Friday, April 1, 2016

MAC Smoky Metallic Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
MAC is relaunching its Eyes On MAC Eyeshadow Collection and all the palettes have an even greater value! The nine-shade palettes are now $42 CAD (previously $48 CAD) and today I have the lovely Smoky Metallic Times Nine Palette to share with you. To see some swatches, click......
MAC Smoky Metallic Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
Packaging: 
The nine shadows come in a slim square black compact with a clear window on the front that allows you to see all the colors. Each shadow is 0.8g, about the size of a nickel. The palette is travel-friendly and it has a nice and secure magnetic closure.
MAC Smoky Metallic Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
Formulation:
The last MAC nine-shadow palette I've tried was quite disappointing in terms of formulation so I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of shadows in the Smoky Metallic Times Nine Palette. I believe all these colors are pre-existing shades; there's a great variety of colors and finishes.

Simple Sensation: Subtle beige nude matte. The pigmentation is pretty decent; this shade would make a really nice base color.
Give Me Fire: Shimmery light brown-beige with silvery sparkles. This shade is slightly sheer.
Black Factor: Black-brown satin; slightly patchy but buildable.
MAC Smoky Metallic Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
Filament: Sheer silvery beige shimmer.
Just Twigged: Taupe pearl with a slightly sheer formulation.
Carbon: Pitch black matte; the formulation is slightly dry and chalky but the pigmentation is buildable. The sparkles you see in my swatches are fallouts Filament, Carbon is completely matte.
MAC Smoky Metallic Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
By the Silver Moon: Silvery pale green metallic; the formulation is super buttery and pigmented.
Richly-Rich: Light bronze-gold shimmer; this shade is extremely rich but the color is fallout-prone.
Petrol: Satin medium gray that's fairly pigmented but patchy.
MAC Smoky Metallic Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
Availability:
MAC is available in stores and online at MAC.
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