Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Review + Swatches

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The buzz in the blog world are these new bouncy blushes from Maybelline. I was intrigued by the idea that they were "bouncy." I mean, who ever heard of a "bouncy" blush before? I knew I had to have them. It comes in a total of 10 shades. I picked up shades 05, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 70. 

Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink 05 ($7.99): This is the soft pink of bunch. It's got that "baby doll" like feel to it. The perfect pink cheek. I expected the color to be a tad brighter than it swatched. It showed up very sheer on my cheeks but gave just the right amount of color. I imagine I'd use this shade on days when I'm running out the house and don't want to put too much makeup on. The texture on these blushes are kind of bizarre. When I first felt it, I was surprised at how soft it felt. It's a powder-gel formula and it really does kind of bounce. You have to be extremely gentle with these and not push too hard or you will ruin the product. Maybelline recommends you apply these with your fingers. This shade will work best on fairer complexions. I doubt it would show up on deeper tones.



Rating: B





Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting 10 ($7.99): Pink Frosting definitely has more pigment than the first color I tried. I would describe it as a medium pink with a hint of coral. This looked best on my light-medium complexion. I think it could work for darker complexions too.



Rating: A-




Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal 15 ($7.99): I would describe Rose Petal as a nude pink. It's a very light natural color and only added a hint of color to the cheeks. You could probably use this as highlighter instead of a blush. 



Rating: B




Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin 20 ($7.99): Hello coral! Peach Satin definitely has a coral-y feel to it. I like the color and I find the wear is better with the darker shades. I get about four/five hours of wear on the deeper shades and three on the lighter ones.



Rating: B+





Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral 30 ($7.99): So.. this is weird. This shade is actually called Candy Coral, but I think shade 20 looks more coral than this one. I would describe this color as a peachy orange. Not coral. Maybe orange coral? You decide. I like this color for Spring. It gives a very pretty peachy tint. I see it paired with my Burberry Spring lipstick in the future...


Rating: B+




Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale 70 ($7.99): Ah yes. My favorite of the shades. Hot Tamale has the most pigment of all the shades and wore the longest. The color is a bright fuchsia with a bit of reddish tones. It look more red in my swatch, but it's actually more pink. If I were only gonna buy one, I'd get this one. 


Rating: A

The Verdict: Some shades are better than others, but I think it's a good product and worth a try.


Availability: Most drugstores & Ulta Beauty Online

Have you tried the Maybelline Dreamy Bouncy Blushes yet?

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