|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Review|
This collection has five shades, each tube having 30mL of product. Maybelline describes this as their first ever gel whipped foundation. It promises a smooth perfect complexion with a soft matte finish, just like velvet. It also promises that skin feels fresh with lasting hydration.
The ingredients are as follows: G853562 1 INGREDIENTS: WATER, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES
For the US release they had like 10 shades I think? Like they have something from number 10 to 95, with 10 being the lightest and 95 being the darkest. In the Philippines, they mostly took the middle ground shades in order to correspond better to most Asian skintones. I will be the one to say that the shade selection is very good for a lot of Pinay skintones. They have five shades for the Philippine release. At a glance, here are swatches of all five of them side to side. I will be explaining each shade in detail as I go.
|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation Swatches|
|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation (40-Nude)|
|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation (60-Sandy Beige)|
70 is Pure Beige, or what I would describe as a reddish deviation from 40. This has a very strong salmon pink undertone to it, I think this can already pass as hamitic in tone. This will work well for those who have very prominent reddish brown undertones to their skin. This might actually also pass as under eye corrector for very very pale people.
|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation (70-Pure Beige)|
It is actually darker than 40, but it looks OK on me because my pinkish undertones match the reddish undertones in this product. I just know this isn’t my shade because when looking closely at my neck, the hues do not match anymore.
75 is Natural Beige. I would describe this as about 2-3 tones darker than 40, with a mostly neutral undertone as well. I am still contemplating whether this has grayish undertones to it hence the shade, but I am still just thinking of it. It’s not very easy to see the grayness at this hue as the grayness normally looks more apparent in lighter shades.
|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation (75-Natural Beige)|
This is 90, or Honey Beige. This is the darkest shade in the collection. I would describe this as a big skip from 75, perhaps 5-6 tones darker. This, as far as I know, is the second to the darkest even in the US release, despite being 3-4 tones lighter. I would describe this as a rich cocoa color, with generally neutral undertones. I feel that it’s generally neutral though a part of me thinks that it can’t have this hue without injecting pinkish undertones to the mix.
|Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation (90-Honey Beige)|
I think that this shade will be a good addition to the market for those with deeper skintones and for our expats who are looking for shades like these from legit brands just like in their home countries. This can pass as cream contour for me, and I think this is a good balancer for those who may already have found the perfect undertone for their skintone among the lighter shades but need the hue to be a few steps deeper.