Signs seem to be pointing to the eventual discontinuation of Maybelline’s Dream Mousse blushes in order to make room for the new line of Dream Bouncy blushes. In recent years Maybelline has cut back on the number of Dream Mousse blush shades so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the entire line’s scrapped soon.
Swatch photos are long overdue but better late than never. Several shades of the remaining Maybelline Dream Mousse blushes are currently 75% off at CVS so now would be a great time to try a shade or two if you never have before.
The Dream Mousse products are pigmented and have a very fun and interesting texture. In the glass pot they have a whipped, fluffy consistency but the texture upon application is very smooth and silicone-y. Despite being called a mousse none of these products feel moist at all like a hair mousse or edible mousse do, and they don’t leave a sticky residue behind either. The Dream Mousse cheek products spread and blend easily on the skin and set to a powder-like finish.
I personally love Dream Mousse cheek products because of the ease of application. I simply dot a little of the product onto my cheeks and blend with my fingers. It’s as easy as that.
The only downside is that the remaining shades are all very shimmery. My favorite shade and the one I’d recommend if you can only get one Dream Mousse product is Whipped Strawberries. It’s a fun, bright pink shade and the only color I own that’s completely matte; unfortunately, it’s discontinued. My next favorite is Soft Plum which is a touch deeper and more mauve compared to Rose Petal and Whipped Strawberries. With the exception of Whipped Strawberries, Soft Plum is the least shimmery blush.
Top row, left to right: Pink Voyage, Pink Frosting, Rose Petal, Whipped Strawberries, Soft Plum, Coffee Cake
Bottom row, left to right: Glistening Sun, Sun Glow, Ethereal Ivory, Pure Fleur, Golden of Eden
If you’re interested in getting a bronzer, don’t even bother with the Dream Mousse Bronzers in Glistening Sun or Sun Glow. They’re shimmer bombs. Unless you love copious amounts of golden shimmer in your bronzers, skip the Dream Mousse Bronzers and consider getting the Dream Mousse Blush in Coffee Cake instead; it still has a lot of shimmer but it’s not as over the top as the bronzers. A word of warning though: if you intend to use Coffee Cake as a bronzer just be aware that it’s on the coppery/orange side, so it would probably look better on deeper skin tones rather than those who are super fair.
And I say skip the Dream Mousse Shimmer products altogether. Compared to the Dream Mousse Blush and Bronzers, the Shimmers are sheerer and apply patchy. Golden of Eden is the best out of the three Shimmers I own but not a must have by any means. The Dream Mousse Shimmers were limited edition products so they’re pretty hard to find now anyway.