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Maybelline New York

Master Strobing Stick

0.24 fl. oz. for $ 9.99
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Master Strobing Stick delivers a high-voltage highlight that illuminates skin with stunning radiance! Better yet, the creamy stick formula is a breeze to work with and leaves skin with a dewy-looking (but not greasy) glow, all at an affordable price!

Available in two shades "Light Iridescent" (an icy pearlescent pink) and "Medium Nude Glow" (a gleaming coppery-champagne), each stick's highly-pigmented shimmer can be applied in a concentrated manner or sheered out for a softer, lit-from-within glow. The finely-milled sparkle adds a brilliant light-reflective quality with looking overtly glittery.

Even more impressive, the lightweight, buttery-smooth texture glides over foundation without disturbing it, and also wears well beautifully over bare skin, setting to a silky-soft, powder-like feel. While the formula won't necessarily hold up all day long, it will get you through an evening out and is stunning while it lasts.

If have normal to dry skin, Master Strobing Stick is a truly great highlighter from the drugstore or any store for that matter (never underestimate the brilliance of inexpensive products). Even for those with combination or oily skin, it's worth checking out (just know it will fade more quickly in oily areas). And kudos to Maybelline for keeping the formula fragrance free.

Pros:
  • Illuminates skin with stunning radiance.
  • Leaves skin with a dewy (but not greasy) glow.
  • Lightweight, creamy stick texture is a breeze to work and doesn't disturb foundation.
  • Offers highly-pigmented shimmer that can also be sheered out.
  • Fragrance-free formula.
Cons:
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Now, targeted highlighting to add dimension. Discover the strobe effect! The creamy formula with micro-fine pearls combine to boost skin glow. The strobe effect creates the look of skin that appears radiant as if lit from within.

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Nylon-12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ozokerite, Polyvinyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone, Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum, Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

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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