Hello beauties! I hope you’re all having a good day! Today’s review is on the MAC Warm Neutral Eyeshadow Palette.
I must admit I was a bit surprised about MAC releasing such a big palette…(well…two palettes at that: one with Warm and the other with Cool neutral colors). With the huge success that followed Urban Decay’s release of Naked palettes and all other brands following suit, I’m glad MAC made such a move afterall.
It doesn’t matter how many different products I use and how much I enjoy many other brands, MAC always has a special place for me. Maybe because back when I started doing makeup, MAC was considered to be “the” brand for professionals or that the quality and variety never failed, but MAC is one of those brands that I know I can count on no matter the occasion…or the look.
MAC’s Warm and Cool palettes contain 15 shades each, featuring some of their all time favorite cult colors. Although I loved the Cool palette as well, I’m more drawn to warmer shades – particularly with my NC35 skin tone, so I purchased the Warm palette.
What I love about MAC eyeshadows is that they have plenty of pigment, minus the major fallout you get with many high-pigment shadows such as Urban Decay Naked or Lorac Pro palettes. With MAC, the eyeshadows are buildable, so you not only get a beautiful seamless look, but also control the intensity of the color you want minus the fallout. Here’s a swatch of all the Warm palette colors:
Hey – fine shimmer, pearly beige color, applies smoothly
Warm Breeze – satin finish, flesh shade, applies a bit chalky – needs blending and building up
Gingersnap – shimmery, pink/coral, applies smoothly
Dark Brew – almost matte though it has scattered shimmer, mid-tone brown, good color payoff
Dance In The Dark – matte dark brown, a little chalky, needs building up
Brule – satin finish, creamy beige, applies very smoothly, great for browbone
Vanilla Extract – shimmer finish, soft vanilla shade, applies smoothly
Honey Lust – shimmer finish, bronze/pink, sparkles throughout the color apply a little chalky
Amber Lights – shimmer finish, golden bronze, very smooth and great color payoff
Saddle – matte finish, orange/brown, one of the best transition colors ever
Lemon Tart – satin finish, yellow/beige, smooth application
Creative Copper – shimmer finish, subtle copper shade, great color payoff
Butterfudge – matte finish, warm light brown, great base or transition color – however only just showing on my NC35 skin tone
Divine Decadence – shimmer finish, warm mid-tone brown; applies smoothly
Unwind – satin finish, khaki/gold, great application
In summary, this is a fantastic palette if you love neutral eyeshadows. There are some key colors in the palette such as Brule, Gingersnap and Saddle. Coupled with a good matte black eyeshadow where you can customise the looks to be more dramatic, the MAC Warm Neutral Palette is all you need for either everyday use, or if you’re looking to build a pro kit.
MAC Warm Neutral Eyeshadow palette retails at $100- which works out to be great value versus if you were to build your own 15-shadow palette. Some department store MAC counters may tell you they’re sold out and not getting any more in. You’re best to try individual MAC stores, pro MAC stores or purchase it online HERE
If you’d like to compare the colors between MAC Warm and Cool Neutral palettes, you can check out the introductory post I did when they were first released HERE