Maybelline Molten Topaz Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter
Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Molten Topaz

Maybelline Molten Topaz Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark gold with warm, brown undertones and a luminous sheen. 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 finish was the most subtle of all of the highlighters I’ve tried in this formula, which some may prefer and others will lament. On me, this shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Browse all of our Maybelline MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492/Iron Oxides.

Molten Topaz

PPermanent. $9.99.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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93%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Gemini (Left) Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Have you added something to your skincare routine? Because your skin looks absolutely flawless. If it’s the highlighter then sign me up! Either way, you’re skin looks even better than usual and you’ve already got gorgeous skin.

This could be a super brilliant bronzing highlight or highlighting bronzer! I’m in love with it having a truer than life JLo glow!

I’m definitely picking this up, the subtleness of it and the sheen are right up my alley. And the color seems like it’ll be really nice on me.

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