Makeup by Mario Sierra & Sam Ultra Suede Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick

Sierra

Makeup by Mario Sierra Ultra Suede Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warmer, more orange undertones and a soft matte finish. The texture was firmer in the tube, almost stiff to work with, so I had to use a firmer hand to drag it across my lips, which did not make it the most comfortable formula to apply. It felt more silicone-like where the product pilled a little as I worked with it, and this was further seen as it settled into my lip lines and clung to texture imperfections. It had semi-opaque color coverage that wore decently for two hours on me and felt non-drying.

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

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.14 oz. - $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "comfortable matte" finish that offers "full-coverage" that is "non-drying" and has "smoothing gels and texturizing powder" that delivers a "smooth matte, soft-focus appearance." It's a silicone-heavy formula that's thin, very lightweight, and has a "soft matte" finish that is mostly matte but not quite as flat initially as a true matte lipstick would be.

I find this type of formula to be a more common release from a multitude of brands, and they don't often have a lot of differentiation. It has been my experience, unfortunately, with most of these formulas that they tend to emphasize lip texture and imperfections--particularly catching around flakes, even minor dryness--and separate into lip lines as they wear down. The lighter shades tend to be the worst-applying and worst-performing, while more mid-tone and deeper shades can apply more smoothly and be more flattering on.

I noticed that the red and berry hues in the range seemed to be stiffer in the tube than most of the other shades in the line-up, and this resulted in the base of the lipstick breaking off from the twist-up mechanism (the following shades broke: Alicia, Kiana, Kristen, Amanda).

The pigmentation varied from more semi-opaque to opaque coverage with lighter shades having sheerer coverage relative to deeper shades. The initial consistency was firmer in the tube, though not to the point of tugging painfully, but I found that this tends to deliver less pigmentation and does tend to be a better application when I build up with shorter, overlapping strokes overall.

The formula was non-drying and very lightweight, so it felt like I had nothing on, but they only wore between two and five hours with a few shades exceeding that range (like a red).

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC WAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, MICA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX [CERA CARNAUBA], STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), 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.

Sierra

PPermanent. $24.00.
D
D
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total
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Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick
Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick

Sam

Makeup by Mario Sam Ultra Suede Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light, pinkish-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a soft matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered fairly evenly across my lips, but there was slight product that pulled into my deeper lip lines, which worsened after the three hours the shade lasted for.

The texture was slightly denser in the tube with barely any slip, so it didn’t glide as readily across my lips (on the upside, the product didn’t slide around while worn either). It felt very lightweight and flexible enough that it wasn’t uncomfortable or drying to wear.

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

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.14 oz. - $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "comfortable matte" finish that offers "full-coverage" that is "non-drying" and has "smoothing gels and texturizing powder" that delivers a "smooth matte, soft-focus appearance." It's a silicone-heavy formula that's thin, very lightweight, and has a "soft matte" finish that is mostly matte but not quite as flat initially as a true matte lipstick would be.

I find this type of formula to be a more common release from a multitude of brands, and they don't often have a lot of differentiation. It has been my experience, unfortunately, with most of these formulas that they tend to emphasize lip texture and imperfections--particularly catching around flakes, even minor dryness--and separate into lip lines as they wear down. The lighter shades tend to be the worst-applying and worst-performing, while more mid-tone and deeper shades can apply more smoothly and be more flattering on.

I noticed that the red and berry hues in the range seemed to be stiffer in the tube than most of the other shades in the line-up, and this resulted in the base of the lipstick breaking off from the twist-up mechanism (the following shades broke: Alicia, Kiana, Kristen, Amanda).

The pigmentation varied from more semi-opaque to opaque coverage with lighter shades having sheerer coverage relative to deeper shades. The initial consistency was firmer in the tube, though not to the point of tugging painfully, but I found that this tends to deliver less pigmentation and does tend to be a better application when I build up with shorter, overlapping strokes overall.

The formula was non-drying and very lightweight, so it felt like I had nothing on, but they only wore between two and five hours with a few shades exceeding that range (like a red).

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC WAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, MICA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX [CERA CARNAUBA], STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHEROL, [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 6 (CI 15850)]

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.

Sam

PPermanent. $24.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Missed opportunity by Makeup by Mario: Sierra ought to have been named Sahara, since it looks as dry as!
Neither of these two have me running out to get them. Too light, for one thing. Quality issues being the other.

I don’t particularly like these lipsticks, apart from being so pale that they would look like the kiss of death on me, the quality is not that great either.

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