MACx9 Eyeshadow Palettes Review

If you’ve been hanging around my blog long enough you’d have an inkling about my love for eyeshadow palettes. I don’t know where my obsession with luxury palettes came from from, one day I was sticking my fingers into a bargain-bucket Rimmel London eyeshadow quad and the next I was swooning over the latest Urban Decay release (I’m looking at you Backtalk).

There’s just something about a palette with a really well-rounded selection of shades that really calls to me. As much as I love having a full palette to play with, I really can’t afford to carry two or three of them around in my make up bag without busting a shoulder. Some miniatures you can pick up on the high-street can be really handy for an emergency make up situation, but they don’t have the selection that I really like and I often overlook them.

Enter the MACx9 eyeshadow palettes. I currently own the Dusky Rose and Burgundy palettes stashed away in my vanity and I keep finding myself falling for them again and again. They sit just at the side of my top drawer and occasionally I uncover them and have a romantic affair for a few weeks with a portable palette I can pack away anywhere – dangerous stuff.

I originally came home with the Burgundy palette when I went a little wild buying make up for our wedding nearly a year ago – and I’ve still held onto it! I was completely into my browns and reds at the time and I was wearing it practically daily for the first few weeks until I moved onto something else. Then, not too long ago I was on a little spending spree at good old Debs and I popped the Dusky Rose into my basket too, my collection was growing.

What I really enjoy about these palettes is how the formula is strong enough without a lot of fall out on the brush. The selection of colours in the pans is just enough to create a strong and varied look on the eyelid and you don’t end up with the old panda eyes when you’re done too.

I’d call these a ‘day-to-night’ kind of make up product if the phrase didn’t sound so 1) overused and 2) cheesy as fuck.

There’s a good few ‘middle’ colours to give a decent base for a look and then a variety of darker colours to create a smokey eye too so yeah, you can totally rock this throughout the day without feeling ashamed about it. When I’m wearing one of these I like to use the mix of matte and shiny shades for a look, because a girl can never have enough glitter these days.

Even though I pocketed the Dusty Rose and swooned over it as soon as it arrived, I still prefer the Burgundy. Somehow the latter just doesn’t have the same impact and the pinks don’t appear as strong, but I still love it and use it regularly. I’ve even shock, horror mixed the two palettes together to create a look.

Generally, the formula is fab on these little palettes and they’re quite purse-friendly at about £25 each if you want to get a feel for MAC’s eyeshadows without choosing the individual shadows and being stuck with only one colour. Personally, I quite like the look of Solar Glow for my next addition…

Related Posts

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top