Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush Review & Swatches
Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush is one of two limited edition shades of Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks that launched with the new Spring 2014 Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Collection.
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Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush is a little bit of a surprise considering these new blush sticks just recently launched so one wouldn’t expect Maybelline to launched new, limited edition shades a few short weeks AFTER the initial product launch.
As of now the Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks are available in six shades with two limited edition shades for Spring 2014.
After trying out and disliking Revlon Baby Sticks so very much I wasn’t so excited about trying these out and with reason because I really ended up not liking this formula much either. However, I did get suckered into trying one of the two new shades as it looked quite lovely!
I’ve mentioned it before, I’ll say it again, blush sticks are sorely lacking in the drugstore so Master Glaze had the potential to fill that void but I’m not terribly keen on the short wear or the formula on a whole.
At nearly $12 per stick these 0.24 oz sticks are a little high for beauty budget fans. Packaging is a simple swivel up blush design.
The formula is supposed to contain shea butter which give them a creamy glide. Although I didn’t experience that with the original formula as I felt they were a bit dry with a satin finish, Barely Pink actually is a bit different though. It’s much creamier and has a slicker feel with a more dewy finish and a good deal of frost and glitter. It is quite a sheer shade that doesn’t build very well so in some cases it’s almost a highlighting stick of sorts with very little color but a good deal of frosty glow and shimmer. The wear time was quite short at around two hours or even less for me. Application just felt like I wasn’t wearing any blush at all! I just had a bit of a glow going on but not a ton of color. I heard people comparing Barely Pink to NARS Orgasm Multiple which completely baffled me. I’m not a fan of NARS Multiples but I’d say it has a good deal more pigment than this that’s for sure and the colors aren’t really anything alike.
Maybelline says these contain liquid shimmer pearls but to me it’s just plain old glitter. Inside you won’t notice it but once outside you’ll notice a good deal of glitter on your face and cheeks.
I really should have known Barely Pink wouldn’t be any different from the other two shades I tried just a few short weeks ago but…I was kinda tempted as the color looks quite lovely.
But these are sadly not the formula for me!
Tried this shade?
Or any of the Master Glaze Blush Sticks?
What do you think?
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