October 12, 2016

Makeup by Mario Master Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills: Review and Swatches!

As soon as I saw the Makeup by Mario palette on Anastasia Beverly Hills' Instagram I needed to have it. It's the perfect semi-neutral palette for me: plenty of wearable shades along with a few pops of color. I've been curious about Anastasia's eyeshadow formula for ages but the Modern Renaissance palette looked too warm for me, so when this one came along I snatched it up!

The Master palette is a limited-edition collaboration with makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. It includes twelve shadows in a variety of finishes with each shadow being named after a person or place that was influential to Mario,

The palette is smaller than I expected considering it contains twelve shadows and a brush, but each pan is a good size and I think it's worth the $45 price tag. The palette is black cardboard with gold accents and it includes a mirror and a usable dual-ended brush. It has a strong magnetic close. The packaging looks very sleek but I feel that it could have more pizzaz! Packaging isn't a huge issue, of course, it's what's inside that counts!

This palette includes nine shimmery/metallic finishes and three matte finishes. The mattes were very well selected, in my opinion, because there is a good lid, transition, and crease shade that will work for almost all skin tones. For the most part, the shimmers are warm-toned and look really nice together. Let's break down the shades individually! I put an asterisk next to my favorites.

Hollywood: shimmery pale yellow-gold

NYC: shimmery red-toned brown

Kim: shimmery warm medium brown

*Muse:shimmery mahogany

*Marina: metallic rose gold

Claudia: satin navy

                           From left to right: Hollywood, NYC, Kim, Muse, Marina, Claudia

*Lula: matte beige

Isabel: matte burnt orange

*Violeta: matte warm brown

*5th Ave: metallic gold

*Bronx: shimmery olive

*Paris: metallic golden brown

                                From left to right: Lula, Isabel, Violeta, 5th Ave, Bronx, Paris

As you can see, there are a lot of shades I love from this palette and I can see myself using each one. The two most colorful shades, Claudia and Bronx, are still neutral enough to wear out and about. Marina is probably my favorite color, I don't have anything else like it! I love all the jewel tones.

Hollywood is the only shade I have a problem with. It is just slightly darker than my skin tone, and I don't like to use darker colors as a highlight. This will look beautiful as a highlight on medium and dark skin tones but I would have preferred a lighter champagne color.

As for the formula, it really is top-notch. I'm obsessed with it. The mattes blend easily and are very pigmented, but the shimmers are the best part of the palette. You only need to pick up the smallest amount on your brush to cover the entire lid. Some of the softer shadows like Paris and 5th Ave have some fallout so I recommend tapping the excess off of your brush before going in on the eyes.

These also last for ages! Yesterday (using a primer) I wore Paris all over the lid with Violeta in the crease and the look stayed on with minimal fading and no creasing for over TEN hours! Considering I was in a hot, steamy pool for four of those hours I'd say that's really impressive.

This palette is available online here and will be in stores soon!

Let me know what you think about this collaboration in the comments below!

Xx Katie
23 comments on "Makeup by Mario Master Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills: Review and Swatches! "
  1. This is such a pretty palette! I've been telling myself I wasn't going to get it...But I don't know now, haha! Great post :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  2. It looks and sounds great! Claudia is my favorite, then 5th Ave and Muse.
    the fact they stayed on for 10 hours is a major major plus! obviously worth the money. :)

    xo Honey - ROYAL LIFESTYLE

  3. These are so lovely for the winter months - great review!

    Charlotte x

  4. This is a brilliant palette! I didn't think I would love it as much but wow, the pigmentation is so intense and the eyeshadows blend together seamlessly. I now plan to purchase Modern Renaissance.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  5. This palette is so beautiful! I was looking at this the other day at Sephora but decided not to get it, now I wish I had
    A New Old Fashioned Girl.

    1. It isn't a must-have in my opinion but it's definitely worth the money!

  6. Marina and 5th Ave are gorgeous! I love using shimmery shades at the moment and these two are perfect :)


  7. Oh my gosh this is just such s gorgeous palette! I need it in my life xx

  8. Those shades look very pretty. x


  9. This palette looks stunning! 5th Avenue & Bronx look so pretty!

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  10. pretty palette, lovely review !! <3

  11. Such a gorgeous palette!

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  12. This is on my birthday wishlist, so we shall see!!

  13. Wow! The shades are indeed beautiful. I need to buy this palette. x

  14. Oh my goodness, right away when I saw this post I knew I'd end up adding this gorgeous palette to my wishlist! The colours are so warm, lovely and pigmented, and right up my alley! Thank you for sharing the review and the lovely swatches. :) I hope you're having a beautiful week so far! x


  15. This looks very pretty. It's a brand I've never tried before. X

    ♥ Carly Susanne - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  16. This palette is gorgeous. It looks like it would make a good day to night palette. I love the shade muse, and I feel like muse and violeta would be beautiful used together.
    Hey Zaire

  17. This is such a beautiful palette. I ordered mine too and I can't wait to review it! I love the shades Marina and Bronx.


  18. This palette looks gorgeous! I've seen a few photos of this palette on Instagram and it's always so tempting!


  19. Its stunning! I am hoping it shall be available outside the USA soon as I am drooling!
    Such a beauty. Kelly xx

  20. I need this palette! It's so gorgeous, i also love the modern renaissance palette, its defo not too warm for me! Love the fact he named one of the shades Kim, its so pretty as well! Great post <3

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  21. The shades definitely appeal to me and the swatches look amazing - NEED!

    Jasmine xx

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