Maybelline has consistently made good quality and affordable products. The New York-based brand comes highly recommended if you’re looking for products that give you value for your money. Their foundations are among the most popular choices for daily use as they’re low-maintenance and budget-friendly.
Maybelline Dream Mousse Foundation
I’m always happy to try new Maybelline products because I’ve had only good experiences with the brand so far. When my usual foundation ran out, I decided to get the Maybelline Dream Foundation out of curiosity and to see if it was any better. Since it was fairly new in the Kenyan market, I never heard of it before nor did I know anyone who used the product. I literally had a firsthand experience using this product.
- The Product
As the Maybelline Dream Foundation name suggests, it has a soft, mousse-like texture that’s different from liquid and solid foundations. It’s semi-solid, therefore, it’s better to use a beauty blender since there’s less wastage. It picks up really well and a little goes a long way. In fact, you only need very little product to achieve a flawless look.
Its velvety formula helps it blend into the skin effortlessly giving you a natural, matte finish. I especially loved its coverage. It concealed any imperfections without the cakey look that many foundations give. Not to mention, it can last the whole day and the company’s official website promises it lasts up to 16 hours.
The Maybelline Dream Foundation comes in a wide range of shades catered to both light and dark skin tones. I use the Nutmeg shade which I find blends perfectly with my skin tone. However, since the foundation is highly pigmented, it will rub off on other things so be careful around your clothes.
- The Packaging
It comes in a small, cylindrical, glass container giving it an expensive look. Additionally, it can easily fit in your purse due to its compact size.
The packaging doesn’t state the ingredients but you can find them on their website. It also doesn’t say whether this foundation has SPF. However, it has a distinct smell linked to sunscreen.
- The Cost
I got mine from Beauty Click at Ksh 1,600. However, they haven’t restocked the Maybelline Dream Foundation. If you’re interested, you can get one from Amazon for Ksh 1,200.
Maybelline Fit Me Powder
This is a more well-known product from the beauty brand and one that I’ve used for years. In fact, this is the only powder I’ve known since I discovered makeup. My loyalty to the brand is well-justified.
- The Product
Like the mousse foundation, the Maybelline Fit Me powder has a soft, velvety texture that feels amazing when applying it. The colour is highly pigmented which complements your foundation. On most occasions, I simply wear powder without foundation since it gives my skin some colour.
Though it’s a pressed powder, I find that it’s quite loose and prone to excessive fallout. However, it’s tolerable and if you’re careful, you’ll barely notice this.
- The Package
The package of the Maybelline Fit Me Powder could be better. It’s round and plastic. It doesn’t have a mirror like many powders in the market. For its price range, I expect something slightly better. Nonetheless, the package is quite sturdy. I’ve dropped mine a few times and nothing broke – not even the product.
- The Cost
Maybelline Fit Me Powder is available at Beauty Click for Ksh 1,000. However, this is a common product that you can find at most chemists and beauty shops.