Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral Review
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?
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.
Candy Coral is the last shade I have and the last I shall purchase from the line,
as generally speaking the formula of these blushes is pretty poor
and heavily relies on the bounce gimmick!
That being said Candy Coral is a pretty enough true coral shade
both swatched and in pan form, it has moderate pigmentation
and is nice shade for the spring/summer.
I feel this shade is bright and pigmented enough to be worn on all skin tones.
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.
Having tested all three shades I can conclude that these are more gimmicky than practical,
they crumble if you are heavy handed and really nothing special in terms of colour,
pigment and formula.
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