One of the exciting things I look forward to every season is the unveiling of Maybelline’s newest products and colors. We have a lot to look forward to for Spring 2012!
There is so much to love, I’m doing this review in three parts. Today The Advice Sisters are focusing on Maybelline’s Spring 2012 Products- Part I For the Face
On February 20th, The Advice Sisters will preview Maybelline’s Spring 2012 Products- Part II For Eyes
Finally, last but not least, on February 24th, The Advice Sisters will feature Maybelline’s Spring 2012 Products- Part III For Your Lips.
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For the face, Maybelline has just introduced the Dream Mousse Collection for Spring 2012. This collection includes the new Dream Bouncy Blushes, Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation, and Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. The idea of these products is sheer coverage that feels incredibly light on the skin, as if you were wearing nothing (or almost nothing) at all. But anyone can use these and get amazing results.
The first product that excited me is the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation. This is unlike most foundations you’ve ever tried as it’s in a pump can, and comes out as a frothy-creamy, lighter-than air, foam. It puffs up (a bit alarmingly at first–all you need is a walnut-sized amount) but then it melts into your skin without being heavy, greasy, or overly “dewy.” The formula has a modest amount of sun protection in SPF 16, and it is available in a doen shades — just $10.99. I didn’t think I’d really like a foundation in a can, but after the novelty wears off, it’s still a very nice, easy to use, foundation that lasts and looks good.
The Maybelline Dream LumiTM Touch Highlighting Concealer (srp. $7.99) is also nice. This click-it pen in 6 shades (great, because then you don’t have raccoon eyes or enhance dark circles with the wrong color) is, by Maybelline’s claim, their first product to combine the camouflaging benefits of a concealer with the luminosity of a brightener – all in one simple step. Once you find your best shade, the exclusive gel-based formula works not just to cover “bad things” on your face, but it also diffuses light to illuminate your skin and make it look brighter and “more alive.” he The click-it pen with brush tip lets you be precise when getting into tiny areas. The formula really does cover well, but without being cake-y or chalk-y. I rarely wax poetic about something as mundane as a concealer, but they’re not all created equal. I was so excited to find a concealer that’s travel-friendly, easy to use, affordable, and this good. I really love it!
Also new for the face is Maybelline Dream Bouncy BlushTM (srp. $7.99). These look like ordinary blush pots in a round case with clear top, but the moment you put your finger on the blush, you know it’s different. The blush is solid but “squishy” almost as though you’re putting your hands on a soft, spongy, deflated ball. At first it’s a bit shocking, but once you dab this gel blush (formulated with Silicone elastomers) onto your face, you realize that it offers a perfect, sheer wash of color that you can build upon, easily and smoothly. It feels (and wears) like a powder blush, but looks radiant and natural, like a cream. So clever! Although I’m not a fan of makeup I have to stick my fingers onto or into, I do love this blush! It’s oil free and available in 10 shades. Even the brightest ones are so sheer you can enjoy something different, fresh and new in deep pinks, berries, browns, nudes and peach.
Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation, DreamLumiTM Touch Highlighting Concealer and Dream Bouncy BlushTM just launched last month at mass retailers nationwide. You can get more information on the Official Maybelline Web Site: www.maybelline.com