Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse

As a beauty blogger, I am on a constant search for interesting beauty products that are available in the market. When it comes to makeup foundation, so far, the ones that I have tried are the liquid and powder types. This is why the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Classic Ivory (Light 2) caught my eye when I was browsing over the Maybelline counter last month. It is not the usual kind of foundation that I have been used to. So, I bought one to give it a try. 😀

Product Description (taken from the Maybelline website):

Ideal for Normal to Oily Skin

Why You’ll Love It

  • Revolutionary air-soft mousse provides perfecting coverage for 100% velvet-matte perfection
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin
  • Fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin

For Best Results
Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.

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Upon seeing it for the first time, I kept on thinking as to how I would use it since I am used to the typical liquid or powder foundation. I have initially tried this with a foundation brush. However, I cannot seem to make it blend properly. Aside from that, product particles fall off from the brush that can stain your clothes. Such a hassle…

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Here is a swatch of the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Classic Ivory (Light 2). That is a heavy swatch, by the way. See those product particles? If you use a brush, some of the particles will fall off and stain whatever it is in which it will land. If you get that much amount using your finger, it would be hard for you to apply and blend it on your skin.

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So, how to properly use it? After several attempts of trying this product, I have found out that the best way to use this is by getting small amounts and lightly building up the coverage you need through the use of your finger. I suggest that you lightly dab your finger in the product…

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…until you get just a thin layer in your finger. That is when you apply and blend the foundation on your skin. Do this for several times until you get your desired coverage.  Just make sure your hands are clean, okay? 😉 Because of that, I would not recommend that you use this on your makeup clients (in case you do makeup freelancing). Rather, this would just be for personal use.

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If you follow my suggestion, it could give a really nice and smooth coverage. Also, this can blur out your skin imperfections like dark spots and pimple marks. It can also last you for a long time since you just need thin layers of this foundation to build the coverage you want. This product is priced at an affordable price of only Php599.


  • gives a nice and smooth coverage
  • can blur out skin imperfections
  • can last you for a long time
  • affordable


  • ideal for personal use only


  • can stain your clothes when the product particles fall off from the brush
  • hard to blend when you get too much of the product

Here are the shades available for the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse:

maybelline dream matte mousse shades(screenshot taken from the Maybelline website)

  • Porcelain Ivory (Light 1)
  • Classic Ivory (Light 2)
  • Nude (Light 4)
  • Creamy Natural (Light 5)
  • Sandy Beige (Medium 1)
  • Pure Beige (Medium 2)
  • Medium Beige (Medium 3)
  • Honey Beige (Medium 4)
  • Caramel (Dark 2)
  • Cocoa (Dark 3)
  • Light Beige (Medium 0)
  • Natural Beige (Medium 2.5)

Check out Maybelline counters at leading department stores and drugstores nationwide to give this product a try. 😀

2 thoughts on “Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse

  1. I was actually really thinking of buying this since the girl at the Maybelline counter said that it works well for oily skin. However, I didn’t like the texture of it when I swatched it at the store. I immediately thought that it will be difficult to blend. Hehe. Great review!

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