Makeup by Mario Bronzite is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium copper with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Makeup by Mario Bronzite Master Crystal Reflector ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, coppery bronze with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of copper sparkle in both smaller and more medium-sized particles. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage that was buildable to medium coverage. The brand recommended using a fingertip for application, which worked best as it achieved greater precision and a smoother, more evenly-dispersed sparkling finish.
Applied, it had a twinkling, almost glossy look as it was very sparkly but sometimes this resulted in the particles looking like particles on my skin if the light wasn't reflecting well. The higher the coverage, the better it looked as there were more sparkles that reflected light. Though not readily apparent in this particular shade, which arrived broken, the texture of the formula was more moderately dense, somewhat dry, and thin.
It could have been creamier, while still being powder-based, and had better adhesion over time. There was moderate fallout when used as an eyeshadow topper within an eight-hour wear period. When I used it as a cheek highlighter, the fallout wasn't as noticeable (disappeared!) and there was only light migration beyond where I applied it.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
This supremely buildable, bouncy powder highlights the eyes and cheeks with an effect that looks like a veil of crystal sparkle. Subtle and sheer with gorgeous luminosity, it can be used (as Mario uses it) as a topper to create a spotlight effect on the eyelids. When it’s hit by light, the sparkles glimmer and glow.