Don't you just hate it when you see new high street brand products on blogs and then get to the end of the post to find out that they're not even available in your country? That's how I felt when I read posts about Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush because I would read posts about them and then feel a pang of longing when I found out they were only available in the U.S. Bloody lucky gits. I really wish Maybelline would sort it out and start bringing out the same products from the States in the U.K because it would make our lives a lot easier and our shopping baskets heavier. My cousin came over from NY in June and picked up a few bits for me that I'd been eyeing up and these Maybelline blushers were just a couple that I wanted to try out.
I first saw these on Tali's blog in December 2011 so they're most definitely not new to those of you in the U.S but for us gals living in the U.K, we can only hope that these make their way over to our shores soon.
There are 10 shades of Bouncy Blush available so after doing some researching and swatch hunting, I decided to go for 15 Rose Petal and 40 Pink Plum.
The texture of these products is definitely new to me because I'd never really used powder-gel blushers before and there is a distinct bounciness to them. If you own or tried out the MAC Big Bounce Shadows then you'll know that these are similar to that but with slightly less bounce, if that makes any sense at all.
You can see that the blush itself is quite sheer and it does need a bit of layering if you're planning to wear this on its' own or on a night out because there isn't enough colour payoff with one swipe of the finger. The texture goes from gel-like to powdery so applying it with your fingers works a lot better because you can control the application whereas it would be easy to go in heavy handed with a brush and overdo it.
I quite like these little blushers and wish they were available in the U.K so I could have a look at the other shades and have a good ol' swatch-fest but I'm happy with the shades I chose and would recommend you have a look at them if you come across them in America.
I believe these are about $8.00 in the States which is about £5.00 in the U.K so they definitely won't break the bank if you choose to pick up a few shades. You can also pick them up on eBay for about £5.70-ish minus postage so if you can always have a look on there if you're desperat to get your hands on them.
If you've tried these, what are your favourite shades?
Until next time...Keep swivelling those hips in your