You guys know how much I love my cheek products! Today I’ll be reviewing the fairly new Dream Bouncy Blush from Maybelline. There are currently 3 shades available Peach Satin (soft peach shade), Plum Wine (deep burgundy shade) and Pink Frosting (bright pink shade).
I was this close to ordering a Dream Bouncy Blush off eBay a couple of months ago. *shows 2mm space between fingers* I had seen so many mixed reviews on these little blushes on Youtube, I decided I had to try one. But something told me to wait. So I waited…and then I saw a photo on Instagram (thanks, Anye) and I immediately asked her where she had bought hers. She was kind enough to inform me that she had found the blushes at Dischem, and so I set off to go take a look at my nearest Dischem. I really wanted to get Peach Satin but then decided to get Pink Frosting since I own so many peach blushes. Good choice!
What Maybelline says: Now, blush has bounce! Revolutionary powder-gel formula provides a new bouncy texture. Lightweight like a powder, yet melts seamlessly into skin like a cream. Natural sheer wash of colour that is buildable for greater colour intensity.
My review: First off, the texture of this blush is truly something special. I have never been so intrigued by a blush because it’s a dome-shaped springy blush that reminds me of a soft marshmallow. It applies like a dream (fitting name) because it’s texture is so light and fluffy. If you’re looking for a blush that will give you a noticeable pop of colour on the cheeks with the first swipe, then this is not it. I’ve used both a stippling brush and natural hair brush and have found that both give me equal amounts of coverage. This blush contains no noticeable shimmer / glitter particles and yet, it gives the cheeks a healthy glow.
The pro: Pink Frosting gives the cheeks a soft, natural flush plus it is buildable and blendable. I particularly like this type of blush because it is the perfect mix for both powder and cream. It leaves the skin with a satin finish and isn’t heavy on the skin at all. Since this little blush is quite sheer, it’s suitable for even the lightest of skin tones. And then there’s always the novelty factor of the blush being a squishy marshmallow.
The con: Unfortunately this blush doesn’t last very long on the cheeks, I’d say I get about 4 hours of wear and then it starts to fade. If you would like to add to the longevity of the blush, then set it with a powder blush in a similar shade.
The tip: These blushes are definitely buildable, so if you’re looking for an opaque finish, apply it with your fingers. Just make sure your hands are clean to ensure no nasty bacteria is transferred to the skin.
The price: R 82,95 – quite affordable in my humble opinion (available at selected Clicks, Edgars, Foschini & Dischem stores).
The swatch: Left – layered; Right – blended. Click to enlarge.
I’ve really enjoyed wearing this blush lately, it’s the perfect shade for that natural no-fuss makeup look!