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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Beige Medium

has been in my make up drawer for a month or so. Uses at least 1-2 times a week.

Today's Post is Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Beige Medium. This has requested by Fenn from Ocassionally Impulsive . 

The website says :
• Formula is jet-milled into ultra-fine particles for an air-soft, ultra-silky texture 
• The suede-touch puff smoothes onto skin evenly, effortlessly, for the most beautiful matte perfection

Apply Dream Matte® Powder to your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin with the provided puff using gentle downward strokes. Build coverage gradually.

I like the packaging of this pressed powder.  The packaging made of pan plastic container.  It looks chic , also the good idea of putting the puff on its own place which seperated from the powder, so we know with this way at least it would prevent of bacteria growth which it doesn't matter for me if the packaging like any other pressed powders. 

I use tall kabuki brush to apply it. I use the puff sometimes for emergency touch ups.

The texture 
It's very silk/smooth without any powdery at all. Love it :) 

Finishing / Coverage
It gives natural matte finish. The coverage is from light to medium. You can layers the application couple times to get medium coverage. But for full coverage, i don't think so. And for skin like me (very oily and have blemishes), i only get very light coverage. I tried to layers it, still the coverage is very light on me. It doesnt cover any blemishes, just make them look smoother. For flawless skin person, you probably dont even need foundation ,etc underneath, just use this powder alone, you are good to go. 

Oil Control 
On the very warm day (up to 100 F)
After 1 and half hour i can notice my face get little shiny. This occurs without foundation underneath. If you are expecting for better oil control, should have good foundation under it.  
On the cool - little warm day ( up to 80 F)
It holds the oil after couple hours. 

The swatch :

Choose the "without flash" as the closest swatch in the real life. 

Price : $8.23
Available at local drugstore in U.S. ; for Indonesians, you can pick this up at malls in Maybelline counters. 
Rephurchase : Yes. 

Likes :
- Affordable
- Natural Matte Finishing
- Available in 4 shades - is that enough? no? for me yes for powder ;) 
- No breakouts occurs
- Scent-free ( don't get me wrong, i basically love yummy smells on products except for face products ) 
- Chic packaging
- Available in drugstore

Dislikes : 
- The packaging is little hard to open , so is the mirror to slide out. 
- The oil control isnt that good on very oily skin (on the very warm day)

I hope you enjoy this review post. Please note : this post based on my honest opinion and personal experience that might different with yours. 
So what are your thoughts about this powder?

Thank You for checking out this post. Everyone have a good day :)