So Maybelline have launched two new highlighters; the Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold and the Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter in… Holographic. I feel like every brand now has a highlighter, and so many affordable options out there are insane. So I am always excited to try more.
These highlighters are £7.99 so not the cheapest out there, but in no way shape or form expensive.
So I have two shades here. The molten gold shade would look stunning on deeper skin tones, but it just too dark for me…. HOWEVER, it does make a stunning eyeshadow topper and, if you are of a darker skin tone you NEED this. It’s buttery, pigmented, blinding and super pretty. It also doesn’t emphasis your skin texture at all. I mean, on me, it gives me a gold stripe down my face… but putting that aside (as it’s not a fault of the product), this is super pretty!
The second colour joins the trends of ‘holographic’ makeup that… guess what?… is not actually holographic. I mean it’s a super pretty highlight that is white and reflect a sort of purple colour, but it is not holographic. I’m slightly annoyed that the formula of this is not the same as the master chrome highlighter… I mean the base of the product is very similar, but this is full of a lot of glitter. It’s fairly finely milled, so if this doesn’t bother you, then that’s fine. But I really don’t want glitter on my face, it’s just not for me. I prefer that wet look highlight (more like the master chrome) than the super glittery and shimmery highlight (like the master holographic).
There’s also a shade called Molten Rose Gold in the master chrome formula, but this is even darker. I think I will sit (not so) patiently waiting for a super pale colour in the master chrome collection, and when that comes out I will be all over that! Until then, I honestly think I will pass on both of these.
However, molten gold would be stunning on dark skin, and master holographic is super pretty if you don’t mind a bit of glitter…. and you can get over the fact it’s not holographic.
Have you tried this? If so, what are your thoughts?