Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Way Too Light...Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

Every time I go to my local drugstore, the first section I visit is the makeup section. Regardless of what I need, my feet automatically takes me to makeup right away lol. Last week, my local Walgreens was
having 40%off on a lot of their makeup products and I spotted the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Honey on sale. I've been seeing it in youtube videos raved by many makeup gurus, and I'm all about anything that will make my face matte so I purchased one for myself.

I noticed there were only 4 shades available. Weird and disappointing if you ask me. The shades were from light to medium and that's it! What about the other beautiful women with darker skin tones huh? Anyway, the shade Honey is the darkest one they have, and I looked way too light on me but I still purchased it thinking maybe I can make it work. Walgreens has 30 days return policy, so I wasn't too worried about it.

Like a little kid, I played with my new toy right when I got home. I swatched it with my finger and to my disappointment, I found the shade way too light than I expected. For some reason the shade looked warm in the store but it really looks cool once swatched and photographed. This is the problem with drugstore makeup. You can't test them before you buy and a lot of women end up buying the wrong shade of foundation O_o.

I compared it next to my Mark Powder Buff foundation in Golden and it's a pretty good match for my skin tone. Maybelline is obviously way too light as you can see in the photo...yikes!

Halloween has about a month to go, unless I plan on looking like Casper everyday then this foundation would be perfect lol. But seriously, there was no point of keeping it any longer, so I returned it the next day O_o.  I'm sure it's an awesome foundation. It's recommended by many women. but for now Maybelline if you are reading this, I hope you guys make more shades for us women who has medium to dark skin tone...pleaaase!!!

“Kiss and make up - but too much makeup has ruined many a kiss.” -Mae West


  1. Too bad it's too light. They should at least consider that not all make up enthusiasts have light-medium skin tone. Right, what about the golden-skinned beauties? :)

  2. I love maybelline but i cannot use their foundation either because they dont have a wide range of skintone swatches :(

  3. That sucks on Maybelline's part for not having wider range of colours.

    That's one of the biggest reasons why I don't shop drugstore foundations, I cannot match myself for the life of it.

    You're lucky you have the 30 return policy, we don't have anything like that at our drugstores in Canada :(

  4. lol love your last quote. my bf hates it when I wear lipstick cuz he doesn't want to get it on him

  5. ive heard great things about this product except for there little range of colors. thats a big difference from your mac powder lol. good thing you can return it!

  6. Awww thats too bad Its too light, it is a good powder, I use this shade and im NC37 in mac. Maybelline really needs to make more shades for this powder, its really great. LOL lookin' like casper..haha!

  7. maybe u could have used it just to set ur foundation?

    it is too light though

  8. That really sucks & you're right, they should have more variety in the shade colors.. other than the color, do you have anything to say about the quality of it? :]

  9. That's very weird that Maybelline stopped carrying the darker colors for this powder. I actually own Dark in Latte (01). I bought mine at Big Lots sometime in the spring. There was a huge drugstore buyout that my local Big Lots got and they had TONS of the darker Dream Matte powders. When I got mine, I wasn't sure if it would actually be light enough for me (I'm pinay and an NC40) but it turned out to be the perfect shade! Great thing is I got mine for $1.50! I had bought a total of 4 of these!