Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush Soft Plum Review, FOTD

Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in β€˜Soft Plum’

Hello beautiful ladies, I hope you all doing great. I am back with a review of my yet another favorite product. I got this in Delhi when I was shopping with my sister. I wanted to get a nice pink blush as I already own plum and earth color ones. Peach colored blush don’t show on my skin tone (ohh those who don’t know I am NC42 in MAC) πŸ™‚
Coming back to the blush, though the name says Soft Plum I feel it give a more pinkish finish to my cheeks rather than plum.

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(Picture of a model wearing Dream mousse blush from Maybelline New York website)

(From Maybelline New York Website)

What Maybelline New York has to say about their product?


β€’ Air-whipped mousse blush feels satin-soft on skin, glides on smoothly, and blends easily for seamless color and a natural finish
β€’ Long-wearing formula provides luminous, long-lasting color on cheeks without clogging pores

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.

Shades available:- (on website)

mousse blush shade

L-R: 25 Rose Petal, 25 Pink Frosting, 20 Peach Satin, 40 Soft Plum, 50 Cloud wine and 60 Coffee cake

Shades available in India:– Only two πŸ™
20 Peach Satin
40 Soft plum

I got it in Soft Plum. πŸ™‚

maybelline matte mousse blush soft plum

Quantity:- 5.75 g
Price:– INR 180/-


softplum ingredients

My take:-

The blush is very soft-textured and has a mousse like consistency as the name says. The container is a glass jar like with a pink screw plastic lid. I find it quite cute. The blush seems to be flaky but when I pick it up and apply it blends very nicely and gives an even finish. Also it has tiny shimmer particles. This is the first time I am trying a shimmery blush but I admit I love it a lot (in fact more than my matte blushes). The shimmer is not OTT and it’s so fine that you need a pretty close look to see them. It just gives your cheek a fabulous pink glow.

How I use it?
I just pick up a little product with a Q-tip and apply on the apple of my cheeks and blend it nicely with finger with an outward stroke. I usually do this after contouring my chubby cheeks :))

Here is how the product looks inside the container.

plum mousse blush

Swatch of the blush before blending

softplum unblended

Swatch of the blush after blending

softplum blended

You can see it gives a smooth finish after blending.

Pros Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush Soft Plum

β€’ This is the best pink blush I have. The formula is like whipped cream (like marriage between a powder and a cream blush πŸ˜› ) which melts into your skin on blending. *magic πŸ˜€
β€’ It gives a natural healthy glow to the cheeks.
β€’ After blending, the finish is very smooth and even.
β€’ The shimmer is not OTT.
β€’ Highly pigmented. A little goes on for both the cheeks. And the color is buildable too.
β€’ I have oily/combination skin but this blush did not reacted or gave me any breakouts. It did not make my skin oily at all. It just gave it a soft dewy finish.
β€’ The price is quite affordable compared to other high-end brands for the given quantity.
β€’ The staying power is quite nice. It lasts almost 3-4 hours without any uneven patches. For my oily skin 3 hours is quite a lot for a cream blush. At the end of the day (8-9 hours) it just fades away but nothing flaky or uneven.
β€’ No fragrance….which I like. I don’t like strongly scented cosmetics. Let that be for the bath products please. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Cons of Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush Soft Plum

β€’ A big one for me is Maybelline New York products are tested on animals. :hunterwali:
β€’ The glass jar makes it difficult to carry along. Though it’s a small jar I find it too heavy to be tugged along. πŸ™
β€’ Yes jar packaging also makes it unhygienic but the problem is solved by using Q-tips.
β€’ You can’t use a brush for blending this blush (or any cream blush πŸ˜› ). So you need to mess your finger for the blending which can be irritating for some.
β€’ It contains parabens. πŸ™
β€’ You can easily go overboard with the product and this can end up giving you clown cheeks. But with practice you know how much to start off with, I suggest to start with very little blend nicely and then check if you need more. But again a little every time. This way you can control the pigmentation.

