Happy Monday Beauties
Another Monday means another ABH product review. Today we’re having a look at this limited edition collaboration eyeshadow palette created by Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic and Anastasia Beverly Hills. He’s the talented artist behind all Kim Kardashian’s flawless looks from her sultry smokey eyes to that every day ‘no makeup’ picture perfect looks. Though I’m not a Kardashian fan, I have to admit that her makeup always looks immaculate.
I didn’t purchase this palette when it was released but a friend of mine was kind enough to sell me hers after a declutter (get yourself friends like these lol). This palette has been a great addition to my Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette collection. I feel like a lot of Kim’s signature looks are encapsulated in this eyeshadow palette. It’s a beautiful palette with a stunning selection of well thought out neutral earth/ fall shades that all work well together.
The packaging doesn’t really excite me. The 12 eyeshadows come housed in a black cardboard casing, magnetic closure, a good size mirror and gold writing. The palette also comes with a double-ended brush, like all the other palettes, which I quite like. I suppose if I have to view this from a different perspective, I’d say an unpretentious, frill-free packaging like this one just looks straight up classy. So there’s no need for glitzy, overdone decorations.
Eyeshadows and Pigmentation
Abh palettes usually have 14 eyeshadows whereas this one has 12. The palette has an array of browns, bronzes, golds, a stunning olive green and a bold gunmetal shade. There are 3 ultra matte shades (Lula, Isabel, Violeta), 7 satin shades (Hollywood, NYC, Kim, Muse, Claudia, Bronx, Paris), and 2 metallic shades (Marina, 5th Avenue). The exceptional quality is what I love most about the shadows this palette. The texture of the shadows has a perfect balance of powder and cream. They’re buttery soft, highly pigmented and the blendability is outstanding. Some fall out is unfortunately unavoidable with such soft shadows but this doesn’t bother me at all.
The swatches from top to bottom, corresponding to the shades in the palette from left to right, are:
- 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
I usually have shades that stand out (ones I gravitate to more) and then some that are just “OK”, whether it’s the shade or the way it performs but I have to say that I love all these shades equally.
I rate the Master Palette by Mario a 10/10! There was so much hype around this palette, so my expectations were high but this beauty surpassed them all. For $45, it is pricier than all their other palettes but worth every penny. If I had to nitpick, I’d say a lighter transition shade or shimmer/ matte shade that was light enough to highlight the brow bone would’ve been AMAZING!
This palette was limited edition and unfortunately not available anymore. If you have this a part of our collection then, believe me, you have one of the best palettes out there.
Do you own this beauty? Do you love it as much as I do? Your thoughts on the shade selection?
Stay tuned for next weeks post as it’ll be the last one for this series.