MAC • Sorceress Palette Holiday 2009 • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I picked this up at the company store the other day. I didn't have many purples in my make up collection and I thought these looked pretty. I didn't have a clue what line they were from when I picked them, just thought they were nice. I can't believe all the negative reviews. I think the colors are highly pigmented, alittle goes a long way. I really like them, perfect for the holidays, glad I purchased it. So if anyone is looking for it this year, you can find it at the Company Store.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I agree with the reviewer that said this Palette is nicely pigmented, all the color have a great payoff, perhaps many have gotten an off Palette or something, because my Palette was very pigmented and all the colors are so beautiful especially Hypnotizing! the colors can be used day or night, and smokey.even the White Rabbit is very nice shimmer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have to disagree with the majority here. I think that these eye shadows are very nicely pigmented. They really pop on my lids. I use TFSI or UDPP as my bases. They go on very smoothly and blend like a dream. I am glad I bought this palette because I have no other purples in my stash and these are lovely. The only shade I've never used is White Rabbit because I find too harsh to use as a highlighter shade.
Otherwise, I am very pleased with this palette.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this from a swap. I like this palette. The colours are very versatile and blend really well. I think it is quite useful since you can use a light hand and make it work for day time and put more for the night time. This said I still think I would not buy it again since I think it would last me a while or at least till the next MAC's Holiday Edition.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Well, I did it. I went to Macy's today and returned this. I was really annoyed with this item because the shadows were so unpigmented that I had to cake it on, not a good look. I don't get how MAC makes such fun, good quality items and then comes out with these d/s-type shadows. I also will gripe that the price was too high for teeny little pans of color.
Not a great buy at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Not a fan of this palette. This is my first MAC shadow ever and I am so sad that it is not better. I hope it is just because it is in a palette and I hope their single colors don't have this kind of payoff. I am very disappointed. :( I like UD and Lorac and just about everything else in my drawer better. I can not recommend this product.
Edit - tried this with TFSI and it looked much better but a good product should show up with any primer, really.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
when i read the reviews on here i was thinking about returning mine before i even tried it. thank goodness i tried it first. guess everyone is different because i love it. i use urban decay primer and have no problem w/ pigmentation. love the purple and the greys. i'm not sure if these can easily be duped but i don't have any similar colors in my stash so i'm happy i got this palette. my dh and dd even commented on my eyes and they rarely ever say anything about my fotd's. this was the first holiday e/s palette to sell out at my mac counter so i'm glad i didn't make the mistake of returning it w/ out even trying it on.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite palette from this year's holiday collection. I also have the smoke and mirrors palette but I love the different colors in this one. It's very versatile and you create many different looks since the colors coordinate well with each other. I think most of the colors are pretty pigmented as long as you wear a good base like a paint pot. I love the purples in this palette, especially Altered State. There are some unique colors in this palette and that's why I bought it and I'm glad I did.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I oouldn't decide on which palette to get, but two SA's told me this one would go best with my skintone/eyes. I went ahead and got it, but am rather sorry, For some reason, the last few eye palettes I got from MAC were disappointing, both in texture, pigment, and acutal color. None of the colors stood out at all, and the general texture was pale and chalky, Even the dark charcoal with sparkles, which looks scary in the palette, does not have enough color payoff to even do your crease, let alone use as a liner, as I had planned, On me, all the colors seem just a touch "off"...purples aren't quite purple, white is chalky, grays turn greenish....Just weird in general, especially for the price. The single pan shadows don't seem to have this problem. And of course the included brush is useless. I might try the old fashioned foam applicators to see if I can pick up more color. I'm also finding that the new palettes coming out aren't unique like they used to be...most if not all of the colors can be duped using their regular stock...it's actually cheaper to match a couple of the colors from the palette you like, from the regular stock, and save some cash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Sadly I have to agree with the first reviewer: this palette is lacking in pigmentation. While the colors look beautiful in the pans they don't feel as soft, or distribute on the skin as well as regular MAC eyeshadows (I've been collecting and using them for more than 6 years). Even with UDPP the colors only show up mediocre, I have to layer quite a bit too get the effect I want. My favorite colors are Hold my gaze, Hypnotizing and Altered state, because they suit my coloring (NC25, Asian) quite well. The other ones are either too ordinary (White Rabbit) or lack even more in pigmentation (Magnetized, Edge of Dark). I bought this palette mainly for Hold my gaze, which is pretty much unique and overall the price for the palette is okay. It could have been better though regarding the texture/pigmentation of the shadows. I wouldn't buy it again, since I'll probably never run out (have lots of better working shadows) and it's LE anyway. At least it's in my collection now...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
like this....loved the purples, the other palettes look alike as far as colors from the last 2 years of holiday sets i have..so got this and i use a cream base to make colors pop.....the palette is not chauky at all...they all are smooth on my nc42 skin!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First off the packaging for Mac 2009 Holiday palettes is the best yet IMO. The package is very sturdy and sleek, but does get fingerprints on it easily. However, the shadows are rather sheer and not very pigmented. I thought the purple matte color was chalky and the glittery black shade was poorly pigmented. The lavender shade was smooth, but very light. The whitish highlight color was smooth and gives a nice glow to the brow bone. It also includes a taupy purple with good pigmentation and a unique bluish-grey color that blends perfectly with the lavender (looks olive in the pan). The palette creates a nice daytime look, but it isn't versatile enough to give a more dramatic look. I had to add a darker color from my collection to amp up the look. Not sure if I will keep this or return it. I had high hopes for this palette and I'm disappointed.