Apr 27, 2012

Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder - Review, Swatch & Demo

What Maybelline says about the Dream Matte Pressed Powder?
  • Formula 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.

Price: 475 INR for 9g

Most of the readers must have already known that I have dry skin. Then why did I buy a mattifying powder? Well, my T-zone is no exception to oiliness during summers. So my sole reason of purchasing this, is to have a fresh face for a longer time. Did the Dream Matte fulfil the claims?

Look & Feel:

  • Texture: True to it's claims it has air-soft, ultra-silky texture.
  • Package: Stylish, convenient and sturdy. Swivelling dual compartments for the product and the applicator. It also comes with a useful mirror.
  • Fragrance: Odourless
  • Shade: Cream Light( 4-5 )
  • Applicator: The puff given feels rough on face. I use my vega foundation sponge to apply this compact.


  • Coverage?  It gives the lightest coverage possible. I observed the same when the SA swatched the compact on my forehead, but I still purchased it counting on the mattifying claim.
L2R: Unblended to Blended
  • Mattefy? When applied it does set the foundation but it lasts only for an hour. Post which I can clearly feel the oils building up on my T-zone. So totally disappointed with the Matte claim.
  • Drying? This is the only good thing. It doesn't dry skin or worsen flakes on it's own.
  • Lasting Power? 3-4 hours.

How I Use?
I use it just for touch ups as it slightly absorbs oils without building up the coverage. Honestly it's just a work around to finish the product.

Cost Effective? No

Final Note: It's a total waste of money. For the same price one can get much effective pressed powders/ compacts. Ladies with oily skin type don't fall for the 'Dream Matte' claim.

Dear Readers: Let me know your opinion about "Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder" in the 'Will You Buy It' section and share your feedback about the review through comments.


  1. PujaKhannaMalhotraApril 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    nice review vish.....

  2. Hey Puja thank U :)
    Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

  3. wow..vish ur a maybelline addict aa??? hwmany still thre?

  4. Na not addict ;) covering this brand fr this mnth na :)
    Still 3-4 left I guess
    Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

  5. good review...not going to waste my money on this


  6. Lakme's radiance compact is pretty good :)

  7. Helloooo Eerie :) glad
    If it was around 200 wud have rated average bt fr d of 475 it's of no use Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

  8. Oooh yes hearing v good reviews about it
    Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

  9. I will recommend Lakme radiance compact powder and thanks for the review you saved lot of use. :)

  10. :) oh I m so glad to knw d review helped
    N wow hearing so much abt lakme radiance compact wil get it soon :) Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone


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