That’s how it looks on me. A soft pink flush on my cheeks.

softplum jinal

Overall, I love this blush and the effect it gives me. Many of my friends have complimented on how pretty it looks (including Noopur). So yes I will continue using it till I find equally or more likable pink blush.

Rating:- :star:Β  :star: :star: + 0.5 ( for the pros and cons mentioned above)

Let me know whether you have tried it? Or intend to in future?….Suggestions and opinions are welcomed in the comments box below. :manicure: :)) Also, rate in the box below

Jinal, πŸ™‚

Also Read :
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation Review
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush Review-Peach Satin
Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer Review
Maybelline Expert Wear Blush Review – Berry Sorbet


126 thoughts on “Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush Soft Plum Review, FOTD

  1. yeayeeeeeeeeee..I was waiting for it since the time you said you’d review it…Me wanted to see it on your cheeks….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: You looking absolutely awessomeee Jinal!! :woot: :-* :-*

    1. Cali….I did this review just because you said you wanted to see on my cheeks hehe :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
      THank you.
      TGIF!!!! howz the day going on?? πŸ˜€

  2. Awwww… You look so cute!!! I have this too.. And it’s just so gorgeous for us duskies… I am leaning more and more towards plums and purples everyday!!!!! Awesssome!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    1. Yes its gorgeous for duskies. These blushes actually show on my cheeks…phwew.
      :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
      I am sure this looks gorgeous on you Mrun. Use it in your next tut na me wanna see. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. Awwwwwwww Jinal… do the blending so well…..but this small cute dibbi na….when I swatched at health and glow, SA said it was 190 :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

      1. Jomol thank you dear… just that fingers melt in this blush pretty well into your skin. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        Actually the MRP is 205/- only….Ankita and Jomol. But I got it on discounted price from a store in Delhi. :yahoo: :yahoo:
        I forgot to write the MRP πŸ™ πŸ™ :headbang:

      2. I bought it yesterday from westside for 180!!!!!!

        Jinal.. totally loved your eye liner dots!!!! :drool:

        I fell in love with this the moment SA swatched.. :heart:

        its available in coffee cake shade in india as well!!!!

        1. Ohhh thanx Shreya for the update. I did not see the Coffe cake shade anywhere. πŸ™ πŸ™
          Now I should check Westside too.
          Glad you are loving it, :teddy: :teddy:

    1. hii jomol dii. :pompom: .di hav u used oriflame blushes..i mean i jus saw in der catalogue the vision wala blush stick..hav u used it.. ?:) ?:) if yes, hw did u fynd it as i m planning to buy one..n plz do also recommend any vision range products dat u personally like n wud suggest .. :makeup: :makeup: as i m planning to buy oriflame products dis month.. :thanks: :thanks: in advance :love:

  4. Nice review Jinal :thumbsup: I also recently purchased it and loving it!! I wanted something mauve/plummy and this was the closest I could find from regular drugstore brands. I was apprehensive abt the shimmer but I’m so glad I picked this up. I’ve sent an eye pencil review to Rati in which I’m wearing this :high5: It looks plummy pink on my cheeks. Can you give reccos for plummy blushes?

    1. heyya ankita. :pompom: .me following ur blog..n belive me its soo awsum..infact loud dat TBS blush walareview dat me also got dat fr my mom.. :makeup: :manicure: r u on FB..will add ya..nice tips u give yaa .. keep it up gurl.. :makeup: :high5:

        1. Hey I am glad you also liking this. Its not perfect plum but more towards pinkish side na!
          I have MAC Plumfoolery which is nice sheer plum blush. I had a e.l.f blush in Coy which was a gift. It was a real pretty plum. I don’t know if its available yet.

