I usually read reviews before buying a product. Especially something like a foundation. But the other day, I was at Shoppers Drugmart and saw that the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation was on sale at 13$. While I had never had any interest in foam foundations, although I found the innovation interesting, I decided to give it a go and purchased the Dark Cocoa shade.
I then did a little search on it and found out that most people did not like this foundation at all so I was quite skeptic when I tried it.
Aaaand? You ask! Did you like it?
Well, ladies, I loved it. First of all the dark cocoa shade fits my skin tone perfectly. I love everything about the texture of this foundation, how light it is, its coverage and how quickly I am able to spread it on my face.
I read in the review that some try to apply this foundation with their fingers: that’s a major mistake. After shaking the bottle, the product comes out as a foam as you can see on the picture. As soon as you touch it, it becomes a thin liquid. I apply it with elf’s flat top powder brush and it takes me, honestly, one minute to apply it evenly on my skin. It is not greasy, it covers up my blemishes and I just stipple a bit more on my darker areas. It feels good on my skin and it does look like I do not have anything on (hence the “Nude” in the name I guess). Before trying the Dream Nude Airfoam my foundation of choice was a mix of Revlon Colorstay and Revlon Photoready (both in Cappuccino) and they felt much heavier on my skin. Although I absolutely love the Revlon combo (it has much more wear and covers everything) I was very impressed by the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation and definitely plan on purchasing it again.
I now am using it daily. I apply on top MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation Powder to set it. The only problem I have with this foundation is that is seams to slide into my smile lines and I end up with dark lines on each side of my mouth. I have not used it with a primer yet (since breaking my almost brand new Hourglass primer I have not repurchased it) but I’m thinking that it might fix it. But the smile lines are a problem that I have with most foundations, I had that problem with Studio Fix Liquid Foundation so I won’t take points off the Maybelline Nude Airfoam for that. Since it’s 13$, I think it’s definitely going to stay in my make up stash for a while. It’s a perfect foundation for daily use.