The weekend is almost over wtf. Why does it fly by so fast? 😦 To think I wait 5 days for the weekend to get here, and when it does, I barely have time to enjoy it.
Anyway back to the review, I’ve love my high-end products and all, but sometimes, drugstore products really have a way of catching ones attention. One of them included the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine. I picked this up mainly because of name, Bouncy Blush, really? How cute is that?
Product Description: The Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush comes in 10 shades. It gives you the freshest flush ever, with its revolutionary gel formula that provides a new bouncy texture for a sheer wash of bouncy-fresh color that lasts! Lightweight like a powder, yet melts seamlessly into skin like a cream. Natural sheer wash of color that is buildable for greater color intensity. Dermatologist tested, allergy tested, & non comedogenic.
Usage: For best results, apply with your fingertips, blend a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks, applying from your cheekbones to your temples. To build color intensity, apply more blush.
Personal Thoughts: The product comes in this weirdest consistency, like a cross between a bun and pudding or something like Silly Putty. Sounds appetizing, I know. 😀 It feels so soft, bouncy & fluffy just like its name! When you touch it, it feels like mousse, but a little stiffer, lol. When you press it hard, it will leave an indentation on the blush. In the long run, it’s gonna look as flat as a pancake. This blush has moisture in it which powder blushes lack due to its gel like & mousse consistency, so it applies better on dry skin compared as to how powder blushes do.
Packaging wise, it comes in a small round little pot, with a see through lid so you can see that shade you have. Its light, and fits into your clutch, pocket or purse, if you need to carry it around.
How I apply the product is in two ways. One is using my fingers, and the other is with a fluffy face brush like the Zoeva Silk Finish which helps to apply & blend too. I gently swirl the brush on the blush, and blendy blendy. Using my fingers is much easier, but I notice that it will mess up my foundation if I blend too much. I find that this product applies better on bare skin since it melts onto skin easily. The blush is best for creating a natural flush on bare skin. Pigmentation wise, the colour is quite pigmented & easy to work with, & still buildable when you need to.
There is no scent to the product, before or after application. Staying power is the only con on this product. It only lasts max 3-4 hours, and if I bother to prime & powder, it lasts an hour or two longer. Plum Wine as a shade is really beautiful, it’s a dark plummy colour with silver shimmer which leaves my cheeks looking luminous.
Ingredients: Talc, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Diisostearyl Malate, Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil / Huile Minerale, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol,Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 73360 / Red 30, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake]
A swatch for you to watch. It applies very pigmentedly, with slight silver shimmer which isn’t too visible.
I love how it applies on me, so natural yet so pretty! ❤
To wrap things up like a samosa, I love this blush! It’s too bad about the long-lastingness, but I don’t think I’d mind reapplying every 4-5 hours or so. I really want more from the range, though I’ve heard the lighter shades don’t impart a pigmented colour like the darker shades like Hot Tamale. Imma pick up a few more shades soon for sure ❤ And for the price of USD 7.99, its amazingly cheap too.
One thing though ladies, this product is still not available in Malaysia, and I personally got them from Amazon through a friend. I really do wish they’d bring this over locally at some point.
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The Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine retails for USD7.99/5.6 g and is available online from Amazon & Ulta.