Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains twelve eyeshadows housed in a fairly slim, cardboard palette with a mirror on the interior of the lid. The formula in the palette seemed softer, more velvety than past iterations I’ve tried from Anastasia (even newer released singles), so the palette has more powder kickup and can be messier if you use rougher or denser brushes with it, but the shades are rather pigmented so you don’t need to use a lot of pressure to get enough product for application either. That softness didn’t result in the eyeshadow sheering out too easily, rather that the eyeshadows blended well together and seamlessly. In some ways, I felt like it could be a little muddied, as some of the tones and depths of shades were nearer to each other, but it will all be in the pairing, I think. The eyeshadows lasted for seven to eight and a half hours on me, which was good wear, and obviously, a primer should help extend wear further.

It is a warmer, more earthy set of neutrals; the colors are more in the mid-tone range with a few deeper shades but no really light shades. If you want an all-in-one palette, you may find this is missing a brow bone and/or transition shade (depending on your skin tone). I wish there was more of a difference between Hollywood and 5th Ave shades and between NYC and Muse, though. I think they could have been lighter/darker respectively and given added versatility to the color combinations here or even substituting one of the gold shades for a taupe or purple-leaning plum.

Each eyeshadow is 0.025 oz., which is the same as last year’s Self-Made palette, but the price point is $10.00 more for this year’s palette (Self-Made was $35.00). I understand that this is a collaboration between Anastasia and makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, but it’s certainly a steep increase, even accepting that there is some additional price built-in to pay the collaborator. It is “worth it” with respect to the overall quality and amount of product you get, but I’m not keen on that drastic difference in price. As another example, Modern Renaissance palette is only $42 and includes two more eyeshadows, so I hope that this price point isn’t a preview of more price hikes to come!

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $12.00 for 0.06 oz. or $200.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $60.00

