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This Makeup by Mario Review will go into detail about who is Mario Dedivanovic is a world class celebrity makeup artist. He’s most known for his work with Kim Kardashian but overall the way he has developed his craft into one of the most influential artists in the world.
Makeup by Mario recently launched his makeup line and every single product is a hit. Keep reading to find out more about the Makeup by Mario collection.
If you’re asking: “Are the Makeup by Mario Products Actually Good?” you’ve come to the right place! I’m here to tell you that the Makeup by Mario products are TOP quality. Below is a review of my favourite products from Makeup by Mario.
About Makeup by Mario
Makeup by Mario is a makeup line that started in 2020 marking 20 years of Mario being a makeup artist in the industry. He’s developed a carefully selected list of core products that he has worked so hard to create. He also wanted to be very inclusive for all skin tones so you’ll see a great shade range coming out of all of his products.
Where Can You Buy Makeup by Mario?
You can buy Makeup by Mario either on MakeupbyMario.com or at Sephora. Makeup by Mario products can be bought internationally and shipped to most countries this is through DHL.
I have bought most of my Makeup by Mario products via Sephora because I find that I prefer to get the points that way. However, if you sign up for email, you can get 15% off your first purchase at MakeupbyMario.com.
Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Contour Stick
The Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Contour Stick is one of the best cream contours on the market right now. It is very soft to the touch which makes blending very easy. One of the great things about the packaging of the Soft Sculpt Shaping Contour Stick is that there’s a brush on the end that’s angled perfectly for tight contouring making it super easy to blend out. It is a matte finish so you don’t have to worry about awkward shimmer from this stick because it is simply made for one purpose: to contour.
The other main goal of this stick is never to turn out orange or muddy with contour. Mario is very particular about how contour looks so he has worked on the formula to ensure there aren’t any weird undertones. There are 6 shades of the contour stick so you don’t have to find your exact shade anything a few shades darker than your skin tone will do.
Even though it’s super creamy, it’s not messy or hard to blend and a little goes a long way. If you wanted to use this as a bronzer you should use your brush on the actual product itself and then stamp it into your face sweeping in an upward motion.
The Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick is a best seller at Sephora and the reviews on it have been amazing – it is actually sold out most of the time!
I have been using the Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick and I am actually loving it. I have the Nudestix in Bondae Bae which is a bronzing contour stick with a brush at the end. The main difference between Makeup by Mario and Nudestix is that Nudestix is a harder product and is a bit harder to blend out. Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt is very much like the name: SOFT.
For beginners, either Nudestix or Makeup by Mario Contour Sticks will do but if you want something that blends out the easiest then I suggest the Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Contour Stick.
If you see the Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick in stock you better grab them because they are usually sold out at Sephora because they are such a popular item for 2021.
Makeup by Mario- Soft Pop Blush Stick
The Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick is one of my all time favourite cream blushes!
If you want to get into cream blushes but are a beginner or don’t know where to start these are easily blendable so its perfect for new users.
I have the shade Pale Petal which is a soft pink (see swatch below). I notice there’s a bit of a shimmer in the makeup stick giving it lots of dimension and shine. It’s dewy without being too sticky and blends like a dream.
Pale Petal is really similar to the Nudestix Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Colour in Cherry Blossom Bae. There is definitely a dewy finish with a water colour tone but I find that the Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick does a better job at blending out overall. As you can see from the swatch there’s definitely a dewy finish to it.
The other shades that the Soft Pop Blush Stick come in are: Dusty Rose (a neutral taupe rose shade), Earthy Pink (a blushy rose), Soft Coral (peachy pop shade), Raspberry (bright pink and on the cool tones) and Plumberry which is a deep rich plum. You can see how each shade of the cream blush looks based on the swatches below.
I swatched all of the Soft Pop Blush Stick at Sephora and instantly fell in love with the Soft Petal Shade.
When you open the package you’ll see how smooth this cream blush is there’s literally no texture even though there’s an element of shine and hint of sparkle to it. It glides on so evenly and I did use the brush on the other end to blend it out. I found that I didn’t even need to use the brush on the end and could have just used my fingers if I wanted to.
Overall, the Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick is absolutely worth it if you’re a beginner looking for the perfect pink cream blush! At only $35 CAD, it’s very comparable to other cream blushes out there.
Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
The Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is arguably the best neutral eyeshadow palette on the market right now. The way that the neutral colours leave room for a very basic or glam smokey eye is one of the most versatile eyeshadow palettes.
These shades aren’t too pigmented so the idea is to build them up for a more smokey eye look while avoiding fallout.
The texture of the eyeshadow has a creamy feel but doesn’t appear chalky when applied as some matte shadows do. Also, the tone range in the Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for just about any skin tone.
One thing to note is that you should not use water with the Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette. Good thing the formula is creamy enough to avoid having to make the eyeshadows look more dramatic with water.
Mario recently did Mikala Longueira’s makeup with the Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette and they go on so beautifully I am so impressed with this eyeshadow palette. It totally transformed her into a different type of glam. Since Mario does work with Kim Kardashian, he has perfected his neutral look on her so if you want to get eyes like Kim K. you better pick up the Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette ASAP!
Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick
The Ultra Suede Lipsticks are the newest addition to the Makeup by Mario line. These Ultra Suede Lipsticks have an airy whipped feel to them and are similar to the Mac Powder Kiss. If you love the finish of suede, you’ll love how plush and pillow like your lips will appear with these lipsticks.
Also, the Ultra Suede Lipsticks are mostly in neutral shades with some berry hues. These are mostly all fall and winter shades, I can see Mario releasing new lipsticks in Spring 2022 that have brighter shades of oranges and reds.
There are deeper shades so you can find the perfect neutrals for every skin type. Here are the swatches of the Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipsticks:
Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencil
The great news is that the Ultra Suede Lip Liner comes in 12 neutral tones ranging from a mauve pink to spiced browns. This is the perfect lip pencil if you want to contour your lips. There’s also a brush on the end of the tip to allow you to blend out the colour perfectly on your lips. You can top this lip liner with the Ultra Suede Lipstick or you can just apply a clear gloss and go.
Either way, these Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencils are worth the money because the formula is amazing and they are great for sculpting lips for days!
I hope you liked this Makeup by Mario review. Into 2022 you will see a lot more makeup products being released from Makeup by Mario.
If you have tried some Makeup by Mario products or you have any products you want me to review leave a note in the comments below.
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