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Maybelline Dream Cushion review

Maybelline Dream Cushion liquid foundation review …maybelline-cushion-foundation

I was given this foundation by a beauty blogger friend of mine and I was pretty grateful I have to say – only the day before I had scraped the very last of my Maybelline FitMe from the bottle and hadn’t had a chance to pop down to my local Warehouse and splash out the big bucks for another one!  So it was with great excitement (OK – “excitement” may be overstating it, but I am always intrigued by new products) that I opened it the next morning to give it a whirl.

I have to confess right here and now – before I tell you the embarrassing part – for some reason I had it in my head that this product was called Dream Mousse foundation and not Dream Cushion foundation.  Which makes this next disclosure only slightly less embarrassing: I was initially blown away by the texture of this product (thinking it was a really thick, aerated mousse – duh!) and even went so far as to rush in to my daughter’s room to show her this wondrous new product!  It wasn’t until the following day that I realised it was just a foundation-impregnated sponge!!!!

So, my ridiculousness aside … I do actually really like this product. Of course I didn’t read the instructions (which were to apply it with the little sponge thing that comes in the compact) and used my foundation brush instead, but I found it applied really smoothly and evenly and gave a pretty good, reasonably buildable coverage on my normal to dry, 48-year-old skin.  It also lasted pretty well throughout the day, despite me forgetting most days to use a primer first.  In the interests of full disclosure, I applied it with the foundation brush first and then did a little bit of blending at the end with my fingertips, which seemed to work well.

Below there is a picture of me wearing it – not because I love including pictures of myself, (because I REALLY don’t) but because people seem to like to see the product being reviewed in action – go figure!  I’ll admit this picture doesn’t necessarily show it like other beauty bloggers might, but I am wearing Dream Cushion foundation in this photo and my skin looks OK!


Overall impression then, is good. And it’s a good price point – here in New Zealand, full retail is $29.95 – which is not bad for a product that really does perform quite well.

There were a couple of drawbacks however that I will mention; #1 I don’t think the longevity of the product is great.  It only lasted me about a month before it started getting pretty thin on the ground.  Because I threw the lid out (see below), I’ve had to rely on the internet for this following piece of information, but according to the internet, it contains 14.6g of foundation.  Is that much?  I’m not sure – my FitMe contains 30ml – I did try to do a conversion, but I’m not sure they convert really – and, too hard.  Also – do people really care that much?

Back to the drawbacks: #2 – the lid broke off without me even being unduly rough on it.  But living on the edge as I do, I threw it away and continued without the lid – which really wasn’t as unhygienic as it sounds because my version of the compact has a little internal plastic lid that covers the product (which doesn’t appear to be on the stock photos I’ve found – hmmm.)

So there you have it – Mumpty’s review of the Maybelline Dream Cushion liquid foundation.  For further information and swatches and stuff, you’ll need to do some more research or visit someone else’s blog! Mumpty’s not big on facts and swatches and details (although sometimes I’ll do it) – I’m more about trying it and telling you what I think.

Would I buy it again?  Probably – but I’d wait till it was on sale to be honest.

Yours in harmless foundation reviews …



MumptyLoves 25/05/2016

These are the things Mumpty loves this week – 25/05/2016

Food porn from Mumpty’s favourite local cafe, Punnet.

Well, well, well – it’s been quite a while since I posted here on MumptyStyle … I’ve been a busy little thing!  Sooo … in order to right that wrong, I decided to kick things off again with a good old MumptyLoves.  So let’s get into it!

♥ My new Paris Jenny dress by Pinup Girl Clothing

Mumpty_Doris_ParisWho wore it better – Doris or Mumpty?  Haahhaaa … I know it was Doris, but still – it is a GREAT dress and I love it to bits. One feels a bit like a princess in it, and really – I think it needs to be worn in Paris right?  Goals … 

♥  The Balm – The Manizer Sisters palette

The Balm-Manizers palette
I’m going to share the love again for this little palette because it really is the.bee’s.knees.  I use it every single day and wouldn’t be without it.  For a while – before they did the palette and I got all three –  I was really confused about which of the Manizers to get, but now I know for sure – it’s Cindy. The others are beautiful, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that Cindy rules and I hit pan on her waaaaay before the other two. Also, the review post I did on this palette seems to get loads of views and that is exciting!

♥ Maybelline Lust for Blush lipstick

Maybelline Lust for Blush
Image via Pinterest

I got this in a Beauty Box from Makeup Obsessives (you can read about them here) and oh.em.gee – it is THE BEST!  I like to think of it as one of those “your own lip colour but better” colours.  Now I might be being overly optimistic about my own lip colour but look – if you can get your mitts on it – do it! You won’t regret it.

♥ These pics …Mumpty_Monique

This picture … whilst it’s a pretty terrible one of me, it is gorgeous one of my beautiful friend, Miss Monique Sweet, at she and Sam’s engagement party recently.  I love it because it’s so happy.  (Thank you wonky belt – you really add that something special to my look.)

And speaking of happy … here is one of the happy couple:Sammon

And … their engagement cake – how cool is that?!Sammon cake


♥ The Cherry Dollface The Cherry Dollface

The Cherry Dollface.  Because she’s just cool.  And I am SERIOUSLY jealous of that “do” of her’s.  And … she travels the world doing pinup hair and makeup and that’s not the worst job in the world is it?  And also, she was cool enough to agree to an interview about Nerdy Tudor Stuff with me and I love her for that!

