Jan 22, 2012

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush (Plum Wine)

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush - Revolutionary gel formula with a new bouncy texture, lightweight like a powder yet melts seamlessly into the skin like a cream.  Natural sheer wash of colour that is buildable for greater intensity.
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Maybelline released a couple of new products recently, and the Dream Bouncy Blush is one of them.  Never having tried the old Maybelline mousse/matte blushes, I decided to pick one of these new Bouncy blushes when I saw them sitting all pretty at CVS.  Available in a wide range of shades, I initially wanted to pick up Hot Tamale, a coral pink colour, but finally settled on Plum Wine - a deeper plum colour which I thought would show up better on my darker skin.

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine - Review

The blush packaging looks like a large eyeshadow pan with about 5 g of product.  I like the compact packaging and the smaller sizes; I have not used up even a single makeup product to date, and lesser quantity just mean less wastage for me.  The blush has a soft, bouncy feel to it - almost like a dense sponge cake (that's the best I could think up of :P :P).

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Applying the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush is like a combination of a cream blush and a powder - I pick it up with my fingers and just dab on like I would do with any cream blush, but the finish I get is more matte and like a powder.  I amn't the best at applying matte blushes, and I do find this a bit difficult to blend.  I picked up the darkest shade of the lot hoping it would show up better on my darker skin tone, but the colour didn't show up as dark at it did in the pan. It looks like a darker plum-rose in the pan, but on my skin it shows up a lot lighter.  The colour can be layered to be more intense, but I am okay with the more subtle colour.

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So..my experience with the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine?

I don't find it the easiest colour to blend (though that could be mostly my fault) and the colour doesn't show up that great on me, but it does give a very natural effect when I do get everything right, and I like the little sheen it gives to my cheeks without the dreaded shimmers.  The matte finish means it's a great product for the oilier skin types, and while I didn't have a problem with the staying power, I wouldn't know for sure how it would fare in warmer times.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine (available here) - Cost $7.99

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