Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation Review

Thursday, 19 January 2017
New to Maybelline's foundation line up is the Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation. This is Maybelline's first cushion foundation in North America, they had a very successful version in Asia. Probably why they decided to bring it over this way, that and the fact that anything cushion is super trendy right now. If you'd like to see a full demo and wear test I featured it on my YouTube Channel Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation Review for Oily Skin 
You should be able to find the Maybelline Cushion Foundation at your local drugstore, Walmart, Target etc. I've seen it on it's own display because it is so new you probably won't be able to track it down where the rest of the Maybelline line lives. It retails for around $15.99 to $18.99 in Canada for .51 oz of product. The average liquid foundation has a full fluid ounce, but cushions generally come in around .50 oz. 
As for the packaging it is pretty typical of a cushion foundation, you have your sponge applicator, that lives on the plastic cover that protects the actual cushion and sponge from drying out. The outside of the packaging has an indication of what shade it is, but it isn't 100% accurate. There are 8 shades in the range, which is quite limited. That being said Maybelline does a great job extended shade ranges once a foundation has done well, or at least that is what I'm assuming. They extended the range on both the Maybelline Fit Me and SuperStay Better Skin foundations. 

I have incredibly oily skin, therefor I have stayed away from cushion foundations up until now. They generally have claims of luminosity and hydration which isn't enticing to me. The Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation claims to have "increased colour pigments to deliver complete luminous coverage for fresh faced perfection". Not exactly sure what "luminous coverage means, generally I would think in terms of light, medium or full coverage. 
I've got to say I am incredibly impressed with this foundation! I wore the Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation 45 Medium Beige, I wear around a 310 or 315 in the Fit Me Foundation and NC42 at MAC. It was a pretty good colour match, could have been a little warmer. It can give anywhere from light coverage to a high medium if you build it up. It doesn't look cakey with multiple light layers. As for application the sponge applicator that was included actually worked really well, normally I hate that kinda thing. I also test out a beauty blender and more dense brush, they both worked great. The brush gave the highest amount of coverage. The finish dried down to about a demi-matte, so I think if you were going into this with dry skin and hoping for luminosity you may be disappointed. For me however, I was delighted! If you have normal, or even combo skin you may not need to set it with a powder. I wore this foundation for about 9 hours, no blotting and it did a great job holding up on my skin. I set with a mattifying powder but even still, I was still so happy with how it held up at the end of the day. It was not patchy, did not feel greasy and still looked quite fresh on my skin. 
Overall, I think this foundation is fabulous! I'd like to see the shade range doubled but otherwise I am totally impressed. 

*This product was sent for my review. 


  1. Great review - thanks! I'm really looking forward to trying this one.

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