Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation

I bought this.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

So clearly, I took that product shot when Valentine’s Day fingertip towels were on my bathroom counter.

But isn’t it still relevant – the idea of yes, no or maybe?

Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation On-the-Go is finally a drugstore choice among cushion foundations, with a great selection of shades that I’ve seen in my experience, but how does it perform? Is it a YES! Is it a NO! or is it a MAYBE?!

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

The foundation compact comes with a simple, slender puff that you can slip over your fingers as you apply. I scoffed at this. I always scoff at the sponge tip applicators in eye shadow palettes and these cosmetic puffs in foundations and powders. But, I gave it a try anyway and stay tuned for more thoughts on how it performed.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

When you pull back the plastic piece housing the puff, you find that the foundation is safety-sealed. I love that this has two lids to add to helping keep it fresh. In order to properly test out how this holds up over time (i.e., does it dry out quick?!), I’ve worn it a couple months.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

The cushion is saturated with foundation but isn’t messy. It’s super easy to use.

What I did was push the accompanying cosmetic sponge into the cushion, and pat the foundation on my skin, before blending it out. I’d repeat until I had the coverage desired.

Surprisingly, the sponge did an amazing job. I have to be careful around the crevices of my nose, because after my first application I noticed that even though I went over the sides of my nose, I didn’t get it in the crevices. But that’s all. The sponge was fantastic. And it’s a relief to have a foundation that is so travel-friendly!

So how was coverage?! Check me out, half my face naked, half my face with foundation:

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

This foundation went on great, and gave me great coverage. While a little of my redness on my cheeks peeks through, giving me a rosy look, it covers the redness on other areas of my face which is what I look for overall in a foundation – full coverage.

Here’s how it looked fully applied:

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I am so satisfied with the coverage of this foundation!

As far as wear, I had the usual breakdown of coverage on my chin and a bit on my nose but it otherwise held up good all day. It’s easy to make touch-ups to your chin and nose with that handy cosmetic sponge.

The great thing about having a cushion foundation from a drugstore brand is availability. You can purchase this all over the place! Walmart lists it for $12.98 while the Maybelline and Ulta sites say $15.99, so you can probably find it between that price range – even cheaper if there’s a sale or coupons at the store of your choice!

Have you tried this foundation? I would repurchase it, especially for travel!