Complexion Chronicles: Maybelline Smooth Mousse

11 Oct

Back again with another foundation review! This one is a fairly new, at least in my neck of the woods. I have had pretty good luck with Maybelline foundations so I thought I’d give this one a whirl.

Let me give you the long and short of it. This newest addition to the Maybelline family is a cross between the liquid mousse and  the dream matte mousse. Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation has a very creamy texture .  The application is very simple. The container/compact includes a sponge, but I found it best to use a short goat haired brush to buff it on. It gave me full coverage, and I didn’t have to go back to cover my dark spots with a concealer. Here are a couple of things for you to remember ; if you have oily skin (like me) this foundation should not be worn during hot/humid times. Take time to really buff it on, otherwise,I found once I check it in the sun light it shows every doggone brush stroke. Because of that I would not use the sponge  that comes in the compact. That could be a recipe for a disastrous application.

One thing about the packaging that I found a wee bit annoying is that you screw the lid (which also functions as a mirror and sponge holder) off and on, versus flipping the top up to get  to the foundation. Another caveat is I wear shade 350. Which is the darkest shade. Like, are they serious? I am not the darkest woman of color, shame on you Maybelline!

The verdict? I am going to put it away for now and maybe revisit when there is zero humidity in the air. I don’t feel too bad, I had a coupon and it was on sale for $6.

Here are pics of me wearing the foundation.


Of course I use my handy dandy  Urban Decay Naked Palette on my eyes. Here is a close up:



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