anastasia master palette by mario

anastasia master palette by marioWe can’t all have Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, but with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario we can pretend! This limited edition palette was created with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, and is filled with gorgeous neutral and jewel-toned shades. It’s the perfect fall / winter palette!

The packaging isn’t great – it feels like cardboard. The mirror is okay, I don’t tend to use eyeshadow palette mirrors for applying makeup so it’s unimportant to me overall but it could be larger for those that do. I haven’t used the double ended brush, but it seems to be a lightweight plastic and the bristles feel a bit scratchy. Now that I’ve covered the not-so-great… on to the great (and most important part)… the shadows themselves.

– 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)

Every shade is extremely soft and buttery. This is my first ABH palette and was shocked at how soft the shadows are – you need to use a light hand when getting product, or you will kick up a lot of extra powder which in turn causes a lot of fallout. I always apply my eyeshadow before my foundation so it’s easy to clean up, but if you apply foundation first it’s something to keep in mind. The shadows are very pigmented and blend beautifully, and I haven’t had any issues with it staying in place all day, though I haven’t tried wearing them without primer.

The swatches below are one swipe without primer, and below that are the two looks I have done the most – the first with NYC, Muse, and Marina on my lid with Bronx on my lower lash line, and the second with Bronx, Paris, and 5th Ave with Claudia on my lower lash line.
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mac faux lipstick and soar lipliner

mac faux lipstick and soar liplinerPicked up two items I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for months… MAC Faux lipstick and Soar lipliner. I don’t typically wear lipliner but after seeing this pin I needed to have them!

Faux
mac faux lipstick and soar liplinermac faux lipstick and soar liplinermac faux lipstick and soar liplinermac faux lipstick and soar liplinermac faux lipstick and soar liplinerFaux is a muted mauve-pink lipstick with a satin finish. It is extremely creamy and has that lovely vanilla scent. I’m able to get about 2 hours of wear before I feel like I really need to reapply it, if I don’t drink or eat then it’s a lot longer. The only thing I wish is that MAC’s packaging was different – my collection is growing and the majority of them all look the same from the outside so it takes a bit to find the one I’m looking for (first world beauty blogger problems….)

Soar
mac faux lipstick and soar liplinermac faux lipstick and soar liplinermac faux lipstick and soar liplinerSoar is a mid-tone pinkish brown lipliner that is extremely easy to apply without any tugging or pulling. The colour is beautiful on it’s own and I love that I can either cover my lips completely with it to darken Faux, or create an ombre lip with it.

The pics below are with Soar covering my lips completely before applying Faux, and paired with UD Naked3. I have a feeling I’ll go through these quickly as I’ve been wearing them almost non-stop!

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