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REVIEW: NEW Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation and Dream Blender Foundation Blending Sponge

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I have very dry skin, especially in the winter so I was excited to try this foundation. Typically I stay away from foundations that say “matte” but it also claims to be hydrating so I thought it would be worth a try. Then I saw the blender. I was really excited to try this because it looks like a tiny beauty blender on a stick. I was hoping it could blend the small areas of my face. Read below to see my reviews.

Where to buy:

  • $10.99 Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation Click here
  • $5.99 Dream Blender Foundation Blending Sponge Click here

 

First Impressions:

The foundation is thick and mousse like. It has good medium to full coverage.  I tried to apply it with the sponge and the sponge is pointless. It doesn’t blend or spread the product nicely. It is way too dense and doesn’t have the nice bouncy feeling like the beauty blender.  I also tried to apply the foundation, beauty blender,  brush and my fingertips. It worked best with my fingers. A brush leaves a streaky finish. The beauty blender does a good job it just sheers out the coverage a little too much.

The foundation is matte and it feels more hydrating that other matte foundations. I didn’t like the way it looks on my skin. It accentuates fine lines, pores and wrinkles. See the picture below where I blended it to my hand. You can SEE everything!! I wore it a few times and every time it looked horrible by the end of the day. This foundation would probably work better on oily skin.

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Pros:

Foundation

  • Good color match. Good coverage.

Blending Sponge:

  • It is small and can get in small areas. Good shape.

Cons:

Foundation

  • Clings to dry skin. Breaks apart during the day. A accentuates fine lines, pores and wrinkles

Sponge

  • It is too dense and doesn’t blend easily like the beauty blender. Makes foundation streaky.

 

Pass or buy?

Pass on the foundation – especially if you have dry skin. If you have oily skin this might work out for you but I can’t tell for sure.

Pass on the sponge – it does nothing. Spend a dollar more and get the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

 

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