Makeup lovers rejoice! 20 years in the making, with immaculate attention to detail and perfection being his middle name, makeup artist Mario just launched his own makeup line.
The first of what I believe will be many more products to come, the initial launch comprises of everything you could ever need to create the most amazing eye looks!
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Makeup By Mario
A LITTLE ABOUT MARIO
Mario has a unique makeup style which combines a classic balance of clean glam lines with that effortless “lived in” look.
One thing that always stood out for me with Mario (which personally resonates with me) is his level of perfection. Though such thing doesn’t exist when it comes to artistry, I can resonate with his need to want things a particular way. It’s this passion and conviction of his vision that translates into everything he signs his name to.
Needless to say, seeing his dedication to makeup over the years, I just knew his makeup line would be special and by the look of things, he delivered just that…
Lets start with color products first and there are plenty of stars in this line up…
There are three amazing palettes within this collection. Master Mattes, Master Metallics and Master Metals.
Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette ($48); is a 12-pan all matte palette inspired by many shades of skin tones. From soft vanilla to warm tans, a hint of rustic burgundy to cool browns and black, this palette is a neutral-palette perfection. Whether you prefer soft everyday looks, or use this palette to accompany shimmer shades, I’m drooling over the well rounded silky smooth colors in this compact.
Master Metallics Eyeshadow Palette ($48); is a 12-pan all shimmer palette which looks like a box of jewels. With intense metallic finish, the color range varies from golds to coppers, berries and khaki to jade green and gun metal gray. Whether you couple these colors with the matte palette shades or use them on their own, this palette is truly stunning to say the least.
By Mario Master Mattes & Master Metallics Eyeshadow Palettes
Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette ($48); is such a unique masterpiece. Containing five super intense pressed pigments inspired by metals such as silver, gold, bronze, copper and rose gold, these colors can either be used dry or diluted to a liquid/cream version with the new mixing medium.
The palette itself has a removable tray where you can scrape the product into and mix with the liquid medium, to make it easy to wash off and click back into place when finished.
The Master Manipulator ($14) which is the clear liquid mixing medium comes with a spatula.
By Mario Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette & Master Manipulator Mixing Medium
MASTER CRYSTAL REFLECTOR HIGHLIGHTERS
Inspired by Mario’s love of crystals (and I’m totally on board with that), these sparkling light reflecting highlighters can be used on the face and on the eyes to create a prismatic finish that catches the light beautifully from all angles.
Available in three stunning shades of Bronzite, Citrine and Quartz, these highlighters can dial up a look from day to night with a single swipe. They retail at $24 each.
By Mario Master Crystal Reflector Highlighters – Bronzite; Citrine and Quartz
Continuing on with everything that glows and glistens, next up is yet another unique product that can be used both on the face, the eyes and the lips.
Master Secret Glow in Expensive ($22); is a transparent balm which gives the skin that high shine “glass” look. Tapped on the high points of the cheeks or used over both matte or shimmer shadows on the eyes, you can also use this balm to give bare skin an instant pick me up.
By Mario Master Secret Glow in Expensive
MASTER EYE PREP & SET
No eye look is complete without a well prepped and set eye area. Especially when doing glam looks, a crisp and clean eye area can instantly change the look of your eye makeup…for the better.
Master Eye Prep & Set ($28); comes in three shades of Light, Medium and Deep. Each compact contains two varying shades of concealers and a translucent powder. So you can not only prep the eyelids before going in with eyeshadows but also conceal and set under the eyes to lock everything in.
By Mario Master Eye Prep & Set
Master Pigment Pro Pencil ($22); available in Black and Perfect Brown (which is a matte chocolate shade), these kohl pencils provide a smooth yet intense application which can be used to create sharp lines or a soft smudged look – thanks to the flat eyeliner brush they come with (on the other end of the pencil)
Master Mattes Brightening Pencil ($20); is a warm beige shade which can be used on the waterline to brighten the eyes, the inner corner of the eyes to highlight and even on the browbone to lift the eyes up.
Master Mattes Liquid Liner in Super Black ($22); with a super sharp felt tip and an intense black color, this liquid eyeliner will help you create lines as thin or thick as you prefer.
By Mario Eyeliners
Of course, to accompany all these amazing products, we need amazing tools. Featuring five do-it-all eye brushes, the line has everything you need to pack on eyeshadows, flawlessly blend them and do precision work. They retail at $22 each.
And if you make a mistake? Wipe it off with By Mario Gentle Makeup Remover Wipes ($15)
By Mario Makeup Brushes & Gentle Makeup Remover Wipes
I’ve left the star of the collection to last…practically cos it is the collection itself. If you made it to this part of the post and completely in love with every single product; or if you’re a pro makeup artist and want a well rounded kit which has everything you need for the eyes, you can purchase the whole By Mario collection in a sleek case.
The Master Eye Collection Artist’s Box retails at $545 and given the variety and the quality of the products, is a great investment both for personal and professional kits.
This item is only available at MakeupByMario.com
By Mario Master Eye Collection Artist’s Box
And here we have it beauties. A super talented man pouring his heart and experience into his very first makeup collection.
From packaging to the color themes, versatility of each product to the “everything you need” approach, the new By Mario Collection is nothing short of what I would have expected from him.
Let me know your favorites from this line and what you ordered :)