The packaging is alright. The compact opens to reveal the sponge, and then you twist the bottom to get to the foundation.
Hey Maybelline, guess what? not all pale girls have pink undertones!!!
I've tried a few other Maybelline foundations (dream liquid mousse, dream matte mousse) and all of them including this were too dark and pink toned for my neutral skin.
Dream smooth did blend very nicely into my skin, but up close and in natural light you can tell this does not completely match. It's a shade or so too deep, and the tone is warm pink. This is the usual for drugstore foundations, with the exception of L'oreal true match.
I found this to be light to medium in coverage. I used two layers to get my skin completely even looking and smooth. It covered redness, scars and any small blemishes. I was quite happy with the result, my skin looked flawless.
This stuff stayed put all day. About 8 hours. Then it would get a little greasy looking and start wearing off slowly. Not too bad considering I didn't use any powder or primer with it.
Before and after :Overall, I liked this foundation even though the color was a little off. After 3 days of wearing it I started developing small bumps on my t-zone, and realized that this was clogging my pores. I had the exact same problem with dream liquid mousse, and it's happened with many other foundations as well.
This is definitely not for me. It would be excellent for someone with dry resistant skin, that does not break out or react to skin products easily.
Price: $11.99 CAD