Hollywood is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. It had good color payoff with a smooth, lightly dusty texture that had a bit of fall out during application as some of the shimmer separated from the base when blended. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Viseart Nuance #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (DC, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Famed (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (DC, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Compass (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Ceska (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Play by Play (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Affresco #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Lithe (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #10 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYC is a muted, smoldering reddish-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. The color applied well to bare skin without losing its intensity when blended. I noticed fading after eight hours of wear. Chanel Codes Elegants #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Affresco #8 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Volcanic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Speakeasy (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Sequoia (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Persona Bossy (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O Yeah (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Pit (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Expose #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fresh Brewed Coffee (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Shadow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Coral Canvas #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Ebloui (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Howdy (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (DC, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kim is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and lighter, golden shimmer. The pigmentation was great, while the texture had a very silky, finely-milled feel to it that was a touch dusty and prone to kicking up an excessive amount of product in the pan. On the upside, the eyeshadow was easy to blend and apply to the skin, and while dustiness often translates into sheer or patchy color, this shade applied with good, even coverage. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sable Riche (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Stila Peace (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cedar (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bad Habit Klimt (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Desire (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Stinger (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unattainable (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Muse is a muted, medium-dark reddish brown with a hint of warmer, copper in its undertone paired with a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, velvety, and slightly denser texture that applied beautifully to bare skin. A little went a long way with this shade, so use less than you think you need, but it was easy to work with and lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Lancome Brune Glace (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Fireside Chat (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gift Giver (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Rose to the Top (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Primavera (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sultry (PiP, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Minx #6 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Comfort (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC In the Sun (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color Yas! (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Winter Pursuit (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marina is a light-medium, peachy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color payoff was fantastic–totally opaque with little product needed–and had a silky, smooth, and lightly creamy texture that was forgiving and easy to blend out on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably. Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Hiver #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Ciate Glisten (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Iced Rose (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Sofia (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Spill the Tea (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Night Fever (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Maiden (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Soleil (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bubbles (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Constellation (LE, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Stargirl (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Celestial (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Claudia is a muted, dark gray with cool, bluish undertones and fine teal micro-shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it was the weakest shade with respect to coverage in the palette. It was soft, finely-milled, and a touch dusty, and it had a tendency to sheer out when blended–which worked for darkening other shades but was harder to work with if trying to use it on its own. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Cle de Peau Balance (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Terra Moons Split (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Slate (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Gris Exquis (LE, $29.50) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Panorama (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Smoke (Define) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #26 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Fascination #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Typographic (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Soot (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Amnesia (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #4 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Dagger (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Deep Fog (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop BlasΓ© (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Hematite (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Douceur et Serenite #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #376 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Shadow (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Pyrenees (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lula is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, not too thin, and it wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, which made it the type of matte that was easy to apply and blend out while still getting true-to-pan coverage out of it. It wore for just over eight hours on me. Tarte Profesh (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Danessa Myricks Exposed (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Musk (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Terra Moons Decadent (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Dogma (PiP, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Puppy (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Stone (LE, $22.00) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Fickle Fate (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Camel Smoke (23) (DC, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bandwagon (DC, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bad Habit Mona (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Clay (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Warm Taupe (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Sophia (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Isabel is a muted, medium-dark orange with hints of brown and a matte finish. The color payoff was fully opaque and true-to-pan. It had a smooth, velvety texture that was finely-milled and effortless to blend on the skin. I had no trouble applying, blending, and using this shade on bare skin, which is often where matte eyeshadows go wrong. I noticed the color started to fade at the eight-hour mark. Bad Habit Aria (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Morocco (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bunny Fu-Fu (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange (PiP, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Realgar (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #122R Middle (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Rust (Contour) (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Summer Yum (PiP, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Riff (DC, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violeta is a dark, reddish brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was buildable to opaque coverage after two to three layers. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, and fairly easy to blend, but it was the “hardest” to use within the palette as it did take a bit of work to soften the edges as it seemed to melt a bit more on bare skin. If you used a primer, I do not think it would be an issue. On me, it lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing. LORAC Joshua Tree (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Back Rolls (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Ciate Queen Bee (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Deep Shade (PiP, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (DC, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Makeup & Chill (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Coco (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Noche (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Over the Top (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dive (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Dolce (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Tuscany (PiP, ) is less pigmented, warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

5th Ave is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had great pigmentation with a very smooth, velvety texture that was soft enough that it was also dusty to the touch and kicked up the product in the pan easily. That softness did translate into good blendability, and it seemed to soften on the lid and looked a little “lived in” where the shimmer has a more luminous, glowing look to it. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Ardency Inn Sunday (DC, $21.00)(100% similar). Smashbox Champagne (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lava Lustre #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Pat McGrath After Glow (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop The Mayor (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Tropical Express #2 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Cruisin' (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Dior Sundeck #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (DC, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hype (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) (LE, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Jinxie (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (100% similar). Anastasia Primavera (PiP, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lithe (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronx is a dark, olive green with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that felt a bit firmer compared to other shades, but it didn’t have the kickup that others had, so it was easier and more forgiving if you over-applied the color to your brush. This shade wore for just over eight hours on me. MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Laurel (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Scandal #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Chains (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Treasure (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dream Glow (Smoke) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #4 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (DC, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Golden Bronze (381) (P, $9.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Paris is a dark, bronzy brown with warm, copper undertones and a golden, frosted finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too dusty in the pan. The texture was a better balance between soft and blendable, firm and intense. When I tested this shade for wear, the color wore for eight and a half hours. Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Sable Bronze (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Come On (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Rosebud (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Distilled (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Boxer (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Ruby #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Cinnamon (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #4 (PiP, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Intermission (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Monaco-co (Enchanted Forest) (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Double Life (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Lueurs Ambrees #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Museum Bronze (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Patine Bronze (840) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Master Palette by Mario Eyeshadow Palette | Look Breakdown

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Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, very pretty set of colors, very earthy autumn/fall feel to them! Glad this scored well for those interested, but I’m skipping, as I have dupes in my stash. So happy to see Tom Ford Raw Jade listed as close dupe for Bronx.

