02 May, 2014

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks

maybelline master glaze color studio blush sticks review swatches
A little while ago the newly (ish) released Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks ($8.99) got their fair share of attention from beauty lovers and bloggers alike. Being a cream blush aficionado, I had to try them for myself. I'll admit I was hesitant. I haven't had too much luck with drugstore cream blushes (while I do like the ones from NYX, I find the ones from Revlon to be too slippery and greasy). 

maybelline master glaze color studio blush sticks review swatches coral sheen make a mauve
maybelline master glaze color studio blush sticks review swatches coral sheen
Wearing Coral Sheen
maybelline master glaze color studio blush sticks review swatches make a mauve
Wearing Make a Mauve

Texture and Pigmentation
These blush sticks don't feel or look like your traditional cream blushes (think NYX, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Illamasqua, etc. etc.) They're pigmented but have a certain sheerness so they end up looking more like stains on the skin. These actually remind me a lot of Tarte Cheek Stains except those are more emollient because they contain Maracuja Oil. 

Application and Lasting Power
Both shades are creamy and very easy to blend. They retain a lovely satin/semi-matte finish. In my opinion they look more like a cheek stain than traditional a cream blush. The lasting power is average (around 3-4 hours).

Color Selection
While I do like the color selection, I noticed that most shades contain silver shimmer. I highly dislike silver shimmer in blush. It's nearly undetectable in these, but it still feels like random shimmer particles vs. uniform shimmery finish. I just don't think it was done well.


Bottom line: I like these and I would recommend them. Personally, I like the quality but I don't love the product. I prefer a more opaque and longer lasting traditional cream blush. These are good summer products, though. You can use them on the lips too (I have) and take them with you to reapply. 

What do you think, have you tried these? Did they catch your eye at the drugstore?

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28 comments:

  1. These seem mediocre from the sounds of your review, if/when these arrive in Aus, unless there is a shade that particularly catches my eye, I think I'll skip them. There are others from the drugstore that I need to try!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. They aren't bad. I just thing they're average. Like a B grade item. And a lot of times people will hype up an average item just because it's cheap. And I understand that, but I usually don't take price into account on reviews because a "meh" product will eventually go to the back of my drawers and barely get used, regardless of how much it cost. xx

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  2. Coral sheen looks nice, but like you i prefer a good longer lasting cream blush x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. These dont really sound to catchy! I might give them a go but I dont think I will go out of my way to find them! x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

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  4. These actually look quite good! I haven't relaly tried cream blushes, but I think I'll give these a go (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

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  5. I have one and I love it! it's in the shade nr 60, Plumps Up.

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  6. I love the shade of "make a mauve".. it´s so beautiful!

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  7. I've wondered about these. The swatches look gorgeous but the silver bits would throw me off a little too!

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  8. It certainly looks like an unusual product and I'd be really interested in trying them if they ever make it over here. Coral Sheen is really pretty!

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  9. i like the look of the coral shade, these don't sound like something i would run out and buy though xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. You look so natural and pretty in the bottom picture! great review!

    I have been shopping! | http://theconsciencefund.com

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  11. I've not heard of these but they look fabulous on you! Not sure if I like the idea of a silver sheen though..

    Style Sunrise

    :) x

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  12. I've never come across these they sound great, I've struggled getting on with the Revlon ones too, got to hunt down coral sheen now :)

    EmmiHearts

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    iidifferentworlds.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I've seen these everywhere and I absolutely love the colors! I've yet to wear any cream blushes but I really need to try one or two! I love the mauve shade on you!

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  15. I might have to try these. I prefer things with a little more lasting power though!

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  16. That one seems nice, I like some subtle cheek blush! Hope it will came in here soon :)

    Fretty Anggeni

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  17. The texture sounds quite interesting! I don't think these have been released in Australia yet, but I'd be curious to swatch them in person. Both colours look fresh and lovely on you, but I find myself drawn more to Coral Sheen :)

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  18. I've yet to see these, but I really like the coral sheen shade :D

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  19. I was so curious about these! I might have to pick one up then, I'll just make sure it doesn't have too much shimmer.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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  20. I can't wait for the release of these in the UK! Love the look of the pinky one!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  21. so sad they don't last long :( I'm not sure if they have been released in the uk, I would like to have a look at coral sheen, it looks very pretty ^^

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