Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse: Product Review

What: Angela tries to even things out with Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

The Lowdown: While we’re busy changing up our fashion with the change of seasons, we need to remember that our make-up needs changing up as well. Heavier, creamier foundations that were fine (even preferable) in the dry winter months will do nothing but weigh us down as the summer heat sets in—which is why now seemed like a good time to lighten up by trying out Maybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse. Boasting a lightweight “air-whipped” formula that’s oil-free, the product goes so far as to claim an “air-brushed” “poreless” finish. As a girl with oily skin and, well, largish pores, this is a selling point.

So does it live up to such lofty claims? I mean, “poreless”? How is that possible? As it turns out, it’s not. At least not in my case. The make-up did go on smooth, and has a light texture and a nice matte finish, but the pores, alas, just weren’t having it (being hidden and all, that is). So if the “poreless” part is what draws you to this product, I wouldn’t get too excited. If you’re looking for an inexpensive foundation that is light enough for summer and reasonably priced? Perhaps.

The verdict: Because (for me) it didn’t live up to its claim, it’s a nay, even if it is under 10 bucks. Sorry Maybelline—we still love your Great Lash mascara though.