I bought the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder with the intention of using it as a finishing powder over the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation, and as something I can take in my purse with me for touch-ups during the day. I bought the shade 10 Porcelain Ivory since it’s the lightest shade available in Canada, so let’s see how it worked out for me…
Side note: I used this product before I decided to review it so these pictures are of a slightly used product.
Curious about what’s in this product? Take a look at the ingredients below.
Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer – A flexible silicone polymer that functions as a viscosity increasing agent.
Boron Nitride – Functions as a lubricant and an optical diffuser.
Talc – A naturally occurring mineral, mined from the earth, composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
Magnesium Stearate – Functions: Anticaking Agent; Bulking Agent; Colorant; Viscosity Increasing Agent.
Isostearyl Sebacate – Skin conditioning agent.
Ethylhexylglycerin – A natural preservative used as an alternative to parabens. Derived from glycerin and can also be used as a deodorizer and skin conditioner.
Sodium Dehydroacetate – A preservative used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its antimicrobial properties.
Tocopheryl Acetate – Also known as vitamin E acetate. Functions as an antioxidant and skin-conditioning agent.
Aluminum Hydroxide – Acts as a skin protectant and opacifying agent in cosmetics.
Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate – An emulsifier derived from coconut and amino acids.
+/- May Contain:
Mica – A naturally occurring mineral dust used in cosmetics for its brilliant or shimmering appearance.
Ci 77491 – Iron oxides, colour red
Ci 77492 – Iron oxides, colour yellow
Ci 77499 – Iron oxides, colour black
Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide – A naturally occurring mineral used as a coloring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products.
The compact opens up from both sides and the bottom contains the sponge and has a mirror.
Let’s talk about the colour first because it’s going to be obvious once you see it on me. Since I have the Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation in the shade 110 Porcelain we’ll compare the two together.
What is this?!? Neither Porcelain nor Ivory are pink shades! At least I didn’t think so, but this shade is very pink. I get that these two products are from different collections, are of different types (powder vs liquid) and have different formulas, but how can colours that have similar names be SO different?!? Anywho…
After trying this powder over foundation and by itself, it turns out that I prefer using it by itself (no foundation) as it provides decent coverage. Also, it doesn’t sit on your face like foundation does so I find it feels more comfortable.
This is what it looks like on me, applied with the sponge that comes with it.
See? WAY too pink, and a bit too dark as well.
I really like the powder though. It gives me the amount of coverage that I like and it doesn’t highlight my fine lines and wrinkles.
I’ve updated this post so many times since I started writing it and here’s why:
- At first, I thought that the lightest shade available was 10 Porcelain Ivory cause it’s the lightest one we have in Canada, so I was complaining about that. 😛
- During my research, I found out that they have a lighter & warmer shade in the States called Light Ivory. I tried to order it from Target, but I could not add that specific colour to my cart, so I was bummed about that. 🙁
- I found out I can order it from ULTA, and I DID! 😀
So you can expect a review of the shade Light Ivory once it arrives!
That being said… why Maybelline, why don’t we have all the shades in Canada? We have lots of pale folks that need warm colours here too! Plus, ALL of Canada goes through winter so WE NEED MORE PALE SHADES!
Have you tried this product?
– Chantal 🙂