Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation Review (Porcelain Ivory)

 Maybelline's new Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation is a "flawless revolution for perfection so real it's unreal. Breakthrough liquid foundation texture fuses with skin. A finish so impeccable yet undetectable." The Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation offers SPF 20 sun protection. This freshly released foundation is available in twelve shades, I picked up Porcelain Ivory, the lightest option. The Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation contains 20ml (.67 fl oz) an sells for around $9.  Maybelline is not cruelty free. This liquid foundation was made in America.

 The Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation has attractive, but puzzling packaging. This face base comes in an oval shaped glass bottle. An off center label is affixed to the front of the bottle, offering the product and shade name, and SPF level. A multi-page drug facts label is attached to the back of the bottle. Alright, here's where stuff gets weird. Removing the cap reveals a bizarre and unnecessary onion domed shaped 'dropper'. What exactly is thing for? Was a Maybelline employee feeling really inspired by Russian architecture and wanted to find a way to work it into a product? Packaging doesn't seem to be recyclable.
 I thought Maybelline's Dream Wonder Fluid Touch was going to be just like L'Oreal's Magic Nude Liquid Powder - they're owned by the same parent company after all. I was surprised to find that the ingredients are identical, except for one ingredient way down at the end of the list. These two foundations perform somewhat differently on me. Maybelline's Dream Wonder Fluid Touch is a very thin, watery foundation that needs to be shaken before use. Maybelline advises users to apply this product with fingers, which I can confirm to be the best application method. Brushes cause streaky application, sponges absorb a ton of product. The Dream Wonder Fluid Touch foundation works into the skin nicely. Coverage is light, but slightly buildable. This liquid foundation, unlike it's nearly identical counterpart, does not cling to dry patches, settle into fine lines, or sit poorly on any other textural issues. Once again, unlike the similar L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder, the Dream Wonder Fluid Touch does not dry down to a powder finish - in fact, its distinctly non-powdery. That's an improvement in my opinion, because it allows this foundation to be set with a powder without caking up. By the way, it pairs wonderfully with the Dream Wonder Pressed Powder. For the most part, I get good wear from Maybelline's Dream Wonder Fluid Touch - unset with powder, it lasts about six hours before it begins to break down. Set with a powder, I can get about nine hours before things start going south. The 3% octinoxate sunscreen doesn't flash back in my photos. 
 Maybelline's FitMe 110 shade is pretty much my perfect match, so I figured their Porcelain Ivory shade would be roughly the same. While Porcelain Ivory is still quite pale, it's like half a shade too dark. The undertone is a little too yellow for me, but its still passable. The Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation has a natural, skin like finish.
I like Maybelline's Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation. This thin, liquid foundation applies nicely with your fingers. It offers natural looking, light coverage. Porcelain Ivory is slightly too warm, but I can get away with it. Packaging is interesting, if anything. I have a problem with this foundation, beyond how the product works. For eight to ten dollars, you get only 20ml - which is 2/3 the amount that comes in a standard foundation. I think the Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation is worth trying, if you have slightly dry, normal, or slightly oily skin that requires light coverage. I'll finish the bottle, but likely won't repurchase. If you've already tried the L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder and have formed an opinion, you'll likely feel the same about the Dream Wonder Fluid Touch foundation. I'll repurchase, and would recommend the L'Oreal version over Maybellines, as you get seven more ml for another buck or so. 


Ingredients:
3% Octinoxate (sunscreen)

Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat.,vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone,acrylates/ Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Water, Disodium Stearoyl, Glutamate, Propylene Carbonate, Aluminum Hydroxide; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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  1. Unnecessary onion is the best analogy I've seen for that yet!

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