Why did I consider getting these Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes?
I have to say, Maybelline has come up with so many cool products lately! I think this might be Maybelline’s year to shine. We’ll see, at least I” admit I’ve been loving their products lately. From the Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser to the amazing Color Tattoos, they are hitting the ball out of the park. However, is the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush also as good? Let’s find out…
Where can you get them?
I got these Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes at my local CVS.
What did I find in the package?
The blushes come in a little compact with no mirror or brush. They’re dome-shaped with a sort of play-doh consistency that somehow also reminds me of a marshmallow, ha ha ha! They come in several different colors, which you can easily see through the container.
Time to try them. What did they do for me?
The first thing I noticed about the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush is its consistency. It’s so so unique. I feel I’m playing with play-doh when I touch them. They can be fairly easily applied with the fingers or with a blush brush as well. After applying to the cheeks, they feel so soft. The product literally melted into my skin. Also, the three colors I got are beautiful, although the are pretty sheer. I went for the ones I thought were strongest in color like Hot Tamale and Plum Wine for that reason. I think if you get the lighter colors you may have a challenge trying to make them show up.
My main complaint about them is that even though I’ve layered them twice they didn’t really have a good wear time. The product disappeared from my skin after a few hours. The best use I can find so far for this blush (if you want something that will last a bit longer) is as a cream base, to build some powder blush on it.
Here are the colors I picked up:
- Hot Tamale: It looks bright and red in the pan but when applied to the cheeks it’s a flush of natural color. Like if you were naturally blushing.
- Plum Wine: My favorite color of the three I got. The color reminds me of Tarte Blushing Bride. This is the one with the best color payoff. It’s like a soft plum color.
- Candy Coral: Very sheer, a lack of color pigmentation on this one. The color is a soft peach but I can barely make it to show up in my skin tone.
Here are some pictures of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush:
I swatched the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes beside similar Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush colors, so you have an idea on how similar the colors are.
From Left to Right: Tarte Blissful, Maybelline Coral Candy, Tarte Blushing Bride, Maybelline Plum Wine, Tarte Natural Beauty, Maybelline Hot Tamale.
What is the Verdict?
The bottom line is these are nice but not fabulous. They do fade throughout a couple of hours, so they don’t last long. Candy Coral is not very pigmented and doesn’t show up in my skin tone that much. Hot Tamale and Plum Wine are nicely pigmented and the colors beautiful. The very best use for these blushes in my opinion is as blush base. If you don’t need several hours of wear, they might do, but otherwise, you’ll have to reapply to make the colors come back up.
Do you have any of these colors? I’d love to hear about it below.