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MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette: Review

When it comes to MAC, i am very very particular about what products i invest in. The products are very expensive and many of the shades are easily dupable. But when i saw this MAC Burgundy Times Nine eye shadow palette at Doha Duty Free in Qatar, i couldn’t resist myself. It was soooo pretty. The 9 pretty perfectly coordinated eye shadows which can be used to create so many looks. I bought it on a whim.

MAC Burgundy times Nine eye shadow palette is a palette containing 9 gorgeous looking shades with burgundy hues. The nine eye shadows are Honeylust, Poppyseed, Quarry, Antiqued, Noir, Embark, Haux, Star Violet and Sketch.

Shade descriptions:

Honeylust: Bronzedipped peach

Poppyseed: Midtone Mauvey Nude

Quarry: Soft Muted Plum Brown

Antiqued: Ash Brown with Bronze

Embark: Intense reddish brown

Noir: Deep Black brown with gold pearls

Haux: Soft Muted Rosy Brown

Star Violet: Pinky Brown Plum

Sketch: Burgundy with Gold Shimmer


The palette is a mixture of satin, veluxe pearl, lustre and matte finishes. All the shades are extremely pretty when it comes to colour. I specially love Star Violet, Haux and antiqued. The eye shadows are perfectly coordinated for a smokey brown look. The pigmentation is a bit of a problem with Noir and quarry. While all the other shades require 1-2 swipes to show opaque colour, these two shades do not show up till 3-4 swipes. The pigmentation of all the other shades is good with opaque colour is 2 swipes. The staying power is great with 6-7 hours of wear without a primer and 8-10 hours with a primer. The shades do not crease so much. I am going to use the burgundy shades a lot more in winters. Star violet is very similar to MAC expensive pink which is my favorite eye shadow of all times.

This palette of 9 shades costsΒ a lot less if you compare with the price of 9 individual shadows. So it is a great investment. You can carry just this and a kajal for all eye makeup including the brows.

Apart from the pigmentation issues with 2 shades, this palette is gorgeous. It comes at a great price and you get 9 shades at the price of 5.

Price: 40 $

Dupes : Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette Neutrals

Β Freedom Pro 12 palette

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Are any of the shades appealing to you?

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Astha

    This palette indeed looks quite sensational. Love pretty much all the shades in this. πŸ™‚

    1. mily

      It is a very good palette in terms of shades!

  2. Shilpa Shetty

    Awesome shades,..

  3. Anusha M Pai

    Mac is mac..any day love..
    If it is dupeable, it’s OK..I have real soft corners for best in market πŸ™‚ unfortunately Mac in Ahmadabad is not available..
    I so wish we had a store here too.. I would have spent my entire weekend there.. Hehehe.. πŸ™‚

    1. mily

      I feel you Anusha! I would not leave the MAC store if it was here in Ahmedabad!

  4. Mimi

    Wow, the shades look gorgeous but size wise these shadows are actually half the size of regular MAC shadows right? Still a bargain I guess as you get to try out more shadows for your money.

    1. mily

      yes Mimi the quantity is less but you can get 9 shades so still a better choice!

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