Product Review – Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting

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!



    • 19 November 2013 / 21:13

      😉 Thanks so much for checking in on my blog and commenting, Nicole! x

  1. 19 November 2013 / 15:02

    This color is so pretty! I had one of these in the plum color and for some reason didn’t like it so much that I got rid of it– I actually wanted to try it again this year so I wished I had held on to it for a little bit longer!

    sundays grace blog

    • 19 November 2013 / 21:12

      Aaah no, what a pity… 🙁 I actually saw this one sale at the Menlyn Clicks this past weekend for R 59,95 – maybe get a new one since it’s a bit cheaper now? 😉

  2. 19 November 2013 / 15:47

    It looks fascinating! Now I want some. 🙂

    • 19 November 2013 / 21:11

      You need to get the Peach Satin one since you love your peaches! 🙂

  3. 19 November 2013 / 18:30

    ooh this looks lovely!

    • 19 November 2013 / 21:11

      It’s such a cool blush! I love it! 🙂

  4. 19 November 2013 / 21:11

    I kind of just want to try this simply because the bounce factor sounds interesting. I quite like that it is rather subtle and fades quite fast.

    • 19 November 2013 / 21:27

      Having a squishy marshmallow for a blush is pretty awesome! 😉

  5. Chicara
    19 November 2013 / 22:16

    Great review. I loved the look of the peach shade when I swatched them in store. I love the texture of these. 🙂

    • 20 November 2013 / 07:41

      The peach shade is gorgeous! It was definitely a tough decision for me. 🙂

  6. 20 November 2013 / 04:06

    Laughing at your 2mm space comment! 😀 I actually haven’t tried these blushes, believe it or not. I saw many mixed reviews like you did, so I just never felt the need to try them.

    Such a pretty color though! I agree with you, perfect for no-fuss makeup days! 🙂


    • 20 November 2013 / 07:42

      It’s so easy to work with – no streakiness whatsoever. I am really loving this blush right now. 🙂 xxx

  7. 20 November 2013 / 06:49

    I have been debating on whether to purchase this item or not. All the colors are soooooo gorgeous. I’m purchasing it soon. It looks like a convient item to have in your makeup collection. Great post!

    • 20 November 2013 / 07:44

      Very well said, Micaylah! Definitely a convenient item to have in your makeup collection. It would even be great to keep in your makeup bag because you can reapply it with your fingers (should the colour fade after a couple of hours).

      Thank you for commenting! 😉

  8. Bianca
    20 November 2013 / 07:35

    Getting this! *trots off to Dischem*

    • 20 November 2013 / 07:45

      YAY! I hope you like it, Bianca! x

  9. anye
    20 November 2013 / 12:49

    Aw thanks for the mention! Always ready to spread the news of new products.

    • 20 November 2013 / 13:34

      Pleasure, Anye! 🙂

  10. 21 November 2013 / 14:57

    I can’t WAIT to get my hands on this cream blush. The texture looks amazing!

    • 21 November 2013 / 16:16

      It’s such an easy-to-work-with-blush, I have been reaching for it so often!

      Thanks for commenting, Chereen! 🙂

  11. adajeannie
    21 November 2013 / 20:00

    Hi Luzanne, thank you again for your great review. I might have to cave on this too….. 😉 Seems i am caving easier on things since discovering your blog! xxx

    • 22 November 2013 / 13:22

      I am happy to be of service to the beauty community… I love that my beauty products obsession is infectious! 🙂 x

  12. 25 November 2013 / 13:29

    Ooooh love the colour!

    • 27 November 2013 / 16:12

      It looks so lovely on the cheeks, Johlet! It’s the perfect pink!

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