For a natural, sheer flush of colour without the sparkles, I like to use Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush I got from Shoppers Drug Mart during a sale (a loooong time ago) for $3.99. I wanted a non-powder blush for a more natural effect so I thought I’d give this a try since the price was fairly decent. I picked up the colour Hot Tamale.
It seems like a bright, pigmented colour- but it’s not. It’s sheer. To get good buildup of colour, I find that I need 4-5 swipes! However, too much colour on me did not match my complexion well and made me look drunk. For a natural colour to accentuate cheeks, I use 2-3 swipes. I use my fingers to blend- and it is a bit of a difficulty to spread the colour out, and it works better with warm hands. This product didn’t last as long on me as I thought though; 4-5 hours max.
The blush is sort of bouncey when you push on it, but it doesn’t really bounce back. It has a moussey, very thick creamy texture. There is a bit plastic-y smell when I put the blush close to my nose, but on the skin, I can’t smell it. I can certainly see my fingerprint when I press hard on it.
The product seems a bit hygienic, since it requires me dipping my fingers into it several times- be sure to wash hands thoroughly before using! Maybelline recommends for best results:
With your fingertips, blend a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks, applying from your cheekbones to your temples. To build color intensity, apply more blush.
Have you tried this before? What’s your to-go cream/non-powder blush?