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The price hike I notice aswell. I have the MR palette from ABH and love the shades in them but had 14 shades and this 12 and is more expensive hope the next palette will not be a price hike from the MR palette. But this palette seems like the perfect every day colours for my skintone (nc45-50) no light matte shades means no ashy shades for me so works for me. Can wait to receive the palette!

Lulle Avatar

I have no doubt that it will be a hit, but the colors are not for me. Like I said in the sneak peek comments, red-based and orange shades really don’t flatter me, and they makeup almost half of this palette. I really thought it would be more neutral in undertones based on the promo pics, but it just leans so orange. I know your lighting is on point so I’ll trust your pics on that!

Mariella Avatar

Lulle, I’m like you but this one seems a lot more wearable than the Modern Renaissance one. I only wish that first, very orangey beige had been a pearly white type of highlighter shade. As it stands now, I’m very much on the fence with this palette because the colours I like best are those for which I already have almost identical shadows and in multiples!

Julia Avatar

Agree 100%! If it had a light and pearly highlight, I think I would have purchased without hesitation. The way it is, though, seems a little heavy and a quite yellow leaning overall. πŸ™ Ah well, not like I needed another neutral palette! And I’m totally in the same boat as you – the shades I find prettiest are the ones I can already dupe 3x over.

Kristin P. Avatar

How do you feel this compares (aside from in price, which you already covered) to the Modern Renaissance palette? That palette is probably my favorite one I’ve ever owned. I’d love to own more shades like it… do you feel like this one is near/equal in quality? And do you feel like the two have too many similar shades (it looks like there’s at least some overlap) to make it worth owning both?

Christine Avatar

The formula feels a little different to me – it feels softer in general – though I’d say the mattes are comparable to the mattes in Modern Renaissance. An A is an A is an A though, for Anastasia eyeshadows (the formula isn’t marketed different from palette to palette, so they are reviewed on the same criteria).

You can compare any two palettes to see what dupes exist between the two through Palette vs. Palette on The Dupe List πŸ™‚ http://www.temptalia.com/palette-vs-palette/?palette_1_search=Anastasia+Modern+Renaissance&palette_1=237986&palette_2_search=Anastasia+Master+Palette+by+Mario&palette_2=260977

Lea Avatar

I decided last night that if I was waffling on whether to keep it, then I clearly don’t want it enough. I’d rather pick out individual colors from the dupe list. I have the same plan for the shades I like in the MR palette. Cheers to the dupe list!

Paula Avatar

I’m definitely getting this palette. However I’m glad you pointed out the price hike. My last Anastasia palette purchase was the Amrezy palette and that was $29. Granted, it had 10 shadows intead of 12 but still I’m like sheesh! The palette still seems to have cardboard and plastic packaging. I’m not thrilled about forking over that much for this, but I’m a sucker for the color selection plus it scored so well.

Christine Avatar

I’m not pleased about it. I almost did not mark it as a “Temptalia Recommends” solely because of the price hike, even though it is a great palette. The palette’s packaging is not any better/worse than the average eyeshadow palette ABH has put out – it is cardboard. Sturdy enough (I actually find cardboard better for traveling, as it absorbs bumps and drops better), but it’s not like they beefed up packaging with the price hike.

Carrie Avatar

This palette is absolutely insanely warm toned. There isn’t even a token neutral shade thrown into the mix. Us cool gals are screwed over yet again :-/

Christine Avatar

It’s definitely dupable – I feel like it is going to be best for someone who likes these types of shades and likes having them in a single palette, but with a few neutral palettes and perhaps a colorful one or two, you would likely have some overlap!

RaeGoesLightly Avatar

This is exactly why I bought it! And I have all the UD Nakeds, around 20 ABH singles, a great MAC 16 pan neutral, 4 Vice Palettes, etc, etc. But to me, it’s really perfect. After receiving, I ordered a backup. With my collection, I could never buy another palette for 40 years and still have enough. But I’m on my 3rd Naked one and this one was so perfect for me…every color. So I bought a backup.

