Saturday, 18 February 2017

Mac Dusky Rose x9 Eye Shadow Palette | Review & Swatches

It's no secret - I don't think (?). I like eye shadow. More like, I'm quite into the eye shadow scene. If I won the lottery, I'd buy every palette on the shelves before anything else. From post's like this one, it's no secret that i'm also a big Mac Cosmetics fan. So when I unwrapped a gift on Christmas day that turned out to be both from Mac, and an eye shadow palette, I couldn't wait to give it a review...

Easy on the eye - I mean come on, it looks soooooooooo pretty - this palette is not all you'd expect. The Dusky Rose x9 palette is a premade palette that retails at £25. Not a bad price tag for a "high quality" palette that you should be able to make multiple looks with. The outer box is classic Mac, sleek black cardboard with white lettering - unless limited edition - you wouldn't expect anything more. The palette itself is plastic packaging, with a clear pull up lid featuring the classic Mac logo, very simple but does the trick.

I wish I could tell you that with all these colours combined, this was the palette of dreams. Unfortunately, I can't. This is quite possibly the worst palette to ever live in my collection. The shadows are very chalky and the pigmentation... to say it's terrible is the understatement of the year. I hate writing negative posts, but when reviewing a product I do have to remind myself that not all produts are going to be something to rave about. I'm really not bashing Mac, in general I love their products. I probably always will. However, after hearing such good things about the palettes you can make yourself with their single shadows, I don't know how they've gone so wrong with their pre-made ones. You physically can not use this palette to create a look. I actually compared it to a Primark pre-made x9 palette and they were pretty much on par. 

I could sit here and talk about every shade and how I like it, like I have here, but I genuinely don't think it's worth my time. When buying a "high end" palette, you expect much much better colour pay off then this. I know that all products need to be tweaked here and there for them to be the best of the best but these have been out a while now and Mac clearly just don't care. Maybe they don't sell enough of them to notice, maybe its on a to-do list or maybe they just don't care, either way, the formula of this is a complete disaster. For the first time in a while, I do not recommend you buying this.

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  1. This is so disappointing! Honestly one wold expect better from Mac. Thanks for the heads up though! (:

    Single Vegas Girl

  2. The colours are beautiful but you'd expect more from MAC seeing as it's such a huge brand, it's disappointing to see that the pigmentation levels are so low.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sabah ||

  3. The shades are gorgeous, shame about the pigmentation when their are cheaper brands such as makeup geek which you get better quality from xxxx

  4. Lovely shades but I would expect them to be more pigmented, it's so disappointing when products from well know brands don't deliver.


  5. I really loved this look of this palette on your instagram and fell in love with it. I am totally gutted that it sucks, but glad I know not to get it now.

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog |

  6. This palette looks lovely but it sucks that it was disappointing to you! I've never bought any Mac products because I'm making a real effort to stick to cruelty-free products now!

    Sian x

  7. The shades are so beautiful, it's such a shame about the pigmentation! The greys are absolutely stunning x

  8. These are lovely colours, so wearable for everyday!
    Amy xx

  9. Such a shame that this product didn't live up to the usual MAC hype! It's never a good sign when a high end product like this is comparable to shades you can get from Primark! Thanks so much for being honest and sharing your thoughts, it's great to see!

    Abbey ๐Ÿ’“

  10. It's so disappointing isn't it :( I have a Mac Palette and although the shades look super pretty they payoff is pants!! I don't think I'd ever buy them again! MUG all the way haha! Fab post lovely xxxx
    Rachel |

  11. They look amazing, so disappointing tho!! I've went Of Mac so much!!!
    Great honest post!! Xox

  12. This is not the first negative review I have read about MAC eyeshadows - they were probably good many years ago, but there are far better alternatives now with Too Faced, NYX, ABH, Zoeva, etc, in my opinion. I really liked the look of their burgundy palette I think it was, and as tempting as it was, I had to remind myself that I'll only be disappointed!

  13. Oh man MAC really let this one slip through the cracks, I feel like they need to upgrade their shadow formulas or something! I used to only buy MAC shadows but now compared to the other palettes I have from other brands the MAC shadows aren't anywhere near as good.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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