So, I’ve always been pretty wary of cream blushes. I had recently considered them, but they all looked so heavy that I was scared off again. Now, I’ve seen them look amazing on plenty of people, but with my oily skin, I’m terrified that I would get the same result as if I had slathered on some colored Crisco!
But then came Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes! I had read several reviews that described them as not only sheer and natural, but lightweight (as one could guess by the “lighter than air” texture). This definitely sounded more like something I could use. I went by the drug store and picked up two, but loved them so much I went back for two more!
Rose Petal, Hot Tamale, Coffee Cake, Fresh Pink
And that’s a pretty big deal for me! I have this strange aversion to ever having two of the same color blush. The first two I picked up (Rose Petal and Hot Tamale) were shades still missing from my collection, but I gave in and went back for the other two as well (Coffee Cake and Fresh Pink).
Rose Petal, Coffee Cake, Fresh Pink, Hot Tamale
No complaints about the packaging, and application is a breeze. I’ve found that my fingers are easiest to use; just a few light swirls around the blush is enough to cover a whole cheek in one swipe. They do give a little, but are firm for the most part. And I say “most part” because I did run into problems with one. Rose Petal was the first one I used, and as the pictures will show, it made quite a mess. I barely touched it but ended up with a pretty large dent in the middle, which made the rest spill out onto the sides, acting as if it were really soft Play-Dough. I tried to fix it, without much success. My guess is that it got too hot on the car ride home, so it’s probably not the best product to tote around during the summer. Other than that, I’m absolutely in love with these!
Let me know if you’ve had a different experience with them!