I personally don’t think Naked 1 was too bronzey. But this one is so perfect for me. I love the olive toned Bronx too. By dream palette by UD would be a copper/olive Naked.

This, with the Take me to Tandego, Champagne Pop, and theBalm plum blush, will minimize what I usually pack when I travel.

LindaP Avatar

I posted this in the preview thread about the brow bone highlighting issue. My take not meshed with Christine’s review….

I got busy having fun swatching and matching to Christine’s photos what I think can work as brow bone highlighters in this palette.

The two that I think work are 5th Avenue and Marina. Yes, what I swatched matches Christine’s pix. Yet, using a light hand, they apply with a translucence that works as a highlighter for me. 5th Avenue is champagne with gold tone and Marina is a champagne with rose tone. The pigment is nuts on these, so you can go full on lid coverage, or use lightly to highlight. (I am going to try them on the cheekbones next.)

If you want a more white highlighter, or a matte, you will not find that in here. That’s for sure.

One would think that someone like Mario would not leave such a hole in his palette as to not have highlight tones, but maybe that’s too much credit? I dunno. I think two things make the difference here. As Christine said, skin tone (I’m light/medium with a bit of a yellow undertone). Second is application depth. If you pack it on, it will be intense. A light hand and the colors’ translucence can make the difference here.

I know that some days I may still reach for Shroom instead of this with shimmer, but that doesn’t bother me personally. I do it without thinking.

Christine Avatar

The no brow bone shade doesn’t bother me either, Linda, because I would rather it work for more people (because inevitably, brow bone = light beige or worse, almost white, which isn’t going to highlight for everyone), but I know it can be an issue for others who want an all-in-one palette. I’ve encountered this with palettes to the point where I actually always use a single for my brow bone when I travel, because then I can have the one that matches me best!

AB Avatar

I do want this, I can’t help it. There are only a couple of shades I wouldn’t use, and I don’t have any dupes for the ones I like most. Quality is very good throughout. On the other hand — cost. So I’ll have to see what the makeup gods want from me: if I spot in it in stores, it’s mine; if not, I’ll be saving my pennies for another item on my wish list.

P Jill Avatar

As I wrote yesterday– I purchased one and gifted one. I am looking at my makeup drawer right now and seeing 3 large eye pallettes from Mark Jacobs, Laura Mercier, and now ABH and anniversary BB. gifting a few of my — still no regrets. I am confident that I will never ever run out of shadow. In order to use it, I will have to apply daily until I am 80 and beyond.

JC Avatar

The price hike is pretty annoying, and it’s one of the reasons I won’t be buying this. Although all the shadows do perform beautifully, it’s basically yet another shimmery neutral palette with the addition of 2 muted pops: Claudia and Bronx. And Bronx is indeed a gorgeous olive green that almost makes me want this. But as I expected based on swatches, Claudia is the worst-performing shade in this palette. πŸ™ It looks like such a lovely denim blue in the pan, but looks super muddy in every swatch I’ve seen thus far.

Genevieve Avatar

This is a glorious palette for those who love these earthy autumn tones. None of these shades are original, but they are all put together in one palette. It does remind me of the bareMinerals Soft and Smoky and The Rare Find in its shade range. The ratings are pretty solid for this palette too.
Beautiful eye looks Christine.

LaMaitresse Avatar

I’m glad it’s great quality, but it’s all pretty dupeable and a pass for me. Plus the packaging is dreadful for $60.00, let alone $20.00. It doesn’t look like it will stand up one domestic, let alone a transatlantic flight!

Christine Avatar

It is $45, unless maybe you’re speaking to me in Canadian dollars – I double checked to make sure I didn’t write the price wrong, though.

