Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks: Dinky Blushes, Wowza Colours!

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Pink Fever and Coral Sheen

Now I’ve mentioned that I’m typically a fan of makeup sticks and when the new Master Glaze Blush Sticks landed on my desk for review, my skeptic radar started pinging again. However, these received high praises in the beauty blogging and YouTube world so even though I wasn’t very sure about how they would work for me, I was keen on at least seeing how they swatch.

Let me just say, as soon as I did the first couple of swatches, I was sold. Instantly. I’d like to show you two bright blush shades today that captivated me at first swatch and they’re Pink Fever and Coral Sheen.

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Pink Fever and Coral Sheen

I’ve tried my fair share of cream blushes but these pack a massive punch in pigment. They swatch like lipstick. Yep, you’d get that bold streak of colour on your skin just as you would a bright lipstick. That captivated me immediately as you know how much I love highly-pigmented and bright blushes.

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Pink Fever and Coral Sheen Swatch

Pink Fever is a bright Barbie pink and Coral Sheen a strong, warm coral. As they appear very brightly when the cream blush stick is applied directly onto the skin, instead of drawing a streak of colour on each cheek and blend, I use my finger to swirl the surface of the blush on the stick and then apply it on my cheeks instead. This tones the blush right down and gives the face a healthy pop of colour.

Even though they look like swatched lipstick on the skin, the cream transforms to a slight powder finish when it’s applied on the skin with my finger. It leaves a rather satin to even matte finish on the skin rather than the usual dewy finish a lot of cream blushes leave on the skin. This is the type of results I’m after when it comes to cream blushes, whether they come in jars or sticks.

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Pink Fever and Coral Sheen

If you’ve tried Revlon’s Photoready Cream Blushes, you’ll expect a similar feel and finish on the skin with the Maybelline Master Glazes. These Master Glaze blushes have become fast favourites and I suspect I’ll be using them often. It’s strange that I would like this packaging because I’m not usually keen on makeup sticks but somehow, these work. They’re cute and dinky in my hand.

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Pink Fever

Pink Fever

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Coral Sheen

Coral Sheen

The only problem I have with the blush is that while it’s about the size of a fat lipstick (length approximately 65mm), the amount of blush you get only measures approximately 17mm. It’s a lot of packaging with not a lot of actual product. Still, you only need very little blush per application as it’s strongly pigmented, so each blush should still last you a fair amount of time.

I give these blushes two enthusiastic thumbs up. Highly recommended!

Maybelline Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks in Pink Fever and Coral Sheen

Maybelline’s Master Glaze by FaceStudio Blush Sticks retail at AU$15.95 each and are available in 4 shades (Pink Fever, Coral Sheen, Just Pinched Pink and Make A Mauve). Maybelline is available at leading supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.

What I like about it: Strongly pigmented, bright blushes, just my cup of tea. They go on like cream but finishes like powder. Good lasting power.

What I do not like about it: Little product in big packaging. Something to think about.

Have you tried any of the Maybelline’s Master Glazes? What do you think? Yay or nay?

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17 comments… add one
  1. Julie @ meybestandi

    NEED! Maybelline are killing it lately!

    1. Tine

      These are so good, I can’t even tell you how impressed I am at the strong colour payoff of these blush sticks. I agree; Maybelline’s been killing it lately with great items.

  2. Nicola

    Hi Tine! Huge fan of your blog! I check it every day religiously and love being tempted by all the beautiful products you show us! (Mostly gorgeous blushes that I don’t really need more of…)
    Just a quick question, did you mean to write “septic” in your first line? Just doesn’t seem to fit… I feel rude correcting you especially if that’s what you meant!
    Much love, from Adelaide!

    1. Tine

      OHHH BUGGER BUGGER BUGGER. It was a typo, ooops! Thanks for letting me know; I’ll fix it asap. Definitely not septic! 😛

  3. MonicaP

    Yes! I have the bright pink one and love it .. swipe, blend on skin and go .. doesn’t get much easier than that 🙂

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    1. Tine

      It’s SO good, right? 😀

  4. Yolondi

    Tine, please stop enabling!! I’ll end up divorced!! I have been keeping an eye out in Canberra for these, as well as the new foundation, but sadly none of the pricelines/ big W’s/ chemist warehouses have got new products yet. So this is just a big fat tease for me! I will keep checking in, and in the meantime, wish list just got a little longer…

    1. Tine

      Oh dear, I wouldn’t want that! Okay, listen to me. You don’t need this now. If you really want it, you’ll only get it during the 50% off sale at Chemist Warehouse.

      REMEMBER THIS!!!! 😀

      1. Yolondi

        You’re the coolest!! Yes, will do. And will also keep an eye out for Priceline’s next 40% make up sale too, if chemist warehouse doesn’t get in first!

        1. Tine

          Chemist Warehouse does the 50% off sales quite often. I’d keep a look out for that. 🙂

  5. Allison

    I have Just Pinched Pink, and I love it. I just got a whole bunch of similar ones from Jordana (don’t think they’re made it to AUS) and they’re great too
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    1. Tine

      I have the Just Pinched Pink but haven’t used it yet. It’s good eh? 😛

      It stinks that Jordana isn’t available here. I’ve tried some good items from the brand. Their eyeliner pencil is fab!

  6. Ms Jelena

    I need these in my life!!!! NOW! 🙂 xx
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    1. Tine

      Go forth and BUY. Ahem. 😛

  7. MEL

    I’m really tempted to buy this product, just because it’s so different! Not something you’d expect to see at your local priceline. And I do love me some coral blush. Although the brightness of the colours do scare me a little.

    1. Tine

      It looks crazy bright but when you blend it out, it’s not that bright on the cheeks. All you’ll need is a very light hand. You’ll love it! 😀

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