Maybelline Eyestudio Mono Eyeshadow in ‘Beige Nude’, £4.09 || Boots
Summer is (almost) over here in the UK, but I still haven’t stopped searching for the perfect cheekbone highlighter for a Summer Glow. I’ve been obsessed with finding a product (powder or liquid) that will make me look something like my girl crush Blake Lively. She always has the ‘lit from within’ look and it all looks very natural and effortless. My first attempt at finding the perfect highlighter was this mono eyeshadow from Maybelline.
The Maybelline Eyestudio Mono Eyeshadow in ‘Beige Nude’ is a shimmery champagne colour with a lovely warm and pearly finish. It has a buttery soft consistency and it applies like a dream! So smooth and with a great colour payoff, this really is a great little eyeshadow. I bought this thinking I could use it as a highlighter on top of my cheekbones, as I find highlighters such as Benefit High Beam are too cool-toned for my skin. I’m still undecided if I like this as a highlighter, or if I’ll use this as an eyeshadow.
As an eyeshadow, I can’t fault this product. It is very comparable to MAC Nylon eyeshadow (HERE), which I have been using for years as a brow bone highlighter and all over the lid on its own for a pop of colour. But as a cheekbone highlighter, ‘Beige Nude’ tends to fade and leave little bits of glitter instead of a natural glowy look.
I guess I can’t really say I’m disappointed by this product because it is an eyeshadow, so as an eyeshadow it’s great and it does the job brilliantly. The fact that I wanted it to work as a cheekbone highlighter and it didn’t work, is only my fault for wanting more than the product can give me! But that means my search for the perfect cheekbone highlighter continues…
What do you think of the Maybelline Eyestudio Mono Eyeshadow in ‘Beige Nude’? Which cheekbone highlighter would you recommend?
- Product: Maybelline Eyestudio Mono Eyeshadow in ‘Beige Nude’
- Price: £4.09
- Availability: Boots