Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale Review

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale

Yet another new product to hit the shelves and sadly again not those in the U.K
is Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes available in 10 shades
that promise a natural yet buildable flush of colour due to it's revolutionary gel formula.
It it aims to apply like a cream blush and dry to a powder finish... intriguing non?

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale

As mentioned these are not readily available in the UK so I bought a few from eBay,
when they arrived I was a little shocked by how small and flimsy they feel.
These are not well packaged and feel a little cheap to me.
I also have little faith that the compact would survive a drop or three 
but as always I shall not judge the product on it's encasing but on how it preforms.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale

Hot Tamale is a bright red shade in pan form
and even in the pan you can see the bright blue undertone.
When applied it is less intense and borders on the coral side of red.
I bought Hot Tamale on a whim as I never use red tones
and I thought it would be nice to switch it up a little.
This shade should show up on most skin tones
as it is slightly more pigmented than its sister shade Coffee Cake.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Hot Tamale

The formula of these takes a little getting used to at first.
Initially I did not realise these are sheer blushes that you can build if you so wish
so I was digging away and have all but ruined my Coffee Cake blush by doing so.
These have a sponge like feeling and do bounce back somewhat if you prod with your finger.
They apply best once warmed so do pat it with your fingertips before applying.
I don't really feel like these do have a gel sensation they feel more like a harder cream blush
but once applied they do live up to the powder aspect.
Pigmentation wise these are not great unless build up but they are meant to be sheer so that explains that!
You could also use these as a base to apply a powder blush on top off to give more colour intensiveness. 
In terms of wear they wore a little shy of 8 hours so fairly average but they do feel light weight on the skin,
wear comfortably and would be a great product for the warmer weather.

Product Summary
Round Up - A hard cream blush that applies sheer and dries to a powder finish.
Best For - A light flush of colour, would be a great addition for the warmer weather.
Pigmentation - (6/10) Each shade is sheer so they are not meant to be pigmented.
Availability - Not yet in the U.K I bought mine from eBay 
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  1. I am waiting for the color tatto eyeshadows to come out hopefully. Nice review. Thanks

    1. Some have said that could be as soon as March :)

  2. Such an odd product! Love the pigmentation though, gorgeous shade :) x


    1. I agree it is quite an odd product!
      Yes the pigmentation is super :)

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  4. I dont no what it is about this I just dont like the look of it xxx


    1. I have to agree they are more gimmicky than anything :)

  5. I do really want to try these but I'm not sure how I'd feel about its strange consistency!
    And Maybelline are really letting me down on the lack of UK released! I want some of these and the colour tattoo eyeshadows :(!


    1. They are not all the great in my opinion,
      that is exactly how I feel the UK seems like an after thought :(

  6. As usual UK is always the last when it comes to new make up releases!

    As for the blush, it looks really nice. But I don't know if I'm gonna like it though. I'm really looking forward to the revlon mousse foundation. I wonder when they're planning to release that here.


    1. Yep that is how I feel :(

      Oh I haven't saw much about that i'm intrigued :)

  7. I like the look of this one much more than coffee cake. Not sure how well it would fare on it's own on my oily cheeks though. X

    1. I have oily skin and they are okay nothing brilliant if I am truly honest :)

  8. I do admit I am surprised at the lighter pigmentation. For some reason I expected more...don't I always?

  9. Hey do you have to pay extra duty/tax when ordering items off ebay? I want to place an order soon :)


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