It started with pics of the new Dream Bouncy Blushes and my ’90s hip-hop playlist.
Next thing I knew, Jay-Z was bumping on iTunes, and I was bouncing with Hov, directly in front of my office window. I was on my feet, waving one of Maybelline’s new $8 blushes to the beat when I glanced outside and saw my neighbor staring up at me from his front door with a look like “she’s crazy.”
Haha! Hella moded…
Oh, don’t even pretend like you’re too cool for school. I bet you’d be bopping right along with me, having just as much fun with these sheer cream blushes as I do.
Wearing Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale and giving props to Jay-Z…
Clockwise from the bright pink pan in the lower left hand corner: 05 Fresh Pink, 10 Pink Frosting, 15 Rose Petal, 20 Peach Satin and 30 Candy Coral
Clockwise from the bright reddish pan in the lower left hand corner: 70 Hot Tamale, 40 Pink Plum, 45 Orchid Hus, 50 Plum Wine and 60 Coffee Cake
Swatches from the left: 05 Fresh Pink, 10 Pink Frosting, 15 Rose Petal, 20 Peach Satin and 30 Candy Coral
40 Pink Plum, 45 Orchid Hush, 50 Plum Wine, 60 Coffee Cake and 70 Hot Tamale
They’re domed-shaped with a springy, bouncy consistency that reminds me of marshmallow Peeps, Twinkies and really soft gummy bears (yes, I’m hungry), and they feel as light on my cheeks as the tap from a tabby’s nose.
The thin, slick texture helps with application, and they slip on like a fine silk shirt (think Smashbox Photofinish Primer). I’ve been using my fingers, applying from two to four layers, depending on the shade.
The result? A faint, natural flush that slowly fades throughout the day.
Part of me wishes Maybelline had packed these with more pigment, but the brighter shades like 70 Hot Tamale, 10 Pink Frosting and 50 Plum Wine should look lovely paired with bright orange or pink lips this spring.
I just hope I don’t accidentally step on one while dancing because they sure feel flimsy…
PRICE: $8 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores (I’ve yet to see them online)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Care for a snack?
Oh! Have you tried the Organic Greek Style Yogurt at Trader Joe’s? My faves are the Honey and Vanilla, which I like to have with a little fruit on the side between breakfast and lunch.
Honey Greek Yogurt with blackberries, yum!
I used to be a Yoplait gal, but once I went Greek, I couldn’t go back. It’s heavier than regular yogurt, more tart than sweet, and takes me a little longer to eat, but I like that, because I can inhale one of those Yoplaits in about half a second.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,