Sunday, 8 May 2016

Beauty | Disappointing Product - Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

I rarely come across a makeup product I don't like or doesn't work for me but on the odd occasion it does happen. The much talked about product that didn't make the cut for me is the Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation. Just for a bit of information I have a normal/oily skin type, mostly oily in my t-zone so matte foundations are my best friend. Saying that, if the foundation is too matte it can weirdly make my nose go dry and flaky. That aside I first heard about this foundation from Youtubers across the pond in the US because as usual they get a lot of the good products months before we do. I don't recall seeing any bad reviews on it so was excited when I finally saw that it had been released in the UK. I went on my monthly Boots shopping binge and picked it up after finding my closest shade. I'm not a fan! I'm really bad at explaining things so apologies but it just wouldn't sit on my skin. When I was applying it to my skin initially it looked fine, but as I tried to add another layer it started to break apart. It got even worse when I started to apply other products like bronzer and blush, even though I powdered all other products were impossible to blend. Bronzer and blusher went on patchy and in the end I just had to remove it all. I've only tried the foundation with a brush so I am going to give it another go with my beauty blender and maybe a different primer but overall I wasn't impressed.

Have you tried this foundation? What's your opinion?

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  1. So nice to hear honest opinions! I've always thought the whole 'dream matte/velvet' collections were a bit cakey and drying.

    corrie |