For me this was a mammoth purchase, one that I’d been gearing myself up to for a while. I’d umm’d and ahhh’d about this and wondered whether I was mad to spend £65 on a single makeup item! This was something that when I counted up my Christmas money I thought I could finally justify.
MAC brought out two new 15 shadow palettes last year the ‘warm’ neutrals and ‘cool’ neutrals both priced the same and include 15 full sized shadows. I went for the warm neutrals purely because these are the colours that suit me best and the pallet included a couple of shades that I was really keen to get my mitts on.
As per usual these colours are all absolutely stunning and the payoff is just what you’d normally expect from MAC. I always find MAC shadows work best after the 3rd or 4th use as they can be a little stiff in texture at first. The colours included within the palette include (from left to right) Hey, Warm Breeze, Gingersnap, Dark Brow, Dance in the Dark, Brule, Vanilla Extract, Honey Lust, Amber Lights, Saddle, Lemon Tart, Creative Copper, Butterfudge, Divine Decadence and Unwind.
All of these colours have wonderful colour payoff and blend really beautifully, they’re not overly slippy and build colour nicely. Personally I like using MAC shadows over a primer or cream shadow base. My favorites include MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Laura Mercier Creme Eyecolour and for a cheap and cheerful alternative the Maybelline Colour Tattoo’s are some of my most reached for eyeshadow bases. These give the shadows greater intensity and make them last a heck of alot longer on the eye.
I’m a neutrals girl through and through however the best thing about this pallet is it includes some unusual neutral shades that push my comfort zone. Of course on a daily basis I’m still drawn to Divine Decadence and Butterfudge for beautiful bendable shadows that look great all over the lid and smoked out on the lash-line! However I’ve been layering my Laura Mercier Creme Eyecolour in Copper Sunrise and the Amber Lights colour in the pallet for a sexy burnished bronze eye look for the evening! I’m also loving Gingersnap all over the lid with Saddle in the crease to create a vampy look that looks amazing paired with a plumb lipstick for a grungy 90’s vibe.
Overall this pallet gets a total 10/10 for me and is one I would highly recommend, it’s certainly a pallet that challenges my normal look without being garish. I get pretty cross when I buy a pallet and I don’t end up using half the shades however the best thing about this is that you also get a pallet that you can refill when your pans are empty!
MAC Warm Neutral Pallet £65 – http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/2222/28062/Products/Eyes/Eye-Kits/Eye-Shadow-x15-Warm-Neutral/index.tmpl