Tuesday, 15 August 2017

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MASTER PALETTE BY MARIO PALETTE REVIEW AND SWATCHES

Hi Everyone!
Here we go with post number two of my Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes review series.

So today I am gonna tell you my toughts about the ABH Master Palette by Mario.



When King of Contour, The MUA Mario Dedivanovic announced the collaboration with the brand, I knew without a doubt I was gonna have that palette.

The man behind the iconic sculpted face of Kim Kardashain and lots of other celebs is one of the MUA I follow and respect more, his job is always so clean, neat but yet stays incredibly natural without that plastic-y fake effect we see elsewhere.



When the first images and swatches of the palette were plastered all over the web I hesitated a bit; I just found it that all the shades were easy to find elsewhere and a good reserch into my draw would have probably produced a good results in terms of dupes.

The day the palette launched the Anastasia Beverly Hills website crashed so many times, as expected and I found myself full of regrets about not buying it, just for the sake of the beauty addicted I am.

Then, all of a sudden, the website started working again and with no hesitation this time, I bought it straight away.



It came in two weeks and I paid an awful lot of money due to the extortionate custom fees, I kind of remember it came up to £60 total.

My thought on this palette are very controversial and let me explain why.

First of all I want o make sure it's clear this is not a negative review of the product itself, not at all.

The quality of the shadows is once again incredible. As for the Modern Reinassance, I am very pleased with the consistency, the texture, the pay off etc.


The shade selection is perfect, versatile, able to suit every skintone and to be used in several combinations for a nude, natural or more dramatic smoky effect.



 
My main concerns regarding this palette are the following.

First and probably main one is the price point.

This palette is not worthy £60. I find quite unfair that the palette was available to buy only in certain countries, leaving costumers living elsewhere facing the custom fees.

For somebody that reached fame thanks to make up lovers spread all over the world, this was in my opinion somethig that should have beentaken care of.

All the ABH palettes are available to buy here in UK from distributors like Beauty Bay or Cult Beauty. All but this one.

After nearly one year from its release, I do not think there is gonna be a larger restock so, once again, I find this very unfair.

Concern number two: all the shades are easily dupable.

This entire palette is easy to recreate with other brands single shadows.

A bit of reserch on the web will give you a pletora of posts, pictures etc of dupes for this palette.
Here an example thanks to the accurate job of Futilitiesmore.



This bring us back to point one: not worthy all those money and all the dramas about it being sold out.

At the moment I am very torn in between keeping it for the sake of owning a collector's item or being reasonable and selling it (prices on ebay are crazy), knowing that I own so many similar shadows I won't probably regret it.

What do you think I shoul do??

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