Review +Swatches: Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

Hello everyone! I am blogging once again and this is my third post as of this time. Pero grabe PLDT, it will take me a day before my photos got uploaded. Anyways, Maybelline sent me their newest line of Foundation which is the Maybelline Dream Velvet Matte Foundation. I initially wanted to buy this foundation, however, since I am a soon to be mom (as in soon soon) eh I put off buying this foundation. Ayaw ko naman sabihin ng anak ko sa akin na "Ma, ang dami mong foundation pero wala akong ganito ganyan ganoon. " So, ngayon nafeel ko na maging mommy talaga. Fortunately, Maybelline sent me this press kit for review. 

******FYI: These foundations were sent to me for review purposes. All things written here are my honest opinion about the product. The fact that the product was sent to me does not affect or alter my view about the product.*******

Before going to the review, let me give you a background on my skin condition: I have a yellow medium skin tone. In MAC, my shade is NC30. I have a very acidic skin which reacts to foundations instantly, thus, I usually purchase foundations or powder that are one shade lighter than my skin color. I have super dry and sensitive skin. Due to preganancy, my psoriasis flare ups got worse. I have psoriasis patches on my forehead and in between my brows and on the brow area. 

What Maybelline claims this foundation does:
" Delivers seamless, buildable coverage with a fresh, shine-free finish; hydrating formula leaves skin velvety-smooth and soft for up to 12 hours; creates an even, spot-free, healthy-looking base"
Price: 499 pesos   Weight: 1fl. oz/30ml

This foundation comes in this plastic squeeze tube which is very hygienic to use and easily dispenses the product. I do not have any issues controlling the amount of product the tube dispenses. I like the fact that the tube is light and perfect for travel. 
It comes in 5 shades which are the following:

Nude: The lightest among the 5 shades. Despite being the lightest, it oxidizes on my skin. It has beige tone to it.

Sandy Beige: This is my perfect match. It is light-medium yellow beige color that suits my NC 30 skin.

Pure Beige: This is almost similar with the Sandy Beige but has a bit of olive tones to it. It is also slightly deeper than Sandy Beige.

Natural Beige : This has a peachy base to it.

Honey Beige: This is perfect for Morenas and it is a beautiful deep olive color.
This foundation has a very nice medium coverage that can cancel out the redness on my face and can cover my rashes. It does cover up my dark circles but it can not entirely correct them. This has a beautiful velvety texture more like an air whipped consistency. I tried using it on its own without setting it with powder but it did not work for my skin because I still need to apply a light weight moisturizer or else this foundation will look patchy on my dry skin. Consistency wise, this is very easy to blend and gives off a seamless coverage especially when applied with the fingers. It also applies nicely on my skin even on top of my heavy moisturizers.  It dries to a semi matte finish without looking flat matte.  This has the tendency to cling on to my dry patches. This feels light on the skin. This has a good staying power for 4 hours or more depending on the skin type. It does not melt away even on a super humid weather (as long as you set it with powder). 
With Foundation/ Without Foundation
(I apologize for the photo quality. My husband and I moved in to unit where there not much of a natural lighting. )
It has the tendency to cling onto my dry patches/rashes. 
On other parts of my face, it look so seamless and even . :)

Overall, this is a nice product for its price but I like its predecessor more - the Dream Satin Skin because that has a creamier texture perfect for my dry skin. As for coverage, this one is very nice. As you can see on the photo above, it evened out my skin tone, covered up my dark circles and cancelled out the redness on my face without looking too cakey. I like that it is breathable and lightweight too. I wonder if this works well on those with oily or combination skin. I heard some raves on this product from other bloggers and youtubers. 



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  1. a product worth to try... I'll swatch for my perfect shade when I get to visit Maybelline :)

  2. Bloggers with normal and dry skin have raved this, pero sa oily skin blotting galore po. HAHAHA. Mas okay pa rin nga daw po yung Dream Satin Skin kaysa dito, pero some prefer this one because of the convenient packaging and mas hydrating daw po ito. Personally, I think Maybelline is stepping up their foundation game! Nako, highlighter nalang kulang magiging ultimate drugstore brand na talaga sila. :)


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