Maybelline Pink Frosting Dream Mousse Blush
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:• Air-whipped mousse blush feels satin-soft on skin, glides on smoothly, and blends easily for seamless color and a natural finish
• Long-wearing formula provides luminous, long-lasting color on cheeks without clogging pores
APPLICATION:With your fingertips, pat a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Use feathery strokes to blend gently from your cheekbones to your temples. To build color intensity, apply more blush.
* For application, I much better prefer a (synthetic) duo-fiber brush such as the MAC 188 or Coastal Scents Tapered Duo Fiber Brush, although fingers can also be used.
Pink Frosting is a light pink that's a little bit on the cool side, with a scatter of fine, golden shimmer.
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blushes have a velvety soft, light and airy, whipped mousse texture that melts seamlessly into the skin. They can be applied in a thin layer for a soft wash of color, or they can be built with several layers for your desired look. I usually build up 2-3 very sheer layers for a pretty wash of pink on my cheeks.
Why choose a cream blush over a powder?
Cream blushes tend to give a boost of luminosity, dewiness and a fresher finish to the skin that a powder blush can't. Anyone could use cream blush, but the most beneficial skin type is for those with dry skin. Those with dry skin may find that powder blush makes their skin look dull, ashy or dry, because they're adding dry on top of dry. A cream blush will add moisture to the skin and keep the cheeks from looking dull. Very oily skin types are typically the least beneficial, as the excess oils will cause the blush to fade much quicker. You can also layer blushes for superior lasting power. Just apply a thin layer of creme blush and apply a sweep of a similar color powder blush over top!
Some cream blushes can be a bit tricky to apply. Some can be really thick or sticky, giving a blotchy end result. But, the mousse texture of the Maybelline blush really makes blending a synch.
Here's a close-up of Pink Frosting on my cheek. You can see that it looks very natural and radiant. It does contain shimmer, but it's not obnoxious. For personal preference though, the next time I pick up another shade, I will probably choose another shade sans shimmer. (BTW, do you see those sun spots!? I'm in need of a good sunscreen. Rec any??)
The lasting power is pretty average. It will fade a little bit by the end of the day, so I like to apply it a little heavier in the morning. Or, I'll sometimes I'll add a thin layer of powder blush over top - Something like Bobbi Brown Pale Pink, MAC Coygirl or MAC Dame.
Really happy with the overall performance of the blush, and I can't wait to try other shades! Have any favorites? Let me know in the comments below!