Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario First Impressions & Swatches
Hate her or love her, you have to admit that Kim Kardashian’s makeup almost always slays. Her flawless makeup has helped to catapult highlighting and contouring to the forefront with mile high lashes and smokey eyes to boot. I have to applaud celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic for creating such beautiful looks and chiseled cheekbones. Anastasia and her daughter also noticed the magic of Mr. Mario and decided to team up with him to create a limited edition eyeshadow palette just in time for the holiday.
The Master Palette by Mario features 12 warm neutrals including a navy blue and forest green that gives you a little something different from your average neutral palette these days. After my massive Ulta holiday haul, I told myself that I was going to hold off on buying anymore palettes but the Master Palette by Mario just kept catching my eye with Claudia, shimmering navy, and Bronx, shimmering forest green. It’s not the first palette to feature this kind of color range but I still love how cohesive the Master Palette by Mario turned out to be from the colors to the quality.
The Master Palette by Mario features the same formula and quality of the Modern Renaissance Palette (which I love!) with intense pigmentation and a velvety smooth texture that’s very easy to apply and blend. I took the Master Palette by Mario for a spin recently and loved how smooth and buttery the shadows felt and how well they blended together without fading or looking muddy. I went for a cool jewel toned smoky look consisted of Isabel in the crease to transition, Marina on the lids and Claudia swept into the outer v. It was a very simple look that turned out really pretty and easy to create.
The Master Palette by Mario is a pretty well rounded palette that allows you to easily create natural everyday looks or kick it up a notch and be a little more smoky for a night out. My only gripe so far is that it’s not overloaded with mattes like Modern Renaissance. And it’s a few bucks more than Modern Renaissance. With Modern Renaissance, you get 14 eyeshadows for $42 whereas the Master Palette by Mario only has 12 eyeshadows and will set you back $45. Not a huge deal but it’s worth noting. It’s also worth noting that the Master Palette by Mario is dominated by shimmer with only 3 of the 12 shadows having a matte finish. The lack of mattes isn’t a huge problem because Isabel and Violeta are ideal crease shades for every shade in the palette. So far, I’m really digging the Master Palette by Mario. It’s very brown girl friendly and the shades are absolutely beautiful. The Master Palette by Mario is worth snatching up if you happen to come by it at your local Ulta, Sephora and Macy’s.
Hollywood, NYC, Kim, Muse, Marina and Claudia
Lula, Isabel, Violeta, 5th Ave, Bronx and Paris
Rocking Isabel in the crease (transition), Hollywood on the lid and Claudia in the outer V