Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Ethereal Eyes

Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains a mix of mattes and shimmers that created a mix of warm-toned neutrals. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result. The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

I also found the palette limiting as it lacked versatility in depth, which was a surprise given that the brand is backed by a makeup artist, so it was both limiting but also quite light-skin leaning rather than being more usable by more skin tones.

Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage.

Ingredients

Ethereal Eyes

LELimited Edition. $68.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #1 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #1 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #1

Ethereal Eyes #1 is a light, yellowy-beige with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cellulose, Polyethylene, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #1

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #2 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #2 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #2

Ethereal Eyes #2 is a light peach with warm, yellowy undretones and flecks of copper micro-sparkle that gave it a shiny finish.

  • Semi-sheer, somewhat buildable
  • More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient to touch
  • Best applied with fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
  • Average-wear (light fallout after 7 hours)

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

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Isododecane, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #2

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #3 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #3 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #3

Ethereal Eyes #3 is a light peach with warm, more orange-leaning undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Silica, Mica, Cellulose, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, [May Contain (+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #3

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #4 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #4 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #4 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #4 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #4 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #4 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #4

Ethereal Eyes #4 is a slightly muted, medium brown with moderate, warm rosy undertones and a matte finish. It was more pigmented than marketed, though it did sheer out a bit.

  • Opaque coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Isododecane, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #4

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #5 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #5 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #5 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #5 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #5 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #5 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #5

Ethereal Eyes #5 is a very light taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

-

Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #5

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #6 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #6 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #6 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #6 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #6 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #6 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #6

Ethereal Eyes #6 is a light-medium, peachy copper with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation (not sheer/buildable as marketed)
  • More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient to touch
  • Best applied with fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
  • Average-wear (light fallout after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Myristate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isododecane, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Talc, [May Contain (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #6

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #7 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #7 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #7 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #7 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #7 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #7 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #7

Ethereal Eyes #7 is a light, pinkish-coral with moderate, warm undertones.

  • Medium coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Silica, Mica, Cellulose, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, [May Contain (+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #7

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #8 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #8 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #8 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #8 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #8 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #8 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #8

Ethereal Eyes #8 is a rich, deeper bronze with warm, red undertones and lighter, golden bronze shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation (not sheer as marketed)
  • Smooth, lightly creamy but not too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7.5 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Boron Nitride, Mica, Talc, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Cellulose, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #8

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #9

Ethereal Eyes #9 is a medium brown with subtle, warm orange undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

-

Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Silica, Talc, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #9

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #10 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #10 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #10 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #10 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #10 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #10 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #10

Ethereal Eyes #10 is a light-medium peach with warm, golden undertones and flecks of gold and copper sparkle throughout.

  • Semi-sheer, somewhat buildable
  • More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient to touch
  • Best applied with fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
  • Average-wear (light fallout after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

-

Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #10

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #11 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #11

Ethereal Eyes #11 is a darker, antique gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation (not sheer as marketed)
  • More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient to touch
  • Best applied with fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
  • Average-wear (light fallout after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

-

Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Silica, [May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)].

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.

Ethereal Eyes #11

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #12 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #12 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #12 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #12 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #12 Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #12 Eyeshadow

Ethereal Eyes #12

Ethereal Eyes #12 is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque coverage but prone to sheering out in practice
  • Finely-milled, moderately powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Average-wear (visible fading after 7 hours)

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

Formula Overview

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Per the brand, the eyeshadows in this palette are supposed to be “sheer to buildable” in coverage. Individually, the eyeshadows did not seem bad per se, but in practice, the mattes had a tendency to muddy together quite quickly and did not appear to have as much contrast as a result.

The shimmers also tended to run into each other, as they appeared a bit lighter and quite reflective on the lid but had fallout over time. The formula would work best for someone who would use one shimmer and one or two mattes together.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Cellulose, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, [May Contain (+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

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Ethereal Eyes #12

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total

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Nancy T Avatar

Looks like Mario may have lost his way from back in the day when he put together that super well-loved, and deservedly so, palette with ABH. This looks more ColourPop than Mario. No, I don’t mean that as a compliment, either. But, before I yeet it out the door, I’ll have to see what a few of my fellow medium to medium-tan favorite YT’ers experience with it turns out to be.

Jessica Avatar

What a disappointment, especially at that price. Though they’re not 1-to-1 dupes, I get similar vibes from the Persona Identity palette, which performs beautifully.

Mary Avatar

Yep , I agree …
I preordered this during the sale and after swatching it in person…
Returned it ….unopened,..
I had glitter everywhere,,,everywhere.

Drea Avatar

This has gotten great reviews from almost everyone,Except for the price. I’m glad you like it I’m still going to pick it up. I want those sheer shadows and I can work with powdery mattes no problem

Brenda Avatar

I don’t remember the mattes being excessive powdery. I found they layered and blended with ease. I used the KVD Dazzle shadow stick in All Hail and then added one of the sparkly shades from this palette and it’s so good.