  5. :manicure: :manicure: me dffntly buying this for sure jinal..nice review.. :pompom: :pompom: hey jinal me too hav chubby cheeks,,can u help me by telling me abt contouring ..u see i don knw any thing abt it :weep: :weep: ,, let me knw wht colours n brushs shud i get for contouring n hw can i doo.. πŸ˜₯

    1. Hi Preeti, you can use 2 shades darker matte brown shade for contouring. For me Colorbar blush in Just Earth works really nice. Make a fish pout (suck in your cheeks). You have to apply this on the hollows of your cheek blending outwards on cheekbone right upto the temples. Also apply this on the Jaw line and chin area. (blend really really well). And then apply highlighter (2 shades lighter that your skintone) on the apples of your cheek. Or alternatively apply your fav blush on the apples and highlighter on the top most region (higher peeks) of the apples of cheek.
      Hope this helps πŸ™‚

      1. thnk u soo much jinal. :high5: :pompom: .i wish sum1 can do a tutorial on contouring.. :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:

  6. lovely :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
    me want it……… :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails
    going to check it out soon…. :happydance:
    :thanks: for the review jinal

    1. Pretty gravatar Anks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Yes it last pretty well. And if you apply a powder blush in soft pink on this it will last you even longer. (thats cheat code for me in summers) :jalwa: :jalwa:

  7. :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: its looking so pretttty… buy this toooo….

  8. Jinal….I should have bought this shade seriously….actually, there is so much price variation na….does a smaller dibbi come for Rs. 99????? :woot:

      1. Jomol :pan: :pan: :pan: … are like so cuteee :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
        nope….I can give you half of mine though….should I send you in small dibbi :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
        But go to Westside store as Shreya mentioned above….she got it there for 180 only. :preen:

    1. hii jomol dii. :teddy: .di hav u used oriflame blushes..i mean i jus saw in der catalogue the vision wala blush stick..hav u used it.. ?:) ?:) if yes, hw did u fynd it ?:) as i m planning to buy one. :manicure: .n plz do also recommend any vision range products dat u personally like n wud suggest .. as i m planning to buy oriflame products dis month.. :thanks: :thanks: in advance :-* :love:

  9. o i remebr u wore this d last day, n told me abt this in metro….. πŸ˜€
    it really loooks nice n very natural….!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    1. Yes yes. I remember. And then I had to run as soon as I said mera station aa gaya :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
      thankoooo :puchhi: :puchhi:

        1. Noopur……hahaha…..I am so :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:
          aajkal memory loss hai…..God knows whats wrong with me :chewnails

  10. Jinall it’s looking sooper gorgeous.. :makeup: You know I loved how you have done your eyes. It’s giving such an uplifted effect… :-*

    noofoor brush work kiya? πŸ˜€

    1. rati rati…. wo toh kal raat ko i had cold cofffeee is liye nneeend nhi aa ri thi to i was experimenting…!! πŸ˜› kal raat ko i made sure my room was locked, i had a water bottle, so dat i dont have to go out , n keep dad doubt free πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      i ll try ur tips aaaj shaam ko wid dat broooshhh…… :victory2: :victory2:
      acha 1 more qus. can i use any toner instead of rose water? ya rose water hi O:) O:) O:)

      1. actually never used toner so cant say.. rose water or fix + i have used always and that works wonders. sometimes if you damp your brush zyada na.. just pat your face with a tissue. this would take of the excess foundation from your face . Uske baad powder your face to set everything.

        1. ohkk… me wont work my brain… will use ur reccod fab india da rose water πŸ˜€
          thnkuuu for ur tipsss……. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  11. kya brush work :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: tell me also :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

    1. aree she was using that fat sigma kabuki brush , which was nt working fine.. so i asked her to damp it and use it. that only i was asking her if the tip worked. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  12. WOW! Such a pwettty photo!!! Looking soo cute Jinal!!! Hey and I have this in Peach satin but that has shimmer in it so i cant wear it during daytime… does this one have shimmer too?

    1. yes dear it has shimmer too. But its nothing OTT. Very slight shimmer. And if you brush off on top after blending. The shimmer just fall off. And gives you this pink glowy cheeks. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      And thanx :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  13. yes Sayani. I too complaint why they have limited shades in all their product range πŸ™ πŸ™
    I hope they launch as much as they do in international market and stop testing on animals :hunterwali: :hunterwali:
    THank you :thanks: :thanks: :victory2: :victory2:

  14. Me getting this beauty for sure-and I am already in love with mousse stuff-from their foundation to bronzer-what I love most about them is their texture!!! And your look Jinal!!!!!!!!!!!!! rockinggg to say the least!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: great review !!!!!!

