February 27, 2013

Maybelline Wild Blossom Blush Review & Swatches

Maybelline Blush  Wild Blossom

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.

Maybelline Wild Blossom Blush

Maybelline Wild Blossom Blush Swatches

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.

Maybelline Wild Blossom Blush FOTD

It’s available now at drugstores.

Tried it?

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  • Shelby

    I’ve really been looking for a lilac/lavender blush and don’t want to fork over the money for the YSL one I’ve been lusting over so I’m still considering picking this one up.

    • the Muse

      I’d buy it, I got it for five bucks and change at harmons, seriously at that price it isn’t going t kill your bank 🙂 are you fair? It’ll show up very well on fairer skin. On me it looks pink.

      • Tanya

        Hello I absolutely adore your website, it’s extremely informative and I especially love the product swatches and review. Do u have a YouTube channel?

        • the Muse

          thanks so much tanya so glad you enjoy Musings 🙂 No I don’t. I did a few videos several years ago but haven’t done any recently don’t really video blog 🙂

    • Didi

      What is the name of the YSL one? I’m desperate for a lilac/lavender blush ever since MAC Unconventional let me down.

  • Vi

    Noooo! Now I’m afraid those gorgeous orange and golden ones will have the same crappy formula. 🙁

    • Ruby

      The orange one is so much better formula wise, but the gold and lilac ones are more flattering one me.

  • Debster

    I really like the look of it. I’ve been wanting a unique color like that, and I can’t help myself when sparkles are involved.

  • amy

    I don’t mind the sheerness, but the shimmer… Too bad; I really do like the color, though. By the way, Muse, you may not think this shade is flattering on you, but I have to disagree. While it may not be the “best” match, you pull it off quite well.

  • Jen

    I’m actually excited for this.

    Even rose-hued pinks look too warm on me and make it look like I’m running a fever.
    This excites me because it reminds me of Too Faced’s Pink Leopard of love, but with the lilac undertones. For less than six bucks it can’t hurt to try. I’ve got a good feeling 😀

  • Cyndi

    This intrigues me! I’m super fair & have a hard time finding colors that are suitable for me & my ghostly pallor.

  • It’s Gamayun

    I hauled this at Walgreens and I’m mostly happy with it (I would describe my skin tone as “slightly green” paleness, lol). I’ve noticed it’s a bit sheer as well, but the sparkle isn’t as much of an issue for me (I’m in indoor fluorescent lighting all day.) What I really liked about it was that it has a slight blue sheen to it if you tilt your head the right way. But it does need to be layered up and it fades kind of easily.

  • Margie

    I think it looks great on you… :0)
    I couldn’t pull it off…I’d feel like everyone was staring at my purple cheeks!! Lol.

  • Laurie

    I just picked this up yesterday. I have super-fair skin with dark hair, so I have a hard time finding blush that doesn’t make me look clownish or feverish. This colour might be the most flattering shade I own. Too bad it’s LE.

  • Jamie

    I got this blush a little while ago and recently picked up Opalese (one of the extra dimension eyeshadows) by MAC and I love putting Opalese all over the lid and than using this for a blush! They tie in so nicely.