When it comes to foundation Maybelline is without a doubt my most reached for brand. If you were to take a peek inside my foundation drawer you would count 6 (now 7) Maybelline foundations among a sea of different shades and finishes but hardly any other brands with more than one option. There is just something about a Maybelline foundation that always seems to get it right and always becomes a fast favourite in a makeup junkies collection. With so many hits, my expectations were sky high for the new Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation and I was not let down.
The Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation retails for $16.99 CAD/$10.99 USD and comes in a 1fl oz squeeze tube (super handy!). It is available in 12 shades with an array of tones for light to medium complexions but is lacking on the darker end of the scale.
The Dream Velvet Foundation is an incredibly unique foundation with a soft matte finish and a hydrating feel. It defies all traditional theories about matte foundations with it’s ability to perfect the skin without drawing any moisture or accentuating any dryness.
It has a one-of-a-kind gel whipped formula that means it sits somewhere between a cream and a liquid and feels more like a mousse with a cooling gel sensation. The thick mousse texture glides onto the skin effortlessly and seems to melt right in leaving nothing but perfected skin.
It becomes one with your skin within seconds and gives buildable medium coverage that smooths over the skin and weightlessly covers every imperfection without ever becoming heavy or obvious. The foundation seems to erase and blur the appearance of spots, pores and fine lines while leaving a smooth canvas that looks fresh & flawless.
The coverage is easy to build (I prefer to use a beauty blender) and each layer blends seamlessly into the last. It keeps it’s ultra lightweight feeling no matter how much you apply and it never cakes up or sticks to dry patches. You are left with a soft matte, airbrushed finish that appears like naturally beautiful skin.
While this foundation is giving you a gorgeous matte complexion on the surface it is working it’s magic underneath all of that coverage. Maybelline has some how created a formula that gives you that perfect matte finish that never looks flat or dull and holds it own against shine all day long while also hydrating the skin.
The formula includes silicone and glycerin both of which are natural humectants meaning they draw water from the air and lock it into the skin. These ingredients help the foundation find the perfect balance between matte and hydrated by maintaining a sufficient level of moisture in the skin.
It keeps skin moist and hydrated to prevent dry skin from getting drier and oily skin from producing oil. All skin needs hydration, it’s just all about balance and this foundation seems to have found it. By giving skin the moisture it needs you prevent it from working against itself and the foundation. The end result is a lovely hydrating foundation that feels good on, keeps skin happy and wears beautifully (8hrs).
The Dream Velvet Foundation gives you the best of both worlds with a flawless matte complexion and happy, hydrated skin. By finding the perfect balance it gives all skin types the chance to try a matte foundation that won’t dry them out or produce more shine.
The application is an absolute breeze and the finish is breath taking. With one use you will fall in love with your skin again.
The Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation is a true winner and I highly recommend it! You can find it at your local drugstore or online at Ulta or Well.ca