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Maybelline dream soft blush blusher in berry is my current favourite blusher and I have been using it for the past year as I think the blusher feels really nice on my skin and the colour looks just right for my skin tone.
This goes on my skin nicely and so smooth. The texture of the cream is lovely and it has a really nice silky feeling to it when I apply it. It is a little harder than the other Maybelline dream mousse products but it is still easy to run my finger over it and come away with the blush on it.
I only need the tiniest amount of the blusher on my fingers to highlight my cheeks and give them a lovely flush of colour. It glides on my skin so smoothly and easily and it doesn't feel sticky or heavy.
I really like that I can build this up to give myself a little bit more colour if I want but a tiny amount still gives me a natural glow. That's what I like best about this blusher is just how natural it is. Unless someone looks really closely or unless I add a bit more it really doesn't look noticeable or make my face look too made up but it does add a hint of colour even if it is subtle. It just highlights my cheekbones and gives me a healthy glow.
The jar is a great size for my make-up bag and takes up hardly any room and I can easily slip this in my bag on a night out for mid-evening touch-ups. I like the fact it feels sturdy and I needn't worry about it breaking in my bag.
It lasts for ages on my skin too. With some other blushes I find that I have to keep reapplying it several times throughout the day or night but with this one little dab with my fingers is enough for it to last several hours.
This seems expensive for such a small jar but it is nicer than most ordinary blushes and lasts a lot longer on my skin than the Maybelline dream mousse blush so I think it is worth the price. It costs £6.49 from Boot's.
---------- Introduction ----------
As most of you probably know by now, I have a slight addiction to make up products, so when I heard about cream blusher I couldn't wait to try it! Once I had received my £10 voucher from a survey site, I headed off to boots to purchase a cream blusher. Before going to buy make up products I like to have a look online and read reviews so I know what I'm planning to buy before I enter the shop.
I originally set off to buy 'Max Factor touch creamy blusher'. However when I got into Boots and eventually found the Max Factor blusher I was immediately put off as the blusher pot was just so small, it looked more like a lip balm pot rather than a blusher! I then had a browse round boots to try and find another cream blusher, when I came across 'Maybeline dream soft blush'.
---------- About the Blush ----------
I couldn't find much about the product on the Maybeline website, but this is what it says about the blush on the Boots website: 'Experience our first cream-whipped blush that kisses your skin with a touch of soft, natural colour.'
The blush comes in 4 colours: Plum, apricot, peach and berry.
I don't actually know what colour my blush is, as it doesn't state on the packaging, however I'm pretty sure I picked up 'berry', as I only visited a small boots store, I only had 2 colours available for me to chose from.
---------- Packaging ----------
The pot of the Maybeline blush is about the same width as the Max Factor one, however the pot of the Maybeline blush is a lot deeper, so you get more product. I really like the design of the packaging, and I think it looks quite expensive. It comes in a little glass pot with a pink screw on lid. There isn't a lot of information on the pot but I don't mind at all.
---------- Using the Blush ----------
Obviously this blush isn't the same as a normal powdery blusher that you normal get. Maybeline describes it as being 'cream-whipped', however if any of you have tried the maybeline dream matte mousse, it is not this kind of texture at all, I would describe it as lip balm texture and not as soft as a mousse foundation. However I find that the blush it still creamy and soft to touch.
When I first used the blush I used my fingers to apply it, however I found it quite hard to blend it in, and I looked a bit like a clown unless I rubbed my cheeks a lot. Next time I wanted to wear this blush, I decided to use a foundation brush to apply it, this might seem a bit odd but it applied wonderfully to my cheeks, a lot better than using fingers. I would say if you are looking to apply this product then use some kind of brush with soft bristles, just experiment and see what works best with you, I soon plan to buy a soft contour brush and a buffing brush so I think they could work quite nicely with this product. When applying this product bear in mind that you only need to apply a small amount.
---------- Results ----------
The shade of this blush (I believe it was 'berry'), looked lovely on my cheeks. Inside the pot the colour is a dark pinky colour, however when I applied it to my cheeks and blended it in, it was a more pinky peach colour. It was a bit shimmery which I liked, however it wasn't too shimmery so it looked like you had applied glitter to your face, it was very subtle, and it looked like I had a natural colour on my cheeks.
I'm not too sure about the staying power of this blush. I would say it's around 4 hours maybe, but when I use my primer it lasts a lot longer.
---------- Price and Availablitiy ----------
You can buy this blush from Boots for £6.49 for 7.5g of product, I think this is a very reasonable price, and I think this blush will last me a long time bearing in mind you only need to use a small amount per application.
---------- Overall ----------
Overall I love this blush, I wish I had discovered cream blushers earlier! I find this easy to apply with a soft brush, you only need a small amount, it blends well, and gives my cheeks a lovely pinky peach colour. I think it's better than powder blushes because I often find that powder blushes don't really show up much on me, however this blush does, however it looks natural and not like I'm wearing clown make up.
Will definitely repurchase.