Maybelline recently released a new set of cream-to-powder cheek products called Dream Bouncy Blushes. They come in a total of 10 shades, all of which are reviewed, below.
These blushes come in compacts with snap-shut lids. The pans themselves are dome-shaped. The packaging is light-weight and ideal for carrying in a makeup bag.
These are some of the softest-to-the-touch blushes I’ve come across. Each pan feels like a pillow, making the name “Dream Bouncy Blush” quite fitting. The product itself is wonderfully soft. The downside to this is that the pan will deform under pressure.
The formula is smooth and feels like a mousse with a powdery finish. The colors range from very light to medium-dark. The lightest colors are Rose Petal and Orchid Hush–both of which are difficult to see on my NC20 skin but both of which make for decent highlighters as opposed to blushes. Plum Wine and Hot Tamale show up most easily. Coffee Cake is a great nude color.
The Dream Bouncy Blush line has a good range of colors, providing warm and cool tones. Overall, though, these could be stronger in pigmentation. They also all have slightly shimmery finishes; a few matte colors would have been nice.
You get decent wear out of the blushes, about 4-5 hours before the color starts to fade.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
I usually use a dual-fiber brush to apply these and I do find I need to layer the product several times to get the strength of color I want. You can also apply these with a more dense brush and even your fingers, if you’re in a pinch.
You get 5.6 grams of blush for around $9. Revlon’s Cream Blushes retail at a similar price-point but only contain 3.4 grams. NYX Cream Blushes cost $6.50 and contain 5.3 grams.