Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maybelline Master Hi-Light By FaceStudio Hi-Lighting Bronzer: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hi everyone, happy Tuesday! Sorry for going MIA for a couple of days. I was finishing up with my last couple of exams and needed a small break from blogging. But anyhow, I am back and ready to blog!
Earlier this year, Maybelline released a line of multi-toned complexion brightening blush/bronzer called the Master Hi-Light ($13.99) that promises to not only highlight the cheekbones but also balance the overall complexion, all in one swirl of the powder.
I have here today "30 Coral" and "50 Light Bronze", if you want to see swatches and my review, click......
Coral (left); Light Bronze (Right)
What it is:
-multi-pressed highlighting bronzer/blushes packed with sheer, iridescent color
-illuminates skin with sheen and shimmer but not glitter
-brightens and balances dull complexion in one sweep

The blush/bronzers comes in a shiny black compact with a clear lid that shows the design of the powder. On the underside of the blush there is a mirror and a second compartment that stores the included on-the-go blush brush.
The double compartment idea is neat but I rarely apply blush on the go and the quality of the included brush isn't that great so I could do without the second compartment altogether.
The compact comes with a mirror and a mini brush on the underside of the blush.
Pigmentation & Formulation:
While I was swatching these I realized that I don't actually own many drugstore blushes so I really didn't know what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these! The powders were both finely milled and felt so creamy and buttery soft to the touch.
30 Coral:
This one is a beautiful warm peachy shimmery blush. The powder is made up of a mosaic of champagne, bronze, rose, and coral pigments and when all blended together the blush gives such a nice sheen to the cheeks. I think this one would be great for paler gals looking for a just a tad bit of bronze.
50 Light Bronze:
This one is a blend of taupe, brown, pink, and pale champagne shimmers. When all blended together, this one comes off more as a shimmery bronzer as the brown and the taupe really overpowers the pink and champagne. The color, however, is still very gorgeous and is suitable for those with a tan/olive complexion.
Light Bronze
Here are the two swatched on the bare skin:
Coral (left); Light Bronze (right).
-beautiful formulation that's super soft and buttery
-provides a very natural shimmer
-warms the complexion, perfect for the upcoming summer months

-bulky packaging with poor quality brush

I think the quality of these powders are really amazing for the price. These two are not colors I usually opt for but I can definitely see myself wearing coral. Also, now that I know the formulation of these are so great, I am definitely going to check out some of the other shades including "Mauve" and "Pink Rose".

Maybelline products are available in drugstores nationwide.

Have you tried these Mast Hi-Lights? Which of these two is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below and have a good day!