1. That I look horrible in pink blush.
2. That drugstore blushes are generally poorly-pigmented, chalky messes.
Behold, the Maybelline Master Hi-Light FaceStudio Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose. (Too many words, Maybelline.)
Maybelline just released a handful of these new mosaic blushes and bronzers, and I chose pretty quickly when presented with the options. Aside from Pink Rose, there are also mauve, nude, and bronze options.
Aesthetically, I find them very pleasing. They might not have the complexity of high end versions, but it looks very classy, don’t you think?
There’s also a nice little mirror on the underside, which you probably won’t use, but is a nice touch anyway. Plus a little blush brush that honestly, you should just throw away for all the good it will do you.
Now, aside from the length of the product’s name, I take issue with its description as a “highlighting blush.” It seems to me that it’s implying it’s a highlighter as well as blush– and, while if you REALLY tried, you could probably pick up enough of just that whiteness to use as a highlighter, your blush and your highlighter should be going on different parts of your face. I think it’s unnecessarily confusing, especially to beauty noobs.
What this is is a shimmery blush. And it’s a really pretty shimmery blush! It has buildable color in a believable shade of rosy pink, and it blends very nicely.
Here I am wearing it paired with Urban Decay’s Jilted lipstick, and it’s just enough color to look flushed and sweet without making me look feverish. It’s a good choice for a sweet Valentine’s Day look, and I think it will be wonderful with a spring palette.
Have you tried any of Maybelline’s new FaceStudio cheek products?