The search for the perfect foundation can feel never-ending. If you want your base to have the right balance between dewy and matte, the key lies in choosing the right foundation finish for your skin type. A satin finish gives you a natural, smooth sheen with a bit of shimmer and glow. It leaves your skin looking healthy and radiant without drying it out like most matte foundations tend to do. I tried the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation and here’s my review of this product. If you want to know how this foundation performs, read on to find out more.
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation Review
Introducing the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation for skin that looks and feels flawless for a long time. This liquid foundation has extraordinarily high coverage and unblocked breathability, and helps you achieve the dreamiest look you’ve always wanted. It leaves you with airbrushed and poreless skin with a satiny finish that lasts all day long. It’s your everyday foundation that gives you comfortable and soothing coverage at the same time.
Features And Benefits
Maybelline claims that this foundation offers the following features and benefits:
- Gives a coverage that is full yet lightweight on the skin
- Has an ultra blendable and comfortable texture
- Leaves you with a gorgeous natural and luminous finish
- Has UV protection with SPF 24 PA++
- Suits all skin types including oily and sensitive skin types
- Won’t clog pores
The Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation comes in a transparent glass bottle with a pump dispenser that is protected by a plastic cap. The pump is of exceptional quality, and its dispenser is very receptive to touch, giving you just the right amount of product at a time. Its cap closes tightly, and this makes it a travel-friendly and convenient option for you.
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I love a good old glow and wanted to try out the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid foundation owing to its smooth, satin finish. I have combination skin that is prone to breakouts, and I was looking for a formula that feels light on my skin. Also, I tried matte formulas in the past, and they always seemed to make my skin look dull and lifeless. I decided to try another finish altogether and here’s my experience with this product. Read on to find out how this foundation fares in my review.
Texture And Fragrance
This foundation has a lovely texture – it’s somewhere between a liquid and a mousse foundation. It’s thick in consistency, and yet, it blends like a dream. It does not dry out quickly, so you will have enough time to blend it properly before it sets. I use a damp makeup sponge to blend this out, and it leaves my base looking flawless.
I was so glad that this foundation is fragrance-free. I can’t stand foundations that smell strongly of chemicals. Fragrance can irritate sensitive skin, and I steer clear of scented makeup.
If you’re looking for a light and natural coverage, then this formula is made for you. It’s ideal for daily wear. Also, you can build up the coverage from light to a medium (at most). It will even out your skin tone and blur out the appearance of large pores and redness. However, if you have dark spots or scars, you will need to add a concealer to your routine as this won’t be of much help in that area.
Staying Power And Performance
This Maybelline foundation stays on for about five to six hours on normal, dry, and combination skin. Also, you can easily extend its life by adding a primer and a compact to your routine. However, if you have extremely oily skin, this is not a great option for your skin type as this won’t hold up well against an oily surface. It will melt, transfer, and end up in a mess, especially on hot and humid days. This one’s good for winters, but I suggest you give this a miss during the summers.
I like the fact that it contains high SPF (24 and PA ++), which makes it ideal for daytime use. On the other hand, when I use this in the evenings or night and have pictures taken, my face often ends up looking washed out and ghastly. This phenomenon that unfortunately all of us have experienced at least once in our lives is known as ‘Flashback’. The dusty, white cast is caused by the SPF that saturates your complexion in photos. That being the case, I strongly recommend using this foundation only during the day.
The Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation comes in five popular shades. I was disappointed with its shade range as most of them are suitable for lighter skin tones and finding a shade that will suit the average Indian skin tone is not easy. Let’s take a look at how each one of these shades performs.
This is the lightest shade in this foundation range. If you have pale to fair skin with yellow undertones, this will make a good match for your skin tone.
Nude Beige B4
Nude Beige suits fair skin tones with slightly pink undertones.
Pure Beige O4
This has a beige base without definite yellow or pink undertones, and it would suit fair to medium skin tones. If you want to neutralize the yellow hue in your skin tone, this shade will do the job well.
Nude is the darkest shade in this range. It would suit fair to medium skin tones. This shade won’t make you look pale or washed out.
Natural Beige B3
Natural Beige is ideal for a wheatish to fair skin tone.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons of the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation to help make your decision easier.
- Great texture
- Blends easily
- Contains SPF 24
- Does not dry out quickly once applied
- Comes with a pump dispenser
- Limited shade range
- Average staying power
- Not flash-friendly during night time use
- May feel heavy when worn in summers
How To Use This Product
By following just a few simple steps, you can achieve the most flawless base even if you’re new to a foundation. Take a look!
- Prep your skin with your daily moisturizer and a primer.
- Apply the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid foundation smoothly and evenly to your face.
- Blend the product out either with your fingertips or a damp beauty sponge.
- You can build the coverage up by going in with a second layer if you wish to.
- If you have dark spots and blemishes, use a concealer.
- If you have oily skin, use a compact to set the foundation in place.
Rs. 750 for 30 ml (price may vary)
Will I Recommend This Product?
Yes, I recommend this foundation if you’re looking for a satin finish formula that gives natural to medium coverage. It comes with SPF, which is a big plus, but the biggest downfall of this range is that its shades fail to cater to most Indian skin tones. It makes for a good daily wear foundation but definitely isn’t something that you can use during the evenings or night time. I don’t recommend it for those with oily skin as it will make your face look shiny and feel sweaty after a few hours.
If you don’t like your skin lacking that much-desired glow or looking flat, go in for a satin finish foundation for a smooth, natural sheen. Those were my thoughts on the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation. Have you ever tried this product? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below.