Nude Glow (200)
Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, reddish undertones and golden shimmer. It had medium coverage, which could be sheered out slightly but it did not build up much beyond medium for me.
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. The texture was slightly thicker (and much thicker than most liquid highlighters–it would be more apt to describe it as a cream-gel hybrid) with some slip, which helped it work well as a standalone highlighter without sheering away to nothingness. On the flip side, I felt like it was too thick to mix as easily with base products without having to use more product than desired (as this resulted in a lot of noticeable all-over shimmer on the skin rather than a glow).
It was able to pat the highlighter onto the high points of my cheeks without disturbing base products, and it dried down and lasted for seven and a half hours on me with little migration. When I mixed it with my liquid foundation, it very slightly darkened the color and added a moderate amount of shimmer–I think the end result might be too shimmery for a fair number of folks.
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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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