I am a huge blush girl. I love all blushes. I used to be strictly a powder blush girl because I did not believe I could, or should, use cream blushes on my oily, acne-prone skin. In the last year, I have changed my tune and have virtually only used cream and gel blushes on my skin. My cheeks have not seen a powder blush in a very long time. One of the interesting new releases that stormed the blogosphere were the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes.
The blush itself is a little like play-doh. You can mold it with your fingers and reshape. The way this blush transfers color reminds me of a stamp blush because all you have to do is press down a couple of times and you get some color. I like to firmly tap the blush with my forefinger a couple of times and swipe across my upper cheeks for a wash of color. These are not pigmented and it sheers out. There is, also, a teeny bit of shimmer. This is not the most long lasting blush out there, however, it is definitely more long lasting than a lot of other drugstore powder blushes.
The Hot Tamale has a definite winter-raspberry flushed hue. It is blue-toned, like a red hot, actually, which I was not expecting for a product named Hot Tamale (or maybe I should have?). The Peach Satin has a warm corally hue. It seems kind of a dark pink peach. The Coffee Cake is my favorite because it is kind of a bronzey sienna color with a hint of pink. It is a great color and can be used year round, I think, to fake a healthy sun glow on the cheeks.
The swatches below was taken indoors under natural light with no flash.
These were the only three shades I was interested in. I feel like the others were kind of boring, redundant colors that aren’t as flattering on most skintones. The only shade which I am a bit curious about it is the Plum Wine but not curious enough to actually buy.