Maybelline • Dream Mousse Blush in Coffee Cake • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It's an ok sheer blush in a natural, earthy "flushing" tone with a lot of shimmer to it; I am just not really a fan of cream-type blushes or stains because I don't like how they streak your foundation or cause unevenness.
I just can't get the kind of definition and control with this type of blush that I can from a powder. The color is nice, although sheer. I keep this in my purse for on-the-go makeup or touchups, and for that purpose, it suits me.
However, CG's is much better for that, lasts longer, is cheaper, looks better.
Won't repurchase. Plusses: doesn't make skin oily. Glowy. Minuses: cap keeps coming off in my purse/makeup bag and making a mess.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this mousse after being very happy with my other purchase, soft plum. The colour of this blush looks innocent enough in the jar. Once I got it on my face, I got a nasty surprise - it turned a BAD orange. Just looked ridiculous. Didn't even look bronzey, which, in my opinion isn't what a "coffee" colour is supposed to look like either. I'm NC20, maybe someone who's warmer can pull this off. Texture is great, just like the other one I have, but I'm very disappointed with the colour and would not buy again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is the only color I got. This one is kind of orangey-brown on me, but not muddy. It's beautiful with some shimmer, but not too much. The color and finish is very natual except the shimmer. but it is beautiful and glowy overall.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Same for me too. Did nothing for my medium skintone but showed shiny, hi lighting on my cheeks. Tried it as a shadow and that was ok for everyday. Still love the texture and Cloud Wine is the best for medium skin tones. Wish they would come out with more deeply pigmented for medium skintones!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I have this line of blush in cloud wine, and it's much nicer. Coffee cake just looks orange on me. It also seemed to get brighter and darker on me throughout the day. Not flattering. I have the type of skin tone where usually anything works, so I was disappointed to see how "off" the color looked. Maybe in the summer it would work better, but not for winter days. I would not buy this shade again.
UPDATE: Maybe I was just having an "off" week when I was using this because after I took a break from it, I re-tried it and like it. You have to pair it with other neutral MU tones, or it does look funny, but I like it better now. Not as good as Cloud Wine, but it will look great in the summer when my skin gets tan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm a MAC C3; fair asian and very warm. The color is nice - this gives me a peachy glowy effect on the cheeks. However, it's a little too sparkly to look natural-glowy. I like how you just need a tiny dab of product - very economical. This pot will last you forever, especially if you have the number of blushes that so many of us do!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This blush is so-so. The color didn't really show on me. It's more of a murky color, and the packaging is horrid. I don't like dipping my finger into a pot. With this said, I did like the Peach Satin shade I bought.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Great netural shade for me on the days I don't want to wear pink. Also very
consistent with the glow quality. Love it when they go on sale, 50% off!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Edit: although i'm off cream/mousse blushes now that i've bought my fab Anabelle brush - i still rate this mousse blush as being excellent - even though i won't use it anymore. i've found that i have to blend in some foundation with the mousse blush to keep it streak free - but that's just me. Here's my original post:Initially loved Cloud Wine.. just recently got Coffee Cake = love it - perhaps even more than wine! i'm a CCC (caramel-hued/MAC NC45/CoverFX I40 - now CoverFX B15) & wasn't sure if Coffee Cake would work on me (i stay away from ANY orange/red/pink hued blushers) - this was just lovely. Hint of buildable blush colour on me, and no residual orange at all.. on me was more peachy than anything = fresh & natural. Another Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush WINNER!! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Blush has been my latest makeup "thing", just started wearing it regularly not too long ago. So lately any time I go to a drug store, and sometimes when in a department store, I try a new blush. On me, Coffee Cake is a slightly shimmery peachy brown. More peach then brown though. It can be subtle, or the color can be layered. Blends nicely, staying power is pretty good, some fading but the color is still there at five. I HATED the Dream Matte Mousse foundation. I wouldn't have gotten the DM blush if it weren't for reviews here. Overall I am very pleased with this blush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