I don’t think there will be any issues traveling with it – the palette is sturdy, and thicker cardboard travels exceptionally well as the cardboard acts as a bit of a shock absorber (vs. plastic), in my experience!

Lea Avatar

I agree, this should travel just fine. It’s cardboard, true – but it’s dense and sturdy. It feels like it could take a pretty good fall without damaging the shadow.

shortie Avatar

the reason for the price hike vs the amrezy palettes and other collabs is because this palette is made in the USA. the others are made in China. ive swatched her other palettes and aside from modern ren palette, her other palettes don’t have the best shadow quality. however, this Mario palette is definitely good quality. I could tell from first swatch how much better it was than the other palettes she has put out

Carmen Avatar

i don’t think that Self Made was made in China, as I bought it and don’t buy m/u made in China, period. I checked the label on the back. (I gave it to my sister so i don’t have it here).

April Avatar

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! I feel like I can find some of these shades from my Morphe 35O palette. Yes, it is not as buttery as the ABH eye shadows but with the right primer it gives the same pay off.
I am still waiting for the MR to get in stock πŸ™‚ xo

Mary D Avatar

I have MUFE dupes for NYC, Kim and Isabel, with Muse and Bronx looking pretty similar to a couple of other MUFE shadows that I own(which is the main reason why I haven’t ordered this palette, yet). All of the colors are perfect for me, but am wondering if I should just continue to add to my MUFE collection(27, so far and 1 palette), as I LOVE those eye shadows. Decisions, decisions!

Mary D Avatar

Never tried ABH, but happened to be in Ulta yesterday and decided to swatch Modern Renaissance(with disposable sponge applicators). I was shocked at how powdery they were and the lighter colors just looked ashy on my skin(MAC NC45/NW 43). So, yeah…I may just stay with MUFE shadows! Thanks, Christine!

Elle Avatar

This was a palette I was heavily considering but the price is a bit of a deal breaker whenever it is a neutral palette. Even whenever the Modern Renaissance released, I was surprised of the price hike ($35 –> 42) from the Self Made palette, a palette of similar size. I asked Norvina (Claudia, Anastasia’s daughter) about it on her IG and she claims a change in the formula is to blame for the price hike. I even double checked between the single eyeshadow and past palette formulas and the ingredients are slightly different.

Christine Avatar

The price difference between Self-Made and Modern Renaissance did not bother me, as it’s within range of what it would be for the larger palette overall, I think. If you just take the $35/12 and then take the per-shade price against the 14 in Modern Renaissance, it would be $40.83. I would expect a +$1-2 over the year for inflation/general price increases (that most brands do), so $42 was more in line with expectations to me.

Ame Avatar

I got mine yesterday and I love it but I 100% agree with the swap of a paler version of m muse and a deep plum for one of the golds…maybe one of the mattes could’ve been much lighter for brow bone.

Nicole Avatar

Awesome! I ordered it a few days ago when I saw a WG video talking about it; before that I really wasn’t interested. This review of yours reinforces that it was a sound decision. I have a lot of neutral and warm palettes, but a lot of them I’m giving or have given away because I’ve realized the shadows themselves are problematic and I want shadows now for the quality, not just the color. Happy my impulse buy wasn’t a bad one. Thanks again for getting this review up so fast!

Indira Avatar

Christine, as always thank you for your honest reviews. This looks like a great fall everyday palette. Like you I was stunned at the price point. I was like wait a minute. I get more product in my Renaissance Palette for less $$. I hope it’s not an indication of rising prices. ?

Lola Avatar

Thank you! I wAnted to see your review before buying but now I think I’m going to skip it. I’m light-skinned and I think these shadows would be way too warm and dark for me.

kjh Avatar

Lovely, but glad I have dupes for the shades I like, except must score mufe teak. And eventually MR. I can see myself making a mess with this one. The only palette that leans brown or yellow that I can work is Monarch, and that only by strategic underblending.

Ditte K. Avatar

Even though this is really pretty and I would love to own it, I refuse to buy it because Sephora set the price in Denmark to be 70 dollars.

