Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/09

Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

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Maybelline Knockout MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a cooler, medium-pink base with a strong dose of gold shimmer. The effect of the warmer shimmer against the cooler base color made it appear like a two-in-one product when applied, as if I had applied a blush and then added highlighter on top. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, and I’d recommend using a lighter hand to pick up product as the powder was soft enough that over-application could be a concern. The consistency was soft, almost cream-like when applied to my skin, and blended out with ease without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

This restocked a week or so ago, but it appears to be gone again–not sure if it’ll be restocked again or if you might have luck finding it in stores. I wish we saw shades like this more often, though–it’s harder to dupe because of the more distinctive, cooler-toned base.

Formula Overview

$9.99/0.24 oz. - $41.63 Per Ounce

It’s supposed to have a “chrome effect” that can be applied “lightly for a subtle glow” or built up for a “bold melted metal look.” The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable that was delightfully creamy to the touch, but it was still more loosely pressed (without being powdery), which made it particularly easy to apply with a slew of brushes. For subtle coverage, I’d recommend a light hand and a tapered highlighting brush or a fan brush with a moderate hand. It had opaque coverage–not buildable as described, which was really the only downside to the product–that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The shades typically wore for around eight hours on me.

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is actually really beautiful. I have not heard anything about those. Now I’m going to be on the hunt for it. Thank you

I got this when it was restocked a week ago and this did NOT disappoint. I don’t have any highlighter like this. I think it’s so flattering on tanner and deeper skin tones.

My local Ulta has had it in stock for a few weeks now. I was shocked to find it and even more shocked that it’s not hard to find where I live. I love it.

Wow this looks gorgeous!! I love it so much when drugstore brands come out with these unique colors and also get a very high grade.

I snagged this on their most recent restock . I thought it was overwhelmingly gold . I honestly didn’t see any pink at all. I thought the pic was a little deceptive. After reading your review I’ll try it again tomorrow.

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