Maybelline Spring 2016: Dream Velvet Foundation, Master Contour Palette, Master Fix Setting Spray review

Maybelline Spring 2016: Dream Velvet Foundation, Master Contour Palette, Master Fix Setting Spray review

A box of Maybelline Spring 2016 products landed on my doorstep over the holidays, and let me tell you… I am excited! I decided to start with a few products I’ve already seen on store shelves, all about being selfie ready and getting that perfectly sculpted look.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Foundation review

Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation comes in 12 shades from the fairest coolest shades to the deepest and warmest shades. The formula reminds me a lot of the Dream Mousse that comes in the tub, it has the same medium coverage and a gel-like whipped texture. It dries down to a velvety soft matte that gives skin natural coverage.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Foundation 10 Porcelain Ivory 60 Sandy Beige 95 Coconut swatch

I received three shades and as you can see Porcelain Ivory is a near exact match. These swatches are just a small dab of foundation, so a little goes a very long way.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Foundation look

I applied Dream Velvet in Porcelain Ivory using my fingers, but Maybelline has also released a Dream Velvet blending sponge that is quite a bit like the BeautyBlender. I really like the amount of coverage this gives me and am glad it comes in a squeeze tube versus the tub the Dream Mousse comes in.

Maybelline Master Contour Kit 10 Light to Medium review

Next up is the Master Contour Palette ($15.99 CAD) available in two shades. Each kit comes with a matte bronzer, a satin blush and a shimmer highlight. Shown above is 10 Light to Medium with a light warm/neutral sculpting shade, a rosy pink blush and vanilla soft beige shimmer (which reminds me of The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer).

Maybelline Master Contour Kit 10 Light to Medium look

This palette is such a soft contouring kit. The bronze is subtle and the blush is the perfect flush pink for me. The highlight is shimmery and pale without being too glittery.

Maybelline Master Contour Kit 20 Medium to Deep review

20 Medium to Deep has a warmer, darker bronze, a much more shimmery blush that has a peach tone to it with gold highlight and a darker peachy champagne highlight shade.

Maybelline Master Contour Kit 20 Medium to Deep look

The bronze shade is quite nice, although a bit too warm and dark for my skin. I love the blush though, it reminds me a lot of NARS Orgasm. And that highlight is gorgeous, although a touch too dark for my fairer skin ladies. These powders are soft and buildable with no fallout!

Maybelline Master Contour Kit Palette 10 20 Light Medium Deep angled brush

Included in each palette is an angled contour brush. It’s quite small so you’re probably better off using your own, but this will work in a pinch.

Maybelline Master Contour Kit Palette 10 20 Light Medium Deep swatch

You can really see the difference between the contour shades here, with the Light to Medium one being much pinker than the Deep shade.

Maybelline Master Fix Makeup Setting Spray review

The last step in creating the perfect look is a setting spray, and I have become quite taken with the new Master Fix ($15.99 CAD). Typically, I have to touch up my foundation on my nose and my forehead throughout the day, but when I use this it all stays in place. And it doesn’t affect the finish of my foundation at all either.

Maybelline Spring 2016 end
So next time you’re at Shoppers or Walmart or CVS, take a look around at the new Maybelline face goodies… you may find your next holy grail product!

WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST EXCITED ABOUT?

 

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  • Jenan

    Great post! I’m definitely intrigued with the foundation and can’t wait to get my hands on one!

    Jenan
    http://lavieenmauve-jj.blogspot.ca/

  • I’m most excited about the foundation cause I really loved the last two Maybelline foundations I tried!
    The highlight shades from those contour palettes are very pretty though!

  • Marijana Šimić

    Really beautiful palette.And my shade of liquid foundation is the lightest ivory porcelain. 🙂

  • that foundation actually looks really nice! Love that drug store brands are stepping up their game.

  • Highlight looks promising!! I am also excited about the setting spray. Testing out the foundation today, so far so good, love the initial finish!

  • The Master Contour Palette sounds awesome. I love the NARS Orgasm blush and theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer so it sounds like it might be a good dupe for both!

  • Tati from GlamLifeGuru gave the master contour palette a mixed review, but I love the light palette – it just looks right up my alley!

  • I think I need everything. Maybelline’s really been stepping it up!