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Stash Status: Maybelline Master Hi-Light by FaceStudio Hi-Lighting Blush

How cool does 'Stash Status' sound? I didn't make that up. 'Stash Status' is a series that Kristin Gehm has on her YouTube channel. I love watching Kristin's videos; she is a beauty blogger that appreciates quality, ease of use and doesn't hop on the fads. She's totally relatable and seems to always be thinking up creative content to share with her viewers. You can watch her 'Stash Status' playlist here.

I contacted Kristin and asked if she would mind me borrowing her title. She thankfully agreed. I wanted to share with you the products that I have a few of. Kindda like the products I would have featured in the Four or More tag - which coincidentally was started by another YouTuber that both Kristin and I love.

On with the story...

I had seen so many beauty bloggers rave about these Hi-Lighting blushes but I resisted picking any up for a very long time. I mean, I don't need any more blush right? Right. Buttttt these have the added umph! of having shimmer and satin parts in one product. So eventually my curiosity got the better of me.

Maybelline says: "Light-boosting blushes and bronzers. Because those in the know don’t overglow.

Why You'll Love It

Each light-boosting blush and bronzer palette has an expert balance of 4 shades + shimmer for a natural glow.
Skin goes soft-lit with zero glitz.
4 Blush Combinations for natural-looking color and illumination.
2 Bronzer Combinations for a balanced bronze glow.
Fragrance Free. Non-comedogenic. Suitable for all skin types.

For Best Results

Brush over all shades in the palette and gently sweep over cheekbones, brow bones, and temples, or anywhere light naturally touches the face.

Expert Tip: Blend all 4 shades together or use each one individually. Use shimmer shades for an increased highlighting effect under brow bones and darker shades below cheekbones for additional contouring and definition
".

These are available in six shades: '10 Nude', '20 Pink Rose', 30 Coral', '40 Mauve', '50 Light Bronze' and '60 Deep Bronze'. Each compact contains nine grams of product. I have 'Nude', 'Coral' and 'Mauve'.

T - B: 'Mauve', 'Coral' and 'Nude'

'Nude'
'Coral'
'Mauve'
L - R: 'Nude', 'Coral' and 'Mauve' 

I hope the swatches adequately show the amazing sheen the products give without looking glittery. I used 'Coral' last night and it gave my cheeks an amazing glow when all the colours were swirled together. It is possible to go in with a smaller brush and just concentrate on the satin more pigmented parts...if you have time for that sortta thing. A lot of product did 'kick up' when I used it with a brush but I find that happens with most easily blendable products. I think these would be great as blush toppers for us black women and also great eyeshadows. In the compact there's also a nice mirror and flimsy little brush. The brush actually works for highlighters though so don't throw it away.


I've seen these in various stores across the island from iMart, The Walk ($24.95) to Beauty Exchange ($15).

Thanks again to Kristin for her prompt favourable response.

Have you tried any of these blushes? Let me know in the comments.

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