Makeup by Mario Citrine is a moderately warm-toned, light gold with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Makeup by Mario Citrine Master Crystal Reflector ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm yellow undertones and flecks of light and medium gold and copper sparkles throughout paired with more of a transparent base that gave skin a slight sheen. It was a more "glittery" highlight (though it did not contain any plastic glitter!) and was more sparkles than it was underlying pigment. When worn at higher coverage, it was intensely sparkly and appeared yellower in tone against my skin.
When the light reflects off of the highlight, it can be incredibly intense--shiny, twinkling, and generally beaming-from-space kind of glow--but sometimes, when the light doesn't reflect, it can look more speckled and dirt-like due to the larger particle sizes that sit on top of skin more noticeably. It had sheer coverage, which was as described, and could be built up to more semi-opaque coverage with two or three layers.
It applied best with fingertips, which was how application was described (even for sheerer coverage!), as it gave better precision and spread the product with more control than when used with a brush. That being sad, a small, precise fan brush was great for applying and gently dispersing the product over a blush. The texture was slightly firmer and somewhat drier to the touch, and I think more slip or glide would have helped the formula out. It lasted for eight hours on eyes and cheeks, but there was moderate fallout when worn as a topper over eyeshadow and light migration when worn as a cheek highlighter.
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.