Sephora’s New Dream Bouncy Blush Dupe?

As you may have noticed in the makeup world, Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes amazed everyone with it’s unique memory foam texture, but lacked a lot of pigmentation for some people. Now, Sephora has released what looks like a similar product, claiming a cream to powder finish, like I find the Bouncy Blushes to have! You may have seen my blogpost about the Maybelline Bouncy Blushes, where I give a good review. I think I would like these if they were any similar. These can be found at Sephora for $14 each. Yes, they are about double of what the Bouncy Blushes cost, but hopefully they are more pigmented, and due to the added “A Portulaca Complex,” they are supposed to be moisturizing. They also have no parabens or synthetic fragrance, which can be worth it to those who don’t like using parabens!

I think the Poppy Pink color looks interesting to me, but the rest of them look like you could find something similar from Maybelline. I need to go to Sephora to swatch these!


UPDATE: I don’t consider this a dupe to Maybelline Bouncy Blush anymore, Musings of a Muse just posted some photos of one she got- it’s not domed at all! The Sephora photo made it look like it was. It’s a similar product, still!

New Sephora Collection Hot Hues Neon Lip Balm

Sephora has just come out with a new product! This product is a tinted “neon” lip balm that sells for $10. There are 4 shades: Hot Pink, Paradisso Purple (which is calling my name!), Funky Fuchsia, and Crazy Coral. There is very limited information about these products as they are BRAND new, but I have a feeling they are similar to the Maybelline PopSticks that were limited edition in the summer (I gave one away on my YouTube but didn’t have the pleasure of trying one out for myself!). I think these will be more pigmented than the PopSticks, though, since they seem to be marketed that way. We will see!


Will you be trying out this product?

NOTD: China Glaze For Audrey and Revlon Blue Mosaic


This was a very pretty combination. I didn’t like For Audrey before, but now I definitely do! The only issue I had was a tiny bit of bubbling due to either applying coats too fast, or to whatever top coat I used (definitely forgot that one!) What do you think of this combo?


Tell me what you have on your nails in the comments!

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral

The Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush is a new product that is extremely unique. You can buy them for around $7.99 (mine was $7.59) at drugstores. There are 10 colors total, I picked #30, Candy Coral. Maybelline describes it as a gel formula, but I think it is more of a cream to powder finish.

The texture of this blush is extremely unique- it’s similar to memory foam that doesn’t bounce back! (which is kind of ironic since they called it bouncy!) Candy Coral is a gorgeous orange color with a subtle shimmer (more like a satin/glowy finish). I can’t see the shimmer when I apply it which I like.


This product is pretty sheer,which is its only downfall. I have to either put a ton on my finger (I hear this doesn’t apply well with a brush), or, for more pigment, pat the blush directly from the container onto my cheeks (definitely less sanitary)

A lot of people are dissing this product due to the sheerness of it. So, I would mainly recommend it to pale people like me, because I have no problem making it show up on my skin. Also, if you are darker, you can try one of the more pigmented colors (Plum Wine and Hot Tamale). Another thing I like to do is layer another powder blush on top of it. My favorite pairing for this one is MAC Highland Honey (limited edition). It will make the blush stay on even longer!

I am really impressed with this product. Due to its cream to powder formulation, I am able to wear it on my oily skin without looking oilier. Even though it’s gimmicky, I think it’s a great drugstore buy. Now let’s hope for some more pigmented colors in the future! (I may have to get Hot Tamale!)

L’Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe (Swatch)




The L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow is a packed eyeshadow (powder, not cream-despite looking like one) that costs around $9.95 at drugstores. These come with a presser that packs the pigment down. I think these eyeshadows are very similar to the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Shadow, minus the speckled effect. This is an extremely pigmented eyeshadow that appears very metallic when swatched and worn. I really like this product! And I think this color is fabulous. The wear time is great, especially when paired with a primer and base. The only bad thing about this product is that I got a little bit of fallout a few times. You can avoid that by using less product or tapping the excess off. You can also do your eyeshadow before your foundation so you can wipe the excess fallout off of your undereye.


Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you think in the comments!