The MAC Times 9 palettes were a highly anticipated launch and both Becky & I are so delighted that these babies are finally in our makeup bags! The Burgundy Times Nine* is the one I was lusting after since some of the pre-launch photos have been cropping up all over the internet. Although, I will probably get some of the other ones as well.
The Times Nine palettes were recently launched into MAC’s permanent collection. There’s 4 palettes in total: Burgundy, Amber, Purple & Navy – all beautiful!
I love the shades in the Burgundy palette, I have green eyes and anything purple, wine-coloured or reddish makes my eyes a much brighter green. Having said that these shades would look great on all eye colours!
So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty: there’s nine eye shadows in this palette, a mix of mattes, satins and shimmers. Some of the shades are permanent, some were previously limited edition and some are brand new. As is usual with MAC the quality of the shadows is lovely, the mattes are soft and blendable and there isn’t much fallout from the more shimmery shades.
The shadows are smaller than the regular MAC single eye shadows but that’s actually something I like as it makes the palette compact and portable. The palette costs €40 which I think is good value for a MAC eye shadow palette with this many shades in it.
Honey Lust – coppery-gold lustre (permanent)
Poppyseed – warm mauve nude satin
Quarry – warm plum brown nude matte (permanent)
Antiqued – warm bronzey brown veluxe pearl (permanent)
Embark – dark reddish brown matte (permanent)
#Noir – black-brown with golden glitter velvet
Haux – rose-nude satin (permanent)
Star Violet – bronze plum veluxe pearl (permanent)
Sketch – matte burgundy with red shimmer (permanent)
I am in love with this palette and am really looking forward to wearing darker autumnal looks now that the weather is turning colder.
If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out the Times Nine palettes on your MAC counter. If you have, I’d love to know, which one is your favourite?