Navigating my way through the aisles at Target is like walking in a field of explosives. It’s just one of those stores I can never leave unscathed as I buy more than I originally intend. So it comes to no surprise as a Beauty Blogger, the Makeup section is my kryptonite.
I was initially intrigued by the Maybelline’s Dream Velvet Foundation accompanying Dream Blender. The Maybelline Dream Blender retails for $7.99. Similar to the Beauty Blender, the Dream Blender is a beauty sponge that can be used either wet or dry. Unfortunately, it does not share the same technology, so it’s important to note that aside from the shape they hold no other similarities. For example, once the Dream Blender is wet, it does not increase in size nor does it have the same bounce as the Beauty Blender. It does however, fit perfectly around your nose and eye area and blends the foundation for a seamless finish well while wet.
If you find you don’t like the Dream Blender for applying your foundation I recommend using this for baking or applying your concealer.
The Dream Velvet Foundation contains 1.0 fl-oz and retails at CVS for $9.99.
Even though the line contains twelve matte shades, I found the shade range to be limited. I purchased the shade “ivory” – third from left, and found it to be two shades darker and having orange undertones.
The Dream Velvet foundation has a thick, whipped and almost gel-like consistency. It has medium to full coverage with a hydrating matte finish that would work well for normal to oily skin types. Having dry skin, towards the end of the day I noticed it caked around my nose and accentuated my dry patches.
Below is an image without using any foundation or primer.
Below is an image using the Dream Velvet Foundation.
Unfortunately, this foundation did not work well with my skin type. Color issues aside, I will be returning the Dream Velvet Foundation but keeping the Dream Blender. Although the foundation did not work well for me, it will be perfect for those with normal to oily skin.
Have you tried the Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation or Dream Blender?