    1. yeah you ill like this as well Anu. And this will look so pretty on you. I can imagine that. Thank you :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  15. Jinal, your pic is so amazing, had I not known you teach chutku bachchas I would have thought you are a professional model too…very very beautiful!

  16. OMG!!!!!!!!!! you are SO freaking pretty!!! and that dotted eyeliner looks pretty amazing on you!! the blush looks super awesome too!!!! simply WOWZA!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. you can try that look too Ramya. Its kind of tribal look I did. :preen:
      tthank you so much :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  17. Wowwwwwwwwww, Jinal you looking sooo cutie and beauitiful :heart: :-* :-* :rose: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  18. Jini, after reading that the post is written by u, I immediately scrolled down to see whtr u have added ur pic at the end. U r looking fabulous :)) :)) :-* :-* :-*

    1. awww…..thank u Sruthi πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      I hope you like the blush as well :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  19. You look beautiful Jinal, as always :puchhi: :drool: :drool: :drool: this is a very nice pinky blush.. I have noted it down.. & will pick it up on my next visit to NewU… :whistle: :thanks: Jinal…

    1. thanx Shruti. You do try this one. And for wedding and parties this will look gorgeous. You have fair skin na so a little bit of this will just add to your beauty. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :pompom: :pompom:

  20. you look lovely Jinal!
    and this blush is awesome! I don’t like blushes that look to obvious and out of all the products i’ve used i found that this blush really blends in so well it looks more like a natural flush than anything! :blush:

    I use a very teeny amount! :))

    Love your review! :heart: :yes:

    1. I am so happy that you too finding this blush natural and pretty….and totally agree its just wee tiny amount….very pigmented…guess this will last for a long time :puchhi: :puchhi:

  21. Jinal u look super pretty and specially the way u have done ur eyes, commendable :)). I have a very fair complexion, shud I go for it?

    1. yes Shivani… will give you a nice plumy pink flush on the cheeks….but yes a very little in beginning….if required build it up later :))

  22. as a fellow dusky, I think I have to buy this blush now πŸ™‚ You are looking so cute Jinal..I just want to pinch your cheeks in that picture πŸ™‚

  23. Hey Jini….

    WOW Man! U look damn sexy with those ethnic eyes and pink cheeks. WO WO !! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    Me was planning to buy a blush for normal everyday wear… du u think it wud suit a dusky peachy girl like Moi!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    Hey Rati, cali, bee, shivanis, komal and alll… :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth

          1. yes Tarry….it will definitely suit you. πŸ™‚
            Just build it up more…and it will as show a natural pink glow. :))

            1. WOW Jinal!!

              that’s so nice… Hmmm… it’s on my wishlist now for sure… But u toh look fantabulous… :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

            1. hey tarry……… of the shivanis…………me love what you have done with ratis pic…..wht is the process called??? :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

              1. hey shiv

                I hv used photo finish technique from two different software… Creative Suite and Photoscape… Du u want ur’s too??? :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
                Send me a pix of urs on my email or ask rati to forward it…. I’ll do it for U… πŸ™‚ :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  24. Hey it luks awsum on u so natural :preen: :preen: i saw Cali asking u to post FOTD for tis on her blog :toothygrin: u do total justice to tis :pucchi: :pucchi:

    1. yes Shweta…..she inspired me for the review….and I had to do it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      :puchhi: :puchhi: :preen: :preen:

  25. i have this shade..!! i used to love this in the start but halfway thorugh it dried and its flakes fall while applying…this way i end up wasting it soo much… but its defntly a very nice colour πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  26. Hello beautiful ladies, i am also using this blush infact i loved it so much i got the other shade “peach satin” as well :yahoo: i apply it with a blush brush & it glides smoothly :pompom: 4 out of 5 for these blushes :jiggy2: and yes Jinal u look so pretty :waytogo:

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