Monday, January 6, 2014

MAYBELLINE DREAM NUDE AIRFOAM FOUNDATION - REVIEW

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Hello, darlings! If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll know that at the end of last summer I posted a mega haul that I'd gotten from a liquidation sale near my birthday. At that sale I bought a handful of different drugstore foundations that I'd had my eye on for awhile. One of those foundations was Maybelline's Dream Nude Airfoam. I was so excited to try a foam foundation! My only foundation experiences had been creams and liquids, so this seemed like a fun product to branch out with.

After the sale, I had so many items that the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation went untouched for a few weeks. However, as untouched makeups always do, it resurfaced and my excitement to try it was once again ignited. I grabbed it and a couple of other foundations, and over the next few days had a blast experimenting with each of them.

Right off the bat I wasn't impressed with the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam, but I figured it could be something I wore around the house to get my money's worth. No big deal. A day or so after I had experimented with all the foundations, I developed a painful, blotchy red rash all over my cheeks! I was shocked and in pain, and as I'd tried so many foundations, I couldn't figure out which one had done it, but my initial suspicions were that it had stemmed from my new L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation.

Last week I decide to give the L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation another go, and I found that there was no unsightly rash after several uses! I was so excited! Then I saw my bottle of Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam looking lonely and unused in my drawer, so I pulled it out and gave it a second go. From the minute I put it on my skin started to burn. I was upset as even though the color was way too orange, the wear was actually decent this second time around. But because of how much my skin felt irritated, I removed all traces.

Now the horrible, blotchy red rash has returned (hence no swatches), and this time I'm certain that the culprit is the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam. Wondering if I'd just gotten a bad bottle, I took to the internet to see if other people had had a similar reaction. Lo and behold, I found story after story of women having reactions to it. Even some women who didn't typically have sensitive skin! One woman's rash was so bad she had to go to the doctor! I was shocked and relieved at the same time! I wasn't alone! 

I'm not sure what it is in this product that is causing these rashes, but my advice is that if you haven't picked this foundation up, don't. There are enough complaints floating around of women breaking out in the exact same type of rash over it that I'd just as soon not test it out. And if that isn't enough to change your mind, just know that the foundation is super orange, even for ivory tones, and it oxidizes like crazy. It is a seriously poor product, in my opinion.

I love Maybelline and was so disappointed with what happened with the Dream Nude Airfoam, but I won't let it turn me off from the brand as a whole. I will be staying away from any of their future foam foundations, though! Have you tried the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam? Have you had any issues with it?

Stay gorgeous (and rash free), lovelies!
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  1. I used the Dream Nude Airfoam about two years ago and never had a problem with it. The only issue I had was it wasn't high coverage enough for me.

    Sorry to hear you've had a bad experience with it! I only purchased it once and it just didn't wow me at all.

    Rachael. X http://jegz-loves-tea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah, it definitely isn't high coverage unless you put on a million layers, but who would want to do that? I wouldn't have purchased it again anyway as it didn't wow me either, but I'm staying away from it now because getting a rash from it is an automatic no for me! xx

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  2. I keep meaning to pick this up, I'm glad I've not gotten round to it! Sorry to hear you had such a bad reaction to it, it's horrible when that happens.

    S xo.

    blinkeredbarbie.blogspot.com

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    1. Honestly, I just don't find it to be worth it. There are other foam foundations on the market if you haven't tried one. I've got one from Revlon that I need to try, and hopefully I'll have a better time with it than I did with this one! xx

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  3. Have you been in contact with them? Its so upsetting when this happens!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. I haven't. To be honest, the rash fades in a couple of days and with some pampering I can get my skin back in order. Also, since I bought it back in the summer it just feels like it wouldn't be worth the time. I'll just have to toss it, unfortunately. I hate when this happens, too!

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  4. Such a shame when you receive a bad makeup experience :(( I'm loving the new blogname :) good luck with all your future blogging plans hun! So great to see how far you've come. xx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, right? It's definitely no fun! I'm glad you're liking the new blog name. I appreciate the well wishes, and I'm excited to see where this year takes YOU! xx

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  5. I remember when this product was really popular but it was getting such bad reviews.

    RIKKI //
    http://rikkipoyntermakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. It seems to be one of those things where people either love it or hate it. I really wanted to try something else from the Dream collection, and the Nude Airfoam looked to be one of the more popular products. Wish I had tried the mousse instead, now! xx

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  6. I hate Maybelline foundation, I had a skin reaction after I tried it as well. It wasn't a pretty look.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

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    1. Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear that! Wish I knew what ingredient it was in this thing that causes these rashes on people as it seems everyone is having the same type of reaction. At least we know to avoid this product now! xx

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  7. Uh OH! I definitely won't be giving this a go anytime soon! xx

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    1. Yeah, I'd definitely suggest giving this one a skip. Revlon makes a foam foundation if you haven't tried one and are still interested! I've got a bottle I need to trial, so I'll let you know how that one goes! xx

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  8. Hey girl! I came by your blog through the Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle bloggers FB group! Ugh so sorry to hear this! That is just awful! I wonder what is in this foundation that is causing the rashes? It must be a pretty nasty chemical or known allergen which is stupid to include in a foundation. I'm going to share this post with my fellow blogger friends in another Facebook group I'm part of https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloggingshares/ (feel free to stop by and join if you'd like!) xX Michelle @ Pretty in the East

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    1. Hi, Michelle! Thanks for stopping by! I'd like to know what is in it, too! And considering that I've found multiple stories of other women who've had the exact same reaction, there is obviously something in the formula that is causing this. Might need to do a little more digging! xx

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