MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15: Cool Neutrals palette

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15: Cool Neutrals palette

Are you ready for the makeup deal of the century? When MAC Cosmetics released their pre-fab Eye Shadow x 15 palettes, I immediately whipped out my calculator and did the math.

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette review 3

The MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 palette comes in three variations, shown above is Cool Neutral. It retails at $85 CAD, but don’t choke on that price. Let me break it down for you.

To buy it separately (prices in CAD):
Pro Palette – $10
x 15 insert – $3
15 shadows for $8 each – $120
TOTAL VALUE: $133
SAVINGS: $48!

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Other than the savings on price, these curated palettes are great as a starter kit or to boost your eyeshadow collection. Cool Neutrals has a nice variety of mattes, shimmers and satins that all work together complementary.

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette top row swatches

Flounce: Chalky white pink (Matte)
Sweet Allure: Soft light pink (Satin)
Sun Tweaked: Soft frosty coral (Frost)
After Dusk: Midtonal rosy pink with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Blackberry: Muted burgundy plum brown (Matte)

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette middle row swatches

Pick Me Up: Pale ivory (Matte)
Cozy Grey: Cool grey (Matte)
Crushed Clove: Dirty gold olive (Frost)
Deception: Chocolate gold (Frost)
Brun: Muted blackish brown (Satin)

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette bottom row swatches

Silver Fog: White w/ silver pearl (Lustre)
French Clay: White grey frost (Frost)
Cumulus: Dirty grey charcoal (Frost)
Pearled Earth: Deep blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Black Tied: Black w/ silver sparkle (Velvet)

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette look 1

For this look, I used a mix of the shimmers, lustres and mattes to create a neutral eye that focused on the blue liner (it’s Covergirl, btw).

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette look 2

Using Silver Fog on the lid, I love the sparkly ice look it gives.

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral palette look fair skin

So this is just one look of many you can create. The palette, although named Cool Neutral, actually has a mix of cool and warm shades. And each row is really a look in itself but feel free to mix and match!

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Now of course, with a palette of this size, you may get a few duds in the pack. And I admit, not all the shadows are amazing (most are, but not all). I found a few of the mattes, Blackberry and Cozy Grey, for example, to be a bit chalky.

BUT if you’re a true MAC addict like me, you also probably noticed quite a few of these shades are EXCLUSIVE to the palette, not sold individually.

So my vote is YES, buy this palette. Available at MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom, and The Bay.

 

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  • Allie Maine

    I bought the warm palette, after reading and hearing very positive reviews. In the U.S. It is $65.00. I have to say, I am disappointed . I feel the shadows are weak, not very pigmented at all. I would not repurchase it. The cool didn’t fair as well in other reviews and now Nordstrom is coming out with an all matte x 15 palette. I am glad it worked out for you though.

    • Yea I liked the majority of the shades but as I said the mattes were a bit meh for me too! I wonder what the Nordstrom all matte palette will be like!

      • Allie Maine

        I saw it today . I really like the color selection . More pink-ish colors. It is a warm palette but will look good on fair skin too. I like that it is matte. So many palettes are full of Veluxe Pearl, their worst eyeshadow imo

  • This is so pretty!! Is it weird that I kind of just want it to stare at? Because the gradient going on in that palette is stunning.

  • I was looking at many of the names wondering “Why don’t I already have this?”…. and now I know!

  • Wow thats a good saving coming from MAC! I find the shades too similar to stuff that’s already in what I own so I will probably pass. But this would be a great starter kit!

    Raincouver Beauty

  • I like the color selections they made for this palette but the paler shades look so light that they probably wouldn’t even show up on anyone with medium tone skin 🙁