Anastasia Beverly Hills recently collaborated with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to bring us the Master Palette by Mario ($45). This eyeshadow palette includes 12 gorgeous shadows in a variety of finishes.
I like the sleek black and gold packaging. It’s simple and classy and let’s the beautiful eyeshadow colors inside do all of the talking. The flip top lid has a handy magnetic closure and a pretty good sized mirror is included inside the lid.
The Master Palette by Mario also includes a double ended eyeshadow brush. One end is a smaller flat shader brush and the other end is a fluffy blending brush.
The brush is ok but it’s not the greatest quality. It’s not quite as soft as most good makeup brushes are and it is a bit on the scratchy side.
However, that doesn’t bother me since I didn’t buy this palette for the brush. I bought it for the eyeshadows alone.
The texture of these Anastasia eyeshadows is very smooth and creamy. They are a bit on the powdery side so they do kick up a good bit of excess powder.
Every eyeshadow color in the bunch is a winner! They are all super pigmented with great color payoff.
They all go on smoothly, including the matte shades. I was really pleased to see that the matte colors aren’t patchy or streaky at all.
And the colors! Aren’t they just all so beautiful? This palette really speaks to me. It’s a great combination of colors that are perfect for fall and winter.
The Master Palette by Mario is a “special-edition” palette so I would run, not walk, to get your hands on it. It’s not clear how long this palette will be available so don’t delay if you want it.
I definitely give this one a huge two thumbs up!