Maybelline • Dream Bouncy Blush - Candy Coral • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||35%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was on this coral kick a year back and thought this would be a nice addition to my collection....I was wrong. I think on lighter skin tone this would show up better. I had to swipe a lot and dig to get this color to show up on my cheeks. The color is a light pretty peachy pink with a slight sheen dries to a powder like finish. Very nice product but I am not willing to work so hard to get the pay off I want. I am NC42 for reference.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
Where is this stuff???? Like, no really where is it? Good job Maybelline on the renovational spongy texture, dome shape, good riddance on useless mirrors and brushes in the packaging but did y'all forget to add the pigment in the process??!!
This equals to = zilch on my NC25 skin! Its worse than their Fit me blushes. This shouldn't even sell as a highlight, such poor poor color pay off. That swatch you see on image 2 here, you see the indent on that pretty dome next to,it yea that was probably from a one time use to get you that swatch. If you plan on using up $8 worth of blush in 3 applications then by all means you shall notice ''some'' effect on your cheeks.
MUA won't let me give this a 0; and sadly that is what its deserving even with the creative new design. DS are just full of pretty coral/nude/peach matte & shimmer shades for same price point, this isn't fair to us consumers. Please don't waste your $.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This blush turned out to be a cheer-me-up-on-a-tough-day surprise for me! Recently I was traveling, and my MAC Pinch O Peach did a nose dive off a sink and spattered all over the bathroom floor in my hotel room. I was running out the door, late, in a rainstorm, and I really, REALLY needed some blush on me. I ran into a nearby CVS and grabbed a little round container of this blush because it was the first thing I saw, and it was on sale. When I got in the car and touched it so I could smear it on my face, my first instinct was to pull-back as though I'd touched something slimy. I'd expected this to be a basic, crumbly powder blush, but this feels so bizarre! It's like a little ball of dough that you can roll up and reshape and then press flat. I just had to play with it a little. Makeup can get pretty dull, so I think it's great that this is so entertaining! Candy coral is a lovely glowing peachy color that really illuminates my face, as long as I put a lot on. It's probably perfect on very fair skin. Later on the plane ride home I tried to apply this blush with a sponge, and it made a mess all over my face. It crumbled and it made my foundation crumble, and I had to reapply everything with my fingers to look presentable again. I don't like sticking my fingers in makeup, especially a blush that seems to absorb whatever is on those fingers, however, one of these days I'll try this formula in a darker color and apply it with a brush. The "bouncy" idea is very cute, but not very practical for my needs. It is an adorable idea for makeup for very young girls.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The colour of this blush is what caught my eye at the drugstore. It was so bright and coral...I loved it! I thought twice about it before I walked to the counter and I should have let that be my sign to not buy it because it was a total waste of $7. The "bouncy" is interesting and fun to play with but after digging my fingers into it for 5 minutes I realized what a great home for germs it must be. It didn't really "bounce" - it just moved around in the pan and got all flat. The pigmentation is this is REALLY sheer and not buildable whatsoever. I applied it with my fingers and could barely see it on my face. I tried to add another later and it just looked like a complete mess. The packaging is cheap and for $7 this was a complete waste of my time and money. I will not repurchase, do not recommend it and will likely be throwing it straight into the garbage next time I'm in my makeup room. So disappointing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
See my review for the Dream Bouncy Blush (all colors) for my general view on these. I want to specifically describe the color for this particular review. Candy Coral was the first one I got because it was the closest shade to NARS Orgasm in my opinion. I generally go for that when first trying a blush because it is a foolproof color. This is exactly that minus the gold shimmer - a gorgeous peachy pink. It makes you glow and would work on anyone!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have to admit when I first tried it, I wasn't sure how to apply it...I wasn't fond of it and it sat in my 'dud bin' for a while. I recently picked it up again and applied it differently. Using my finger tip to pat the color onto my cheekbone, and then patting around in a circle to blend it into the skin. There is much more color payoff, I actually have to be careful and check my cheeks in the window before leaving the house because a few times it was wayyy too bright in natural light. The color makes me glow, I look healthy and younger. The only reason I would not purchase again is because for $7 I can find better blushes, and it's not really a cream...more like dry powder stuck together with gum adhesive. Also, the packaging feels and looks very cheap. My next purchase will be Mac's Cremeblend Blush in Something Special instead..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I may be one of the few but I love this product. It is easy to apply and is a bright vibrant peachy coral (very in this season) on my super fair skin. I had a much better experience with this compared to the Revlon photoready cream blushes. This looks amazing paired with the Revlon tutti frutti lip butter.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Candy Coral is probably the only Dream Bouncy Blush I'd buy again. I have Pink Plum, Pink Frosting, and Peach Satin. All of the other ones didn't show up on my skin at all. I had to rub it and keep adding product and the color didn't last long. They're not very pigmented. The only one that did stay on my skin is Candy Coral, I really love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I typically love Maybelline when i'm looking for cheap but this product is HORRIBLE! i was so dissappointed in the packaging it looks smooth almost velvety. WRONG! trying to apply this stuff was a nightmare it broke into pieces and it just kind of rolled around on my face and i had to apply layers of this stuff just to get a little bit of color. I did love the color but it wasn't worth $7 at all. I will never buy this stuff again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
i should have read the reviews for this before buying. what was i thinking, NOT reading them first?!?!
i got this without actually reading the package, and i just assumed it was a baked powder blush. so i was suprised of course, when i went to swatch it and it was squishy.
the packaging is horrible. it looks and feels cheap, and isnt exactly easy to open. i had to use my nails to pop it open, and i hate doing that isnce my nails tend to be fragile.
i didnt care for the product itself either. "sheer" is putting it mildly. i'm nc15, and 1 layer of this barely shows up at all. and thats me trying to REALLY coat the product on my finger. also, IME it is NOT buildable. furthermore, it doesnt really blend well at all, and when i was in the store there was 1 of this color that looked a LOT different, yet i was labeled as the same color. that one looked more reddish.
i was so disappointed by this. i wouldnt pay $2 for this, much less $7.99, so i'm really glad walgreens takes returns!
