Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush – review & swatch

Maybelline dream bouncy blush

Image courtesy of Maybelline.com

I know it’s been out a while, but I just recently picked up a Maybelline Bouncy Blush in the colour Pink Frosting and thought I’d give a little review and swatch.

I tested it at Walmart but the $9.99 price tag didn’t sway me enough, though when I saw it for half price a few days later at Pharmaprix, I was too tempted not to give it a try and here we are.

Long story short: I like it, don’t love it

The packaging says that it applies like a cream and dries like a powder, and I’d say this is pretty accurate. My (obvious) complaint is that it is a bit of a hassle to apply because, from what I’ve tried, you can’t use a brush so you’re left using your fingers which makes it hard to apply the correct amount of product.  A tip: since this product is definitely buildable, start with a small amount on two fingers and then you can use the same fingers or a brush to blend it in properly on your face.  Another thing I’ve been doing is applying it right after I put on foundation, before I put on a translucent or setting powder, so that you can go over with the powder and it won’t seem so harsh.  Also find this way allows it to stick better to the foundation making it last longer.

There’s a decent array of colours to choose from, and I’d say if you like your blushes and see this one on sale, it’s worth trying just because it’s so different from other blushes (the texture, not colour).

“Pink Frosting” swatch – furthest right (other swatches are for the Revlon Lip butters)

xx

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