Velvet Perfection | Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review & Swatches

Velvet Perfection | Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review & Swatches |

Hey Beauties! 

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. 

Velvet Perfection | Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review & Swatches |

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. 

Velvet Perfection | Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review & Swatches |

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. 

Velvet Perfection | Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review & Swatches |

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). 

Velvet Perfection | Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review & Swatches |

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 



  1. Natalie
    January 27, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I love the way this looks! I'm always on the hunt for a better foundation, so I'm adding this to the list to try when my current foundation runs out! 🙂

  2. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)
    January 27, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    That's a really pretty foundation! I love the soft matte finish! Great review 🙂

  3. Erin Hesselink
    January 27, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    That foundation looks gorgeous! I have so much trouble with drugstore foundations that I never end up buying any liquid ones. Thanks for sharing this, I'll have to try it out! :)Erin | |

  4. Annaliese
    January 27, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    How cool that this foundation goes on with a cooling gel feeling- so interesting! xoxo

  5. Rittz Reyes
    January 27, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Great Review! Thank you for sharing as I am in the hunt for a new drugstore foundation :)Much Love Rx |

  6. Shane Prather
    January 27, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    You look absolutely flawless! Really is perfection 🙂

  7. Autumn Dickens
    January 27, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I love Maybelline, I'm currently using the FIT ME! foundation and I love it! I'll definitely have to try this one next.

  8. Katherine L
    January 27, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    I tried swatching it, but I didn't really like the consistency. But I absolutely love the Fit Me foundations, so this may be worth a shot! Katherine || The Green Bows

  9. Natalie
    January 27, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Oh gosh, this sounds so lovely! You look absolutely beautiful! I'll keep an eye out for this for sure.

  10. Elaine Atkins
    January 27, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Love how this looks on you! I guess you wouldn't be able to tell me since you don't have fine lines, but was wondering if the foundation accentuates them.

  11. Amanda
    January 27, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Looks like a great product. I'll have to try it out as I'm on the hunt for a good foundation.

  12. Jodi Butler
    January 28, 2016 / 1:11 am

    I love Maybelline foundations so much and this one sounds so intriguing. I definitely don't need any more foundation but I still really want to try it!

  13. Nicole
    January 28, 2016 / 2:00 am

    This is seriously my favorite foundation out there. I use it everyday! Nicole //

  14. BrighterDarling
    January 28, 2016 / 3:12 am

    It looks so flawless! Everyone has been singing the praises of this new formula – I want to try it so bad but I always break out from drugstore foundations which makes me so sad. 🙁

  15. Ursula Ball
    January 28, 2016 / 4:06 am

    I saw this product on TV and I am curious in trying this product for my dry skin..probably best for the late Spring/early Summer!

  16. Kayleigh Adam
    January 28, 2016 / 4:35 am

    This looks like it has such great coverage!

  17. Ashley
    January 28, 2016 / 5:15 am

    I've heard great things about this product! I will have to check it out!xo Ashley

  18. SveetesKapes
    January 28, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    You look amazing, absolutely flawless! I might have to give this one a try soon.xx, Kusum |

  19. Kristine C
    January 28, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I'm also a big Maybelline foundation fan. The texture of this one in particular sounds really interesting and gives a great effect!

  20. Ruya
    January 28, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I just tried this one too and thought it was amazing! Your skin looks

  21. Anonymous
    January 28, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Your skin looks beautiful, I love how this looks!

  22. Lindsey Aleson
    January 28, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I have never tried this foundation. I typically use Neutrogena. But this looks interesting!

  23. Seersucker Sass
    January 28, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    I never have much luck with drugstore foundation, but you have inspired me to give this one a try! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you :)XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  24. Kayla Rivoli
    January 28, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    This is EXACTLY the type of foundation I've been looking for! Definitely going to check this out when my current foundation runs out. Kayla |

  25. Molly
    January 28, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    This sounds so nice! I usually like dewy foundations but a matte finish that's also moisturizing? I'll have to try it!Molly and Stacie

  26. Riya Kalsi
    January 29, 2016 / 1:18 am

    perfect timing! I will have to give it a try!

  27. Brigette Ramos
    January 29, 2016 / 1:58 am

    WOW, this foundation looks amazing on you. I haven't seen these in my local drugstore yet so I'll definitely be on the lookout for it. This foundation looks like something I'd love. xo

  28. Lauren Douglass
    January 29, 2016 / 3:56 am

    I've seen many great reviews on this product. I'll definitely keep my eye out for it next time I'm at the drugstore!Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

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