Monday, December 26, 2011

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Review and Swatches!

Hello everyone! I sincerely hope that each and every one of you beautiful ladies had a great Christmas. I know I did. I wanted to do a quick post sharing my thoughts on a fairly new product that I found last week.  If you are anything like me, you know that going to CVS around once a week is pretty standard, if not almost mandatory. Since I am in their beauty club I always end up getting awesome coupons that pretty much make me come back. Well, last week, it was one of those coupons that prompted me to stop by CVS. To be quite honest with you I didn’t really have a game plan when walking in there, but I figured that it wouldn’t be that hard to find something to spend my money on. I mean come on, it’s CVS.  And it wasn’t hard at all. Not long after I started browsing I saw the display for this new product from Maybelline. The product is called Dream Bouncy Blush, when I saw it, it didn’t really seem like something I wanted to purchase, but since I love blush and weird make up textures, I decided to give it a try. I got this product in two shades, Hot Tamale and Plum Wine. Hot Tamale is bright pink, and I mean it, it’s pretty bright. It’s not just your regular hot pink though, there is some dimension to it, when you use the right amount it looks absolutely beautiful. Plum Wine is a dark mauve plumish color; I don’t usually wear that color blush so I thought I would give it a try. I loved it. Too bad I didn’t own it in the fall! The texture is quite hard to describe, I don’t own anything else that feels like this. And I do own quite a bit of mousse products. It’s nothing like their dream Mousse blushes; it feels more tightly packed and harder to the touch. I certainly do feel like “bouncy” is the right way to describe it. If you press on the product and let go, it does seem like it bounces back up a little, it feels quite sponge-like at times. I was pretty impressed with the color pay off as well, because while I do enjoy the Dream Mousse blushes, sometimes I feel like they can lack pigmentation.  Lasting power was only alright, I used both Hot Tamale and Plum Wine and they both seemed to have lasted the same amount of time. On me, they lasted about 4 hours looking as great as when first applied. Keep in mind that my skin is not oily whatsoever, in fact it’s quite dry, so I assume that on someone with oily skin they will most likely not last as long.  I’m looking forward to my next trip to CVS; I think I will pick up a couple more shades. The price as I have seen is around $7 dollars, but with the sale that I got them on (buy one get one half off) and my handy dandy $5 dollar off coupon it is a pretty darn good deal.
I suggest if you are even just a little curious about this product to pick up one shade of it, Hot Tamale is pretty unique so I would go for that one.  Here are some swatches and pictures of the product.
The packaging
You can see that it's a little domed :)
  Hot Tamale and Plum Wine
Hope you enjoyed the post and have an awesome day.

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