In America, I love to visit stores such as CVS and Target to peruse the aisles that are packed full of drugstore brands that we all know and love. Aside from the prices being oh so cheaper, the USA usually gets new launches way before the UK. I spotted the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation, a fluid touch foundation on the shelves in Target and deftly added it to my basket.
First of all, the price for the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation was just $6.99, which works out as £4.25, a fraction of the price for a Maybelline foundation which average at around £6-£8. Its definitely worth stocking up on your drugstore purchases in the USA. I’ve been wearing the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation over the last two weeks, and have been reaching for it over others simply due to its lightness and the texture whilst on the skin. It really reminds me of the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation with its silky smooth finish. I do believe that Maybelline is owned by L’Oreal who also own Armani Beauty, so it could be a nice coincidence, with a nice price point, that the Maybelline does have the same formulation as Maestro.
Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation has a lovely, lightweight sheer to medium coverage that feels like you aren’t wearing a foundation at all. It makes a welcome change from my Double Wear on the days that I’m not working. The applicator is unusual and I haven’t seen anything quite like it. Designed like a dropper, you are to let the foundation fall from the dropper onto your finger and then apply to your face. I don’t think it works out exactly as designed as I still find myself smearing the foundation either onto my finger on directly on my face! I find it looks dewy and doesn’t cling to any dry patches and feels more like a BB cream than a foundation, yet looks more like a foundation on the skin than a BB cream. Due to its sheerness, I was expecting to be having to pile on the concealer, yet as you can see from the picture below, it does cover up some blemishes and evens out my skin tone and the foundation is buildable too.
Overall, the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation has really impressed me. I’ve never been a girl to go for a sheer to medium coverage yet it is working well for me and my skin. I’m hoping it hits the UK shores soon as I’d love to hear other peoples thoughts on it. I believe it is part of the permanent collection in the USA and is made up of 12 skin perfecting shades. I’m wearing Natural Beige.