I’m always looking for that miracle cure for my oily skin whether it be foundations, primers, powders, etc. Lo and behold I’ve found something that has really been doing the trick for me. Say hello to the new Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder ($9.99).
This powder comes in the pressed compact form. The portion that holds the powder also flips up to reveal a nice size mirror and sponge applicator.
This one comes in a whopping range of 16 different shades! I picked up the lightest shade, Porcelain Ivory, which works perfectly for my fair skin.
What sucked me into trying this powder was the display itself. It boasts claims like “feels like powderless powder” and “creamy glide, smooth finish for 100% second-skin perfection”.
I must say that this powder is really nice. It is finely milled with a soft, silky texture. It makes my skin look really good too. It seems to really soften the look of my pores and fine lines without looking too powdery or cakey.
It feels really light on my skin too. It’s not heavy at all and I don’t get that feeling of having a thick mask over my face. I’m left with a nice soft layer of powder that gives my face a nice matte finish.
I do have oily skin and this helps keep it at bay throughout the day too. I don’t get a shiny t-zone like I normally do after a few hours. I’m able to get at least 8 hours of wear before my makeup starts to break down a bit on my nose.
I usually only use a large powder brush to apply it over my foundation and that gives me plenty of coverage. A little bit goes a long way for me. Just lightly tap your brush into the powder. Too much swiping of the brush will cause excess loosened powder to go everywhere!
I’ve not used the sponge yet for an actual application and wear but I have spot tested with it here and there. The sponge gives you more of a concentrated full coverage application when you press the powder into your skin.
Overall I’m glad I picked the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder up at my local Walgreens. It does a really good job with controlling my excess oil while giving my skin a natural looking matte finish.