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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

You've seen a powder, cream, gel, and liquid blush - but have you seen a fluffy one? I thought not! Dome blushes have been around for quite some time but I don't think I've tried one that's aerated like the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush (P429). True to its name, the Bouncy Blush has a springy surface. It doesn't really bounce back once you dent it but it's still hella fun to poke it. Poke poke.

See? Novelty aside, the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush is a nice cheek color for everyday use. It has a silky texture that's easy to spread all over the apples of the cheeks. The pigmentation is just okay - you'll need about two to three layers to make it show up - but at least you know that you'll never get a clown face accidentally. I'm okay with layering when it comes to blushes. I prefer to have as much control as possible when tinting my cheeks.

I like that this blush doesn't mess my base makeup since it's so easy to blend in. Staying power is average at about three hours before it starts to fade, but if you want it to stay longer you can set it with loose translucent powder or another blush in the same color department.

Candy Coral is a warm, coral shade that's perfect for medium to morena girls

Fresh Pink is a cotton candy pink that's pretty cool - best for those with fair skin, although you can see that it sorta works on me. I look paler in the photo, probably because of the color combinations I used. The power of makeup, yeah!

The blush doesn't really set completely. It feels powdery after a few minutes though, not sticky at all. I've tried using this mousse blush with a brush but the results are too faint - it looks more concentrated when applied with yer good ol' fingers.

Downside: the packaging doesn't look particularly resilient. Also, after a while the dome blush will look kinda beat up due to repeated poking. Ah well. Can't have everything.

Overall, the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush is a a nice blush that you'll enjoy for casual day outs. It looks shabby in the swatches but on the cheeks, wow, it's really quite pretty and natural-looking! It's best for dry skin but if you're stubborn you can always just set it with your fave powder.

Thoughts? Have you tried this blush yet? 

Reader Comments (14)

I've swatched this on my hand a few weeks back and wasn't impressed with it. You're right; it looks different when worn onto the cheeks! Will check back on this again.:)

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

I have seen the beat up version of this when i swatched it on a maybelline counter. It looked like a powder blush poured with liquid (i know because i tried saving a blush with alcohol, haha) and that's the reason why i steered away from it. But based on your review, it's quite nice naman so maybe i'll give it a second chance. :) And does it look attractive when it's brand new! It's convincing because you said that it does not mess up with your base so i think it's time to try this again. It's like a creamy powder blush, but not a cream one. Hehe. Great review! God bless, Liz! =)

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

This is probably something I can wear everyday to school. It's very light which is what students should have one their face. Great review Ms. Liz!
I think I saw my senior use this before. She just grabbed he whole thing and used it to dab on her cheeks :)

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Personally, I prefer not-so-pigmented blushes because you have more control over the amount you put on your face. And you can finish them up quicker because you need more product compared to really pigmented blushes, which would probably expire (unless you're a makeup artist who uses them on several clients) before you could finish them up.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

I swatched this at a Maybelline counter and was not impressed at all. It sounds like the pigmentation isn't there as well as the wear time. I'll pass and just stick with cream and powder blushes.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShev

Candy Coral looks promising. The bounciness is intriguing. Hehehe Must remember to check it out sometime.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaterwauler

These are available in the Philippines already? Been wanting to try them. emilynoel83 on youtube uses her ELF mini stippling brush (kinda similar to the Real Techniques stippling brush) to apply this. She also recommends the shade Hot Tamale. I think I'll go find that one when I get the time.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNikka

I will probably try this as an everday blush sa work ;)

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFhely

Imma get this if only for the bouncy bit. I also like the whole comment on how it doesn't mess up the base. Sometimes I feel awkward putting blush on top of my liquid base. It seems like the brush moves my foundation around. This should solve that little problem.

On the plus side, I'm off your auto-spam whoot whoot!

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty by Tellie

I've been using these for months already , and yes I agree the beat up look is not cute anymore after multiple use, but i love this blush because it gives the most natural look. Perfect for the no make-up makeup look. true the lasting power is not great but if your aiming for a natural look, it's really great for that. i actually dab the pan directly on my cheeks and then blend it with my fingers. its quicker that way for me especially when I'm rushing.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpoato_md

hi Miss Liz, you always look so pretty with your simple make-up tricks! ♥

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLlyann Itay

I heard a lot of good reviews on Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush but also some bad ones but will still definitely give it a try.
What are your thoughts?
Is it true that It dries out in it's own container? Messy to apply?

Much love,
Rochelle Rivera

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRochelle Rivera

What's the texture of the blush? It's hard to tell, parang cream? Or powder?

August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

Hi Ms. Liz..
When I'm looking for cosmetics in watsons just last month, I visit maybelline counter . I've seen maybelline bouncy blush on there website and I'm excited to feel the bouncy blush and swatches it. Ahh, we'll ,... I swatches it over again just to build some color. Because on my first swatch it doesn't give much color. Maybe if I'll be wearing a day make up I can say this will be good. But if you'll ask me If I will buy this, I'd rather not, I will use my available blush on my case, and put it over my cheeks lightly to achieve a day make up/fresh make up look..

September 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariannafernandez

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