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MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Ice Parade: Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a limited edition holiday compact that features six eyeshadows: Winterscape (bright taupe pearl), Magical Mist (sparkle concrete), Patina (taupe brown with golden pearl), Buckwheat (bark brown), Gaelic Gold (gold), and Midnight Flurry (dark warm black). Β The MAC Ice Parade Collection launches October 27th, 2011 in-stores.

  • Winterscape is a shimmering, sparkly white. It’s warmer than the white in the cool-toned palette, but they’re still similar–and they’re both sheer. This has a lustre finish. There are other white eyeshadows that are better.
  • Magical Mist is a grayish-toned brown with warm, reddish undertones. This has a lustre finish, and it is a repromote, though the good news is it seems to be more pigmented than last year. Urban Decay Wreckage is warmer and browner. Bare Escentuals A-Ha is similar but richer. MAC Era is lighter and not quite as grayish, but it is still similar.
  • Patina is a light-medium brown with a hint of gray and a golden sheen. This has a frost finish, and it is part of the permanent range. It has good color payoff and a very smooth, soft texture.
  • Buckwheat is a medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a shimmery finish. This has a frost finish, and it is a repromote. The pigmentation is good with a smooth texture. MAC Make Your Mark is similar but perhaps not as red toned.
  • Gaelic Gold is a vibrant, medium-dark gold with yellow undertones and a shimmer-sheen finish. This has a veluxe pearl finish, and it is a repromote. It also had good color payoff and a smooth feel. Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon is not as yellow and a bit darker. Inglot #404 is very similar but perhaps a touch darker.
  • Midnight Flurry is a dark, gray brown with a little burgundy hue. This has a matte finish. It’s dry and on the sheerer side. theBalm Mahna-Mahna is deeper and richer, though browner. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone has shimmer but the base color is similar. MAC Smut is blacker and has shimmer.

The Warm palette was the best of the three six-pan eyeshadow palettes from MAC’s holiday collection. It had the least amount of duds–the only total dud in this palette is Winterscape, which was sheer and not as smooth as the other shades in the palette. Midnight Flurry was a bit stiff to work with and lacked the intensity in the formula to yield true-to-pan color, but the other four shades were better with decent to good color payoff and smooth textures.

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Warm Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Winterscape Eyeshadow

MAC Magical Mist Eyeshadow

MAC Patina Eyeshadow

MAC Buckwheat Eyeshadow

MAC Gaelic Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Midnight Flurry Eyeshadow


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Joyce Avatar

I was so excited to see that Patina and Gaelic Gold were in here! I just may pick it up!

Is the included brush some random throw-in or is it supposed to be a stumpy version of an actual MAC brush?

Devi Avatar

Haha, the white handle on that brush makes me feel like it’s a miniature version of the Sonia Kashuk small eyeshadow brush.

I couldn’t say this on the first palette review because the comments are off, but I actually feel really bad that you spend so much money on all of these collections. Especially when they don’t turn out to be worth the money. πŸ™

Christine Avatar

I never know if/when or what they will or will not send. It’s not my choice or decision – it either arrives or it doesn’t. I’m not sure if readers realize, but I have bought the majority of MAC products featured on the blog (I’d guesstimate 80%), particularly because I don’t know if it’s coming so I’ll buy it as soon as I’m able to at PRO stores if I haven’t received it – and I might get it a week after it launches from MAC PR.

Lulee Avatar

after the disappointments from mac collections in the past year, do you think youre going to stop buying the whole collectins? i feel so bad that you have to buy all these crappy products πŸ™

Sarah Avatar

I don’t know what the hell MAC was thinking this year! Geez! I’m not dissing on Claire’s, but this palette looks like something you would find for $5 at Icing or something. $38? Do they think we are stupid? This looks really cheap, I know the price is good because you are getting 6 eyeshadows but I think a better purchase would be the Kat Von D saint palette for $36 and you get 8 shadows.

I think they really dropped the ball, it seems like they have run out of ideas…this may be a childhood throw back but we are still grown women who demand a little respect. To me this palette/ collection says “we are MAC, we can sell you anything as long as our name is on it.”

I love MAC MSF and dazzleglass and lipsticks. I’m looking more forward to the Gareth Pugh collection, that one has so much more to offer as far as innovation and fun.

Just give me the chance to design a LE collection for MAC! I would do so much better, ANY MAC fan would do so much better than squander such a wonderful opportunity. SHAME. Plastic clear balls holding lipgloss? >_< GEEZ

I would love to design a "Greek Angel" collection for MAC with lush shades like "Ambrosia" and "Hubris" and "Harpy" The focal products would play off the gold sheen in the MAC vanilla Pigment, The models would be angels in flowing white gowns (no wings) holding delicate shields. And the cover of the beauty powder would be classic black with a fossilized wing imprint. Very bright and illuminating.

What a waste!

MichelleChefNYC Avatar

The palettes themselves look gorgeous, but do we really need two repromotes and a permanent shade in here? It really kills the value of a palette when you already own 3 shades included. I’m really starting to get fed up with the lack of creativity I have been feeling from MAC. I don’t care how pretty the package is if what’s inside isn’t anything special.

Z Avatar

I got all excited when I saw the top of the palette closed, thinking it was like a little pot of glitter or something that came with it. Nope. πŸ™ Not really feeling this palette, much like other MAC palettes, just seems kinda “blah”. Can we settle down on the limited edition releases and instead keep the basics for the “regular catalogue” and put forth more exciting things as LE? Please? Seriously, please? I love coming to Temptalia, but if I have to look at one more mediocre MAC release I’m going to puke.

Kim Brown Avatar

I agree. And a lot of the colors in this new Mac palette can be duped so it is not worth it to me to spend on colors I already have similar to what they are selling.

Mariella Avatar

I was really hoping Tempting would be in this palette because I’ve got a sudden and irresistible urge to add Tempting to my collection. Guess I’ll just order it in pro-pan and order myself another empty 4-pan palette while I’m at it and maybe add Ricepaper to the order since it’s another one I suddenly feel I “need” to own.

MJ Avatar

I’m wondering if the MAC palettes have gotten worse or are we becoming more sophisticated consumers? This palette intriques me but the colors are easily dupable. In my humble opinion MAC should do 1 couture launch a year, 1 fabulous Christmas launch and then 1 each of the obligatory seasonal launches.

I have no issue with MAC using repromotes or permanent colors in the palettes as they often allow me to get colors I might otherwise not of picked up, but please make the palettes quality ones. The packaging on this is horrible. I could pick something up like this at CVS or RiteAid.

Amanda Avatar

The packaging for this collection is… well, ugly. But I do like the color selection, and I think it would be very wearable and get a lot of use from someone like me! I’m considering purchasing this one.

Julia Avatar

personally, I don’t see why MAC is bothering with these at all. It’s not original in any way and I can (and already have) drugstore items that swatch better and were cheaper.

And here I was getting all excited about finishing my Christmas shopping so I could pick up the holiday collections πŸ™

Rominey Avatar

I’ve been looking for similar shades/dupes to Magical Mist since it came out in the Tartan Tales Holiday collection last year – thanks so much for the referrals!

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