In recent years, makeup terminology is extending with the words like contouring, highlighting, strobing, and baking. After the whole makeup world went gaga over Kim K’s contouring technique, strobing is the newest craze as it is super easy and takes half the time. Strobing is solely focusing on highlighting the face; that is, making high points of your face pop so that you look extra chiseled and healthy. It is usually done by generously applying the highlighter to the tips of cheek bones, to center of the nose, below the brow bone, above the arch of brows, and at the corners of the eyes and then blending with a brush. Today, let us see how Maybelline Master Strobing Cream works.
Price: INR 700 for 18 ml [BUY HERE: Maybelline New York Face Studio Strobing Cream, Nude]
Shelf Life: 36 months
Product Description: The Master Strobing Cream adds radiance and dimension to the face for the ultimate glow. Discover the illuminating strobe effect in a micro-pearl liquid formula. Strobe to add glow and to create the look of skin that appears radiant as if lit from within.
My Experience with Maybelline Master Strobing Cream Nude
Packaging: This strobing cream comes in a small, handy black and gold tube with a black screw-up cap. Its compact size makes it travel friendly. Its tiny nozzle dispenser dispenses the exact amount of product needed. It is housed inside an outer black paperboard carton with a pictorial description on how to use this cream. All other information, including the ingredients list, is also printed on it.
Shade: This strobing cream comes in two variants: Pink and Nude. The shade “Pink” will suit only light to medium skin tones as it has cool undertones, whereas the shade “Nude” will suit all skin tones as it has warm undertones. I picked the shade “Nude” as it gives a golden sheen.
Texture: This strobing cream has a silky, lightweight texture. Its micro-fine pearls give that dewy look with subtle glow. It blends really well into the skin without any streakiness. It starts to set immediately, so it needs to be worked on to the skin quickly. However, when used with any base product, it just looks so subtle and natural without feeling sticky or greasy.
Performance: This strobing cream can be used all over the face as a primer or can be used on high points of the face as a highlighter. It is a blendable strobing cream that instantly creates an all-over glow for a dimensional look. As it is a subtle highlighter, it gives a natural glow look. As a highlighter, it can be dabbed on the forehead, nose bridge, and cheekbones. It just blends in so well with the base makeup and gives a subtle glow. This is not for someone who likes heavy highlighting. In that case, this strobing cream needs to be topped up with a powder highlighter. It will beautifully act as a base preventing any fallout. However, I prefer an overall glow on the face. For that, this strobing cream works the best. It can be mixed with moisturizer, BB cream, or foundation to create the look of the skin that appears radiant as if lit from within. Its natural glow makes it an ideal wear for both day and night times. It does not give cakey, oily, or sticky feeling to the skin. It stays put on the skin for good hours as well. Overall, it is an easy-to-use beginner friendly strobing cream.
Pros of Maybelline Master Strobing Cream Nude
- Handy packaging
- Subtle highlighter with golden sheen
- Suits all skin tones
- Silky, lightweight texture
- Can be used as both primer and highlighter
- Gives a radiant all-over glow
- Good staying power
- No cakey, oily, or sticky feeling
Cons of Maybelline Master Strobing Cream Nude
- Need to top with powder highlighter for prominent highlighted look
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Maybelline Master Strobing Cream Nude
Yes, I recommend this strobing cream if you want to try your hand in strobing. I would definitely repurchase it for that overall radiant glow it adds to the face.