After hearing a lot of hype about the new Maybelline Dream Wonder foundation I was excited to be given the opportunity to trial it as part of the Beauty Heaven trial team.
We were asked to choose our foundation colour via an online swatch and I decided on No 20 Classic Ivory. I am always nervous about choosing foundations off internet swatches as I have regularly been wrong, but this was an absolutely perfect match.
I have never had a foundation match my skintone as perfectly as the Dream Wonder foundation. Sadly though, this is not enough to make me fall in love with it.
First impressions were that it was in a smaller bottle than all of my other foundations – it contains 20ml as compared to the regular 30ml with an unusual ‘dropper style’ applicator.
Upon opening the bottle I was instantly aware of the smell of alcohol which was quite off putting at first. I was happy though to discover that the smell didn’t linger once the foundation was applied.
I have skin which is on the drier side which I don’t believe is conducive to this foundation. I found application quite difficult regardless of the method I employed. I usually apply foundation with my foundation brush but I found that the foundation ‘set’ too quickly for me to use the brush. I experimented with my hands, beauty sponge, with, and without primer – all without success.
I found that the foundation accentuated my pores and the drier areas of my face looked patchy and parched.
I also tried layering the foundation to see if that would improve the appearance but unfortunately it didn’t.
Due to the fantastic colour match I was impressed with how it left no visible foundation marks on my jawline however I couldn’t overlook how it left the rest of my face looking.
I really wanted to like the Maybelline Dream Wonder foundation, but unfortunately my skin did not like it.
I have been happy to learn that many trial team members have had great success with the Maybelline Dream Wonder foundation, so it really does prove that we are all different and what suits me may not suit you, and vice versa.
It was disappointing that I didn’t like this as I absolutely love the Maybelline New York Fit Me! foundation and have recommended it to many people over the last few years.
Maybelline New York Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation RRP $21.95 for 20mL
Have you tried the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation? What do you look for in your foundation?