Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – Molten Gold Review | Tan/Brown/Indian Skin

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – Molten Gold Review | Tan/Brown/Indian Skin

What the brand says – Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Makeup effortlessly envelops the skin in a molten metal sheen. Meet the secret to brilliant and luminous skin. This highlighter powder drenches skin in a melted metallic finish. Maybelline’s pearl pigments leave a reflective finish for a brilliant glowing skin.

Price & Availability:

India – It is priced at ₹550 in India (but you can find it on a 15-20% discount on an online store). It is easily available online at Nykaa, Amazon, Myntra, and Flipkart. Offline, you can find it at Maybelline counters in Lifestyle Stores and Shoppers Stop. You can also get it in your local makeup store which has a Maybelline counter.

Canada – It is priced at $12.99 in Canada. It is easily available online at, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Amazon, and Walmart. Offline, you can find it at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Walmart, Sally Beauty, or any place where Maybelline is sold.



Packaging: The Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter comes in a standard round plastic flip open packaging with a clear top. The flip-top clicks to close and hence the product stays secure once its shut. The highlighter fits in the palm of the hand and the clear top makes it easy to see the color. The product name and shade are mentioned on the clear lid as well. Even though it has a plastic packaging, this Maybelline highlighter is not that travel friendly due to its large-ish size. The product itself looks very pretty and has a nice, patterned texture in the form of concentric squares.

Shades: The Master Chrome Highlighter comes in 5 shades overall, but sadly only 2 of those are available in India – Molten Gold (100) & Molten Rose  Gold (050). I picked up the Molten Gold variant as the Molten Rose Gold is a little light for my tan skin tone. The Molten Gold Shade is a beautiful pure gold shade that is neither too yellow and nor too brown. It will suit deeper skin tones extremely well.



Texture and Application: Even though the Maybelline Master Chrome is a powder highlight, it feels extremely soft to touch. It has a velvety texture which is not at all powdery or chalky. The Molten Gold highlighter is extremely pigmented and you don’t need much product for an intense glow. I applied this to the high points of my face with the Wet n Wild Tapered Highlight Brush, which is practically my favorite brush to apply highlighter with. The Master Chrome highlighter went on very smoothly and gave my skin a nice and even finish. I did not face any patchiness with this product. The glow this gave me was oh-so-amazing! It blended well on the skin and the color was just perfect for me. This Molten Gold shade does not give a natural, lit from within sort of glow but it didn’t look out of place either.

Staying Power: I’ve used this highlighter on multiple occasions and most of them have been for over 9 hours. This did not budge from my face and my face looked radiant even after those long hours (a lot of which included heavy dancing). The maximum time I’ve worn this was for 11 hours and it faded a little by then. But it should last you well for a night out or any wedding function you have to attend. You won’t have to worry about the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter moving from its place, especially if you set it with any setting spray. I found this highlighter photographed nicely too.



Final Thoughts: If you haven’t guessed already, I’m absolutely in love with the Maybelline Master Chrome Molten Gold highlighter. It was the most used highlighter for me in 2018 and has quickly become my go-to highlighter, especially for weddings or special occasions. I would not term it as an everyday highlighter for me as I prefer something which is a little subtle, but this is my number 1 for the evenings. If you have light or fairer skin then this might be a little too gold for you, but if you have tan/brown/deep skin, then this is a must-have in your makeup collection!


• Beautiful shade• Might not suit very fair skin tones
• Easy availability 
 Affordable, especially during a sale 
• Looks great on the skin 
• Long-lasting 



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