FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
Using highlighting products to emphasize facial features is nothing new, but it's having a moment in the spotlight (pun intended) right now. If you thought the only top-notch options were in the more expensive price range, FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter will change your mind.
This powder highlighter has a silky-smooth texture that's easy to pick up on a brush, apply, and blend—it isn't the least bit dry or chalky. True to its name, this product is metallic, but it's not overly glittery. Applied with a light hand, this highlighter produces a subtle glow that can be built up into a more reflective nighttime look.
Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter stands the test of time as well, wearing about eight hours without fading or travelling to areas other than where it was applied. Right now there's only one shade, Molten Gold, but it's a warmed gold color that will work on a variety of skin tones, from fair to deep.
If you want to try a highlighter that will make you look like a million dollars without breaking the bank this is certainly a contender.
- Smooth texture that's easy to apply and blend.
- Metallic highlight creates an attractive glow.
- Wears well throughout the day.
- Fragrance free.
- A beauty bargain.
Maybelline New York At-A-Glance
Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.
Weaknesses: Lips balms tend to be a letdown; a few of the Great Lash mascaras are surprisingly average compared to other Maybelline formulas.
Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the worldit's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996, and that's when things really started coming together for the Maybelline brand.
Specializing in a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, there is a lot to love from this drugstore brand. Many of their foundations are exceptional, and their powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor collection impressed us by offering a high degree of quality for their inexpensive price point.
Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Smart shoppers will note the similarities of a few of Maybellines formulas to products from high-end brands that are also owned by parent company LOreal. That just goes to show conscientious shopping can really save you moneywithout sacrificing quality or performance.
For more information about Maybelline New York, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.
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