Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold

We at C&D love highlighters! Smriti of course has a bit more affection towards them than me, but I love them too. Perfect to add a bit on glow to your skin and make it look fabulous, a good hihlighter is a must in every makeup stash! 

I always found that there was a lack of good powder highlighters in the Indian drugstore, most of them being chalky or too glittery... which is why for a long time my go to highlighter was theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer (reviewed here). I still love it a lot and it will be a part of stash for years to come, but it is difficult to recommend it to people, especially if they are on a budget. 

Naturally, I was very excited when Maybelline launched their Master Chrome highlighter here, having read good reviews about it already. Let's take a look, shall we?

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There is only 1 shade launched in India - Molten Gold, and it would suit almost all Indian skin tones well (would surely look better on medium and darker skin tones as compared to really fair ones). Of course, a variety would be good, but so far I am happy with this shade. 

The packaging however could have been a bit better. I find it slightly on the flimsy side and a bit difficult to open frankly. But then, if you consider the price, one really can't complain about it. 
Oh, and I love the embossed pattern on it! 

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This is a powder highlighter, but the texture is smooth and buttery. It blends well on the skin and is insanely pigmented. There is no gritty or powdery feel to it. You can use a brush (for a more diffused look) or a finger (for a more pigmented intense look) to apply this. 
If you have texture/open pores, they might get accentuated with this too, like most highlighters tend to do.

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Molten Gold is a true gold colour, neither too yellow nor too silvery/ashy, and would suit medium-dark skin tones the best. It doesn't have chunks of glitter, which is such a relief.  

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It isn't the most subtle highlighter out there, so if you prefer a natural look, then Molten Gold might not be the one for you. 
I don't use this for everyday wear, but I love reaching out for it when I want a bit of a strong glowy highlight. 

I love theBalm Mary-Loumanizer (which is the only other powder highlighter in my collection at the moment, and with a light hand, I can use it as an everyday highlighter too) and here is a comparison swatch for you:
Top - Maybelline Molten Gold ; Below - theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

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Price : 550 INR for 6.7g  (available here)

If you want a good affordable highlighter then Maybelline Master Chrome in Molten Gold is worth a try! The formula is lovely, the colour will suit most skin tones and the price is great!
It feels so good to have found a gorgeous budget highlighter finally! Highly recommended! 

xoxo,
Swati

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