Review & Swatches: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes

Availability: Drugstores
Price: $8-9

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.

Molton Brown (US)

Packaging: 9.25/10

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.

Quality: 8.75/10

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.

Price: 9.25/10

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.

Final Grade

89/100

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes: Fresh Pink, Pink Frosting, Rose Petal, Peach Satin, Candy Coral

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Swatches: Fresh Pink, Pink Frosting, Rose Petal, Peach Satin, Candy Coral

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Fresh Pink

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes: Fresh Pink Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Pink Frosting

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Pink Frosting Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Rose Petal

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Rose Petal Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Peach Satin

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Peach Satin Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes: Pink Plum, Orchid Hush, Plum Wine, Coffee Cake, Hot Tamale

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Swatches: Pink Plum, Orchid Hush, Plum Wine, Coffee Cake, Hot Tamale

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Pink Plum

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Pink Plum Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Orchid Hush

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Orchid Hush Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Plum Wine

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Plum Wine Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Coffee Cake

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Coffee Cake Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Hot Tamale

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Hot Tamale Swatch

Molton Brown (US)
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6 Responses to Review & Swatches: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes

  1. RaeKennedy says:

    What about Maybelline Bouncy Blushes as bases for powder blushes? I am looking for a more affordable choice to MAC CremeBlend blushes, I just can’t buy everything I want at once. HAHA I wear Nars blushes (own 7), Urban Decay Naked Flushed, and Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush, but would like an affordable cream base to layer under them. I put in 12-14 hour days and have oily/combo skin, I need staying power without layer upon layer of powder on my cheeks.

  2. erica says:

    I allways use the pink plum but i wish the blush wasnt so gentle once i put my finger in it i left a dent i know thats what the perpuse is for but i bought it yesterday and tree days later it became flat i wish they made it a little bit firm

  3. Melissa says:

    I LOVE these blushes. I have very fair skin, My skin tone is NC15 I find that these blushes are highly pigmented on my fair skin. They give an amazing amount of color and never make my skin itchy. Overall i am in love with this product. I much prefer them over any MAC,NYX or high end blush. by far THE BEST blush i have EVER tried!!

  4. Sthobbie says:

    I hope these come to Europe soon, I really like the name:)

  5. Lisa B. says:

    All of the colors look pretty–I wonder if they are going to replace anything in the Maybelline line, like the Dream Mousse blushes…I hadn’t even heard these are coming out! Then again I wasn’t following closely…

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