Let’s face it, the drugstore make-up collections need more blush sticks because the selection is clearly lacking. The Maybelline master glaze blushes aren’t currently available in the UK, and I spotted this in Target in Los Angeles a few months ago.
It’s very similar to the Clinique chubby stick cheek colour but less than a third of the price at $8 (approximately £5.50).
I believe there are 6 shades available, however the store I went to were completely out of stock, and I picked up the last ‘Make A Mauve’. I guess I assumed they’d be brilliant considering they were all sold out, and also because I’d never seen them in the UK, so I thought I’d made an amazing new discovery! -Hah.!
It claims to be a dewy blush, which is true, and it has a slight sheen to it. This sheen translates to the cheeks as just that; a soft sheen, minus any glitter. The formula is highly pigmented, and a little darker than shades that I normally wear. It looks great when first applied, and is easy to blend out with my fingers or blush brush, depending on my mood.
An hour or so after application, I’ve noticed that it starts to mattify on the skin, and clings to my dry patches. It looks uneven and patchy, and has even caused a couple of breakouts! – Nice!
Staying power isn’t great as it disappears after a couple of hours, leaving a few colourful patches behind(!) and I’m not a fan of the packaging either, as it feels very cheap. This can also be used to glaze your eyelids and lips, but I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be trying this!
Have you tried these? I’d love to hear your thoughts.