Foundation Friday – Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation

Happy Friday beauties *clink*! We’ve made it to Friday yet again and that means a new Foundation Friday post for you all! In my last post (which was a whileeee back), I spoke about the high end Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation (check it out!). This week, I’ve decided to go drugstore and introduce to you guys, the Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation. If you don’t know about it, you will now!

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation Promises:

  • Sponge filters the liquid formula to smooth and even skin for a naturally luminous look
  • Pure liquid pigments deliver perfect coverage
  • SPF 40 protection

Packaging and Price

I purchased the Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation from Priceline during their 40% off cosmetics sale (yassss) for $16.17 – it retails for $26.95. The price point is extremely affordable, especially with a hefty 40% discount – so no issues there.

I’ve never used a cushion foundation before and had been recommended this by a lot of beauty bloggers (The Life of Laura & The Beauty and the Geek AU especially).I had heard of the cushion concept a while back so all the anticipation had built up to this point – I was expecting quite a lot because of all the great reviews. The packaging of this foundation was compact, travel-friendly and super cute. The round hard plastic felt secure and firm which is always a plus! The foundation also includes a small mirror (which I’ll probably never use) but it’s always good to have. Inside includes the Maybelline flat foundation sponge with a strap where you can secure your fingers when applying, a plastic piece that separates the applicator sponge and the actual foundation absorbed in the cushion sponge – the picture will make a lot more sense than my horrible description. Overall, packaging and pricing is great and I have no complaints at all.

Application

Remember those old school eyeshadow palettes that had those tiny black sponged applicators? The ones no one used and they just sat there collecting dust. I was hoping that the Dream Cushion sponge applicator is far from those useless things. When I first used the sponge, I thought my fingers were a bit big to fit three fingers but felt too loose for two…is it just me?

Applying the foundation itself was truly like a dream. The pigment was amazing, the coverage was medium-full and buildable. I knew from the moment the sponge touched my face that I had been missing out this entire time – I took too long to jump on the train! I didn’t apply the foundation with anything else and stuck to the provided applicator which gave more coverage than I thought possible. It really blended beautifully and the product applied effortlessly and seamlessly!

Super. Duper. Impressed.

Longevity

Now onto the lasting effects of the Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation. On cooler days, I found the foundation sat nicely all day and gave me a little bit of dewiness (which I can’t hate tbh), however during the warmer days, I definitely needed to set the foundation with a mattifying powder (Laura Mercier is my holy grail). Wearing the foundation during hot days gave me a bit more shine than I had hoped for however, I’ve become accustomed to my oiliness and pass it off as my ‘natural glow’.

This foundation is honestly perfect for everyday wear when you need something quick that conceals nicely. It’s also perfect for travel as it complies with liquid restrictions on planes! It’s a great product that I would purchase again and again.

 

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