Master Palette by Mario: Review and Swatches!

The Master Palette by Mario from Anastasia Beverly Hills has been gaining immense popularity. It was released September 29th online on the ABH website but sold out within hours. They won’t be restocked- but on the bright side, the Modern Renaissance palette was! It’s also available on the Sephora website for $59 CAD. It’s limited edition, and rumour has it it’s already sold out once and been restocked again, so if you’re wanting to buy this I’d head on over to the Sephora website and order it now! The Master Palette by Mario will be available in store this Saturday, October 15th.

The Mario talked about in regards to the palette is famous celebrity makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic. He has high profile clients such as Kim Kardashian, Natasha Bedingfield and Lil’ Kim to name a few. His palette is said to be inspired by his clients and places that he loves.


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The packaging of this palette is really nice. I had heard mixed reviews online, but I really like it! It’s fairly sturdy and made of a plasticy cardboard. I don’t like the velvety palettes, I find they are very easy to get dirty and impossible to clean. It’s a lot smaller than I thought it would be! I ordered it online and assumed it would be about the size of the naked palettes, but it’s a bit smaller. I’m definitely okay with the size though, as these shadows are crazy pigmented and a little goes a long way. Plus, it’s travel friendly!

ABH and Mario added a bonus double sided brush as well! It’s good quality and nice to have on the go for touch ups.


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The shades included are as follows:

Hollywood: described as a metallic wheat gold with a satin finish.

NYC: described as a rich chocolate brown with a satin finish.

Kim: described as a tan with a satin finish.

Muse: described as a rose gold with a satin finish.

Marina: described as a champagne with a metallic finish.

Claudia: described as a slate with a velvet finish.

Lula: described as a soft taupe with an ultra-matte finish.

Isabel: described as a burnt orange with an ultra-matte finish.

Violeta: described as a dark chocolate with an ultra-matte finish.

5th Ave: described as a gold leaf with a metallic finish.

Bronx: described as a metallic olive with a satin finish.

Paris: described as a gilded brown with a satin finish.


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I used these to do my makeup yesterday and I was very impressed! I love palettes where you can create an entire look with just one palette. I used the shade Tula as my transition colour, took Violeta in the outer corner and up into the crease to reshape my eyes a bit. I then took Isabel on the outer/middle lid and transitioned into 5th Ave. They are very pigmented and do have a little fall out but it’s workable. They are oh-so blendable on the eyes!


Here are the swatches! The photo on the left is the top row, and the photo on the right is the bottom row. They are swatched from the left side of the palette starting at my wrist.

Have you tried other Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows/palettes? How do you think this limited edition beauty compares?


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