Maybelline Master Collection
I've heard a lot about the new Maybelline Master Collection but wasn't super interested until now. My skin has been really dry hence my interest in cream blushes lately, so I figured that I'd give the Master Glazes a try. While I was checking out the shades in the collection I happened upon the Master Hi-Light hi-lighting blushes. I settled on Pink Fever and Make a Mauve for the Master Glazes and the Master Hi-Light in Nude.
First let's talk about the Master Glazes. Pink Fever is a bright blue-pink and Make a Mauve is a plummy red. The formula is moisturizing and pigmented. Once blended out, I feel like I lost a lot of the intensity. Though I would say that this is common with cream blush formulas. This can easily be resolved by applying these blushes in light layers until you get the right intensity for your look. All in all, a decent drugstore cream blush-- though my favorites will always be the old NYC Blushable Creme Stick which were sadly discontinued. I picked the Master Hi-Light in Nude because I was thinking that it might be work as a standalone highlighter rather than a highlighting blush. Confirmed! It makes a beautiful neutral beige-y highlight for the top of the cheekbones and wherever else you like to apply highlighter. It's not as in your face as The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer-- it's much more natural. Very pretty and subtle for less dramatic days.
I think that these are really nice drugstore blushes. Being a blush addict, I'll probably never stop trying out new blushes. I may even pick up a few more shade...