Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Review


So this was one of thing things on my wishlist last month and when I saw it in store for £5.99 (it’s introductory price) I just had to get it. Can’t resist a deal.

The Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude is a ‘fluid touch’ foundation, it is essentially beigey coloured water, if you accidentally knock this over it’s gonna ruin your carpet forever so be extra careful handling this motherflower. I’ve never come across this formula before so I’m even more intrigued about it’s claims.


What makes this foundation unique also is the applicator, there’s a teardrop shape at the end of the wand and you are supposedly meant to drop a bit of the foundation onto your finger and apply it to your face. I have to say I don’t find that method very efficient for me personally as I’m also super clumsy so to speed things along I swipe and dab the wand on my face directly. It looks crazy and a little weird but it’s what works for me and I then buff the foundation in with my Real Techniques buffing brush (it is amazing and worth having in your brush collection if it’s not there already!)

Because I am such a klutz, the applicator and the way you have to dispense the product it’s not ideal for me. If Maybelline wanted to go with the whole dropper thing I think a pipette would have been a better idea, it would be easier and less risky to manoeuvre the product from bottle to your hand or face you know? But I have to say I do like the design of the wand, it is pretty but perhaps not the most practical.

For once in my life I don’t hate the fact that it comes in a glass bottle, the foundation is smaller in quantity than your usual 30ml (at 20ml instead), but I don’t mind as such mainly because I got it on offer but I reckon this will last me just as long, but that’s just going on an inkling so I’ll report back later. I think the bottle is super cute, I’ve heard it being described as an oversized nail polish bottle but considering it’s unique formula I don’t think it would suit the traditional packaging anyway.

Here’s mah photo roll testing it’s lasting power and it has seriously impressed me, I didn’t think it would give the amount of coverage that is does and  is definitely buildable to achieve a full coverage. At the same time it feels light on the skin which is amazing, cos I hate it when I’m wearing make up and it feels like I’m wearing a mask. No, thanks.

For reference I am the shade 48 Sun Beige.

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Looking super shiny! I proceeded to powder myself to perfection after that photo and top up my blush.

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So in the final hours, I could see some of my darker scars showing through but I’m still covered and the foundation has held up a pretty good game. Totally unexpected and I cannot recommend this enough if you’re looking for a budget foundation this is a great one to try out. I really hope they make this foundation in more shades!

What are your thoughts on this foundation?


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