Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder Review [Comparison w/ Dream Matte]Tuesday, April 08, 2014
A couple days ago I visited Target to repurchase some essentials and then I came across a new line from Maybelline called the Dream Wonder Powder. They have discontinued the Dream Matte powder which I have been using but I don't like it very much so thank god they discontinued it! Since I'm still in the need of a decent powder I decided to give this a shot. So far, the reviews from people have been a hit and miss. Let's get on with the review!
Shade wise, the Dream Wonder comes in 16 different shades ranging from light to tan. There are no shades for fair skinned and deeper skinned people sooo that sucks. What's the point of 16 shades when they're only for light to medium skins? I don't understand the point of that.
Although it's creamy, when you put a brush into the product you get a whole bunch of fallout everywhere! Even if I lightly tap my brush in the powder there's still a whole bunch of powder flying everywhere. The product comes with a sponge but I have yet to apply it with a sponge. Maybe it'll be better since it probably won't have powder flying everywhere.
Application of the product is a breeze. It doesn't have a chalky finish and makes my skin look natural. They also say that this powder can also double as a powder foundation. I don't currently have the skin for a powder foundation since I have some dry spots but this does have decent medium coverage. I can see this powder being a nice everyday foundation for a natural look. I'll probably try it out as a powder foundation soon so I'll let you guys know how that works out.
Unfortunately, this powder doesn't work well for oil control. I find myself getting oily around my nose within two hours. Around my dryer areas, it's perfectly fine. I see that a lot of the people who dislike this product are oily skinned so I think this powder would be more suitable for dryer or aged skin.
|Left: Dream Matte / Right: Dream Wonder|
|Left: Dream Wonder // Right: Dream Matte|
- Creamy texture
- Natural "second skin" finish
- Buildable medium coverage
- Drugstore!! (I bought it for $7.50 but it usually ranges from $8-9)
- Double up as a powder foundation
- Sets foundation well
- BETTER than the Dream Matte (imo)
- No shades for fair skins and deeper skins
- Powder fallout everywhere!!!!
- Not so great for oil control
Overall, I like this powder. It's MUCH better than the Dream Matte in my opinion and I'll continue to use this. I don't know if I'll repurchase it but I'll definitely use it up. If you don't have too much concerns about oil control and want a decently coverage powder at a drugstore price, this will be the product for you.
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Hope you guys enjoyed this review and hopefully it helped you out.
Talk to you guys later!