Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad
Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad

The Nudes 1

Makeup by Mario The Nudes 1 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad ($25.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-leaning color story that included two shimmery shades and two matte shades. The shimmers were pigmented and blendable, while the mattes were more semi-opaque and buildable–but still more pigmented than marketed–but very easy to work with so as long as more coverage isn’t a deal-breaker, there were no real issues with performance.

Ingredients

The Nudes 1

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Makeup by Mario N1 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N1 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N1 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N1 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N1 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N1 Metallic Eyeshadow

N1

N1 is a light, orange-copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had full color payoff in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin whether applied with a dry or damp brush. It had a smooth, moderately dense feel to it, though it wasn’t overly thick nor stiff. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "high-impact shine" that can be used "dry or wet to achieve a light wash or full-coverage color." If you're someone who wants really intense pigmentation with a dry brush, not all shades will be capable of that, though several in the formula were very pigmented both dry as well as wet.

The consistency was almost spongy, a bit emollient but did not seem overly prone to compacting in the pan, which can be an issue with more emollient formulas. It was denser but thin and wasn't stiff to work with. The eyeshadows applied evenly to bare skin, blended out well in most instances, and went on very easily--they were easier to apply than I think the feel of them would have indicated.

The slip in the formula gave them a smoother, more "melted" look when applied to my skin, so they had shine but did not emphasize my skin texture. They wore between eight and nine hours on me before fading/creasing faintly.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene, Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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.

N1

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Makeup by Mario N2 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N2 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N2 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N2 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N2 Metallic Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N2 Metallic Eyeshadow

N2

N2 is a light-medium, golden brown with moderate, warm undertones and a pearl finish. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, smooth texture that was slightly thinner and more firmly-pressed into the pan, but I didn’t find it stiff to work with using a dry brush. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is supposed to have "high-impact shine" that can be used "dry or wet to achieve a light wash or full-coverage color." If you're someone who wants really intense pigmentation with a dry brush, not all shades will be capable of that, though several in the formula were very pigmented both dry as well as wet.

The consistency was almost spongy, a bit emollient but did not seem overly prone to compacting in the pan, which can be an issue with more emollient formulas. It was denser but thin and wasn't stiff to work with. The eyeshadows applied evenly to bare skin, blended out well in most instances, and went on very easily--they were easier to apply than I think the feel of them would have indicated.

The slip in the formula gave them a smoother, more "melted" look when applied to my skin, so they had shine but did not emphasize my skin texture. They wore between eight and nine hours on me before fading/creasing faintly.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), 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.

N2

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Makeup by Mario N3 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N3 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N3 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N3 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N3 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N3 Matte Eyeshadow

N3

N3 is a light, peachy beige with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which was more pigmentation than marketed. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery but didn’t sheer out too readily. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "medium buildable and blendable coverage"with a "featherlight creamy feel." The formula is marked by a translucency to them that was, in fact, more medium to semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. They were soft, smooth, and velvety with glide but little powderiness, and they seemed to "melt" a bit when applied to bare skin.

I'd argue that they were a little more pigmented in one layer than true medium, but in practice, it seemed slightly more true-to-medium in coverage as the shades diffused evenly and spread to more medium coverage (even when initially seemingly semi-opaque). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Polyhydroxystearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): 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.

N3

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Makeup by Mario N4 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N4 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N4 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N4 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N4 Matte Eyeshadow
Makeup by Mario N4 Matte Eyeshadow

N4

N4 is a light-medium, peachy brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, blendable, and easy to work with though not powdery. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is supposed to have "medium buildable and blendable coverage"with a "featherlight creamy feel." The formula is marked by a translucency to them that was, in fact, more medium to semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. They were soft, smooth, and velvety with glide but little powderiness, and they seemed to "melt" a bit when applied to bare skin.

I'd argue that they were a little more pigmented in one layer than true medium, but in practice, it seemed slightly more true-to-medium in coverage as the shades diffused evenly and spread to more medium coverage (even when initially seemingly semi-opaque). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Polyhydroxystearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742) Red 40 Lake (CI 16035).

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.

N4

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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A fairly muted nude palette , with N2 being the standout lovely shade for me. I thought N3 was a little too pale and lacklustre. It’s a nice quad, but not a patch on the stunning ones we saw last year.

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