Kim Avatar

Thank you for the wonderfully comprehensive review and the inspiring eye looks! I love the palette comparison tool – first time I’ve used it. I have two other palettes that appear to have similarities, but have not been reviewed here. The Morphe 12S palette may have some comparable shimmer shades, though it has no mattes. The Violet Voss x Laura Lee is a warm-leaning palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers. That said, and even though I have the MR palette with four dupe shades, I’m considering adding this one to my collection for the quality and convenience of having the included shades all together. And, what can I say, I’m a junkie!

ms Avatar

thank you for addressing the price hike. i actually regret not buyin abh palettes when they weren’t in their 30s. i bought this, i don’t have the MR palette, i think i’ll buy that in the 20% off sale, maybe. i really miss es palettes in the 30s price range. but i also have an easier time not buying es palettes now cos i have so much makeup. so that’s good at least.

Fran Avatar

Even though many of these shades are very pretty, a palette full of warm neutrals is just not for me. Plus of course one of my favorite shades (Claudia) is the worst-performing. Plus it would never work as a stand-alone palette for me; I need a light demi-matte, matte or slightly satiny shade. Lula would make a nice hood/crease/transition shade for me, though, which is something that a lot of palettes are missing. Love Bronx. Love Muse, too, although it might be too red for use next to my eyes. Well, at least I have a dupe for Bronx, MUFE D320 Golden Khaki. I could easily talk myself into this one because it’s so pretty and the quality’s good, but I know I would end up not using it that much…

Ashleigh Avatar

I watched a few video reviews on it, and Tarababyz did a thorough video review and the two of you combined always immensely help my sight-unseen decisions. πŸ™‚ Went ahead and ordered this one, the color selection is just beautiful and I know I love the ABH formula. It’s not an all-inclusive palette and that’s a bummer, but I usually supplement my palettes with lighter shades from elsewhere anyways.

Amanda Avatar

I was waiting for you to review this one! I’m on the fence between the Lorac Mega Pro 3 and the ABH Mario Palette, which one would you recommend?
I’m running out of time, they will be sold out any minute now?

Helene Avatar

I’m going to skip this. I like it a lot, but I have dupes for a lot of the colours. I am thinking of getting the MR palette though, I think I’d have more fun with it. And then there are the Matte Metallic from Kat Von D coming soon, I hope, and UD’s huge colourful palette. I guess I feel more into colours than nudes, and that after buing two drugstore nude palettes just the other day. πŸ™‚

Marie-Estelle Avatar

Your stunning looks really tempt me! I’ll might buy it if they realise it in Europe (the Moonchild just hit the shelves). But first I’ll check the MUFE dupe you indicate. Might have a few in my stash or on my wish list.

I love my MUFE and viseart shadows. Never tried ABH… I hope I won’t be disappointed if I gave on this one!

I also don’t care much about the absence of a brow highlight. I rather have one which perfectly suits my skin tone and have it as a single because the pans in palettes are often too small for my taste (for that kind of shade) !

BonnieBBon Avatar

It’s killing me now more than ever that I ordered this from Ulta for the 3x bonus points that convert to $ instead of Sephora for the it will be here in 2 days rather than the weeks it takes the donkey they employ to walk it’s way to my local shipping hub. I want it nooooooow :::annoying whine::: Even though these are neutrals the finishes, tones and just overall curation are actually different than pretty much anything I can think of off the top of my head especially when you factor in the quality. I love pigment! I don’t have time to build AND blend! Lol

MichelleChefNYC Avatar

I’m so surprised to see the photos and swatches of this palette! They look so different than the promo images they released for this palette, which looked so cool toned. It seemed to make sense that they might put out a cooler toned palette after releasing the incredibly warm toned Modern Renaissance. You would think they would make more of an effort to ensure the promotional imagery accurately represents the colors within the palette, at least come close. I was so looking forward to this, but now I think I am going to pass, even though it scored so well and I like the Anastasia formula. I have too many dupes and can’t justify another warm toned mainly neutrals palette, especially with that price increase…

Ellie Avatar

I love this palette – I had the pleasure of picking it up in Sephora while I was visiting NYC a few weeks ago. I couldn’t believe that I got my hands on it (I’m from England and so it probably wouldn’t launch here until 2017) I was later told by a friend it was put out early by mistake, so I’m pretty happy I picked it up (for a minute I even deliberated whether I actually need it… pfft I soon snapped out of it!).