UPDATE (11/1/12): just wanted to put this out there-- the other day i was at the store and my eye happened upon these bouncy blushes and one in particular that was a stunning shade or light orange. so i pick it up to check out the shade's name, and its candy coral! the one behind it, SAME NAME, was a COMPLETELY different color! it was darker and much more pink, like the one i'd bought (still a pretty color, and a shame it didnt work out for me). so if you're thinking of trying this out, look at a few to see your options. one on the shelf named candy coral may be a color you'll like more! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Sheer peachy coral. Emphasis on sheer
Price: $7 USD
Colour: light peachy coral
Finish: luminous satin
Pigmentation: sheer to light
Sad to say, this is not a replacement for my beloved Dream Mousse Blush. So sad
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The color looked a bit intimidating in the packaging but I actually love it. It's not as vibrant as it looks and gives a sheer wash of color (which I like but that's just my preference). The color is matte and very silky. Blending this on my cheek didn't seem like too much of a problem.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm not really sure HOW I feel about this product. As stated in other reviews, it is a fascinator more than anything else. The bounce is oddly compelling, and you just want to sit around and push your blush around for a while. But after the honeymoon's over, what do you have left? I do like the color--I am almost a perfect straight neutral, but have a slight, slight warm tone to my skin and hair, so the color was a good choice. I appreciate the ease of application; I've tried it with a sponge, with my fingers, and with a brush, all with pleasing results. However, I do agree that, for as smooth and dry as the initial application is, the staying power is nothing to write home about. This is particularly true if your skin, like mine, tends to oiliness on the cheeks. It doesn't even go tacky like some blushes do with oil--it just vanishes. I really don't see myself purchasing more of this, unless perhaps towards autumn I see a difference in the lasting power of this product. Granted, I don't have the best luck with blushes but, with the semi-failure of the Bouncy Blush, the horizon doesn't look much different.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blushes are cream blushes with a gel formula. They're meant to feel "light like a powder, yet melt into the skin like a cream". This product comes in 10 different colors. Maybelline products are tested on animals. This blush was made in Korea. This line of blushes is dermatologist and allergist tested, and is non-comedogenic. I purchased my Bouncy Blush at Ulta for $7.99 for 5.9 or .19oz of product.
Packaging for the Dream Bouncy Blushes is too plain. For a product with a cute, playful name, I think Maybelline could've done better than a tan pan with clear lid. The logo is cute, but once again, Maybelline could've done better than just white. Why not aqua or yellow, they would've stood out more against the pink blushes. I mean, even my mum thinks this is a packaging failure.
Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blushes have a unique texture, but I don't think "bouncy" is the write word to describe it. If they were actually bouncy, they'd spring back after you touched them, instead of just moving around. I think "squishy" would be a better descriptor, but "Dream Squishy Blushes" doesn't really have a ring to it. The texture of these blushes is soft and malleable, and really really fun to play with.
Bouncy Blushes are meant to be applied and blended with your fingers. I use two fingers to pat the top of the product, and three fingers to blend it across the cheeks, in sweeping, semi-circular motions. The soft texture of these blushes makes them really easy to blend. Of course you can use a brush to apply these, if its dense enough and made of firm, synthetic fibers, but I prefer the results when blended with fingers.
The coverage of this blush is really sheer, but buildable. It annoys me when people complain about them being sheer because they're supposed to be that way. Maybelline's website says so. How about doing some research before buying a product, or complaining about it? These blushes can be built up to have more color, worn sheerly for just a bit of dewy color, or layered under powder blushes. I like how Candy Coral looks with ELF's Natural Radiance Blush in Glow dusted over it. See swatches here.
Candy Coral is a pretty coral that leans mostly pink with just hints of orange. It dries down to a satiny, dewy finish that gives you the look of a natural, glowing flush. It's a pretty effect. Candy Coral isn't the most flattering color for me, cause its a bit too warm. It might look better on me in spring and summer.
The wear time for Dream Bouncy Blushes is poor. I only get about two to three hours of wear before Candy Coral fades away to almost nothing. It doesn't even get me through my short work days. I'd like to get at least six hours of wear from these, which you could probably get via layering, but on its own, Bouncy Blushes just can't stay put.
To be honest, I kinda agree with everyone who says that Maybelline's Bouncy Blushes are gimmicky, novelty products. Now that I've reviewed it, once I get tired of squishing it around in the pan, I probably won't wear Candy Coral very often.
The texture is fun and interesting, but that doesn't make up for the wear time failure. I can't complain about lack of pigmentation, because that's how this product is meant to function. I find the price tag a little bit too high for the amount of product you get. I'd like to see this more in the area of $5-6, instead of $8. I'd suggest getting these on sale if you really want them.
If Maybelline tweaked the formulation slightly, these would be a much better product. I won't be repurchasing this shade, nor trying any other. I only recommend Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blushes if you're really curious about the texture, if you like layering blushes, or if you want a super subtle, natural, glowy blush without much color pay off.