Name: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush
Size: 0.21 oz
Price: I got it for $6.79 USD in CVS but I've also seen it available for $8.00 USD at Walgreens
From The Company: "Feels lightweight like a powder, yet melts into skin like a cream".
This is from the Maybelline Spring collection. I saw the display in CVS and I wanted to try it because they just looked so darn cute. And I'm a fan of the Dream Mousse blush as well. I got the shade "Plum Wine" because I always get obsessed with plum lip and blush shades for colder months.
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Plum Wine"
Swatch taken in natural light
My Thoughts: I like this blush a lot, it's very light and easy to work with. It has the texture of a cream-to-powder product. I also like that the color is buildable, so you can control the intensity of color. Like the Dream Mousse blush, it doesn't have a lot of staying power on bare skin (about 4 hours) but it lasted longer after I set my tinted moisturizer with powder. This product is very easy to apply with fingers, which is the best method to use in my opinion. They're just so fun to use! I couldn't stop pressing my finger in because it feels so cool and cushion-y. It's like pressing your finger in a marshmallow or Twinkie.
Me wearing Maybelline Bouncy Blush in "Plum Wine"
"Plum Wine" gave me a nice, natural flush. Out of all the shades, I think this one would work best for women of color. It looks so pretty and not overdone. So I say, give it a try! For $6.79 USD (in CVS Pharmacies) you can't go wrong and it also gives you a chance to try several shades.
The Good: affordable, wide range of shades, light, doesn't settle into pores, easy to apply, buildable color
The Bad: doesn't last all day but formula makes it easy to re-apply