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Sunday, January 8, 2012

1st Impressions: Maybelline Dream Nude Airform

Price: $8.44 (Walmart) (The price will vary depending on where you get this.  Drugstores usually cost a bit more, but they have bogo sales.)
1.6fl oz
Wide variety of shades, which is awesome!
Coverage: Light-Medium.
I read a lot of complaints where people say this doesn't coverage anything.  I was actually surprised on how well this covers.  I don't like a lot of coverage for everyday use. The first time I applied, I may have applied more than I intended too, but I found it gave about medium coverage.  This is can be applied lightly for lighter coverage or built up without being looking cakey or feeling heavy. 
Has a really lightweight feel, which I like.  When you first apply it, it make look too dark (atleast when I first put it on), but once it sets on the skin, the colors looks naturally. 

Pros: Very Lightweight (can't feel that you have anything on), Unique & Pretty cool mousse formula (like hair mousse), Sanitary Packaging w/Pump, Affordable, Buildable Coverage, Has good wear (wore this for 10 hours yesterday and it looks good as new at the end of the day).
Cons: You need to blend kind of fast & this doesn't blend as easily as the Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab (which I'm in love with & blends like a DREAM!) on my dry skin.  However, after wearing it yesterday & today, I don't find this drying & it doesn't dry my face out more than it already it.  This isn't hydrating by any means, but if you moisturizer or prime your face, you should be good to go. 

Recommend: Normal & I think Oily/Combo skin will really like this.  Dry Skin I Recommend Moisturizing before hand.

I'm going to be perfectly honest, usually I go for "higher-end/dept store" brands for foundations, just because it's really hard to find a good match in the drugstore.  Also, in the past, I haven't found drugstore foundations that I really like.  The drugstore brands have been impressing me lately with their new products.  I'm loving the new stuff from Covergirl as well.  The Tone Rehab foundation by Covergirl & Olay has been my "Go To" lately. There are a lot of new eye products and blushes I've been seeing in the drugstores as well.  Revlon has a similar product to this, called the Photoready Airbrush makeup.  It's the same concept- a mousse foam in a can.  However, you got 1.4 oz & it was about $2 or so more expensive at Walmart.  (It's $13.99 in some drugstores.)  I was debating between the 2 for the longest at Walmart, but I chose the Maybelline based on the shade range.  I liked the Colorstay, and for the most part, I love Revlon products.  They quality is good.  My particular Walmart didn't have many shade in the Revlon & the darkest they had was Golden Beige 060.  The Golden Beige looked too yellow toned for my skin.  (There are additional colors; my store just didn't have them.)  I'm usually not a big Maybelline fan (I did LOVE their Dream Mousse Concealer, which is discontinued though), but I decided to try this out because the shade Honey Beige looked perfect for me.  I'm glad I did. So far, I like this.  I'll have to try it out more to do a more in depth review.  The shade is great for me.  I'm NC40 in MAC right now.  (In the Summer, I'm around NC42.)  When I first applied, it looked too dark.  However, once it set into my skin, the color looks perfect.  (My face is lighter than my neck, but this matches my neck perfectly.)

Honey Beige 

Price: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Wear: 5/5

So far, I like this.  It gets an A from me.  I'll reach for this on days when I want light, natural coverage.  When I want a little more coverage, I'll be using my trusty Covergirl & Olay & when I want full coverage, I'll definitely be using my MAC Matchmaster, which covers like a dream. 

Wearing This Yesterday (in natural outside light)

Wearing Today w/Stila Illuminating Powder in Bronze & NARS Angelika Blush


  1. I haven't seen this in my drugstore yet, but I'll keep an eye out. Maybe it will be nice in summer if it is fairly light...I won't feel like my face is loaded w/ foundation. Thanks for the review!

  2. you're welcome :) it took awhile for my Target & Walmart to get this. My Rite Aid still doesn't have it yet. i definitely suggest trying this when it's avail in your area. It feels so weightless on the skin & it has a nice natural finish. I think the coverage is decent too & buildable. i just tried the Revlon Photoready Airbrush foam makeup today & I have already decided that I like the Maybelline better. The Revlon is GLITTER central & it doesn't feel light to me like the Maybelline