Although this isn’t something that I’ve just rediscovered in my stash, Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder is nevertheless a “find”. Over a year ago, I needed a setting powder and I didn’t want to spend a lot. So the Dream Wonder name of this Maybelline pressed powder compact called out to me. It’s a very utilitarian looking compact, basically just clear plastic with an off-gold plastic bottom. In fact, it’s kind of ugly. The mirror is hidden underneath the pan.
I really like this powder. Some powders make my already dry skin drier, but this doesn’t. It doesn’t settle into my fine lines. It doesn’t cake. It just takes down the shine. And at this time of year (warm/hot and humid) and with all the hydrating layers of Paula’s Choice skincare plus BB/CC cream that I’m wearing, I need something to set all these layers and give me a finish that’s somewhere between dewy and matte. It’s very lightweight and has a silky feel. Love it.
Although the compact comes with a sponge pad applicator that I use in a pinch, I usually apply it with a big fluffy powder brush.
This is the second Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder that I’ve purchased. My shade is 10 Porcelain/Ivory, and it comes in 16 shades though they tend to be light to medium shades. It contains 5.5 g/0.19 oz. I paid around $10 for it at CVS, but it is widely available and probably much cheaper at Walmart and elsewhere. It’s made in the U.S.