Makeup by Mario Bare Glow & Rose Glow MoistureGlow Lip Serums Reviews & Swatches

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Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum

Bare Glow

Makeup by Mario Bare Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum ($22.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and fine flecks of pink and gold sparkle throughout. It had semi-sheer to medium, somewhat buildable coverage that applied fairly evenly across my lips but didn’t soften my lip lines as much as a few other shades did.

The texture was lightweight, creamy, and smooth with a lot of slip, which was pretty much as marketed by the brand. Due to having allergic reactions in the past from lip plumping products (and I didn’t realize this formula was actually going to plump with ingredients vs. glossy finish), I only tested two shades, but they were consistent in wearing around four hours on me and feeling non-drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.08 oz. - $275.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "serum texture" that "melts onto lips" that "plumps, nourishes, and hydrates." The formula is very soft and already melted before it gets close to the lips, so using a light hand when applying is key to avoiding the product breaking up against the edge of the tube or coming away in larger sections. It was also critical to only click up the smallest amount as it was very easy to nick and smudge product when putting the cap back on.

The consistency was moderately emollient with decent slip, so it was not a particularly long-wearing product (three to four hours), but it was comfortable to wear and wasn't as prone to settling into my lip lines as one might have expected. The formula itself is very cooling and minty with a noticeable cooling, plumping effect that goes on for 45 to 60 minutes.

They had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, depending on the shade, though the brand described them as "sheer'" but their swatches looked more medium/semi-opaque coverage.

I did not find they were hydrating over time, but it is possible that is due to having issues with some plumping products in the past. These had a strong mint scent but no discernible taste.

Note: As I have had poor reactions to plumping products in the past, so I only tested two of the seven shades for wear as past experiences have resulted in allergic reactions that can take weeks to resolve. I purchased these not realizing they meant actually plumping rather than the illusion of plumper lips from the glossy finish.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax, Menthoxypropanediol, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Synthetic Wax, Paraffin, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Fragrance, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bare Glow

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum

Rose Glow

Makeup by Mario Rose Glow MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum ($22.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light pink with with warmer undertones and fine gold sparkle throughout a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, so more coverage than marketed by the brand, but I was wondering if that was the result of this shade seeming to be even softer and more prone to melting on my lips than other shades.

The product applied evenly across my lips and for as emollient and creamy as it was, it didn’t settle noticeably into my lip lines. Due to having allergic reactions in the past from lip plumping products (and I didn’t realize this formula was actually going to plump with ingredients vs. glossy finish), I only tested two shades, but they were consistent in wearing around four hours on me and feeling non-drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
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Formula Overview

$22.00/0.08 oz. - $275.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "serum texture" that "melts onto lips" that "plumps, nourishes, and hydrates." The formula is very soft and already melted before it gets close to the lips, so using a light hand when applying is key to avoiding the product breaking up against the edge of the tube or coming away in larger sections. It was also critical to only click up the smallest amount as it was very easy to nick and smudge product when putting the cap back on.

The consistency was moderately emollient with decent slip, so it was not a particularly long-wearing product (three to four hours), but it was comfortable to wear and wasn't as prone to settling into my lip lines as one might have expected. The formula itself is very cooling and minty with a noticeable cooling, plumping effect that goes on for 45 to 60 minutes.

They had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, depending on the shade, though the brand described them as "sheer'" but their swatches looked more medium/semi-opaque coverage.

I did not find they were hydrating over time, but it is possible that is due to having issues with some plumping products in the past. These had a strong mint scent but no discernible taste.

Note: As I have had poor reactions to plumping products in the past, so I only tested two of the seven shades for wear as past experiences have resulted in allergic reactions that can take weeks to resolve. I purchased these not realizing they meant actually plumping rather than the illusion of plumper lips from the glossy finish.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax, Menthoxypropanediol, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Synthetic Wax, Paraffin, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Fragrance, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Rose Glow

PPermanent. $22.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Nancy T Avatar

Well, rats that this has ingredients in them that could potentially cause a painful allergic reaction for you had you tested the entire range. I definitely understand your hesitancy and don’t blame you for being cautious. Seems like I may have a bit of a reaction to carmine in eyeshadow, which is pretty unfortunate considering how much I dumped on ND’s newer eyeshadow palettes (and yet, I can use all of PML’s pink, red and burgundy eyeshadows with ZERO issues, MAC, too?).

Genevieve Avatar

They look really comfortable to wear and the shade colours would be popular ones, but that whole lip plumping thing is not really for me. Lucky you discovered that it contained an ingredient that caused allergies Christine – because the last thing you need at the moment is an allergic reaction as well as dealing with your painful right hand.

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