Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation


Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

There have a been so many exciting drugstore beauty releases lately, one of them being Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation.

This is what Maybelline says about their product:

Maybelline’s Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation is a refreshing gel-whipped foundation that leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours.

This foundation is supposed to be a first hydrating matte foundation that creates 100% velvet-smooth perfection with unique, gel-whipped formula that ‘s ideal for normal to combination skin.

What I love:

-the formula really is unique. It’s soft and fluffy and blends like a dream
-even though at first I thought that the shade I picked up- warm porcelain- would be too dark for me, once I blended it into my skin, it looked like a perfect match
– the coverage is really nice- light to medium
-the finish is matte, but not flat- it looks natural and smooth- unlike a lot of matte foundations that tend to accentuate pores and lines
-the claims that this foundation is most suitable for normal to combination skin are spot on

What I don’t love:

-as much as I like this foundation, there is no way that it’s as long lasting as Maybelline claims it to be. After about seven hours, it starts to wear off and looks a bit patchy

I really like this foundation. It has a nice coverage, a really nice finish and I actually used it without powder a few times (which is something I never do) and it looked just as nice and shine-free.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation Warm Porcelain

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation in Warm Porcelain

Now, as I mentioned, this is not as long-lasting as I had hoped, but it’s a perfect “everyday” foundation. If you have extremely oily or dry skin, I’d stay away from this one as it’s suitable for mostly normal/combination skin types. Seeing that this foundation has a matte finish, it might be seem like it’s suitable for oily skin, but unfortunately, I don’t think this is the case. Right now my skin seems to be normal, however on those days when I don’t use Retin-A, my skin is very oily, and Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation doesn’t work too well for me on those “oily” days. Other than that, I think this foundation is great- it’s just not for everyone.


Have you tried Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation?



  • Reply
    Stephanie Collins
    January 12, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve been meaning to find a nice light foundation, so I’m definitely going to give this one a go when it’s released here.
    I’m completely in love with your blog btw! I could read it for hours.
    Steph x.

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    January 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I been eyeing this foundation :) want to get a blending sponge as well

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    A Little Dose of Makeup
    January 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I tried this foundation but sadly the color wasn’t right :( But the formula is amazing!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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    Kristina Wilde
    January 13, 2016 at 12:10 am

    ohhhh I want to try this!!
    Kristina Wilde

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    Darcy Victoria
    January 13, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I’ve never been able to find the correct shade for me in maybelline foundations, but I want to pick one up and try it out nontheless!

    Darcy Victoria


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    Dagmara Klich
    January 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

    This sounds like a nice foundation that would suit my skin. Now I have to wait 6 months or so to be available in UK, lol! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    It sounds quite nice! I think my summer skin would like it :) xx

    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    Amanda Elizabeth
    January 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I haven’t used a drugstore foundation in a long time but this one really intrigues me!

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      Paula @
      January 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      It’s a hit and miss with drugstore foundations for me, but this one is definitely one of my faves!

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    January 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I haven’t used that specific product, but I love Maybelline’s Dream Pure BB cream, and wear that pretty much every day! It sounds pretty similar to this foundation, and for the most part, I really like it. I also love your reviews- they’re very nice and helpful to read, as always!

    Savannah xx

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    The Little Blog of Beauty
    January 13, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I really like the sound of this but I bet it’ll be a while before it comes to the UK, if it comes over at all x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    Paula Loreti
    January 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Maybelline’s foundations are really good!

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    Ela BellaWorld
    January 14, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Light to medium coverage and suitable for combination skins with matte finish… this describes what I want from an everyday wear foundation. I will definitely give it a try.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    January 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I am glad you have written the review of this foundation. I have dry skin but still I’m tempted to buy it. It sounds great.

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    January 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I am in love with this foundation! I like light coverage so it’s perfect for me. I’m super pale too but any porcelain colors are too pink for me, but this was a perfect. I took your advice and tried it without primer too and was surprised to see I didn’t need primer with this. I always use primer. I never have to see powder with this either, so happy with this :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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      Paula @
      January 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Oh glad no primer worked for you! I usually never use primers unless it’s for a special occasion. I think this foundation is already so smoothing that it doesn’t really need a primer :)

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    Karen DiPiero
    January 21, 2016 at 9:46 am

    It’s amazing how the color changed and lightened after you blended it! The first 2 pics make it look way too dark, but the bottom pic appears to match you perfectly. Thank you so much for your reviews. We have similar skin type and color, so they are very helpful.

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    Shareena Patel
    February 16, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I really want to try this out not sure if they have a good match for my skin tone!

    Shareena |

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