The colours (although some very similar) are beautifully pigmented and delightful to blend. I have never used ABH eye shadows before (like I said, I live in the UK so we don’t even have singles here, just occasionally palettes which sell out instantly) and I was delighted with the pay off, even though they are a little powdery just use a light hand.

For me, it is definitely must.

Kim Avatar

Hi! Does anyone know why ABH palettes including this one has a shelf life of only 6 months? Surely, people are not going to repurchase every 6 months. I don’t own any ABH palettes for this reason. How long does any other eyeshadow palette last for?

Sandra JT Avatar

Dry products generally are safe to use for *far* longer than 6 months. Think of people who collect things like Meteorites & hold onto them for 10+ years & still use them.

Just use common sense & forget about those ridiculous labels. They’re a great way for companies to dupe women into buying more product that they don’t need. Sadly, common sense seems to be something many people are short on. Some of the things I read online in relation to this topic – expiring products – are absolutely laughable. People should be far more concerned with the actual ingredients in their cosmetics because that’s something which can seriously affect your health. Keeping an eye shadow palette longer than the labeled ‘6 months’, not so much. Unless a person is flicking their boogers into their palette or using dirty brushes/fingers habitually, this isn’t even an issue.

Lulu Avatar

Great review and I love the warmth of this palette! Christine I’m conflicted between buying this one or the Lorac Mega Pro palette 3.. Whichever one I end buying would be my first neutral palette (and most likely my last lol).. And I haven’t tried either formula.. Which one would you recommend to someone as an introduction to the world of neutral eyeshadows? πŸ™‚

Lulu Avatar

Thanks for the quick reply! My coloring is light to medium (definitely closer to medium but not tanned) with yellow undertones.. I love the mario palette but it seems to me that some of the shadows are too similar.. The lorac one offers more shades but the amount we’re getting in each shadow isn’t that amazing at all.. I’m worried I’m going to somehow convincee myself to buy both! Lol

Jocelyn Avatar

I had NO intention of getting this palette but my makeup artist for my wedding used this and told me I HAD to get it! OMG, she was so right! It’s BEAUTIFUL! I didn’t think the colors would work on my dark complexion but they are warm (which I love), soft but not powdery and very pigmented! I have been using it every single day since I purchased it over the weekend. Absolutely LOVE this palette. It’s a must have if you’re into warm toned colors.

Kim Avatar

i picked this up knowing i may be returning it. I am very fair skinned and was worried it would be too dark/warm for me. To be honest it kinda is, I have to use it with lighter shadows to make it work. With saying that you will have to pry it out of my cold dead hand. I have loved every look I have created with it. The shadows blend netter than most I have tried. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one πŸ™‚

Sandra JT Avatar

Dupable or not, I’ve found that I love palettes like this for travel. Saves me so much time – and space/weight – deciding what to take. Usually it’s one matte palette & one shimmer/pearl palette that goes with me, or a mixed palette of both. With this one, I’d just need to take one or two highlighting shades & my eyeshadow bases would be covered for any out-of-town trips. For that reason alone, and the fact that it’s got really nice pigmentation, I think I’ll try to pick this up. Very nice shades for fall as well.

