Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

Opal (050)

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a pale white base with silver to lavender sparkle. It had a glittery, metallic finish with a noticeable texture from the amount of sparkle–there wasn’t a strong base powder, just lots of glittery bits and pieces. It had some shine but it had more of a sparkle that I could see in person. It pressed and patted against the skin, it was fairly pigmented, but as soon as I started to diffuse and blend out the edges, it sheered out quite a bit. It worked best applied over another product, as it seemed to need a more contrasting base to really shine (pun intended, I suppose). The powder felt soft, loose without being too powdery, and it applied fairly evenly. On me, there was a fair amount of glitter that had fallen off or traveled during the six hours it lasted for.

It’s a fun product to play with if you love glitter and don’t mind the pitfalls of it, and the adherence could be improved by patting it on over damp foundation, using it with a dampened brush, or patting over a cream base.

Ingredients

Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

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Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

Maybelline Opal (050) Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Pro'Filtr Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Dusk Till Dawn Super Shock Shadow Set
  • Kat Von D Fawn Eye Contour Quad
  • Urban Decay Roach 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom Luxe Lip Color

About the Reviewer

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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When you have to do all kinds of things to make a product work like it’s supposed to, it’s a dud. It looks gorgeous on you Christine, and it’s a shame because it is a lovely shade.

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a D+ on a highlighter! Don’t understand how some of these zillion dollar DS brands can be so far behind competitors! The market is so saturated with great highlighters at every price point, you can safely skip anything that doesn’t score less than an A

I feel like this needed to be marketed as a glittery veil of highlighter or something. I can see someone enjoying it, but you know… you’d have to LOVE glitter.

Too bad it’s not better quality. Its nice to see mainstream drugstore brands present more options for those who may not be able to afford higher end products or others who don’t want to spend that much.

This shade itself *could* have been so dreamy and ethereal, if it had been less chunky and had I stronger base to it! It makes me think of an iridescent snow globe, LOL!

I ordered this immediately upon release, and was PSYCHED as a pale girl for whom the gold highlighter is too dark.

Yeah… Nope. I’ve had to layer it over Fenty’s Metal Moon for facial highlight. For the inner corners of my eyes, I apply MILK Holographic Stick in Supernova with a shadow brush, and follow up by patting this over. It looks great and brings attention to the eyes, but it’s a bummer to have to come up with all these tricks.

Hope I can get my hands on their Rose Gold Chrome highlighter soon… That might be a fair girl’s win.

I was so attracted to tge purple one but will pass. instead found Purple Calyx/WetnWikd and is gorgeous! Available at Rite Aid also Botanic Gaden and Blossom siemetgung? Gorgeous! Was contemplating ordering them but just wanted these and was surprised to find them at Rite Aid. The Mermaid one is out of stock i guess but i heard is not that great? Still tempted to get it.

I saw this one in the store yesterday in Canada, and I remember this review…. It looks sooo glittering in person. lol

Didn’t get it even though I wished it had been closure to the Chrome formula being so light I would have loved it.

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