♥ The obligatory Louboutins …
Yes – every MumptyLoves MUST have a pair of Louboutins. And here they are – the Soustelissimo.



These shoes make Mumpty’s little heart sing. Because:pink. Because:heel.  Because:flash of red sole.  Because: gold glitter. Because:hot pink patent.  Dear God.

What’s making your heart sing this week?

Enjoy …




Gosh how I love goodie bags

Gosh, how I love goodie bags!

OK … so you may or may not know that I am an admin for the Facebook group known as Makeup Obsessives.  I thought I knew a bit about makeup before I joined, but OMG – my knowledge, not to mention my makeup collection (!) has increased tenfold since joining some six months ago … so when I was offered the opportunity to become part of the admin team, I jumped at it!

MumptyStyle MUO team
Some of the girls from the Makeup Obsessives admin team … there’s always one that doesn’t look at the camera right? And yep – that was me!

So what’s that got to do with goodie bags you ask?  Well, tsk tsk you impatient being … I’m getting there!  As part of the “Makeup Obsessives movement”,  Queen Kirsty (the founder of Makeup Obsessives) and her glorious assistant, Nicola (of Blush Baby fame), organises events around NZ where MUOs (as we’re known) get to meet up, meet Kirsty and her team of admins, discuss makeup, drink wine and … ta da – get a goodie bag (see, I got there in the end!)

MumptyStyle Goodie Bags
The goodie bag lineup

Over the weekend I attended the meetup held at Igauna in Hamilton.  There was much chit chat, fabulous makeup, hilarity and wine … but this post is about the goodie bag – and what a fabulous and generous goodie bag it was.

Being the disorganised soul I am, I didn’t think for a second to take a photograph of the contents of my goodie bag before I ripped into them, so now I have to try and remember it all.  Thankfully one of the other, more clever MUO’s, took a photo of her goodie bag and as the goodie bags were mostly the same, the guessing process has been greatly assisted!

So … in my goodie bag was:

Monda Demi Wispy false eyelashes courtesy of Blush Baby (Shhhh … don’t tell anyone, but these are A-MAZING)  UPDATE: Bought six pairs of these off Nicola at Blush Baby!
Elvive Total Repair conditioner – full-sized product – great timing too ‘cos I’m about to run out of conditioner!
Sukin facial moisturiser – sample size (haven’t tried this yet, but am looking forward to it)  UPDATE: tried it, didn’t like it, not moisturising enough for my old skin sadly.
A makeup brush from Beauty Bliss UPDATE: love it.
Maybelline Colour Show nail polish in blue (which disappeared like lightening when my 10 y/o daughter saw it!)
The Bardot BB cream, Rhino Repair and Apple A Day moisturiser – very generous sample sizes from Oasis Beauty (and guess what … the BB cream works AWESOME under your cream foundation as a kind of primer)
Trilogy Rosapene night cream samples x 2 – they smell DIVINE and leave my skin SO soft.  UPDATE: bought the Rosapene via Flybuys points and got the Trilogy oil as well.  Both beautiful.
Antipodes Grace gentle face cleanser – sample size – gorgeous and so effective – especially at getting mascara off!
Sorbet “sensational solids” shampoo (I think it was shampoo – or maybe it was conditioner – whoops, I threw out the packaging – anyway, it smelt fab, but I have a feeling the dog ate it *insert sad face here*!)
Elizabeth Arden bold eye pencil – full-sized product in a gorgeous iridescent teal colour.
Pixi by Petra lip booster – full-sized product – this is really, very nice.

And discount vouchers for products and services from Blush Baby and Sophie Tabakas

Also … there were giveaways!!!  For everyone!!!  (Including Stila palettes, Revitalash, soaps, Eye of Horus etc) – I was VERY excited to receive an “Instain” staining powder blush from one of my favourite brands; The Balm.  And it’s gorgeous … a lovely, soft pink/plum; although you do have to be careful as it’s darker than it looks – and ya’ know what – if you put too much blusher on, it’s very hard to get off!  Lesson learned the hard way – so go easy on this one!  Cute packaging too as you can see below.    MumptyStyle MUO giveaway

So … that was my goodie bag … in a blog post!  As you can see, most of the items were made in NZ which was awesome to see as I love to support NZ-made products – particularly when they’re so damm good!  (The ones that weren’t NZ-made were good too by the way!)  Goodie bags are such a great opportunity to try new products without the financial commitment of purchasing the full-sized version – let’s face it, you don’t always like or suit everything you try!

I know some of these products were purchased by Kirsty and Nicola for the goodie bags but a lot of them were generously sponsored/donated by local businesses.  I’d like to give them a great.big.thanks for supporting Makeup Obsessives – as an MUO, and as an admin, I can say it’s most appreciated!  And thank you too to Kirsty and Nicola for all your effort in making the MUO meetups such awesome events – I know they put their heart and soul and a great deal of their time into these meetups to make them the fabulous events they are.  It’s not often enough that you get the opportunity to meet your “like-minded, social media friends” in real life!

And to round this post off, here is a picture of moi and one of my fellow MUO admins, Loren, before we went for the admin dinner at Good George Dining Hall – which was all.the.fun! 

MumptyStyle Mumpty_Loren
Avert eyes from cherry-covered, gently-rounded stomach IMMEDIATELY!

I hope you enjoyed this sneaky peek into my goodie bag … please share the love and support these fabulous brands if you can – you won’t regret it, I promise!

Enjoy …