Claire Lock Avatar

Wow I am glad I stumbled upon your review! I was really tempted to buy this palette as I heard good things about it but mever knew it had so many warmer/deeper colours. Correct me If I am wrong since I am an eyeshadow newbie, but I feel that warmer colours look really wrong/muddy on me, as I have cooler undertones? Guess I’ll pass this up. Considering that I do not have much eyeshadows, can anyone recommend me a nice starter eyeshadow palette? πŸ˜€

Christine Avatar

You can definitely wear warmer tones if you are cooler (and vice versa), but some may be more or less flattering on you vs. someone with the same undertones as the product – but it can really depend on what else you pair it with! πŸ™‚

If you want something cooler, maybe Urban Decay Naked3! Or LORAC Pro.

Mariella Avatar

I “broke down” and got this palette yesterday. You’ve no idea how “back and forth” I went with it because I have so many shadows that are dupes for the shades I like best. I’ve only “played” with the palette twice but, so far, I am really surprised by how much I like it. The shadow textures of those I’ve tried have been typical of the best of ABH shadows and I’ve experienced very little fallout and that was easy to brush away cleanly. I still lament the lack of a true highlight/inner corner shade – you’d think a makeup artist would ensure there would be one shadow that would work for a very light brow highlight. Of the shadows I’ve tried so far, the one really pleasant surprise was Violeta. It looks like such a warm brown in the pan but when I apply it, it’s a wonderfully cool, dark brown along the lines of ABH Smoke. And I LOVE Marina (who is this Marina? Who is Violeta? I am so out of the loop “celeb-wise”). So I won’t be returning this and I’m actually really glad I got it. I even like the brush…the denser, shorter side is really good.

Zainub Avatar

Hi Christine,

Have you tried the Artist of makeup palette by Zukreat? Apparently that’s amazing but I didn’t want to splurge 199 Pounds for i so I was wondering if you could do a review on it before i purchase?

Blanca Avatar

I’ve been using this palette for weeks and i didn’t think I would like it as much as I do. The colors are dupable but there is something in this formulation that makes them ridiculously easy to use. I thought I would need a different transition shade but I find that I actually don’t. It does need a matte brow bone highlight but other than that this is perfection for me. I reach for this palette more than ABH Modern Renaissance.

Jessica Avatar

How similar would you say NYC and Muse are? I got the palette, and I legit can’t tell the two apart… I don’t know if I got a fluke palette with two Muse shades, or if they are reaaaaaaally similar. Thanks!

Christine Avatar

They are similar but not the same on me? Muse is warmer, redder, lighter, and more shimmery. NYC is darker, browner, more muted, and less shimmery.

http://www.temptalia.com/side-by-side/?sbs_1_search=Anastasia+Muse&sbs_1=260981&sbs_2_search=Anastasia+NYC&sbs_2=260979

Aisha Avatar

I cant stand cardboard packaging at this price point. Its a rip off who ever happens to have their name on the front of it. The redeeming feature is, its not a neutral palette, dont we all have enough of those and plenty of brow bone highlights too. How many of us travel with just one palette? If I do travel it probably wont be this palette. I also think if it wasnt going to be a cool toned neutral palette then it was going to be this, which appeals to medium to dark skin tones and we are usually the ones who get left out, so fair skinned lovelies perhaps you wouldn’t mind us having a palette designed around us for a change xx So my only gripe is the packaging, for the same price if i had a nice palette id be over the moon.

Madison Avatar

It’s funny because this is exactly what I thought when I saw this palette. I got the self made last year and that palette has 14 shadows in it for $35 while this palette is $10 more at $45 for only 12 shadows. Like wtf is up with that? That’s why I didn’t get this palette. That and the fact that everyone’s raving about it hopping on the bandwagon when it just seems very bland. Idk I want more originality when it comes to makeup gurus or whatever. They’re always just following the trend of what others are saying and doing.

Tamara Avatar

Yes and the artist palette was $30 for 12 shadows and I believe all the prior palettes were 30 too. If sucks bc there palettes were one of the more affordable ones to get for me but now I don’t think I will be purchasing them as much either. I also didn’t feel the need to get this palette.

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