Review - Dream Velvet Foundation

I have noticed I seem to be drawn to Maybelline New York products lately. Not only have they launch a few new products one of them is the new Dream Velvet foundation and I do love a good old foundation! 

I got the shade 10 Ivory as I am pale as this winter (I'm just as pale in the summer to be fair!) It is a soft-matte hydrating foundation. It is their first gel-whipped foundation and having oily skin I am drawn to the idea of a gel type formulation, just like the face moisturisers I like! It is meant to have a soft matte finish but keeps skin hydrated all day long so we shall see!

Firstly there is a sponge to accompany this foundation which can be found here, however looking at the sponge I just new that wasn't going to work for me and it looks like an ice cream ha! 

There aren't too many shades in the range there is six in Boots and I have had a look online at the Maybelline New York website and it does appear there is 12 in the whole collection so I am presuming you can get all 12 of them across the pond! As I looked in Superdrug too and only found the same 6 shades which is a bit disappointing however if your pale like me there would be a suitable shade

It is a refreshing gel with 2 x more water than the Dream Satin Liquid which I love so I am hoping this is a cross between the Dream Matte Mousse and the Satin Liquid. How a matte formulation can have that much water in I have no idea

On first application I noticed it isn't really matte? It has a sort of dewy finish to it so it is really not what I was looking for

I applied it with my beauty sponge, I am currently using the Barely Definer Soft Sponge. It applied easily and blended flawlessly which is a plus. It is a medium coverage but I did manage to build it up into a full coverage and it didn't look too caked  

It wears well throughout the day with minimum touch ups. The way I applied this to see the wear throughout the day was one half of my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin primer and the other half without. It lasted about 8 hours on the half without the primer and round 10 hours on the other half so I did have some questionable looks in the evening. I did notice I had some separation around the nose area and also it appeared to bunch up under my eyes especially towards the inner corner however you had to practically be touching my face to notice it

I love the packaging of this foundation being a plastic squeeze bottle rather than glass as I do tend to be a dropper and the amount of smashed bottles in toilets is upsetting and so with this I can just throw it in my make up bag and not worry 

Overall I did enjoy this foundation and for £7.99 I can't complain. It wasn't what I was expecting as I did think it would be more matte but even so it is a combination between the two foundations I thought it would be. On combination skin I do think this would work a dream and not cling to the dry patches much but me having oily skin I can only speculate that. I really do think I will purchase this again and think it would be perfect for the transitional seasons when you skin is adjusting from the cold/warm temperatures 

C x