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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Pink Frosting - Review & Swatches

I just couldn't get over the word "bouncy" that they slapped on the packaging. Sounds gimmicky and fun at the same time, lol. These blushes costs about $7-$8. There are 10 shades to choose from. I only picked Pink Frosting because I have a lot of blushes already but this product stirred my curiosity.
At first, I was worried that this color might come off a bit too shimmery due to the word "frosting" included in the name but after staring at the product for a few minutes, it doesn't appear to have that kind of shimmer. Pink Frosting has warm undertone so it's almost like a coral pink type of shade.

  • Nothing fancy about it. It actually look cheap and simple.
  • .19 oz or 5.6 g


  • Maybelline says that this is a powder gel formula. The texture of this blush is actually quite interesting. It feels spongy, like a memory foam. As you can see from the picture, I got a little too excited and pressed a little too hard on the blush and left a huge dent in it. Well, in case you were wondering, it didn't bounce back. I was actually hoping it would, lol.
  • The main complaints that I read about this product is that it isn't pigmented and wears off fast. I have light medium skin and this colors shows up quite well on me and I personally think the pigmentation is pretty good. I'm thinking it may be the way some people apply this? I suppose my recommendation is that you pick a shade that's a little darker than what you normally would if it was a powder blush.
  • The best way to apply this blush is with your fingers. Just gently swirl your finger into the blush, then apply it and blend it on your cheeks using small circular motions. You are not going to pick up much product if you're just dabbing your fingers into it. You will have to swirl in order to pick up the color.
  • As far as lasting powder, I notice the fading by the 4th hour. At the end of the day, there is just a faint remain left. I think if you are oily, this product may not last as long on you.

Final Thought
Overall, I like it but I don't love it, I think it's nice and blends easily but the product just didn't wow me. You might like it more or less than me, depending on your expectations. I think the product is pretty easy to blend but I still prefer using a brush for blush application. It performs average on me as far as lasting power.
My rating: 8/10.



  1. This seems like a cute product but after reading and hearing negative reviews on this, I'll safely skip. Just seeing the texture reminds me of the E.L.F studio cream blushes which also have that play dough texture. I haven't tried though either because the bulky packaging is a major turnoff but I thought it was interesting how similar the products were :) This particular shade looks really nice on your skin and I'm glad it shows up on you!

    1. Well I've only tried one shade so I'm not sure how the others are as far as texture and pigmentation. So far this one work out for me. I don't think it's fair to give a product bad rating if you picked a color that is too light for your skintone. After all, Maybelline didn't make any amazing claim on this product.

  2. pretty gimmicky..XD you saved me! :) thanks!

  3. how intriguing. i was hoping for the best from this product but i've read mostly mediocre reviews of it so far. I wonder if putting a powder blush over it would increase its lasting power.

    1. Mediocre? wow I didn't think it was that bad.


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