Monday, October 15, 2012

Have You Seen This Dupe? Wanted: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Orchid Hush, Minus the Maybelline Dream

If you aren't familiar with the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush line, you probably haven't been in the beauty section of your local drugstore or supermarket lately. At all. These blushes were released as part of the spring 2012 collection at the beginning of the year.

Source: Maybelline
Now, I've recently been on the lookout for a lilac-y/lavender-colored blush, ever since getting over my I-can't-wear-cool-colored-lip-products (thanks to Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Gumdrop, Rimmel Moisture Renew Vintage Pink, Revlon Super Lustrous Lilac Pastelle, which should hold me off--for now!). Today, I stumbled across the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes--again (I've only seen them a thousand times)--and noticed the shade "Orchid Hush."

L-R: Orchid Hush, Candy Coral, Coffee Cake, Pink Plum
Source: Makeup by Angel
I have swatched Orchid Hush on my hand--heavily--and I. Love. It. However, what I do not love is the consistency of these blushes. From the shades I've played around with, they're too sheer and require too much buildup for decent color payoff, even on my super light skin. (I can't imagine the nightmare of a routine those with much darker skin would have to go through to get use out of these.) I wouldn't pay around $7.00 (near what they retail in Walmart) for the amount of product you get, knowing how much of this I would use! (I'm not sure exactly how much product is in these; I can't find the information on any "official" sources. If you've seen them in stores, however, you know they're miniature compared to "usual" blush compacts.)

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: not sold. Orchid Hush, the color, TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY in love. I need this color to be on my face. So, I'm currently on dupe alert, searching high and low for anything that's near to Orchid Hush in color but with better color payoff. I'd even be willing to save up and pay more for a high-end blush if I knew using it would be less of a hassle.

Harder than you'd think. Gets tricky when you start getting really particular about your shades and undertones--particularly with these odd colors, like purples (or try finding just the right coral--you know what I am). If you have any suggestions, throw them my way.


1 comment:

  1. I heard somewhere that u can put eyeshadow and blush into a clear polish you can get nail the same color. Maybe you can wear it on your nails