Maybelline Blush in Wild Blossom is one of three new baked blushes released with the Maybelline Color Goes Electric Collection. I picked up Wild Blossom on a whim as it quite reminded me of MAC Sakura Mineralize Blush released with the MAC Quite Cute Collection.
This a cool shimmering lilac shade that won’t work well on everyone. I knew for a fact I’d probably look silly in it but it was such a unique and different blush shade I decided to give it a try.
Wild Blossom isn’t a pastel shade by any means it is however, a cooler lilac. The shade is actually very sheer and produces more shimmer and glow than any real color pay off. On my cheeks it actually looks pink and that’s about the extent of it. On a super fair skin type it’ll likely show up more lilac.
The texture is a silky baked formula with a dose of glittering silver sparkle. The sparkle does accentuate drier areas on my face which leads me to believe it will emphasize larger pores. In sunlight the sparkle is very prominent and I find the glow it produces isn’t very flattering on my fuller face.
I think the sheerness and the amount of sparkle was disappointing for me overall. The blush formula has an easy to apply and blend out texture that isn’t powdery or chalky however, the sheerness and sparkle do disappoint.
I’m not sure you need the color. It is very unique and might look considerably better on a super cool skin tone. Personally I didn’t like the way it looked on me.
It’s available now at drugstores.