Tuesday, 1 April 2014

MAC 15x Warm Neutral Palette Review

Hey Lovelies!

We all know by now i am a palette fiend, so passing the new MAC neutral palettes up was always going to be a hard task. So hard in fact, that i couldn't choose between to two... So i got both! *slaps wrist*. Naughty, i know!

Since seeing Temptalia review these earlier this year i knew i had to have them and eagerly stalked the MAC website for their release. And praying they were going to be priced reasonably. Now MAC have a naughty habit of just swapping $ for £ with a lot of their products, which really annoys me. These were priced at $100 in the USA and i was pleased to see they are reasonably converted to £65 here in the UK. Now we all know £65 is still steep for a palette but if you were to create your own palette you'd be paying over £100 extra for the pleasure. They also contain a good few shades that are exclusive to each palette.
So enough rambling. Onto the review! 
I personally find MAC shadows on the drier side and these for the most part live up to the quality of the other singles i own. I'll probably do a post about my own made MAC palette in the near future. The shadows come in a variety of finishes, some having nicer textures than others but overall they performed pretty well across the board. Honey Lust swatched a little patchy and although it is a stunning colour i found it the only shade to take a little more effort to make it work on the eye. Dance in the dark (top far right) also swatched a little patchy but works much better actually on the eye.

It is also worth pointing out, as far as i can see from the MAC website these hold a little less product per shadow than the regular MAC pans. The entire palette contains 19.5g of product making them 1.3g per shadow rather than the 1.5g stated on the website for pans. But with how discounted the price is compared to a full 15 MAC shadows of your choosing it's still really worth the money (if you like all the shades that is!).

This palette would have been made perfect for me if it had a lighter matte transition colour and a chocolate/bronze Veluxe Pearl shade, but i have a ton of them elsewhere in my collection. But would have been nice to have something complete i could use rather than dipping into a few palettes for a look.
Hey (VXP), Warm Breeze (S), Gingersnap (F), Dark Brew (V), Dance In The Dark (M)

Brule (S), Vanilla Extract (F), Honey Lust (L), Amber Lights (F), Saddle (M)

Lemon Tart (VXP), Creative Copper (L), Butterfudge (S), Divine Decadence (V), Unwind (VXP)

Overall if you like MAC shadows then you are going to love these palettes. But i personally think there are brands with better textures out there (Urban Decay, Inglot). These live up to the MAC shadow quality (well, compared to the shades i own they do) so this is going to be a must-have for all those Macaholics out there!

Cool Neutrals review coming soon! 

You can find these at MAC counters and online here.

What is your favourite MAC shade?



  1. Oh wow, they are lovely shades and I know you'll get a lot of use out of them!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  2. I think this is a gorgeous palette, but the real selling point of the mac palettes is always going to be choosing your own colours to create a custom palette I think.

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  3. *heart eyed emoji*
    Now I need to find £65!

  4. This is so beautiful! I'd love to be able to splash £65 on it, but I actually think I'd prefer to spend a little more and make my own, especially as a few of these are quite similar.

    Catherine, xo | Lady Liquor Vintage

  5. Omg I love the colours in this palette, so pretty !



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