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ABH Master Palette by Mario Review + Tutorial

ABH Master Palette by Mario Review


Let's get this out of the way: Yes, this palette is everywhere. Yes, it's incredibly hyped up. Yes, you're sick of seeing it in your Instagram feed. But the thing is, yes, it's worth it. 

Now, onto the actual Master Palette review:

Anastasia Beverly Hills has truly upped their eyeshadow game over the past year, and they've been churning out palette after palette of high-performing eyeshadows. I've discussed my love for the Modern Renaissance Palette (permanent! back in stock! go buy!) already, and the quality of the Master Palette is on par. The texture of each shadow is buttery soft with excellent color payoff and, although slightly powdery, there is zero fallout. Zero. I'm talking pack-a-dark-shade-on-the-lid-for-five-minutes-and-there's-nothing-underneath kind of fall out. The lasting power of each color is also excellent over a primer, and I haven't been wearing many bases under the colors since they're already so vibrant.



Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Review

The color selection is also beautifully curated. Every shade works effortlessly with each other, and a wide variety of both warm and cool looks can be achieved. I'd say this is a warm-toned palette, but if you err on the side of cool for your makeup preferences, you will still get use out of this.

The only downside of the palette is that there's no matte bone-colored shadow. It obviously wasn't a dealbreaker for me, but the absence of a shade like that is definitely felt when trying to do more complicated, blend-heavy looks. The lightest shades in the palette all have shimmer.

As of this posting, this palette is currently out-of-stock on all online retailers EXCEPT Macy's.com. I have seen it in-store at my Sephora as recent as a week ago. But it is limited edition and will probably be OOS everywhere soon. So why review? The launch of this product was incredibly successful, and you never know when brands are going to bring something back or make it permanent. I wouldn't be surprised if they introduced some kind of curated Mario collection in the future, a la Jaclyn Hill's Becca collab(s). I also wanted to document this for my own sake :) And, you know, Ebay is always there. In case you're interested in paying a little more (though I would be wary of fakes).

Now, let's get to the tutorial, because it's a revelation. A warm, mahogany-toned brown eye (!!!).

Master Palette by Mario Tutorial

I used mainly Lula + Isabel in the crease (with Violetta to deepen the color), and Muse all over the lid. NYC was used to deepen the Outer-V (are we still calling it that?). A mix of the matte brown shadows were used along the lower lashline to smoke things out.

To see just how I got this look, watch the tutorial below :)



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