Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

One of the first things I’ve always noticed when looking at Kim Kardashian is that her makeup is flawless every damn time. This was my first introduction at Mario Dedivanovic’s work and I’ve been a fan ever since. His work is absolutely beautiful and he’s worked on countless celebrities and his work has been featured in some of the most popular magazines. He’s sort of a big deal in the make-up world. When I first heard he was collaborating with Anastasia Beverly Hills I was ecstatic, one of my favourite brands and favourite make-up artists coming together? Hell to the fucking yes! And let me tell you, this palette does not disappoint. Package wise, it’s cardboard which is typical for ABH. It’s black with the palette name and ABH symbol in gold. It looks very classy sitting on my vanity. There’s a mirror located inside as well as a double sided brush. The brush is a hard meh for me but I do appreciate the effort. Now onto the good stuff. There’s twelve shades, a range of neutrals and jewel tones, located inside with a mixture of matte and metallic finishes. Due to the product description below describing each shade and finish, I’ll skip this part but add that the descriptions are very spot on. Apparently each shade name is symbolic to an important time, thing, or person in Mario’s life which I thought was a sweet touch.They’re all absolutely gorgeous shades. For product size it is, 12 x 0.02 oz/ 12 x 0.7 g, which I find to be a decent amount of product for the price. I find them to be extremely pigmented, a creamy formula, and oh so easy to blend out. I’ve been reaching for this palette non-stop lately as it’s colours are perfect for fall. This palette is limited edition so I recommend snagging it as soon as possible. It no longer retails on the ABH website, but it is still on Sephora’s website and in their stores. It retails for $59.00 (Canadian) and is worth every damn penny.

Product’s Claims:

What it is:
A special-edition eye shadow collection created with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.

What it does:
This palette features twelve neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range of matte to metallic finishes. The new rich, highly pigmented formula ensures bold color, while the included double-ended shadow brush provides easy application. The convenient mirrored compact slides easily into a bag for on-the-go application.

This palette contains:
– 12 x 0.02 oz/ 0.5 mL Eye shadows in Hollywood (metallic wheat gold with a satin finish), NYC (rich chocolate brown with a satin finish), Kim (tan with a satin finish), Muse (rose gold with a satin finish), Marina (champagne with a metallic finish), Claudia (slate with a velvet finish), Lula (soft taupe with an ultra-matte finish), Isabel (burnt orange with an ultra-matte finish), Violeta (dark chocolate with an ultra-matte finish), 5th Ave (gold leaf with a metallic finish), Bronx (metallic olive with a satin finish), Paris (gilded brown with a satin finish)

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Pros:

  1. Colour selection, this palette contains a mixture of neutral and jewel toned shades that are extremely flattering
  2. Shade formula, they’re all on the creamier side and apply very easily making them just as easy to blend out
  3. Long wearing, these don’t crease on my lid and easily last an 8+ work day looking just as good as they did at the start
  4. Extremely pigmented, takes very little product to create a bomb ass look
  5. Size of each shade,  not a bad amount of product for each shade (12 x 0.02 oz/ 12 x 0.7 g).
  6. Cost, retails for $59.00 (Canadian) on Sephora’s website.

Cons:

  1. Packaging, although it looks very classic I really do appreciate plastic more than cardboard
  2. Limited edition, when this palette is used up I’ll probably cry since I can’t replace it
  3. Food for thought, I do question why this palette retails for $59.00 (Canadian) for twelve shades with each shade being 12 x 0.02 oz/ 12 x 0.7 g, when the Modern Renaissance one is $55.00 (Canadian) for fourteen shades with each shade being 12 x 0.02 oz/ 12 x 0.7 g.

Pictures:

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. Shades from top left to bottom right: Hollywood, NYC, Kim, Muse, Marina, Claudia, Lula, Isabel, Violeta, 5th Ave, Bronx, Paris.
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Swatches (Unblended): 1)Hollywood, 2) NYC, 3)Kim, 4) Muse, 5)Marina, 6)Claudia
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Swatches (Unblended): 7)Lula, 8)Isabel, 9)Violeta, 10)5th Ave, 11)Bronx, 12)Paris

 

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