I got a little request a while back by the lovely Jay, asking:
Jay has been with me since the very beginning so of course anything she asks I do. Haha. Check her blog out here: http://feistyskies.onsugar.com! and this is a great question for all of you wondering what exactly is the difference between the drugstore Maybelline Dream Matte Powder and the department store MAC MSF Natural. Simple, really.
From a consumer view, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder compared to the MSF Natural…
1. is much lighter on the skin
2. has a lot less coverage than the MSF Natural
3. has a less finer and smoother powder
4. doesn’t oil up as fast as the MSF Natural does
5. is much less expensive
6. Both set foundations well and don’t have any skin side effects
So which one do you prefer?
Well, again it depends. I use the Maybelline Dream Matte as an everyday powder – I don’t need as much coverage, it doesn’t oil up as fast and it does the job down pat. Sometimes it’s good that it’s not super smooth and flawless because I feel like I’m wearing less. However, if I know I should look absolutely perfect for say an event, I will use the MAC MSF natural because the consistency of the powder allows for such a smooth finish but watch out if you have oily skin because it might oil up faster throughout the day. The coverage is great as well. So, it really depends.
Honestly though, if you don’t care about being as flawless as you can, the dream matte powder is a great powder. It’s light and it sets your makeup while making it last longer. The main selling point I think is the price. At 46 bucks, the MSF Natural is pretty much too expensive to have as an everyday powder because you might run out – as you can see. This one is actually my third. While the Maybelline does run out fairly fast (this is my second) – at half the price, it’s a 2 for 1 deal so it’s much more wallet friendly. Both have it’s benefits and setbacks, but both do the job.
What do you think?