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MAC Amber Times Nine Palette Review

 


 If you're going to splurge on a high end product then live off beans for the rest of the week you've got to make sure it's worth it. Like, if bread and dry cheerios are going to form every meal I eat up until Easter, I want my face to look like goddesses have caressed it.

I recently got the MAC 'Amber Times Nine' palette (£30), and thought yep, this will be the one. It's a beautiful set of nine eye shadows in an array of neutral shades, and I definitely thought I'd fall in love with this and be raving about to everyone.

My relationship with MAC products tends to be like 'OMG you're so perfect why were you not in my life earlier?' but I am sad to report this palette just didn't do it for me.

I was really surprised by the lack of pigmentation that these shadows had when transferred onto the lid. Whilst they looked very intense in the pan, it took over 8x swipes just to get a wash of colour (see photo) and ain't nobody got time for that in the morning. They are so sheer they can only be compared to those Primark leggings you think are a great deal but then they unknowingly show all your bum cheeks to the world.

 
Whilst £30 for 9 shadows sounds like a pretty sweet deal they're only mini pans rather than full, so you only get .8g of shadow overall. I actually took the liberty of comparing this to my other palettes and for reference the Sleek shadows are over 12g of product and the L'Oreal palettes are all over 10g, which gives you an idea of how tiny these really are. For MAC it's not crazy expensive though, and would have made a great palette if they lived up to expectations, especially if you were travelling or new to MAC, but alas it was not meant to be.

Honestly my final thoughts on this? Put that hard earned cash towards the L'Oreal Rose Palette which is an absolute dream, and at £14.99 for 10g exceptional value for money (read full review here). I will enjoy using this palette for daily looks, but as your 'OMG I spent my last money on makeup but it was so worth it' I would say splash the cash elsewhere.

As usual, I will provide a breakdown of all the shadows individually, which actually swatched really well but somehow blend away to nothing when applied to the lid, regardless of whether I used a brush or finger. One of life's many mysteries...

Cozy Grey (cool grey matte)

Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html


Kitties (pale bronze frost)

Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html


Georgia Peach (dirty rose pink matte)


Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html

Ricepaper (peachy gold with shimmer frost)

Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html

Creative Copper (light beige lustre)
 
Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html

Cork (muted golden brown satin)
 
Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html

Don't Tell (sparkly brown lustre)


Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html


Aromatic (matte brown)


Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html
 
Pepper, Please (sparkly bronze copper brown, velvet finish)

Full review of all shadows in the MAC times nine palette can be found at http://www.emmasblog.co.uk/2016/01/MACAmberTimesNinePaletteReview.html

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  1. This looks super pretty! It's a shame it didn't live up to the price tag :(

    Christina Marie x (xtinagsays.blogspot.co.uk)

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    1. I know! The colours are so perfect :(! Maybe a difference makeup brush would help but it feels like concrete in the palette, so weird

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