Taking the advice of numerous makeup gurus, I always set my liquid foundation with a powder. My skin is not overly oily, however my T-zone (especially my chin and forehead) do tend to get a little on the shiny side as the day wears on. This is yet another reason that I am a big believer in the powers of powder. I recently purchased Maybelline’s Dream Matte Powder at Rite Aid for around $7.00. I’m a big fan of the matte look and figured that, since this powder had “matte” in the name, that it would be especially suited to cut down on my shine issues. The powder comes with a application puff (which I never use) and a mirror. The slide out mirror is really handy and the packaging is study and efficient; very top notch for an inexpensive product. The powder itself is very fine and easily transfers onto a powder brush. The application is nothing short of flawless. It goes on effortlessly, is easily blended, and provides a very matte but still light finish. The powder’s downfall is its inability to last and as a result I would not recommend this powder. I was thrilled with the results when I first applied it, but a few short hours later my makeup was an oily, muddled mess. The powder actually seemed to make up face more oily than it had ever been before. It literally melted off my makeup and left blotches of foundation all over my face. I have never had this happen before, even when I have applied no powder at all over my liquid foundation. As a result, I will not be purchasing this powder again.
Have you had better results with this powder?