Walking the aisles of makeup stores has become a therapeutic escape for me. I love going by myself on empty afternoons when I have nothing going on, and taking my time wandering between aisles and swatching different products until the back of my hands look like they were in some kind of art supplies explosion.
On my last trip to Ulta, I had no intention of buying anything. (Story of my life.) But when I stumbled upon this beauty, I knew I had to have it ASAP. I’m a sucker for neutral and jewel tones, since they work so well with my pale skin and are so versatile for a wearable everyday kind of look.
Meet my new favorite toy this fall, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. Isn’t she a beaut?!
This palette contains a range of matte to shimmery metallic shadows and my favorite part about this palette is that all of the shades complement each other and are designed to work together. You can layer any shadow on this palette and create a gorgeous look for any occasion.
Here’s what the shadows look like swatched on my arm:
The shadows are as follows:
- Hollywood (metallic wheat gold w/ satin finish)
- NYC (rich chocolate brown w/ satin finish)
- Kim (ultimate tan w/ satin finish)
- Muse (rose gold w/ satin finish)
- Marina (champagne w/ metallic finish)
- Claudia (slate w/ velvet finish)
- Lula (soft taupe w/ ultra-matte finish)
- Isabel (burnt orange w/ ultra-matte finish)
- Violeta (dark chocolate w/ ultra-matte finish
- 5th Ave (gold leaf w/ metallic finish)
- Bronx (metallic olive w/ satin finish)
- Paris (gilded brown w/ satin finish)
My favorites for this November are definitely Isabel, Muse, and NYC. Layered together they make a gorgeous warm metallic look that has become my go-to eye look for fall. These colors are going to be perfect for a Thanksgiving makeup look as well!
I even find that I don’t necessarily need a primer with these shadows. (The swatches on my arm had to be scrubbed off with soap and water.) I’m also a sucker for packaging, and Anastasia never disappoints. I love the smooth black and gold case the palette came in.
The palette is $45 at Ulta or Sephora, and you’re receiving twelve super pigmented eye shadows at around 0.02 oz each. (This comes out to around less than $4 per shadow, which is a great deal considering Anastasia Beverly Hills is a high-end brand that is focused on quality.) I also loved that the palette comes with a mirror and a double-ended brush for application, though I find that my other eye shadow brushes get the job done with a lot less effort and are better for blending.
Overall? I highly recommend the Master Palette by Mario. It’s limited edition, so make sure to snatch one up if you’re interested!
What’s your current makeup fave that you’re obsessing over at the moment? Share all the details with me in the comments below so I can check it out!