MAC has recently released a collection of sophisticated palettes with highly pigmented, expertly coordinated hues designed to offer countless stunning combinations. Each palette incorporates a variety of textures for both day and night with beautiful color themes including- neutral, warm purple, navy and burgundy.
There are four nine shades palettes for $40.00 U.S / $48.00 CAD and two 15 shade palettes which retail for $85.00 U.S / $99.00 CAD. I have the Navy Times Nine palette which contains a blend of cool neutral hues including taupe, silver, brown, blue and grey tones. I haven’t used navy eye shadow in a while but I use to be a big fan and this palette is ideal for creating smokey looks.
The texture of the shadows range from shimmer, satin and cream with translucent sheer coverage and full-coverage matte finishes. The cream hues have a smooth texture that applies velvety soft for solid non-creasing color that lasts all day. Many of the shades do not require the use of a base to maintain the pigment and prevent fading although I do use a primer to enhance and intensify the colors.
The navy in this palette has a charcoal-grey base as opposed to a vivid blue undertones.
The lightest shade in the palette- Silver Fog applies translucent with luminous sparkle that is great for highlighting and accentuating. I would have preferred the black shadow in a matte formula which I find more usable but the palette definitely has some beautiful tints for creating depth, shape and dimension.
Shades from top left to right: Silver Fog (silver grey), Blonde Mink (pale khaki with sparkles), Copperplate (muted mid tone grey), JG Grey (frosty grey blue), Mulled Over (matte cool blue grey), Cast Iron (matte charcoal), Cloudscape (khaki), Club (red-brown with green pearl), Black Tied (black with silver sparkle).
The palettes are small which makes them suitable for travel and they are now a part of MAC’s permanent line so you can pick them up at all locations! Visit maccosmetics.com for more info.
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