Maybelline Coral Sheen Master Glaze Blush Stick Review

Cream blush sticks aren't too common on the drugstore level, so when I first started hearing some buzz about Maybelline's Master Glaze Blush Sticks late last year I was excited to say the least. According to Maybelline, their brand new Master Glaze by Face Studio Blush Sticks will make "Cheeks glisten with the sheerest color glaze. Cheeks go dewy and gently glazed with this portable, creamy blush stick. Glazed pearls and a shea butter glide provide blendable, natural color and smooth, even application." These cream blushers are fragrance free and non-comedogenic. There's a selection of six shades, this review is for Coral Sheen. Each Master Glaze Blush Stick contains 6.8 grams (.24 oz) and sells for between $7-9, depending on where you buy. Maybelline is not cruelty free. This product was made in the USA.

The Master Glaze Blush Stick  comes in round, black plastic twist up tubes. Each tube is topped with a clear cap. A color matched label wraps around the cap. The product name is written on the label in black lettering. The shade name and number are located on a label on the bottom of the tube. Packaging isn't specified as being recyclable.
Maybelline's Master Glaze Blush Sticks have a smooth, emollient consistency. As promised, this cream blush stick glides right on to the skin. This blusher must be blended rightaway, as it begins to dry down to a power-like finish immediately. When freshly applied, Master Glaze is easily blended with fingers or a stippling brush. The Master Glaze Blush Stick's downfall is longevity, I find that Coral Sheen begins to fade after four or five hours, and its completely gone after about seven hours.
Coral Sheen is a strong, bright, warm color - the perfect balance between pink and orange. Small flecks of silver glitter are dispersed through this blush. Individual shimmer particles are not visible on the skin, but instead they give off a dewy sheen (as the name Coral Sheen would imply). Color payoff is impressive - Coral Sheen is so pigmented! I mean wow! Though Coral Sheen is quite pigmented, it maintains a translucency on the skin, I guess that's why they call them Master Glaze. Because Coral Sheen is so pigmented, I find it really easy to go overboard with it.
Maybelline's Master Glaze Blush Stick has a lot of good things going for it, but it isn't perfect. The texture is nice, and if blended immediately they're easy to work with. The only thing that needs to be improved on is wear time. Color payoff for Coral Sheen is strong, almost too strong for me. All six of the shades seem to be quite strong in color. I think Maybelline's Master Glaze Blush Sticks are work trying if you're curious, but be aware that you likely won't get a full day of wear. 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Nylon 12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ozokerite, Polyvinyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate

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