for some background, im pretty fair (but tan easily), dark brown hair, hazel eyes and all of the dream mousse shades suit me wonderfully. so in love. the i was initially intimidated by the texture (like mousse of course), but thats what makes it so easy to blend and create a natural flush. coffee cake blends to a very pretty brown'ish bronze. nothing orange and nothing too muddy. gives you a pop of color without the typical pink cheek. if youre looking a little pale but dont want your typical pink cheek, this is the way to go. awakens the face, for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This color looks really nice on my skin! I am a light skinned African-American and didn't know if it would show up on me, but it is a beautiful peachy pink on my cheeks. I can see it being easy to apply too much on lighter skin tones, but I didn't find that I had to be TOO careful.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have very fair skin, with neutral undertones and I had already purchased some of the other Dream Mouuse Blushes (i.e. peach satin, pink frosting, and soft plum). I have found that this one seems to look the most natural. As someone else said, a little goes a long way, and if you apply it very lightly, it gives a beautiful effect, almost like a bronzer, but I find it tends to blend better than powder bronzer. There is just enough brown in it to give a bronzy effect without if looking "muddy", as many bronzers have a tendency to do for those of us who have very fair skin. I'm very please with this and I find that it can be worn over either cream to powder or mineral foundation with excellent results. The only thing that I didn't like is the fact that the pots are glass and somewhat bulky and heavy, but as far as the product itself, it's far superior to other "cream" blushes that I have tried, even high-end brands. My second favorite is the pink frosting, but I think the coffee cake gives a little more natural look, at least for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am a NC20 in mac. This is the only blush I have EVER used and liked one me. At first I was scared since it looked so dark. But it went on a pretty peachy bronze. It really brighted up my skin. I am sooo happy to finally have a blush I can use. I aslo have this in peach satin which I also like. I perfer this one more though
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a great color if you feel the rest are too light, pink or plum. I have rosacea, so I don't need to look as if I'm blushing! Coffee cake is a bronzy peach and works well to tone down a ruddy complexion. Can also serve as a bronzer, imo. Great product. Very creamy but not greasy. A little goes a long way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I bought one of these in Peach Satin too and my critique is almost exactly the same-great blush in a cute little container, but the color is not what I expected. The blush is smooth, easy to apply, lasts for hours, and gives a hint of sheen. The color you see in the pot from the outside does not look like the color you take out of the pot to apply to your cheeks. It's a fake-tan looking kind of color with heavy orange tones in it. I can make it work if i apply it very lightly--I've been mixing this with the Peach Satin to make it useable. If your skin is the type that does well with orange tones, you might like this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was really impressed with the quality of this product. The color seemed a bit scary to me in the jar, but it goes like a bronzer for me (I'm a NW20 in MAC terms). It has a nice shimmer to it, not too sparkly. It goes on so smooth, and the color is easily layered. I reach for this blush a lot lately, and I would definitely recomend it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Airy and soft to the touch, very lightweight feel on the skin. This gives me more color than I would have expected but I'm fair and I think this is the most intense color of the lot (?). Very pretty color, peachy coral with a slight sheen. Blends quite well so it's not "spotty" looking. My one complaint is the packaging (a screw-top jar you stick you stick your fingers into). It's not even so much the hygenic aspect but the jar itself is too big and heavy for a small amount of lightweight blush/mousse. I seriously feel like I could clobber someone over the head with it; it's nothing I'd want to "throw in my purse" or take traveling for the weekend. I much prefer the daintier, lighter packaging of Clinique's Touch Blush (also a good product). However, Maybelline's product *does* have a wider opening than Clinique's mousse blush, so it is easier to get your fingers in there. Overall, this Maybelline product itself is good and I might try a couple of the other colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The only tester available at my Longs was Peach Satin, and unfortunately it was nothing but shimmer on my NC40 skintone. I really loved the texture though (lighter than Stila's Rouge Pots), and upon theporpoise's recommendation, I picked up Coffee Cake a few days later. She described it as a "peachy bronze" and she's absolutely right! It complements my tanned skin, and the shimmer is subtle. It doesn't emphasize my pores like I thought it would (I have this problem with shimmery blushes), and the fluffy texture blends very nicely. Oily skinned girls, don't be afraid of this blush. I haven't broken out, so I think it's safe to say that I won't later. $7.99 at Longs, and I will repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a new favorite for me. Wonderful light mousse texture, just like the foundation. Very easy to work with, I apply with my fingers, its super blendable. They last throughout the day over my Stila tinted moisturizer. I am NC20 and on me, Coffee Cake is a peachy bronze with subtle shimmer, more pigmented than Peach Satin, so if you are MMM-GGG this will show up on you. I have seen them at various CVS stores, priced from $6.99 to $8.49. I will repurchase this again, however I am still not sure if they are Limited Edition or not.