Today I am going to be doing a review of the Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin. This was requested in my What's in My Travel Makeup Bag? post I did about two and a half weeks ago. I included this in my bag, and wore it almost every day. I was also toying around with my camera and the macro feature on it, and realized that I can do pretty accurate swatches and photos for you guys so my reviews can be a little more in depth. So, let's get into the review!
Who Is This Blush For? I don't think anyone with a dark skin tone can pull this one off. Light, fair, and medium skin tones are best suited for this blush. On olive and dark skin tones, I think it would look a bit chalky. Nonetheless, once my best friend comes over, I will definitely try it out on her and update you guys.
The Color: On fair, light, and medium skin tones, this blush doesn't exactly give off a shimmery, peachy color. I would describe it more as a true pink color. Swatched, it gives off a shimmery light light pink. However, on the cheeks, it looks more like a pink flush. The pigmentation is okay, like a 4/10.
The Consistency: A mousse is definitely a different way to apply blush. I have heard of liquid, cream, powder, pencils, and even gels. Though, mousse is one I have not heard. I was actually hesitant to try this blush because it was such a different form of blush. Though, it was in the 75% bin at CVS, and I wanted to expand my horizons (getting off topic...). When you rub the blush between your fingers, it sort of crumbles and forms little beads (not quite sure if that is a plus or minus).
How to Apply It: The only way I have applied this blush is to use my fingers, and dot the apples of my cheeks, and then blend it in. Although this is the only way I have applied it, you could use a small duo fibre stipple brush and tap the brush into the blush and then stipple it onto your cheeks. I know many people who use this blush with a small stippling brush. This is a way to not get your fingers as dirty when applying makeup!
Longevity: This is absolutely, definitely, hands down NOT a long wear blush. On its own, this blush will fade within four hours. To ensure longer wear, you could apply a powder blush over this mousse blush to set the blush. A blush you could use is NARS Orgasm ($27, Sephora) or E.L.F. Candid Coral ($3, Target).
To Sum It All Up: I think this is a very good blush. Those who are used to more pigmented blushes won't enjoy this blush, but I think for anyone starting out with makeup or is on a budget would find this blush suited to their needs. I would recommend this to a friend and will continue to use this blush.