Maybelline has finally launched their version of the popular trend of cushion foundations. Maybelline states that the Dream Cushion™ Fresh Face Liquid Foundation has increased color pigments that deliver complete luminous coverage for fresh-faced perfection. It is available in 8 different shades, and retails for $15.99 (CAN) and $12.99 (US).
As with other cushion foundations, the round compact case contains a dual lid compartment. Opening the compact will reveal the applicator pad and mirror. Opening the inner lid will reveal the foundation soaked cushion. This inner and separate compartment remains sealed, when not in use, and keeps the product from drying out. The cushion contains the product which is saturated with the foundation.
Included in the compact is the flat pad applicator. Depending on how hard you press on the sponge will determine how much product you get. It is very easy to apply with the pad. Just dab on the sponge and then gently pat pad onto your skin. You can also use a dense foundation brush if you prefer, but I find the applicator pad gives the more airbrushed look.
I found that Maybelline’s Cushion Foundation gives a medium dewy coverage. L’Oreal and Physicians Formula’s Cushion Foundations are more of a sheer/natural coverage, whereas Maybelline’s Cushion Foundation definitely gives more coverage. My skin looked healthy and dewy after application, but I noticed that within a couple of hours, my face looked a little too dewy…….more oily in fact. I have dry skin in the winter, and the foundation gave me an oily t-zone, that was quite noticeable. I did notice that with using a primer and mattifying powder I had better oil control. I think this formula would be too dewy/oily for those with oily skin. It didn’t emphasize any of my dry patches, so I feel it would be suited to those with dry and normal skin.
Overall, the foundation gives a medium coverage with a dewy finish, but a bit dewy for those with oily skin. If you are looking for a cushion foundation that gives more coverage than the L’Oreal Cushion Foundation then this is it! Cushion Foundations are very user friendly, and are the perfect form of portable foundation! Just toss them into your purse for touch ups on the go!