Mac – Amber Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette Review

Mac - Amber Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette Review

So a few weeks back I was lucky enough to win this stunning Amber Times Nine eyeshadow palette from Mac in Georgia’s giveaway! I’ve wanted to try some Mac eyeshadows for a really long time now, so this palette gives me the perfect opportunity to do exactly that. Of course from the name, you can tell that this palette is made up of 9 individual shades with a mixture of mattes, frosts and shimmers, that are based around brown and gold shades giving it that amber name.  

From top left to bottom right – Cosy Grey (a cool toned matte grey), Kitties (pale bronze frost), Georgia Peach (dirty rose matte pink), Rice Paper (peachy gold with shimmer), Creative Copper (light beige), Cork (muted golden brown), Don’t Tell (sparkly brown), Aromatic (matte brown) and Pepper Please (sparkly bronze, copper brown) are the nine shades that make up this palette. This palette would be very ideal for autumn/winter time, for any parties or nights out and the more warmer toned shades like Rice Paper would work well in the summer time. They’re all very wearable shades and you can easily create a variation of looks from these shadows, whether you want a more natural fresh eye or a smokey bold look. 

Mac - Amber Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette Review

In terms of the pigmentation of these, I will admit that I was slightly disappointed with them at first. Upon swatching them on my hand, it did take me a few times to notice them clearly on my skin, especially the lighter shades like Cosy Grey and Georgia Peach. You can probably tell from the swatches above that it was tough. But they are buildable which makes up for the lack of pigmentation. They’re not awful, but you do need to build them up if you want a strong intense shadow that is noticeable to other people. Of course, if you do prefer something more natural looking then this will work for you. However they are very smooth and blend with ease onto the lid, which is exactly what you want. 

Due to it’s small size, it is very travel friendly and easy to slip inside your bag if you ever want to touch up throughout the day or end up having to finish your makeup on your commute. The Amber Times Nine palette would be the perfect starter palette for anyone wanting to try out a few Mac shadows like myself. Also it would be great for anyone new to the brand, who’s after a neutral mix of shades that also work well together or who wants a compact easy to travel with palette. 

Overall, this is a lovely little palette with very easy to wear colours and with so many look’s to try out!

Have you tried this? What is your favourite eyeshadow palette?

Lauren x

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