Maybelline's summer drop is in, and I'm loving it.
About ago, a friend of mine came back from the US and got me some of Maybelline's new products (which as we are in opposite seasons, we haven't got yet).
These are part of the new "Master" collection.
First off, we have Master Glaze, a blush in stick form, shade Make a Mauve 050. Now to be honest, my friend got this for me because she thought it was a lipstick and she knows how much I love purply-toned lipsticks, but I have to say I've been really liking this (as a blush, not in my lips), because I don't have anything like it.
My only complaints are two. The first, this is quite shimmery, when I first saw this I though it was kind of a Nars-Multiple dupe, but those are matte. The second is the lasting power, while my oily skin is a bit less oily in the winter this didn't last on me quite a lot. Being it is from a summer collection, I can see this lasting on me more than maybe two hours in hot weather.
I do love, however, the way this blends into the skin. Not being a powder makes this a lot more blendable and natural looking (other than because of the shimmers). Also, super easy to apply, I just press it into my skin in the apple of my cheeks and blend with my finger upwards.
The second is Master Hi-Light in shade 30 Coral. Now again, because I have quite oily skin I don't really use much highlighter, but I've been really enjoying using this one. Because it is made of this different "blocks" of colour, you can either swirll around all the shades (which I do for the tops of my cheeks) or use just one of the shades with a smaller brush (which I do with the lighter shades for my browbone).
I think I could really enjoy the darkest more bronz-y shades for summer, just in the very tops of my cheeks, not to make me more shiny.
Now my one complaint about this (yes I know, I always have a "but" for everything) is the fact that is marketed as "hilighting blush". I wouldn't call this a blush, mainly because it doesn't add much colour, it's mainly a gloss effect to the skin.
|swatched across all the shades|
|Make a Mauve and Coral without blending|
Over all, I think I'm going to have a lot of use out of these, at least until the hotter climate hits. And then again, I will have to wait until they are available here to try more shades, which I would really like to do, specially the blush.
Have you tried any of these? what do you think?