Maybelline welcomes six new shades of Master Glaze Blush Sticks for Spring 2014 to their permanent Face Studio Collection. Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick ($8.99) is hopefully a better option to our needs for a drugstore blush stick after the horrifying fiasco of Revlon Baby Stick. Let’s face it what the drugstore world needs now is more blush sticks because the selection is a lacking.
Let’s take a look at the Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick and see what the good word is.
I’m gonna throw it out there and say Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks are a little smallish for their $10 price tag. These are a tiny chubby swivel up blush stick which house 0.24 oz of product. I mean for $12 or so more you can grab a Josie Maran Argan Color Stick which has 0.55 oz….there are mid and high range options that run a little more in the blush stick genre but you also get considerably more bang for your buck.
These are a permanent part of Maybelline’s Face Studio Collection so don’t worry about them disappearing although the shade selection is a little limited now I imagine if they do well Maybelline will likely release LE shades here and there.
Apparently they contain shea butter which gives them their creamy glide but I will say they powder dry down I experienced did cling to my drier areas a bit so not completely a dewy finish for me but more of a satin powder one. The two shades I tried had a good deal of pigment at first application but sheered out as I blended but they are buildable and have a very natural finish that’s flattering. I get around three to four hours of wear before I see a good deal of fading and intensity lost but that’s very common for me when it comes to cream blushes anyway.
Just Pinched Pink and Coral Sheen
Maybelline Coral Sheen Master Glaze Blush Stick
Maybelline Just Pinched Pink Master Glaze Blush Stick
I’ll actually go ahead and get crazy and throw it out there that these in fact remind me very much of NARS The Multiple! The consistency, shimmer and glow factor, and even the formula, application, and wear are very similar for me. Looking at them they appear a milky shade sans any sparkle or shimmer but…beware! Maybelline says they contain contain liquid shimmer pearls aka just plain old glitter to me. This is not noticeable indoors but in daylight you can see a good deal of silver shimmery glitter on my cheeks when I applied. Much like The Multiple’s finish! Granted they have a very beautiful glow to them but the shimmer is noticeable on cheeks as well and that might be a deal breaker for some.
If pretty glow-y cream blushes are your deal Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick is a nifty product. Wear time is iffy for my drier skin and the shimmer factor can be annoying but the creamy consistency, easy to blend formula, no nonsense application, and easy access at the drugstore makes them an appealing new product to check out.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Hard time finding them?
Ulta.com has them in stock now!