An American Blush With Bounce! Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

I was on a train back from Bath the other day (big up to Bath) and I spied the Guerlain Meteorites Bubbles in Look magazine. Those cute peachy colours, that little dome! I was in love!

As my heart started that familiar quickening which comes with new beauty buys I realised that these reminded me a lot of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes which I picked up on hols in New York

The Maybelline Bouncy Blush looks similar except it was about a third of the price. Get in! I feel so ahead of the curve! (This almost NEVER happens!)

What is a Bouncy blush?!

These little domes of colour can be smudged or stippled onto cheeks for a flush of creamy colour without looking too dewy.

A perfect mix between cream and powder blush, this gel formula really melts into the skin for a natural looking blush.

And they’re SQUIDGY! *poke*

I normally use powder as I find its quicker to apply and easier to control. However, cream blush stays on my skin a lot longer and looks a lot more natural. A sunday-morning product for me.

Straight out of the pan, they’re very sheer – perfect for pale skinned girls or girls who like a natural barely there look.

I applied another layer and you get a lovely flush of colour. On the left Candy Coral is a really light punchy peach , so sheer it’s almost barely noticeable. Recommend this one for my pale-faced friends!

However Coffee Cake on the right, is a shimmery cloud of bronze and stands out much more on my skintone. 

You’re meant to apply it with fingers, but that doesn’t really do anything for me – it’s THAT sheer! (almost too sheer..) 

Face Value Tip: I stippled it onto cheeks with my Elf Small Stippling Brush before blending it in sweeping circles along the top of my cheeks.

I got this for $8 – definitely better priced than the Guerlain version!

It’s not available in the UK but a similar alternative is the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse blush or the Revlon Photo-Ready Cream Blush – but those just don’t look as cute! 

Are you a cream blush fan or a powder blush gal?

Would you buy this, or would you rather buy the Guerlain version? I’ve never treated myself to any Guerlain – far too nice for the likes of me!

Any of you folks over the Atlantic tried this? Isn’t it cute?! I just love the name too – it sounds like something I’d buy in China! (And yes – it IS really reeeally fun to poke…)


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Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. beautyinjapan
    January 31, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I think I would end up over poking it haha! I would definitely buy this over the Gurlain one!Danniella x | Famous In Japan

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 1, 2014 / 8:16 pm

      Me too – such a bargain! xx

  2. Heather Nixon
    January 31, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    They look interesting xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 1, 2014 / 8:17 pm

      Yarp – not your average looking blush eh?x

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 1, 2014 / 8:18 pm

      I bet you guys do!! xx

  3. renzy ardyanti
    April 18, 2014 / 4:01 am

    Soft color and great tips 😀

  4. zhencire
    April 21, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    my bet colors! so perfect

  5. sherry ann gole cruz
    April 22, 2014 / 10:28 am

    i love maybelline makeups,i have this blush!