Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The Best Eye Palette? MAC x15 Warm Neutral Palette




As a lot of you saw on my 'what I got for Christmas | Beauty' post my lovely husband bought me the MAC x15 warm neutral palette which I was super excited about and a lot of you were too and couldn't wait to find out my thoughts so here it is!
 
I much prefer warm tone shadows to cool tone as I love a good bronze so feel warm eyes always go a little bit better. As you can see this is a x15 pan shadow palette with 7 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades. They also vary a lot in warmth which I love as none are overly similar they all have a different depth to them.




 
The size of this palette is actually really good, it's big enough but still small enough to travel with although wont fit in your make up bag unless its a biggie! I wouldn't need to take any other shadows with me travelling as everything I need is in this palette which I don't often find as I usually need to take a couple with me if I want a darker crease etc but everything I need is in this beaut.

Anyway, onto the actual shadows themselves like any the lighter shades aren't as pigmented but there are a couple in there which are my exact skin tone which I will use a lot to get flawless eye lids lol does anyone even say that?! the darker shades are a lot more pigmented and the shimmers, well they are just out of this world.





All the shadows have a real soft creamy texture to them although they aren't cream you can just tell they are top quality. As I said before the lighter shades are a lot more heavily swatched to show up on my skin but as some of them are my actual skin tone it's hard for them to show up.
I've done quite a few smokey eyes with this palette now and the shadows blend out beautifully, just go easy on the darker shades as they are really pigmented, I got a bit of a surprise when I put too much on my brush lol.
 




I've noticed with some of the shimmer shades that I get a bit of fallout with them but not too much, I find if I spray my brush with a bit of setting spray and pack it on there isn't as much to no fall out at all.

I love the fact that they have 3 gold shimmer shades in this palette at all different shades as there will be one to suit everyone, they have a real yellow gold, a more orange bronze gold and then just proper gold! which you can see from the picture below they are all on the last row of the palette. Some people may think how many gold shades do you need in one palette but I find this genius as people prefer a certain type of gold shadow so they have covered them all.

 
 
 
 
 
In terms of longevity they last really well, I wore mine all day boxing day and it stayed put although I do always use an eye primer underneath shadows. I think they will still last for quite some time without a primer as they are good quality. If you don't have any eye primers or don't want to use one I would also recommend the NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk as a base and then pop shadows on top as it will keep everything in place for longer.

In terms of cost this is £49.50 which you can get from MAC who are currently doing 10% off orders for first time buyers on their site or Debenhams.

Is it worth this cost? Yes, it is pricey but you are paying for quality and I do highly recommend this however there are other palettes out there which are similar and equally as good quality for a cheaper price you just need to shop around for what you are looking for.

I hope this has helped you all and let me know in the comments below what your favourite eye palette is.
 
 
Love Gill x
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. I got this palette for Christmas too, so this post is really helpful! It really is a gorgeous palette! Great post! x

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    1. Thanks lovely ! I love it so much, hope you love too xx

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  2. I think sometimes mac's lighter eyeshadows aren't great in pigmentation (especially the matte ones) but they get the shimmery ones so right!I'm much more of a neutral warm toned kind of person! But I do like how there are a couple of cooler tones in the top left corner to balance it out! xx

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    1. They do get the shimmer shades spot on and super pigmented I love it. thanks for your comment xx

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  3. I love this palette too, I was gifted it for my birthday and dread the day I hit pan on any of them!

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    1. OMG I cant even think about that lol - I will shed a tear when this happens, it could happen fairly soon as I am using it every day I just love it x

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  4. Love the look of this palette! I have a few MAC individual shades, the palette I'm trying to build will look a lot like this when it's finished! Handy to have all the shades in a pre-made palette x

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    1. I was thinking about doing my own palette too but now I have this I will hold off for now but such a good idea to do your own palette x

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  5. I love the look of this, it's so nice that they have a mix of matte and shimmer shades too!xo

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    1. I know right! Thanks for your comment xx

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