Mariella Avatar

The reviews I read on Sephora’s site were almost all favourable (as with anything, there were those who didn’t like it at all but they were outnumbered by those who really love this palette). Personally, I’m sort of conflicted….I did want this upon first seeing it here but now I’m hesitating because I do put a lot of faith in Christine’s reviews but at the same time, given how I use eyeshadows, I may have no problems at all with this.

Brenda Avatar

I always trust Christine’s reviews and was shocked at how poorly it performed for her. IMO she received a bad batch, there are way too many positive reviews out there for the poor quality to be a systemic issue. I own over 100 palettes, neutrals are not the color story I gravitate to. Pick it up and if you don’t like it return it.

Jo Avatar

The looks people online have been creating with this palette are incredible, but they used primer and were most successful when using only one or two mattes, and placing them carefully. I’d never been interested in “topper” shadows until I saw Rose Siard (Rose Makeup World on YT) demonstrating different ways to use them. She used white primer for a cool toned look and it was so interesting to hear her explain her process.

Nikki Avatar

The poor score is surprising, considering the price point and the fact that none of these neutral colors are typically hard to “get right” (unlike purples, for example). This palette is easily dupable, with much better quality shadows, at lower cost.

janine Avatar

I was very attracted to this color story and bought it during the sale and really like it. But I am as you describe. I don’t really separate colors but blend them together and only use one shimmer. I only use 2-3 mattes and tend to mix several of those colors together. I tire of pink,peach or beige in the crease so I mix😊

knightslady5 Avatar

Oh how I wish I had waited for your review. I too lusted for this, and jumped to get it at my 15% at Sephora. I too thought of his palette with ABH and was so disappointed that it sold out, and was a VERY limited release. So I gleefully snagged it. It’s ok for very subtle day looks, but even over primer, looked worn off after 6 hours. I had quite a bit of fallout with the shimmers. Such a letdown from Mario! Live,learn, then wait for Christine’s review!

Vanessa Avatar

I’m glad I waited for a review, but I’m not 100% sure I want to remove this from my loves list just yet. I love the colour story sooo much. Seems like a much more wearable version of ND Glam midi for me. I am holding out hope that Patrick Ta releases a colour story similar to this one with muted peach and pink, rosy browns and those stunning wet look toppers with coordinating creams. A truly neutral palette that does not lean either warm or cool toned. That would be MY dream!

Vikki Avatar

Oooh, I’m surprised by the review! I actually did pick this up during the VIB sale and I’ve been enjoying this palette. I know the glitter toppers could be better but I find the formulas to work well so far.

DonnaL Avatar

I have this palette and overall, I’d rate it as a B. I got 20% off during the sale otherwise I’d say it’s too expensive. The mattes have a lot of kick up in the pan but surprisingly no fall out when applied. Neither the colors or formula are unique but i don’t think they are bad. The glitters take some playing with – my first time using them, i got glitter all over. When I applied with my finger after spraying some setting spray, the hold was much better and helped with most of the fall out. PMG glitter shades have much more fallout IMO.

This is probably a good palette for someone who wants to wear one or two mattes at a time with the glitter for a pop. I rarely wear more than three shadows at a time.

Maureen Avatar

oh no! And here I thought I had made up my mind to get this (I don’t have any not-expired neutral/everyday palettes at the moment). I still might because I am pale and probably would just use one or two mattes and a shimmer in any given look. But wear time and fallout are still concerns for me. And while relatively sheer application is actually preferable for me (in the crease), I do want it to show up and cover any sign of veins or discoloration that my eye primer fails to. And I have sensitive eyelids so I don’t want to have to do too many swipes with my brushes (hearing from some people that it blends quickly/easily was one of the things that appealed to me) I also worry the lightest matte is too yellow (I was hoping for something like ABH Fresh) and want to make sure the toppers read differently enough on my skin.

I’m sorry this didn’t work out for you, but thank you for the review! I appreciate your thoroughness so much.

Christina Avatar

I bought this during the sale and have enjoyed it. It’s true, though, you’re not going to get very complex looks with this palette, and it’s true to its namesake. I use about two to three mattes, and pop a shimmer on top with a brush. I find the shimmers apply very well with a brush, and I don’t get fallout. I also haven’t been using the palette with primer.

I don’t think the mattes are poor quality; they’re just so finely milled that they’re too easy to blend, resulting in a muddy look if one isn’t careful. They are so smoothing on the eye, though, and I even used the palette on my mature mom without any textural issues. Regarding the shimmers, they’re a lot like the shimmers in Asian brands, particularly high end lines, which I happen to really love.

My main gripe with the palette is actually the colour story. I thought based on promo images that it would be neutral, but on my skin, it definitely leans warm and a bit smoky. Go figure, everything turns warm on me. But seeming as I hate myself in warm tones, I’m finding I don’t like any of the matte shades and only like the shimmers. That’s a hefty price to pay for shimmers.

Nan Avatar

Great review! I almost purchased this for the sparkling shades but skipped. This review is the reason I love your blog! Honest and unbiased. But there are some glowing reviews on this and a consumer can sometimes get lost in the hype. Right now in this economy its imperative for me to use my money wisely. Thank you so much for reminding me to avoid hype and read reviews from trusted sources!

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