I thought it would be fun to do a beauty review today- I must say I miss doing them and I feel like I am actually providing a service or something, anyway I hope people enjoy them!
I have used the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse before, and I liked it quite a bit. It worked well for my oily/combination skin and lasted throughout most of the day. I switched over to MAC Studio Sculpt a couple of years ago because I liked the thickness of the product, the oil controlling qualities, and it lasted for hours and hours and hours. Seriously. When I was working 5 jobs and had to have my foundation last from 9 in the morning until 12 at night, that MAC Studio Sculpt was a workhorse and worth every penny. But lately money has been slim so I thought I would go back to my Maybelline drugstore staple. Then I read an article on Beautypedia, Paula Begoun's product review website, and she gave slightly higher marks to the Liquid Mousse, so I decided to try that instead!
At the drugstore I looked at my color choices and settled on Classic Ivory (Light #2) and I felt that a couple of other colors would have worked as well. I tried it immediately at home, and applied it allover with my fingers. Then I went back in and applied a second coat over red areas and under eye circles and set with powder. It lasted pretty well- about 6 hours- and made skin look even but still natural. I had the same results when I applied it with a makeup sponge or foundation brush. The only thing I didn't like was that I personally prefer a stronger product that lasts all day. But- I think it will be perfect for the hotter days of summer, it will provide coverage but not feel like I have a mask that's sweating off my face.
As far as the Dream Matte Mousse goes, it is a thicker product that provides a heavier coverage and doesn't look quite as natural. I think I prefer the mousse over the liquid, but only in winter or on cooler days, and it's better for oily/combination skin, providing a matte appearance. I find the best way to apply the Matte Mousse is with a brush or a sponge, it rolls a little bit if applied with fingers.
In conclusion, the Liquid Mousse provides a light natural coverage and is best for normal to dry skin, the Matte Mousse is a thicker coverage and best for those with oily/combination skin. The formulas are excellent and I will be using them both in the months to come.