Cream blushes have always been a favourite of mine but unfortunately I haven’t been using them much – until now! I was very excited to hear that cream blushes are making a comeback with drugstore brands when I found that Maybelline’s new Dream Bouncy Blush collection had landed at my local Walmart. I’ve been longing to find a small, compact cream blush to tote around in my makeup bag and these cute little compacts were just the thing to dive into!
Coming in 10 fresh, flushing shades, the Dream Bouncy Blush collection come in a revolutionary powder-gel formula with silicone elastomers that help them melt in seamlessly into the skin and are so lightweight that they feel like powder! Maybelline’s newest blushes are part of the line of Dream products which are dermatologist tested, allergy tested and non comedogenic.
Price: $8 CAD at Walmart
Size: 5.6 g / .19 oz
How to apply: With your fingertips, blend a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks, applying from your cheekbones to your temples.
I ended up going with 2 out of the 10 shades which are Fresh Pink and Rose Petal because they seemed to best fit my complexion the best. I will probably add Coffee Cake and Candy Coral to my collection for their peachy-tan colours that I love.
Forget about making these look somewhat attractive in the packaging once you start applying them. The term ‘bouncy’ doesn’t exactly apply to these blushes since once you dab your finger into the cream, they start to move around like putty. They’re incredibly soft so I try not to be too hard when I’m dabbing into it so I don’t deform the look of them too much! lol
In terms of wear, I have had to apply about 6 or so swipes of each blush in order to get the colour that can be seen in the pot. I wish it only took just a few swipes of the product to get the right amount because it seems to me like I will be going through these blushes quite fast because I have to dab into it a lot to get the colour that I’m looking for. Fresh Pink is my personal favourite out of the two because it required less time to apply since it’s more pigmented and goes on easier than Rose Petal. I’ve been wearing these a lot to work and find that the colour sticks around for the full 9-hour work day I go through and even when I workout with the blush on, I will still see it in tact after I’m done. For me, I will wear Rose Petal if I’m looking for something subtler to put on my cheeks.
I do like them overall, Fresh Pink more so than Rose Petal, but wish I didn’t have to work so hard to get a good colour payoff because with all of them, you have to swipe at it more than a few times to get what you’re looking for and it should be easier than that! Mostly it’s the price point that makes me okay with this purchase but if it was more than $8, I would probably pass on them.
I had seen L’Oreal’s new cream blushes (which I’ll probably end up trying one of these days) and passed on getting those at the time when I spotted Maybelline’s because the colour selection didn’t draw me in, as well as the size since they are pretty heavy jars but mainly because of the price point. There’s about a $10 or so difference between the two blush collections and before I go ahead and buy one of them, I’ll have to see if it’s worth it!
Have any of you guys tried Maybelline’s Bouncy Blushes?! I would love to know what you think!
Hugs, Kisses and Lots of Glitter!