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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