

You can tell in the picture above that this powder is pretty transparent, and once you blend it in it's gone. So it doesn't really matter what shade you get, I could of picked up the deep tan or whatever and still probably wouldn't see any colour on my face. I would recommend this as a blot powder for those of you with oily skin, it can work well for that. I use this, very rarely however, to set my makeup by lightly dusting it after applying liquid foundation. I would not re-purchase this as it isn't essential for me and the product is not what I thought it would be.

Do you use this? What do you think of it?


Renay said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks great post! I'll deff have to try this out myself :)

Jamie Dorman said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this to set makeup, which I always do b/c I can't stand for my foundation to be tacky!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how does it work for setting?? I'm the opposite, I rarely wear powder alone so for me the true test is if it keeps my foundation looking nice and oil-free :)

I've heard some mixed opinions on this, I might try when I run out of powder next.. Thanks for the review! xxxxx

Stevista said... Best Blogger Tips

Since it's almost translucent it would be great for touchups! How's the texture? Nice and velvety? :)

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Stavroula - ya the texture is nice. ;)

Lisa N. said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the review, this was helpful!

Eva said... Best Blogger Tips

I actually own this and used it today, haha. I think it provides SOME coverage, not a lot but I love how it's smooth and velvety :)

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Ariel - I would say it would set makeup similar to a blot powder, pretty sheer.

Recalcitrant Nails said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my HG powder and one of the few drugstore items I use and love. I want it to be sheer and I love how it takes the oily look away from my skin and it lasts - except in extremely hot/active days. Then I have to touch up once in the middle of the day. And you are so correct, could the package be wonk-ier??? :P