As a seasoned makeup junkie I absolutely love trying new liquid foundations. The problem is that they take soooo blimmin long to use up, it's a rare moment when a new foundation enters the beauty race.
For a while I've been living off foundation samples but sometimes a newcomer just HAS to be brought in. And today that bottle is the new Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude foundation.
I write this, dreading that Google Ads won't mistakenly block me for having 'adult content' on my blog again. (Seriously, think about the amount of lustily-named, it may surprise you.)
Feminist foundation names aside, what ELSE to look for when looking for a new foundation? Be suckered into new advertising of course! Today's subject, the Dream Flawless Nude Liquid Foundation by Maybelline was alllll over TV and magazines. I was absolutely over the moon when I got to get my hands on it after my Maybelline Makeover at Fashion Week.
Billed as "100% Second Skin perfection" it's a super light formula which blends instantly into skin. But how does it look? Take a look for yourselves!
The coverage is meant to be buildable with no heavy, caked-on effect. Given the liquid is like water, I can definitely see how that's possible.
It's very, very similar to the L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint foundation I reviewed and also the Lancome Miracle Air De Teint. This comes as no surprise as they're all part of the mega L'Oreal machine. I'm talking water-like formulas which blur imperfections and enhance your natural skin.
HOWEVER.... it's only really good if you've got decent skin in the first place! Whilst coverage is buildable, concealer is definitely required around the nose and that area where my glasses make marks!
If you're going through a decent number of 'good skin days' (you lucky thing!), the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude is really good for just evening out colour and making your skin look it's best.
It dries quickly, it doesn't streak and it doesnt clump together during the day. In fact, it would be a bit of a gamechanger, IF only the coverage was better.
But I suppose it's not designed for coverage - there are foundations like Estee Lauder Double Wear and Bareminerals Ready Mineral Foundation which have those areas SEWN UP - it's more of a bare skin, barely there foundation.
Great for foundation-phobes and people who are looking for fuss free application.
I'm wearing shade Nude (Flawless Nude Foundation in Nude? Seriously, who have they got coming up with the colour names?! )
It's got a yellow beige undertone and is slightly too golden for me. Luckily the blendability means that I can wear 'one coat' without the colour being too noticeable but if I was to build the coverage, I might start looking a bit jaundiced...
So what do you think? I know that foundation is meant to look natural but is it meant to be barely-there, or is it needed to do more?
By Zoe Dubs