Makeup by Mario Quartz is a neutral-toned, very light white with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Makeup by Mario Quartz Master Crystal ReflectorMakeup by Mario Quartz Master Crystal Reflector ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) seemed to have a transparent base packed with silver and white sparkle of varying sizes. It read "glittery," though it didn't contain plastic (PET) glitter. The flecks were flatter, too, so they adhered and sat better on my skin, but it didn't have a lot of creaminess or binder, so there were issues with fallout (when used as an eyeshadow topper) and migration (when used as a cheek product, though migration was not as noticeable as the fallout from eye usage).
The texture was drier to the touch, though it wasn't powdery, and felt fairly smooth with a slightly firmer feel. It had sheer color coverage, which was as described, that could be built up to more semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers. Per the brand, it should be applied with fingertips, which did work well with the product as fingertips gave me greater control over the where and better dispersion of the sparkles without them going everywhere. When using a brush, I'd recommend using a smaller, more precise brush (like a mini fan). It lasted for eight hours on cheeks and eyes, but there was light migration and moderate fallout, respectively.
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.