Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
Ooh – if you love the whole strobe effect then I think you’re going to love what’s coming up from Maybelline. The Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter is already out in the US but as ever the UK has to wait patiently! This is strobing on the go made completely easy, although I’ve still yet to figure out the difference exactly between strobing and highlighting.
The shade I have here is 100 Light Iridescent so it imparts a pinky-pearly glow wherever you care to put it. Although it’s a stick version, unless you want go-faster stripes down your cheeks you will still have to put some effort into blending. The finish feels like a cross between powder and creme – quite velvety feeling, but I’m not sure it will hold for any length of time on oily skin. What is good about it is that you have a lot of control over the intensity of the finish – I’m always very envious of that light hit, almost polished cheek look (Hayley at LBQ is the master at this!) because I’ve never managed to make it happen. Perky cheeks help, I think.
As you can see, swatched quite intensely in the sunlight, it beams! For such a little, unassuming thing, it does give a lot of radiance. There is apparently another shade, Medium Nude Glow, which is warner and probably more relevant if you have any tan tones from holidays. In the US the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter is around $10 so expect a £7ish price for the UK when it launches in August.