maybelline dream wonder fluid-touch foundation

Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch FoundationA few weeks ago I let you all get up close and personal with my pores in my Glamglow review. Today I’m showing you the other problems I have with my skin, and the amazing new foundation I’m using to hide it all.

My skin before I was pregnant with Cordelia was fabulous – sure I had the odd blemish, but it was nothing major. During pregnancy I ended up with hyperpigmentation under my eyes and above my lips – commonly referred to as pregnancy mask (officially known as chloasma or melasma gravidarum – more info here). I had read that it should go away shortly after giving birth… but it’s almost been a year and mine hasn’t, so there’s a chance I’m stuck with it. I also have a lot of scarring all over my chin from post-pregnancy hormonal acne and I am extremely self-conscious about all of it.
Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation BeforeEnter Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation. A “Breakthrough liquid foundation texture fuses with skin. A finish so imppecable, yet undetectable.” I have been using Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation forever and I was planning to start buying Givenchy Teint Couture Fluid Foundation when I went back to work, but this has completely changed my mind (and my bank account is grateful that I won’t need $60 foundation).

Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation After(I put my eyeshadow on before my foundation for this look so I did touch up around the edge of my eye with concealer but otherwise that’s it)

I was immediately intrigued when I opened the bottle – the applicator is unlike anything I’ve seen. From what I’ve read you are supposed to hold it vertically and let it drop on to your finger, but I just dab it on to my trusty beauty blender and apply that way. The consistency is extremely thin and watery, I didn’t expect any coverage at all… but I had medium coverage right away and I was able to easily build it up where needed without feeling cakey. It stayed on well all day even though it was +30 out with a crazy amount of humidity, though I can’t say how much of that is the foundation and how much is my Hourglass Primer Serum and MAC Fix+. It has SPF 20 in it which is always nice, and retails at $14.99. TLDR – it’s my new favorite foundation.
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What is your favorite foundation?

Press sample.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.

64 thoughts on “maybelline dream wonder fluid-touch foundation

  1. You look gorgeous in both before and after the foundation! We’re our own worst critics.

    Also, your photography is so good! I wish my photos turned out like yours, though I only use my iPhone ;P

  2. Beautiful! I’ve been using the Hourglass foundation and I need a cheaper alternative. I’ve always been a fan of Maybelline and I’ll be checking this foundation out. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  3. Girl, you are breathtakingly beautiful with or without makeup! I wish I had half you talent…can you do a post on how you do your eyeshadow? GORGEOUS! I need a new foundation. I’ll have to try this out!

  4. lovely review! I haven’t heard of this foundation at all until this post, but it looks lovely. The applicator looks identical to the YSL ink fusion foundation that just came out. are they linked companies?

    1. Thank you Tianna – the YSL applicator has a hole in the middle and I think it’s flat? This one is like a little ball attached to a larger ball on a stick, if that makes sense. But yeah L’Oreal does own both.

  5. thanks for sharing this review. i currently use the covergirl 3 in 1 and i really love it.

    i will definitely consider giving this stuff a try though, this sahm is always looking for a good budget cosmetic find.

    1. I’ve heard good things about that one!
      Yep I know that feeling, even going back to the office the thought of paying $60 for foundation made me a little nauseous!

  6. You skin literally looks flawless – I can’t believe they’re now doing a liquid version of this makeup. Also, I second the eyeshadow post – I’m rubbish with eyeshadow!

    Katie <3

    1. Ugh stress breakouts are awful! Have you tried doing concealer and then a bit of powder to set it, and then some more concealer? It’s not something to do on a large area but if you have a spot you just need to cover up I find the powder prevents the concealer from lifting / smudging when you apply more.

  7. You look amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. I am generally a light make up type of girl, I don’t like feeling like a have a mask on, but love how “finished” off I look when I do wear makeup.

    1. Thank you Angela ♥ I find this feels really light and not like I’m wearing a mask, though that’s coming from someone who wears full face makeup almost all the time lol

  8. you look beautiful before and after, but that does give you such great coverage. i’m actually afraid of all the changes that will happen after pregnancy.. i’ve been putting off having kids for a while… hopefully we’ll start trying before i turn 35.. but i’m still so scared of the whole process but mostly afterwards. :/

    1. Thank you Esther ♥ With Bobby I really didn’t have any changes, other than the odd stretch mark… but with Cordelia my skin and my hair have changed dramatically – hair for the better, skin for the worse… Being pregnant is definitely the easy part, but they are worth it 😉

    1. BB creams are great. I moisturize pretty heavily and use a primer serum before I put on makeup because I can get some pretty wicked dry patches on my face.

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