This is another drugstore gem that I honestly didn’t expect to be any good. Why did I buy it then you may ask? Well, at least that’s what I wonder when I see a beauty blogger saying they didn’t expect much from a product. I bought it purely for review, and expected to say this is an average product. Surprise! I love it!
It’s £6.99 from either boots or Superdrug, and at the time of writing they both are doing the 3 for 2 offers on Maybelline products. It comes in 2 shades – Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. Both have a contour shade and a highlight shade, but the highlight shades are almost identical.
I’m not a fan of the packaging – its bulky and feels like a production line product – the medium/dark one is popping out of the plastic chamber so much that I could easily depot it. This might actually be a plus point for those of you that like to use a z-palette.
I have worn both shades and for me they have different purposes – the light medium one is more of a bronzer in my opinion, as its quite warm, but it’s very light so perfect for those of us that are pale and struggle to find a light bronzer. The medium dark shade is just that and is more cool of a colour so better for contouring, although for me I’d need to learn to be lighter handed and/or blend it out thoroughly.
When I wore the light shade I was pleasantly surprised at how long it lasted, but with the darker shade it looked kind of odd half way through the day. I feel like this is more because it was too dark for me plus my lack of blending as opposed to any issue with the product itself. The darker one is definitely less pigmented than the lighter one.
Both are very soft and easy to use, and the highlighter is also surprisingly lovely. I don’t usually like highlighters described as “subtle” as I feel it means matte or barely noticeable, but not in this case. It’s a subtle shine but so pretty and still noticeable and I love that it didn’t draw extra attention to my crow’s feet. This is a fantastic product for us women over 40, but also great for anyone on a budget wanting to try this whole contour and highlight malarkey :0)