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Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush - Review


I have been using the Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in the shade Peach Satin (20) for over a month now. Time is ripe to do a review.
This Blush is a cream based blush which has been air-whipped to look and feel like the texture of a mousse.
Pros
1. The cream is very soft and provides luminous (silverish shimmery) color. It's composed of breakthrough technology which involves flexible silicone polymers which help prevent caking, therefore giving you a desired naturally flushed effect.
2. The texture is amazing and it glides on smoothly and blends easily for seamless color and a radiant, transparent finish. Even people new to make-up will be able to use this perfectly
3. Long-wearing formula, it sinks into the skin and stays put (this is true only for people with normal skin, on oily skin it fades after a few hours)
4. It does not clog pores
5. For a cream blush it is surprisingly oil-free, an excellent choice for those with oily skin
6. The color is peachy, light pink and is quite subtle.
7. It is the winner of the Teen Vogue Reader's Choice Awards 2007 Blush Category: Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum
Cons
1. Not meant for dry skin: this is a dry formulation so keep it away from dry, flaky cheeks. It just emphasizes them.  
2. Only one color: Peach Satin shade (20) is available in India. If you visit their site at http://www.maybelline.com/Product/Face/Blush/dream-mousse-blush.htm you will see that they actually have 6-7 different colors. Out them I was able to locate the Soft Plum shade at the local Health & Glow store, but they had no tester & I was reluctant to buy it without testing. Can’t seem to find any other shade anywhere else.
3. The Peach Satin (20) shade has silver shimmer: this I feel is the biggest drawback to this product and keeps it from delivering a natural look. The other shades (I believe from online reviews) don’t have this problem
4. The packaging in a pot with no brush feels very unhygienic. It gets under your nails. They should provide this with a spatula or a brush.
How to apply: With your fingertips, pat a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Use feathery strokes to blend gently from your cheekbones to your temples. To build color intensity, apply more.

Price: It is some 190 Rs for a tub

Will I buy again: Hmm.. Only if I find a different shade (more pink) without shimmer. Because frankly I love the texture, the blendability, but I detest the shimmer and the shade is too light. 

EDIT: 30th Nov '09: This blush is not suitable for winter use. It makes the skin dry and appear flaky. 
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Comments

  1. yeah .. they also have soft plum shade .. its such a b'ful shade .. buh the only problem is shimmer !
    and its pigmented enough to give me a nice flush ... specialy on my NC 42 skintone !
    but may I add its great for that sexy dewy look .. buh da only problem is .. it wont stay put in Indian summer !
    in winters dewy look is almost lovable (I have oily skin .. I have to keep blotting and powdering ..YES,even in winters)
    firl .. why dont yu tell us about yer daily routine in yer upcoming post .. we will love to know that !!
    much love
    Palak !!

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  2. @ Palak: Thks for the comment Palak. Only if Maybelline wld remove the shimmer frm these they wld be perfect :D.Thks for the topic recom.. I will put up a post on my routine soon :)

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  3. i have been searching for maybelline dream mousse blush's review like a crazy woman =D..so glad i bumped into your blog..and so glad you review everyday indian products too..cause frankly i gotta little nauseated of bobby browns and mac's....keep up the good work..cant wait to see more reviews!

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  4. @Anon: Glad to be of help!! Nothing pleases me more :D.. Thank you for the appreciation!

    I began this blog becoz I too got sick & tired of reading reviews of prodts not available in India.. Keep Visiting & commenting :D

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