Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Review

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Hi All,

Maybelline has begun the year with a bang! A new collection featuring a Liquid mousse foundation, a matte compact and a range of blushes! What more could we ask for? Well, how about the eye tattoos and the bouncy blushes??? i’m so impatient for those…I know, I know, I’m greedy….Sigh…Let me comfort myself by buying what’s available atleast in the mean time πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ So here I present, the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder!!! Ta-daaaaaa!!! (Yes, you have to applaud πŸ˜‰ )

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About Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

Featuring a formula that gives you an ultra silky texture on your skin, this compact powder is easy to apply on your face. Its suede touch puff smoothes the powder on your skin evenly and without any efforts. You can apply Maybelline New York Dream Matte Powder on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin with its puff using gently downward strokes.

  • New, Air-Soft Matte Perfection
  • Oil-Free
  • Won’t Clog Pores
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Applicator & mirror inside!

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My take on Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Foundation: –


  • Packaging: Maybelline has been concentrating on the packaging a lot I see..First the Liquid mousse foundation which has a pump dispenser which can be locked…and now this compact which is no ordinary pan although it looks so. This baby has a panel on the lower part of the compact which swings out to present a mirror and a puff applicator. Cool right? The front panel is a see through which I like and this entire compact is so easy to carry around albeit a bit larger due to the fancy packaging.

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  • Price:  475INR
  • Quantity:  9gms
  • Coverage: Its a really good formula which mattifies my skin perfectly. I use it alone or even to set my foundation. I also use it with the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation and for touch ups as well.


  • Texture: As described by Maybelline, this is air soft and goes on like a dream. But this may not be the right compact for duper dry skin since it makes the skin REALLY matte….so the skin starts feeling a bit flaky. For me, this is perfect for my combi skin and during summers when all the elements decide to pour oil on my face… πŸ™‚
  • Staying Power: This blots out the oil and keeps my skin matte for atleast 2-3hrs…if not more.

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My Verdict: I f you have oily or combi skin, then this is a good investment. But incase one has dry skin, I wouldn’t advice the purchase since.

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Pros of Maybelline Dream Matte Powder  Foundation: –

  • Its perfect for my combi skin and would suit oily skin as well.
  • Formula is really Air-Soft and doesn’t make my feel heavy on application.
  • Oil-free & won’t clog pores
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Applicator & mirror including in such a cool fashion!
  • Travel friendly and easy to carry around.
  • No detectable fragrance.

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Cons of Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Foundation:-

  • May not be suitable for dry skin since it would make the skin more flaky.
  • Too pricey for a compact.

Ratings: –

  • Texture: 5/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Coverage: 4.5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Availability: 4/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 3.5/5

Would I repurchase: I don’t think this will ever get over to begin with. But I like this for summers and would stick to Lakme Perfect Radiance compact during winters when my skin gets dry.

 Have you tried Maybelline Dream Matte Powder?

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111 COMMENTS

  1. matt matt :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: thankies zee for reviewing it so jaldi jaldi :heart: me gonna pick dis..matt matt :party: n d puff is cho cute na πŸ˜€

      • coz u said it keeps oil bay for 2-3 hrs where as my maybelline UV compact keeps my face oil free for around 5-6 hrs easily..moreover i don’t think dat wid my changing skin moods i can afford a compact which provides complete matte finish πŸ™‚

        • well, every1 has diff skin sweety….my tzone gets super oily in summers….so it lasts 3hrs on my skin…it may last longer or shorter depending on ur skin….

          my skin changes too that way…gets paper dyr in the winters…hehe…so irritating na?

  2. Zee! thankies for the reviews!! I was contemplating on buying colorbar’s 3-in-1 compact and now u review this!
    OIly skin + matte effect has me sold!! πŸ˜€ Am buying it πŸ˜€

    • Pari, when u see all the shades at ur disposal ul find it even more tempting…i like it when they have so many shades..that way we can be sure to find the right shade for ourselves na?

  3. Sounds so good Zee. πŸ˜€ i’ve got thr clearglow wala compact and thats also good for combi-oily skin. n cheaper too πŸ˜‰ will try this out once m done with it. :-))

  4. wow maybelline just lub ppl with oily skin, I suppose. I loved the BB cream unlike ponds TM and now this….
    I am picking this up for surrreeee πŸ™‚

  5. Wowww!!! M getting this.. Me combo skin .. πŸ˜€ :yes:
    I have maybelline white compact powder and liked it.. Now i m sure this one will be great! πŸ˜‰ Thankoo Zee :-))

  6. this sounds amazing for oily skin gang .. and am one of them .. will def. try as i have read so many good reviews for this range and this also includes …
    thanks for sharing this Zara

    • awww…thanks for liking it Rashmi….this is one of the most perfect products to have in ur wallet if ur hav oily skin…u can use it anywhere to blot the greasiness…works like a charm…

  7. I had oily skin, and this is my big problem since then. Thanks for this post, and Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. This is the beautiful blog I’ve ever read. Bye oily skin.

  8. Ey phil! Hw hav u bin?? Long time no c πŸ™‚

    Yep..our skin is very similar and u shud def try this in summers..not sure if this wud b gud in winters tho..may dry us out..

  9. am using revlon ka touch n glow compact for more than an year and am completely satisfied with it but lemme chk this out also n yes zee this time maybelline rocks with their products esp the color bloom lip balm..am simply in love with it.. :lipstick: :lipstick:

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