Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation and Blender

Hydrated skin. Matte Finish. Flawless face. Put your best face forward with Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation. And for a smooth, seamless coverage, built for precision and ease, enhance a flawless finish using Maybelline Dream Blender. 

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation and Blender Review 60 Sandy Beige
Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation and Blender Review 60 Sandy Beige

The Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation is Maybelline's first hydrating matte foundation that provides 100% velvet-smooth perfection with a unique gel-whipped formula that is ideal for normal to combination skin. Available in 12 different shades, this refreshing gel-whipped foundation leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours.

Maybelline's Dream Blender is a latex-free beauty blending sponge that has a built-in handle for effortless and mess-free application. It delivers even foundation coverage and a smooth finish. It is ideal for gliding over large areas and targeting hand-to-reach curves.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation:

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation Review 60 Sandy Beige

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation and Blender Review Swatch before and after
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I like the packaging of the product - a squeeze tube gives control of how much product comes out. As for the foundation itself, it comes out as a mousse consistency but once applied, it felt like a liquid foundation and was easy to blend. It's a buildable medium to full coverage - it was able to blur my imperfections and acne scars. It went on smooth, lightweight and provides a soft, velvety, matte finish - a very natural skin finish - doesn't feel like foundation was applied. 

Although the foundation seems great, I would not recommend this to someone who has dry skin - dry patches will be very noticeable after a few hours of wear. Another thing to note, use a setting powder/spray, touch-ups are needed throughout the day. If not using a setting powder/spray or blotting sheets, the foundation will still give a matte finish at the end of the day but with a shiny/greasy-look where face gets oily, in my case, t-zone area. And subtle or not, the foundation sits on wrinkles and makes it fairly visible close-up around the face.

Maybelline Dream Blender:

Maybelline Dream Blender Review 60 Sandy BeigeMaybelline Dream Blender Review 60 Sandy Beige

For best results:
STEP 1 - Dab a small amount of foundation onto blender. Alternately, place foundation on back of the hand and apply to blender for added precision.
STEP 2 - Use sides to blend in circular motion on cheeks and in an outward direction on the forehead, nose and chin
STEP 3 - Use the tip for greater precision around corners and curves (i.e., nose, under eyes, over eyebrows)
STEP 4 - To clean, rinse with water and a gentle soap or makeup remover.
* Pro Tip: For lighter foundation coverage, wet and towel dry the blender before use.

The Blender is not as spongy as I thought it would be. It's more towards a firm and stiff kind of sponge. It doesn't create that "bounce" effect. When applying the Dream Velvet Foundation, it did a good job at blending. I used the blender under my eyes and nose and it did a great job at really getting into those areas. I wouldn't recommend this product to use all over your face - you're better off using a brush or a spongier-sponge. I would, however, recommend using it when concealing your under eyes, nose, and basically any place around the face that needs precision coverage.

Cleaning the Blender: Expect the sponge to be stained. With water and mild soap, cleaning the Blender was not a problem but because there is a handle, it's really hard to clean as I was hesitant the sponge part would fall out as I'm cleaning. 

Overall, I'm 50-50 about the Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation and Blender. I like the packaging, foundation coverage, the soft-matte finish, and the sponge was great for blending in hard-to-reach places. However, I didn't like the fact that the foundation picked up the dry spots on my face and that it left wrinkle creases. Also, the shades online can be a bit misleading, it's best to head to a store and do some swatches. 

What are your thoughts on Maybelline Dream Velvet? Have you or would you purchase the foundation and blender? 

Disclaimer: Products complimentary from ChickAdvisor for testing/review purposes. Views expressed are of my own.





4 comments :

  1. I grabbed this foundation on sale at Shoppers for $8.99-- can't wait to give it a try!

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    1. Excited to know what you think. Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Wonder if this foundation would work better for my oily skin. That sponge seems like a great idea though!

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    1. I think it'll give you a great matte look for the first few hours. I wouldn't count on it as an all day wear unless you're willing to do a few touch-ups. If you do try it out, let me know how it goes. Thanks for reading, Elaine :)

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