February 12, 2014

Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush Review & Swatches

Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush Spring 2014

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.

Take a look!

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!

Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush

Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush swatches

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.

Maybelline Barely Pink Master Glaze Blush fotd

But these are sadly not the formula for me!

Tried this shade?

Or any of the Master Glaze Blush Sticks?

What do you think?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Kris

    Those Maybelline Master Glaze commercials crack me up. I don’t think a beauty product has ever looked so unintentionally hideous to me as those do in that commercial! The makeup looks straight out of the 80s with the heavily striped, frosty blush and the heavy, multi-colored eyeshadow. I keep expecting the models to be wearing some belted leotards and shoulder pads.

  • sjgs

    The packaging on all the Master Glaze stuff but especially these is SO cheap looking. When I first saw them in a shipment, I thought they were from Wet & Wild.

  • Ashley

    Yeah, definitely remind me of the NARS multiple product, which I’ve never tired. Yeah to me these just look like colored shimmer in a stick. Lately I’m sick of trying drug store products that don’t deliver. However a few weeks back I managed to find a gem that is. Flower, Drew Barrymore’s line cream eye shadow in Wild geranium. The packaging isn’t too bad and the color application is smooth and the color stays put, but our Walmart doesn’t carry all of the shades, I will probably just always grab this color cause I’m always in a hurry and just grab what I know will look good.

  • Amber

    Have you tried the Nyx blush sticks? I found them to be really lovely. I have Pink Poppy, and it’s super pretty. I really like using it on my lips too.

  • Maddie

    🙁 That’s disappointing that it didn’t work out, especially because it looked so lovely in your swatch. The blush does look gorgeous on you, though-in the picture it gives you a nice glow. What blush sticks (either from the drugstore or outside of the drugstore) would you recommend?

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks maddie! you’re lovely to say so! I really love the NYX ones as well as the Jordana ones they are great!