I’ve been yapping on and on about the virtures of cream blush so while picking up a birthday card at Walgreen’s I decided to try Maybelline’s Dream Mousse Blush to see if it could be a candidate for Frugal Friday. The blushes were BOGOH and I chose Rose Petal and Cloud Wine. The texture of this blush is very light and it looks air whipped in the pot like a real mousse would be. Upon application it dries to a bit of a powdery finish but not in a bad way. Since the texture is so light, it blends beautifully–just dip a finger in the pot and tap on apples of the cheeks then blend toward the hairline with your fingers or a sponge–I prefer the sponge to blur edges.
Cloud Wine is a plum rose shade perfect for fall; it looks as if you just came in from raking the leaves on a crisp fall day. I wasn’t as impressed with Rose Petal, I needed to keep layering to get the color to show up on my skin. Both shades have a bit of shimmer that imparts a healthy glow. My only complaint is that this blush is not long lasting, however it will provide a nice base for powder blushes.
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush is available in six shades and retails for around $7. Grade: C