Maybelline Dream Velvet | Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline Dream Velvet | Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline New York introduces the first ever gel whipped formula foundation that glides on smoothly to give flawless, spotless skin. The foundation has a water and powder gel texture, which hydrates skin for 12 hours and delivers a soft matte finish for velvet-smooth perfection. So be ready to flaunt a fresh base look which feels fresh as it covers!”

  • Soft-matte hydrating foundation.
  • 12-H hydration and velvet smooth finish.
  • 2X Velvety hydrating matte.
  • Non-drying formulation.
  • Ideal for normal to combination skin.
The Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation has very paradoxical claims in its adverts. Still, somehow it manages to live up to it claims quiet comfortably. The foundation is definitely give a matte finish, but unlike almost every other mattifying foundation, it does not suck the like out of your skin and make it dry (parched – in my case).
Do you remember the Dream Matte “moose” foundation that used to (still does?😐) come in a pot? Well, I hated that one and this, thankfully is NOT like that. 

I have not been using a foundation which has a term “matte” on the box for years now. Reason – I have drought ridden face that has a constant need for moisture. So I generally stick to tinted moisturisers, dewy foundations or moisturising BB creams. So clearly this is a welcome change for me.

I have been using this foundation for 5 months now (I know it recently launched in India, I got mine from the US), so here are a few pros and cons that you should know before you go ahead and buy it.

The Good:

  • provides cream-to-powder finish as it says
  • is defiantly moisturising as compared to other “matte” foundations
  • stays put on face for hours, very longlasting
  • medium coverage, easily buildable
  • comes in a plastic tube packaging, hence keeping it safe from airborne bacteria.
  • fragrance free
The Bad:
  • it WILL stick to dry patches on you face if you have any and emphasise them. So exfoliated skin is a must. 
  • it also creeps into the fine lines and exaggerates them. Light application around the eyes is suggested.  
Will I Repurchase? – Yes