As I mentioned earlier that I have a plethora of MAC makeup lined up for review. It all started with my love for MAC lipsticks so I started exploring their other products and I was keen on making my own palette of eye shadows. But as we all know that MAC products are quite expensive I wasn’t sure if I should spend so much on single eye shadows when I wasn’t even sure about going bold on my eyes. But God had other plans as MAC came out with this amazing mini eye shadow palettes.
Let’s find out more about it!
Name of the Product – MAC Eye Shadow X 9 Burgundy Times Nine
Product Claims – A well-edited palette featuring a color wave of burgundy hues ($55 – 4200 INR Value).
This well-edited palette features a color wave of burgundy hues that offer countless shade combinations. It provides an array of textures from matte to satin to frost for creating a variety of looks for both day and night. The saturated, soft and smooth hues are all packaged in one compact for easy portability.
My Thoughts – MAC has come out with these amazing mini eye shadow palettes last year. These palettes have eye shadows from their permanent collection and these palettes are also a part of their permanent collection, so thank GOD 😀
These palettes have nine eye shadows in different shades and textures but from the same color family. In their first launch they came up with 4 palettes – “Burgundy Times Nine” “Amber Times Nine”,”Purple Times Nine” & “Navy Times Nine”.
I personally love Burgundy/Mauve colors and so I tried my hands on “Burgundy Times Nine” palette.
The product comes in a square packaging which fits right into the palms. It comes in classic black MAC case with a glass lid. This makes it so much easier to identify the palette. The palette shuts with a click and is travel friendly as well. The back of the palette lists out all the names of the eye shadows.
Let ‘s get to the swatches and looks. Shall we ?
Honey Lust: Bronze dipped peach (Lustre) – This is an amazing champagne gold shimmer eye shadow. This shade has the maximum fallout while picking up the product and during application as well. So stay away from swirling action and stick to patting.
Poppyseed: Midtone mauvey nude (Satin) – It is a pinkish mauve in satin finish. This works well as a crease shade or for all over the lid for a day time look or an office look.
Quarry: Soft muted plum brown (Matte) – This shade is like a less pinker matte version of Poppyseed. Being matte finish, it is quite stiffer and a bit difficult to work with, in terms of blending.
Antiqued: Ash brown with bronze (Veluxe Pearl) – This glamorous shade is in veluxe pearl finish. Normally if I was just getting into the whole makeup game I wouldn’t have bought this one individually but this came in the palette and now that I have use it, I find it one of the prettiest shades in the palette. This is not from the burgundy family but it works well with the shades given in the palette because it helps you to create coppery/bronzy looks. Check out the look that I created Copper Glow Party Makeup
Embark: Intense reddish brown (Matte) – This one is, again, a matte finish one. unlike quary it is quite smooth and blendable. The shade is a dark brown but with red undertones. It is so pigmented that you will only need a bit to work with. This shade is great to add depth and dimension to your eyes by applying it in the outer corner of eyes.
Noir: Deep black brown w/ gold pearls (Velvet) – This shade is a part of the velvet finish range. This shade is the THE BOMB.COM shade in the entire palette. It looks absolutely stunning in the pan. It is not exactly black but greyish black with hints of gold. However, the gold does not transfer to the lid – it kind of gets lost between the pan and the brush.So this is quite disappointing. Neverthless, I want to give this shade another try and create a makeup look with it.
Haux: Soft muted rosy brown (Satin) – This shade has a satin finish. This is similar to Poppyseed but its more of a rosy pink shade rather than a nude one. This works well as a crease shade or for all over the lid for a day time look or an office look.
Star Violet: Pinky brown plum (Veluxe Pearl) – Like Antiqued, this one is also from the veluxe pearl finish and is a very gorgeous shade to get a glam look. It blends effortlessly.
Sketch: Burgundy with red shimmer (Velvet) – This shade has a velvety finish. Let me take a moment here to say “OO MY GOD”. This is again my favorite shade from the palette and in LIFE as well. A fellow blogger and a close friend Aditi would agree 😀 This is one shade I would probably reach out to every time and will need to buy a refill as well. I really cannot wait to create an all mauve look using Star violet and sketch.
Pigmentation of most of the shades are great except Quarry and Hoax.
Honey Lust is the only one that has fallout.
Two things to pay attention to –
- The quantity of the eyeshadows are not equal to the normal eye shadows they sell in the pan. This one has 0.8 gms in quantity and the normal shadows that are available in pans have 1.3 gms.
- These shades are really great but when I compared them individually with the single pans I noticed that these ones are little sheer as compared to the single ones. But you can still work your way with these shadows and achieve desired looks.
Priced between 3500-4000INR
Where to buy
Official MAC stores only
Check out the first look that I created using this palette HERE.
What is your favorite eye shadow from MAC ? Which MAC product would you like me to review next ? Share below in the comments section.