NEW Eyes on MAC Collection Eyeshadow Palettes

by - March 06, 2015

Image Credit: @il0vemac
Designing your own unique eyes has never been easier thanks to Eyes on M∙A∙C. These well-edited Eyes Times Nine and Eyes Times Fifteen palettes feature color-coordinated hues that offer countless combinations. Each palette provides an array of textures for both day and night. All are packaged in a convenient compact for easy portability. 
Eyes on Mac, Amber Times Nine and Navy Times Nine
Eye Shadow x Nine: Amber Times Nine ($40)
  • Cozy Grey, cool grey (matte)
  • Kitties, pale bronze (frost)
  • Georgia Peach, dirty rose pink (matte)
  • Ricepaper, peachy gold with shimmer (frost)
  • Creative Copper, light beige (lustre)
  • Cork, muted golden brown (satin)
  • Don't Tell, sparkly brown (lustre)
  • Aromatic, matte brown (matte)
  • Pepper Please, sparkly bronze copper brown (velvet) 
Eye Shadow x 9: Navy Times Nine ($40)
  • Silver Fog, silver gray (lustre)
  • Blonde Milk, pale khi with sparkles (lustre)
  • Copperplate, muted mid-tone gray (matte)
  • JG Gray, frosty gray blue (frost)
  • Mulled Over, matte cool blue gray (matte)
  • Cast Iron, matte charcoal (matte)
  • Cloudscape, khaki (velvet)
  • Club, red-brown with green pearl (satin)
  • Black Tied, black with silver sparkle (velvet)
Eyes on Mac, Burgundy Times Nine and Purple Times Nine
Eye Shadow x 9: Burgundy Times Nine ($40)
  • Honeylust, bronze dipped peach (lustre)
  • Poppyseed, mid-toned mauve nude (satin)
  • Quarry, soft muted plum brown (matte)
  • Antiqued, ash brown with bronze (veluxe pearl)
  • Embark, intense reddish brown (mate)
  • #Noir, deep black brown with gold pearls (velvet)
  • Haux, soft muted rosy brown (satin)
  • Star Violet, pinky brown plum (veluxe pearl)
  • Sketch, burgundy with red shimmer (velvet)
Eye Shadow x 9: Purple Times Nine ($40)
  • Sweet Lust, soft champagne pink with pearls (lustre)
  • Lightly Sugared, soft lilac with pearls (lustre)
  • Poignant, soft lavender (satin)
  • Mancatcher, matte lavender taupe (frost)
  • Satellite Dreams, plum with violet pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Bon Nuit, deep plum (matte)
  • After Dusk, soft red wine (veluxe pearl)
  • Beauty Marked, black red with sparkle pearl (velvet)
  • Shadowy Lady, blackened plum (matte)
What's important to note about these palettes is that the size is very deceiving. It's a nice way to try an array of coordinated colors and it's travel-friendly as well. Very travel-friendly one might say, as the size of each eyeshadow is about that of a penny. Scroll back up to the first picture and notice the size it is compared to the lipstick. This palette is palm-sized. You have been warned! Priced at $40 with a value of $53. 
Image Credit: @jennagilmartin
Eye Shadow x 15: Warm Neutrals ($85)
Shades include: Hey, Warm Breeze, Gingersnap, Dark Brew, Dance in the Dark, Brule Vanilla Extract, Honey Lustº*, Amber Lights*, Saddle, Lemon Tart, Butterfudge, Creative Copperº, Unwind and Divine Decadence. Find an in-depth review and swatches of this palette here.

Eye Shadow x 15: Cool Neutrals ($85)
Shades include: Flounce, Sweet Allure, Sun Tweaked, Blackberry, After Dusk, Pick Me Up, Crushed Clove, Cozy Greyº, Deception, Brunº*, Silver Fog, French Clay, Cumulus, Pearled Earth and Black Tiedº. Find an in-depth review and swatches of this palette here and here.

Eye Shadow x 15: Nordstrom Naturals ($85) Nordstrom Exclusive
Shades include: Vapour, Honey Lustº*, All That Glitters, Saddle, Mulch, Ricepaperº, Amber Lights*, Woodwinked, Wedge, Brunº*,Omega, Satin Taupe, Embark, Beauty Markedº and Carbon. See swatches of this palette here.

º shade also included in Eyes x 9 palette
* shade also included in another Eyes x 15 palette
Image Credit: @ladybosston
While the larger palettes are a great value and include full-sized eyeshadows, it's important to note that the pans are actually glued to the palette. That's a big let down as one would assume you could easily mix and match shades from all the palettes or even add some of your own. That also means if a shade runs out you won't be able to just pop a replacement pan. However, the overall price makes each shadow less than $6 so no need to get the Makeup Geek dupe when you can just get the original for less. So if you don't mind the depotting process then you can still customize these eyeshadows any way you like but you would have to purchase an empty palette, which still costs less than purchasing these eyeshadows separately. The retail value of these palettes is $160 ($150 for the eyeshadow pans, $10 empty palette) so you actually save $75.

These palettes are now available for purchase at Mac, Macy's and Nordstrom (full international launch in April but the larger palettes are available at Selfridges). They are permanent so no need to rush but I would get the Nordstrom exclusive palette sooner than later if I were you since it is limited edition.

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