Review: Maybelline Master Fairy Highlight Illuminating Powder

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Maybelline Master Fairy Highlight ($9.99) is a great choice for those wanting to try a purple highlighter. There are many brands coming out with purple monochromatic highlighters; the first I saw was in an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit (I believe), which I didn't get to try. I remained skeptical about them until I found one I was willing to take a chance on, mainly because it was so cheap. Check out the video and read on for a full review.










My skin type

Oily


Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 73360 / Red 30 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 73360 / Red 30, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.


How I use it

I use a large powder brush instead of the sponge this comes with; it's a lot more practical. I have found a use for the sponge: blotting oil.


What I like about it

I like that it's buildable and can be subtle but you can also layer it on. The price was right also. It's a purple highlighter; I say that because I tried a purple highlighter from ColourPop that was more of a blush, and it was extremely wearable. This is a full on highlighter, or illuminating powder as Maybelline likes to call it. I suggest using a light hand as well, so you don't pick up too much of the powder.

What could be better

While it's really pretty,  feel like the more I put on, the ashier it looks on me; like there is a gray or a white undertone to it. Getting that "fairy" look isn't an everyday look for me, but that's fine because I don't like my highlighter out of control anyway. I think the brand should have included a brush instead of a sponge as it's not a good applicator for the powder.


Joy Factor

On a scale of 1-10, this highlighter is a solid 5.


Where to indulge

Ulta

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