Maybelline Master Strobing Stick | Illuminating Highlighter


Highlight is something I haven't experimented a lot with and it was only last year that I thought to try them! A have tried a few but so far my favourite has been the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter. I picked this up at Priceline for around $15 quite a few months back. As far as I know there are two shades available, Light-Iridescent which is a pearly pink and Medium-Nude Glow which is a more champaign shade. I went for Nude Glow as I personally prefer a champaign highlight with my skin tone.

I quite like the packaging, it's sturdy and clicks closed. The name of the shade is clearly placed on both the top and base of the making it easy to see. Compared to the packaging there is actually a small amount of product. That's probably the only thing I wish I could change, other than that I'm impressed. Keeping in mind I don't have too many highlighting products to compare it to, I still love how this appears on my skin. 


The formula is super creamy and easy to blend out. I generally use the tip of my finger to apply with a dabbing motion. I don't find this highlighter glittery and that's a good thing, it has lovely fine shimmer throughout creating that glowy look. I usually like my makeup to be soft and natural. Occasionally I'll glam it up a tiny bit, but for the most part I try to keep my base makeup soft and subtle. This illuminating highlighter allows me to do both and I love that. It's definitely buildable if you prefer a highlight that pops. I'm very impressed with the longetivity as it wears nicely for a good 5-6 hours. Sometime's a little less depending on what foundation I wear. 


I tried taking some photos of swatches and hopefully they're not too bad, I'm still working on it!

Overall I'm very pleased with this highlighter and would not hesitate to repurchase it. Thank you for reading! xx

36 comments

  1. I'll totally give this a go after reading your review!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris
    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  2. This is so pretty, I love creamy formulas that blend nicely! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thank you for reading Yiota! It blends really nicely! xx

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  3. Ohhh it does look very pretty! I might try swatch it as well next time I can!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. Definitely swatch it if you can! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment Sofia! xx

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  4. Your photos look gorgeous, definitely caught that highlight nicely! How does it apply on top of foundation? I often find that these cream sticks make my foundation come off :(

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you Sally! I don't swipe the stick over my foundation as I feel that would happen, I usually use my clean finger and dab it on. Haven't had any issues with foundation coming off when I apply it this way! xx

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  5. Not a huge fan of highlighters as I have oily skin, but also never tried any types of cream products. Maybe I would need to try this one out.

    Nathalie
    www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Nathalie! I have combination skin so eve though my forehead and chin are oily, my cheeks are pretty dry. I only apply this on my cheeks and nose and it worked on my skin, if it works for you I'd love to know! xx

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  6. This one seems like a great creamy formula....great post hun...Kisses, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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    1. Thank you Neha! The formula is definitely my favourite to work with! xx

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  7. The colour of this looks beautiful - I love the slightly peachy undertone :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thank you for reading Jasmine! I love the undertone on my complexion xx

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  8. What a lovely shade! I love using becca highlight, it's worth investing in!

    Leah x
    http://www.leahmarriott.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Leah! I've heard a lot of amazing things about the Becca highlight! xx

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  9. Such a lovely review, your photos are always so beautiful! I want to buy every shade after viewing it through your lens :D stick highlighters are my favourite, so easy to use! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Aw thank you so much Elizabeth! Genuinely love knowing that you enjoy my content. Stick highlighters definitely are easy to use! xx

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  10. Maybelline are doing amazing with all their highlight and contour products recently, I really want to try this highlighting stick out x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I haven't tried their contour products yet but after being so impressed with the highlight I'm keen on experimenting with more of their range! x

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  11. I need to try this, thanks for this post ! Also love your blog ♥

    Suzanne xx
    https://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr

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  12. Ooh these look so pretty! I haven't seen them available here in the UK yet they look like the highlight multiple sticks from NARS
    Helpless Whilst Drying

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    1. I haven't tried the NARS ones yet so I can't compare them, but I can 100% say that I genuinely love this highlight stick!! xx

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  13. It looks like such a pretty shade xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

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  14. I quite like the idea of a stick illuminating highlighter, I've never tried one but I really want one! The packaging is definitely very cute x

    S x
    SHELISES WORLD

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    1. Hi Shelise! The stick formula is so easy to word with! I haven't applied it directly from the stick though I always swish my finger then dab it on my cheekbones! xx

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  15. I like the shade of this highlighter! I think it needs to be a part of my collection. Lol! The price isn't bad either. Some of the highlighters are so expensive.
    Very helpful review! :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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  16. Thank you Yana! I totally agree, some highlighters are a fair bit above my price range. They may be amazing but so is this one! xxx

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  17. I'm not that much of a fan of strobe highlighters after I used one that was terrible, but this sounds really great! Lovely post :)

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Hi Anika! Ugh that really sucks! I haven't experimented much with different highlighting products but I did really enjoy this one. xxx

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  18. This sounds great! I've been loving Maybelline's contour version, so I definitely want to give this a go x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Ooh I'm yet to try the contour version but Maybelline is having 50% off at Priceline so I may pop in! xx

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