Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder Review

by Parita on September 10, 2012 · 30 comments

Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder Review

Hello Beauties,

I finally hit the pan on my Catrice Compact, so was looking for a decent everyday wear compact powder.  I had heard good reviews for Maybelline’s new “Dream Touch” range, so thought why not give it a try.

Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder Review

Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder comes in 4 shades out of which I got Beige (Medium 2-2.5). Out of all the shades, only this one has yellow undertones and the rest had pink undertones. I am not impressed with the shades in this range. They should definitely have more shades with yellow undertones.

Product Description:

An oil-free formula which is jet-milled into ultra-fine particles for an air-soft, ultra-silky texture. The suede-touch puff smoothes onto skin evenly, effortlessly, for the most beautiful matte perfection.

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

How To Use:

Apply Dream Matte Powder to your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin with the provided puff using gentle downward strokes. Build coverage gradually.

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

Quantity:

9 gm.

Packaging:

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

I was really impressed with the packaging of this powder.  It comes in a cream-coloured compact packaging with a transparent lid on the top. There is a bottom compartment which stores the powder puff and has a mirror for easy touch-ups during the day time. To open the bottom compartment, you need to push it towards the out and it opens up easily. Also, it closes with a click, so overall its travel friendly and sturdy! The puff too is of good quality and wonderful for day time touch-ups.

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

My Experience with Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder:

Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder costs Rs. 475 for 9 gm of products. The powder is extremely finely milled and pressed together. It has soft and silky texture which blends like a dream. It does not give much coverage, but is perfect if you don’t want to use foundation and just want to give your skin a fresh and polished look.  If you have a lot of blemishes and acne, this will not cover them at all.

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

It does mattify the skin beautifully and controls the oil for 2 to 3 hours easily after which you would need to do a few touch-ups.  Its completely unscented which I love as I absolutely hate scents in my face products.  The powder goes on light over the skin and will not make you appear cakey or ghastly. It does brighten up the face and even out the skin tone to some extent. If you have a lot of hyperpigmentation or brown spots, this will not cover it completely.

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

Overall, its a decent product and I would definitely recommend this to all combination skin beauties. For extremely oily-skinned girls, this may not provide proper oil control.

Dream Matte Pressed Powder

Pros of Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder:

  • Extremely finely milled powder.
  • Fantastic packaging.
  • Goes on light and does not appear cakey.
  • Completely unscented.
  • Mattifies the skin for 3 hours.
  • Brightens up the face and gives a polished look.
  • Dermatologically tested.
  • Does not block your pores and lets your skin breath.
  • Did not break me out or give any allergy.
  • Easily available across all Maybelline counters and online.
Dream Matte Pressed Powder

Cons of Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder:

  • Could have better oil control.
  • Limited shade range.
  • A bit expensive for a drugstore brand’s powder.

IMBB Rating:

3.8/5

Do I Recommend Maybelline Dream Matte Powder?

Yes, its a good powder for every day use and I would definitely recommend it to all combination-skinned beauties.

Hope this review was helpful.  Until tomorrow, take care and stay beautiful!

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Surbhi September 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I have combination skin. yay i can try this. thanks for the review parita di 🙂

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

welcome surbhi 🙂

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Shami September 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Parita, which one will you recommend, this or Revlon touch and glow for Comibation – Oily skin..

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Shami I liked Revlon Touch and Glow more coz it gives better coverage than this one..also shade range is better i feel

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shruti wahi September 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Nice review Parita 🙂

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

thanks shruti!

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Vini September 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

This look quite similar to loreal one… Im still lil bit confused because mine is oily skin and what i looked in pressed powder is better oil control and u mentioned this point is cons….!!!
Nice Review 🙂

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Thanks Vini..it does not control oil for more than 3 hours..if you have extremely oily skin you may not like it..check MAC studio fix powder

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Vini September 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Im currently using Mac studio fix…!!!!
😀

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

no better than that then 😀 its perfect for time when I don’t want to wear foundation and fantastic coverage for a powder foundation

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Aarbee September 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Vini I have very oily skin and I used it for a while from my cousin’s stash when I visited her…better stay away from this if you are oily skinned…it fared pretty badly in controlling oil for me. As Parita rightly said, stay with Studio Fix, its the best!

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poorva September 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I recently skipped this coz of the price, being a college student this is quite expensive! But i bought the maybelline clear glow compact thats great too:-) but i really want to try this one soon!! Great review 🙂

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

clear glow is good too 🙂 thanks poorva..check out online you may find it on discount 🙂

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Deepika September 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Great review Parita 🙂 seems a gud everyday use compact for combination skin and packaging too is very impressive

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

thanks deepika 🙂

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Harman September 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Why why do you have to test on animals Maybelline 🙁

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

i know 🙁

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aparajita September 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

nice review parita di. i loved the packaging too 🙂

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

thanks a lot aparajita 🙂

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Neha September 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

looks gr8 but kinda out of range for a college student,i’ll stick to my sasta sundar tikau lakme perfect radiance for now….

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Parita September 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

lakme perfect radiance didnt work well for..kinda made me even more oily 🙁 try maybelline clear glow compact or even faces has some decent compacts

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Aarbee September 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I was disappointed with oil control aspect of this Parita 🙁
Lovely pics 🙂

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Parita September 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Thanks Aarbee..yeah the oil control is pretty less 🙁

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ashie September 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

i use this specifically to set my under eye concealer..it works wonders..! u ladies should try it <3

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Parita September 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

hey ashie thank you..i’ll definitely try..usually I use ben nye’s banana powder for setting concealers 🙂

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Ila September 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

Limited shade selection and less oil control!!!!!!!!! 🙁

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Parita September 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I know Ila 🙁

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Rati September 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

I have always been tempted to try this powder but i have dry skin so never did. Wish they come witha regular versions as well. i love the packaging. lovely review parita. 🙂

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Parita September 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

thanks Rati 🙂

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Sneha Sen September 26, 2012 at 12:38 am

Nice review parita 🙂
Have you used Colorbar Triple Act Compact?
If compared which one scores better?

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