Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Iridescent (100)

Maybelline Iridescent (100) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a pale pink with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which could also be spread and thinned out for sheerer coverage.

The formula is supposed to have a “micro-pearl liquid” texture that can be used “alone, [mixed] with primer, [mixed] with foundation, or [as a] spotlight” on the face. It had a smooth, lightweight feel on the skin with a thin consistency that wasn’t runny nor was it really thick, but it was thicker than the average liquid highlighter that I’ve come across (especially for anyone who wants to mix with their liquid foundation). The shimmer particles seemed larger, too, compared to most liquid highlighters, which may or may not work for one, depending on personal preferences.

I had no trouble getting a moderate sheen when patted on top of cheeks as a spot highlighter, and it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I didn’t have any too much trouble blending it out when worn on top of liquid foundation, but it did apply best over bare skin. Worn alone, it lasted for seven and a half hours on me. When I tried mixing it with liquid foundation, it took more product to feel like everything was well mixed prior to applying, and it seemed like a lot of noticeable shimmer all over the face. I think the texture ran too thick and the particle size too large to work as well as an all-over highlighter.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water / Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone / Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Acrylamide / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Dipropylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.

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Iridescent (100)

PPermanent. $9.99.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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I was curious about these, but looking for something with finer shimmer and mixes well with foundation. Thanks for the review!

A bit of a tricky formula it sounds like – there are so many many inexpensive ones who do an excellent job to bother with this one. Thank you for the review Christine because a lot of people reach for the DS brand and this one is a bit average.

What an odd color for a highlight. With that drab /almost gray cast I can’t really picture whom that would look good on. A cool toned goth perhaps?

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