The MAC Burgundy X 9 Palette was part of a permanent collection that launched in March 2015 as a more affordable and easy way for people to get there hands of a wide variety of MAC shadows, they are also just super cute and compact which makes them easy for travel. Along with the Burgundy Palette they released a Navy, Purple and Amber set to cover most of the shades.
From the moment this collection launched I had my eyes on the Burgundy set as I am a huge lover of anything Bronze, orange, gold or wine coloured. This palette includes:
- Honey Lust Bronze dipped peach (Lustre)
- Poppyseed Mid-tone mauvey nude (Satin)
- Quarry Soft muted plum brown (Matte)
- Antiqued Ash brown with bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
- Embark Intense reddish brown (Matte)
- #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)
I love every shade in here however I feel as if the colours could have been complimented but adding a warmer toned matte in place of Poppyseed or Quarry because these shades are very similar and don’t add a great deal to the over all eye look.
The pigmentation and texture of the shades was the one thing that really surprised me and unfortunately not in the best way. I own several other MAC Shadows and find the texture in the x9 palette does not hit the mark. I am not sure what it is, and I know many people have had the same issue but the pigmentation is just a little lacking. Antiqued, Star Violet and Sketch are the only shades that almost meet up to expectation while I do enjoy Honey Lust as a press on glitter it is not what I have come to know from a Lustre finish. All the other shades are just a little sub par.
I am very conflicted with this palette as it is a nice addition to my collection and for the price I could not have picked up the four shades that I do enjoy, it is a little disappointing that this palette doesn’t knock it out of the park because it had so much potential.
Let me know if you have a differing view of this palette and which shades you like the most.