Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Review

Hi, lovelies! So here we are! Into the second month of 2012 (and the world hasn't ended yet;) While I didn't blog every single day of January as planned, since a few days had multiple posts, I still had a total of 31 posts for the month! (which is almost as good as every day hehehe:) AND! I'm about 30 pages away from finishing the first book on my reading list for the year! (remember, the goal was AT least 12 books this year; which would be one book per month). So on track for that, too! Yay, success!!

So tonight, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the latest blush to come from Maybelline--their Dream Bouncy Blush.

You may have already read some reviews and have your mind made up. I try to not read a whole lot of reviews when I'm going to review a product, because I really want the opinions to be my own; and really have a clear mind while I'm trying it so I'm not swayed by good (or bad) things others have said.

I've been using two shades of it
05 Fresh Pink

45 Orchid Hush
What Maybelline Claims (from their website):

Why You'll Love It

Freshest flush ever:
• Revolutionary gel formula provides a new bouncy texture.
• Lightweight like a powder, yet melts seamlessly into skin like a cream
• Natural sheer wash of color that is buildable for greater color intensity
• Dermatologist tested, Allergy tested
• Non comedogenic

(I had no idea what "comedogenic" means and p.s. it's underlined red as if it's misspelled... so I wasn't sure if it was even a real word. I looked it up on and learned the definition: "tending to clog pores and encourage the formation of blackheads." Good to know!)

So hey, that all sounds pretty great right? Who would not want to try something that promises a "bouncy" texture! I didn't even know what to expect for it to be bouncy. I think my first thoughts were like a trampoline and I thought my finger was going to press in and bounce back! (turns out, I just made an indention in it lol) But the consistency really is different than anything else I've felt before. It's definitely more like a cream blush, but so light and soft! I absolutely love the texture.

It could be the shades I chose, but both of them were pretty light when applied--which for me is a very good thing because I don't want a huge dose of color on my cheeks, just a light splash:) The color can be built upon by applying additonal layers.
No Flash
The packaging is pretty fab. It's nice and small, so you can throw it in your purse if you need to re-apply later in the day. What I don't like about the packaging (and this is really the only negative I can think of right now) It closes very tightly (which is good) but the opening is sometimes hard for me to open. Does that make sense? Like, I stick my thumbnails in to pop it open, but it just doesn't "pop" as fast/easily/good as I'd like for it to.

Overall, I am quite pleased with the product. It's about $7ish depending on where you pick it up; which may be a little pricey for the small size of it; but it's definitely something fun to try if you want a soft, light flush to your cheeks. With ten shades to choose from, there's probably a color for everyone:)

**note: the pictures are just swatches from swirling my finger in the blush and rubbing it on my arm. After blending, I could not get a good picture with the lighting to show how it blends in and leaves a light shimmer. Will try to get better daylight pictures to update with soon:)

Have you tried the bouncy blushes yet? If not, will you? Or is this a product you think you'll skip?


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