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Makeup by Mario The Nudes 3 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Makeup by Mario The Nudes 3 Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Nudes 3

Makeup by Mario The Nudes 3 Four-Play Everyday Eyeshadow Quad ($25.00 for 0.2 oz.) includes one shimmery eyeshadow, one eyeshadow topper, and two matte eyeshadows. I think the performance wasn’t as consistent with the brand’s formulas, such that the shimmery and matte shades were more pigmented (which may be a happy thing for some) and less buildable compared to the permanent releases I’ve tried in the past. The topper shade was sheer, as expected, but the texture and performance were so-so.

Ingredients

The Nudes 3

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

N9

N9 is a light-medium peachy-gold with strong, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and almost squishy to the touch, so there was no powderiness but it still picked up evenly with a dry brush. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and wore well for eight hours on me.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “high-impact shine” that can be used “dry or wet to achieve a light wash or full-coverage color.” If you’re someone who wants really intense pigmentation with a dry brush, not all shades will be capable of that, though several in the formula were very pigmented both dry as well as wet.

The consistency was almost spongy, a bit emollient but did not seem overly prone to compacting in the pan, which can be an issue with more emollient formulas. It was denser but thin and wasn’t stiff to work with. The eyeshadows applied evenly to bare skin, blended out well in most instances, and went on very easily–they were easier to apply than I think the feel of them would have indicated.

The slip in the formula gave them a smoother, more “melted” look when applied to my skin, so they had shine but did not emphasize my skin texture. They wore between eight and nine hours on me before fading/creasing faintly.

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Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

N9

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

N10

N10 is a darker, coppery-orange with a sparkling finish. It was intended to have a transparent base, which it did, and work as a topper. It had light slip to it, but it was drier than I expected, so the sparkles didn’t distribute as evenly as would have been ideal, though there was minimal fallout during application. During wear, it lasted closer to eight hours but had some fallout over time.

Ingredients

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Magnesium Myristate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

N10

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

N11

N11 is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage paired with a soft, smooth consistency that was finely-milled without being powdery. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “medium buildable and blendable coverage”with a “featherlight creamy feel.” The formula is marked by a translucency to them that was, in fact, more medium to semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. They were soft, smooth, and velvety with glide but little powderiness, and they seemed to “melt” a bit when applied to bare skin.

I’d argue that they were a little more pigmented in one layer than true medium, but in practice, it seemed slightly more true-to-medium in coverage as the shades diffused evenly and spread to more medium coverage (even when initially seemingly semi-opaque). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before fading visibly.

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Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Polyhydroxystearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

N11

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

N12

N12 is a soft, medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, thin consistency that was blendable but as it wasn’t too firmly-pressed into the pan. It was somewhat more pigmented than marketed. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “medium buildable and blendable coverage”with a “featherlight creamy feel.” The formula is marked by a translucency to them that was, in fact, more medium to semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. They were soft, smooth, and velvety with glide but little powderiness, and they seemed to “melt” a bit when applied to bare skin.

I’d argue that they were a little more pigmented in one layer than true medium, but in practice, it seemed slightly more true-to-medium in coverage as the shades diffused evenly and spread to more medium coverage (even when initially seemingly semi-opaque). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylhexyl Polyhydroxystearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

N12

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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