When I found out that Anastasia Beverly Hills was collaborating with Mario Dedivanovic to create the Master Palette By Mario, I was super excited! If you aren’t aware, Mario is THE makeup artist for Kim Kardashian and a bunch of other celebrities. Think what you want of Kim Kardashian, but her makeup is probably the most requested and duplicated. Seriously, go on YouTube and see how many Kim Kardashian looks you’ll find. Mario has some serious skills when it comes to makeup (I really want to take his Master Class) and being that this was his first collaboration, I had super high hopes!
The Master Palette By Mario does not disappoint. The shadows are super soft and extremely pigmented. There was only one color that I had issues with, but that was only when I didn’t use a primer. The colors that he chose for this palette are the most perfect neutral, warm toned mattes and metallic finishes I have ever seen in a palette. Seriously, if I could create my most perfect palette, this would be super close to it. The ONLY issue that I have, is that I wish that there was a soft, matte shade included for areas like under the brow bone.
This was my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette so I didn’t know what I would think, but honestly their formula is quite impressive! The shadows are a breeze to blend and are extremely pigmented. The colors are super soft and there was quite a bit of fallout, but I expect that with shadows this pigmented and soft.
Master Palette By Mario Swatches
From Left to Right: Hollywood, Lula, NYC, Isabel
From Left to Right: Kim, Violeta Muse, 5th Ave
From Left to Right: Marina, Bronx, Claudia, Paris
The only shade I had a slight difficult time applying without a primer. This was Claudia. Left is with a Primer (I actually used MAC Painterly) and the swatch on the right is without a primer. It was mostly that I had a harder time blending the one without a base color applied first.
Included with this palette is a double-ended brush that is actually a very decent quality. Most of the time I’m not a fan of brushes that most brands provide, but this would work perfectly when needed. One end is flat and is perfect for packing on the shadow or applying to the lower lash line. The fluffy side is awesome for blending.
I haven’t been this in love with a palette in quite some time. Seriously, the colors are absolutely beautiful and yes, they do have a lot of fallout, but they’re so pigmented that I don’t mind. I can tell that the Master Palette By Mario is going to be a palette that will be on constant repeat because it features so many colors that I can get so much wear out of. From natural looks, to dramatic night time smokey eyes, whatever your needs are, this palette hits so many of them!
What you need to know:
12 shadows (Matte and Metallics)
Dual-Ended Brush Included
Large Mirror in Palette