Maybelline- Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Review

Amazing drugstore product alert!!  This highlighter is to-die-for.  One of the most fun things to post about in the beauty community are products that give high-end results but are actually from drugstore brands and have the drugstore price point.  The Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold does exactly this!


Maybelline released these Master Chrome highlighters by Face Studio that mimic a metallic sheen.  Their website states the product contains reflective pigments which give an eye-catching chrome effect.  One swatch of this and you can immediately see how beautiful it shines in good lighting and in poor lighting, and to me that is the true test.  Most of my favourite highlighters are those that provide great pigment, but that don’t necessarily require you to be standing under the best light to show up.

I picked mine up in the shade Molten Gold and I am so impressed with the colour payoff.  In my opinion I do see the gold reflects, but from what I can see it shines rose gold as well, and with rose gold being my favourite I couldn’t help but really like this product.  The product texture is very rich and smooth, it isn’t overly powdery and not chalky whatsoever.  It is very sheen and doesn’t have a glitter effect to it at all.  What I was most impressed by, is how pigmented this highlighter truly is.  I put this on my cheekbones and it gave me more pop and definition than most of my more expensive high-end highlighters- WHAT?!?! HOW?!?!  Maybelline did a fantastic job on these and you can pick this up for just C$10.96 at Walmart here in Canada.

Here is a closer look:

I swatched a TINY amount on my hand and you can see how reflective it is just in the natural light:

I am absolutely blown away at how amazing this drugstore product is, and as I mentioned above, it works better than most of my high-end highlighters.  You don’t need a lot of this product to get a beautiful glow, but if you prefer a super intense glow you can add a touch more and build it up to your desired glam.  I am an avid believer in the fact that just because higher end makeup brands charge more for their products, this doesn’t mean they always provide more quality.  Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the products I use on a daily basis are from high-end brands.  However, sometimes you are just paying for the name on the label, and there are drugstore dupes that work just as well and are much cheaper and sometimes perform even better than the high-end products, and this Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is one of them!

Have you tried this?  What is your favourite drugstore highlighter?

4 thoughts on “Maybelline- Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Review

  • November 14, 2017 at 2:34 AM

    I’ve heard such good things about this product as well. It’s awesome to hear that it performs well in both good and bad lighting – something I hadn’t thought of before!

  • December 29, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    I have tried this also after reading your review and absolutely love the glow and works well on aging skin too

  • June 21, 2018 at 2:59 PM

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  • June 22, 2018 at 6:26 AM

    Many thanks for sharing, I always learn something new from your posts.


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