Makeup by Mario Golden is a moderately warm-toned, light gold with a metallic finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.16 oz.
Makeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen with faint sparkle throughout. The texture felt lightly emollient to the touch--very smooth, more firmly-pressed into the pan (so no powderiness), and dense--but never stiff, so I had no trouble picking up product with a typical, tapered highlighting brush.
It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The powder "melted" slightly on my skin after a few minutes of wear, which gave it a smoother, higher-shine effect without emphasizing my skin's natural texture. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
A creamy, weightless highlighter that illuminates and visibly smooths the appearance of skin, for a healthy, effortless, back-from-the beach glow.
Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).
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