Maybelline’s new Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation is as light as… well air, making it perfect for everyday wear. It’s a lightweight foam foundation made with refined pigments pre-dispersed in air for easy application and a natural finish. The SPF 16 is a bonus as a little sun protection is always a good thing. When I saw Danielle of The Style & Beauty Doctor’s Review I just had to try this foundation for myself. I picked up the shade 370 Cocoa which is a chocolate brown with slight red undertones. It comes in 12 shades.
The foundation comes in a can reminiscent to that of hair mousse with a very similar opening. To use it, you just have to shake the can really well to mix the pigments (I shake for about 30 seconds) and disperse a small amount on the back of your hand or a palette. You must press very gently or too much will come out and get all over the place. The foundation disperses as foam but dissipates into a light liquid after sitting for a while.
You can apply the foundation with your fingers and blend, but I find that using a Stippling Brush gives the best finish. You get an almost airbrushed look. I’ve been applying it using my EcoTools Stippling Brush from the Alicia Silverstone Spr 11 Collection. Here is how it looks on…
I love this foundation! It is very lightweight and gives light to medium coverage.
One pump A half pump is enough to cover the entire face when using the stippling method. It glides on smooth, blends well and sinks seamlessly into the skin giving an almost airbrushed effect. This foundation is perfect for those who don’t like anything heavy for everyday. It’s lighter than a tinted moisturizer but gives slightly more coverage. If you have decent skin and just want to even out your skintone, then this one is for you. My skin is pretty clear and has 1 or 2 acne spots that are fading and this foundation covers them. Now if you have major acne scarring or marks you will need to apply a concealer before using this foundation.
Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam is formulated for normal skin so if you have Oily or Combination Skin like I do then you must use a primer. With a primer and a good setting powder this foundation stays put for the entire workday and I just had to blot my nose one time. This is my new favorite foundation for everyday wear and I would definitely purchase it again.
The Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation retails between $8 and $12 for 1.6 oz. I paid $11.99 (no sale or coupons.) You should be able to find it at a drugstore near you.