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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 costs 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

 Freedom Pro 12 palette

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Comments (9)
  1. Astha 3 years ago

    This palette indeed looks quite sensational. Love pretty much all the shades in this. 🙂

    • mily 3 years ago

      It is a very good palette in terms of shades!

  2. Shilpa Shetty 3 years ago

    Awesome shades,..

  3. Anusha M Pai 3 years ago

    Mac is mac..any day love..
    If it is dupeable, it’s OK..I have real soft corners for best in market 🙂 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.. 🙂

    • mily 3 years ago

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

  4. Mimi 3 years ago

    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.

    • mily 3 years ago

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

  5. Sangeeta G 3 years ago

    All the colours in the palette are gorgeous.


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