Makeup by Mario Garth & Nicole Ultra Suede Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches



Makeup by Mario Garth Ultra Suede Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a soft matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly and fairly smoothly across my lips–better than most in the range, though not enough glide to really go on in a fluid motion so I’d still suggest applying in shorter, overlapping motions from the get-go.

The lipstick was very lightweight, thin, and had good adhesion, so it never slid around during wear. It stayed on well for four hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.14 oz. – $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a “comfortable matte” finish that offers “full-coverage” that is “non-drying” and has “smoothing gels and texturizing powder” that delivers a “smooth matte, soft-focus appearance.” It’s a silicone-heavy formula that’s thin, very lightweight, and has a “soft matte” finish that is mostly matte but not quite as flat initially as a true matte lipstick would be.

I find this type of formula to be a more common release from a multitude of brands, and they don’t often have a lot of differentiation. It has been my experience, unfortunately, with most of these formulas that they tend to emphasize lip texture and imperfections–particularly catching around flakes, even minor dryness–and separate into lip lines as they wear down. The lighter shades tend to be the worst-applying and worst-performing, while more mid-tone and deeper shades can apply more smoothly and be more flattering on.

I noticed that the red and berry hues in the range seemed to be stiffer in the tube than most of the other shades in the line-up, and this resulted in the base of the lipstick breaking off from the twist-up mechanism (the following shades broke: Alicia, Kiana, Kristen, Amanda).

The pigmentation varied from more semi-opaque to opaque coverage with lighter shades having sheerer coverage relative to deeper shades. The initial consistency was firmer in the tube, though not to the point of tugging painfully, but I found that this tends to deliver less pigmentation and does tend to be a better application when I build up with shorter, overlapping strokes overall.

The formula was non-drying and very lightweight, so it felt like I had nothing on, but they only wore between two and five hours with a few shades exceeding that range (like a red).

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYETHYLENE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC WAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, MICA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX [CERA CARNAUBA], STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 6 (CI 15850)]

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.

Makeup by Mario Nicole Ultra Suede Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did not build up well as the formula was prone to clumping if I tried to layer it. The texture felt denser, stiffer in the tube, but it didn’t break at the base as I applied it. On my lips, the product felt very lightweight, thin but not clingy, and did not slide around. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.14 oz. – $171.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a “comfortable matte” finish that offers “full-coverage” that is “non-drying” and has “smoothing gels and texturizing powder” that delivers a “smooth matte, soft-focus appearance.” It’s a silicone-heavy formula that’s thin, very lightweight, and has a “soft matte” finish that is mostly matte but not quite as flat initially as a true matte lipstick would be.

I find this type of formula to be a more common release from a multitude of brands, and they don’t often have a lot of differentiation. It has been my experience, unfortunately, with most of these formulas that they tend to emphasize lip texture and imperfections–particularly catching around flakes, even minor dryness–and separate into lip lines as they wear down. The lighter shades tend to be the worst-applying and worst-performing, while more mid-tone and deeper shades can apply more smoothly and be more flattering on.

I noticed that the red and berry hues in the range seemed to be stiffer in the tube than most of the other shades in the line-up, and this resulted in the base of the lipstick breaking off from the twist-up mechanism (the following shades broke: Alicia, Kiana, Kristen, Amanda).

The pigmentation varied from more semi-opaque to opaque coverage with lighter shades having sheerer coverage relative to deeper shades. The initial consistency was firmer in the tube, though not to the point of tugging painfully, but I found that this tends to deliver less pigmentation and does tend to be a better application when I build up with shorter, overlapping strokes overall.

The formula was non-drying and very lightweight, so it felt like I had nothing on, but they only wore between two and five hours with a few shades exceeding that range (like a red).

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, MICA, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC WAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX [CERA CARNAUBA], STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHEROL, [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]

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.