The highlighter set to take your glow to a whole new level

Find out what our Review Crew® had to say about the metallic illuminator

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / April 09 2018

The product

If the red carpet makeup looks of the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that radiant, glowing skin is in and it isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. If you want to reap the luminescent rewards of highlighting and are looking for the perfect product that will deliver a warm, metallic finish, then Maybelline New York’s Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is just the ticket. The powder highlighter can be applied over foundation or worn alone for a dewy, all-over glow.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter to a panel of women aged between 18 and 39 who wanted to master the hottest makeup trend of the moment: highlighting.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter: 

How pigmented the formula was: The majority of testers loved how pigmented the powder formula was, with many liking how they could apply a soft wash of product for a subtle glow or build it up for an intense strobed effect.

How easily it blended into the skin: Some testers were initially concerned that the metallic powder would leave chunks of glitter on the skin. However, they were all pleasantly surprised as the reflective pearl pigment blended seamlessly, creating a flawless all-over glow.

The metallic finish the powder created: The number one thing members loved about the highlighter was the warm, metallic chrome finish it left on the skin, with many commenting that they had found their new Holy Grail illuminator in this product.  

The verdict

“Absolutely loved this! It applies so easily and can either be [used to create] a subtle glow or built-up to a very metallic finish. It also works very well wet! I have been using this as a face and body highlighter as well as an eyeshadow and will be recommending [it] to all my friends and family.”
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“I'm very satisfied with this highlighter. The texture is smooth and creamy so it doesn't flake all over the rest of my makeup. It can also double as eyeshadow and gives me the perfect glow when applied above blush along my cheekbones. Very pigmented with just a swipe of my brush. Definitely a keeper!”
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“I absolutely love this highlighter, it’s definitely a must-have. The pigmentation is amazing, but can also be used to create a subtle look that isn’t too over the top. It can definitely compete with some high-end products but with a better price point.”
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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Maybelline New York to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members. 

Are you looking for a highlighter with a metallic finish? Have you tried the Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.

*This average star rating is based on 91 reviews and is correct as of 09/04/2018

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani 

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.