A completely unnecessary palette purchase

Whilst in World Duty Free at the end of July, I was frantically trying to decided what I should buy before boarding my plane (haul coming soon!). I’d had my eye on the MAC Warm Neutral Palette, £65 for a while however it’s pretty expensive and I probably definitely don’t need another palette but in the airport I simply could resist and ended up getting it. (It’s about £10 cheaper in Duty Free) 

It’s silly because it makes me so happy even though I know I really don’t need it and will probably not use it very much but I’ve always always wanted a full completed MAC palette. Colour wise it’s very pretty, I love the coppers and the shimmery browns but I do think it has a few too may light colours which on the eye all look fairly similar and it’s missing a nice matte transition or crease colour and could do with some darker shades. 

My favourite shades would probably be Gingersnap and Amber Lights which are both beautiful lid colours. I think these palettes are very much aimed at makeup artists, I think the colours are almost too similar, it isn’t a travel friendly palette but it is far more cost effective than building your own MAC palette which would cost around £170. Whilst on holiday I had both this palette and the Urban Decay Original Naked Palette and ended up using that much more but I’ll let you know how I get on. 

If it ends up getting little use, at least looking at it makes me very happy. (I realise that’s a little ridiculous!)


  1. 3rd September 2015 / 6:54 am

    I agree with you about lacking transition shades, i don't find myself reaching for this a lot either. looking forward to your haul hunni xo

  2. 3rd September 2015 / 9:05 am

    I was super excited when I got this palette. I mainly use it for freelance work though as there is a shade in there for everyone really. Its so pretty to look at and knowing you have a full completed mac palette is a little satisfying especially for the price! xx

  3. 3rd September 2015 / 9:57 am

    Most of my palette purchases are unnecessary tbh but they're just so pretty! This does look like a lovely palette, even if it's missing some shades x


  4. 3rd September 2015 / 11:14 am

    Just found your blog and I love it, new follower gained today! This palette looks beautiful by the way, at least it makes you happy!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  5. 3rd September 2015 / 11:49 am

    Amber lights is definitely one of my favourite mac shadows. Soo pretty & perfect for christmas! xxx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

  6. 3rd September 2015 / 2:48 pm

    That palette is so gorgeous! It looks like it has a lot of daytime shadows. xx

    Champagne Daydream

  7. 3rd September 2015 / 2:57 pm

    This is such a beautiful palette! Although unnecessary perhaps, I think you got amazing value for money in terms of MAC. x


  8. 3rd September 2015 / 7:14 pm

    It looks so pretty 🙂 I think I also definitely would have wanted it!
    Your bangle also looks great, would you maybe share where it's from?
    XoXo Victoria

  9. 3rd September 2015 / 8:09 pm

    There are some lovely shades in there but I agree they should have some more mid-brown matte crease or deeper colours. I'm currently building my own pro palette which isn't the most economic thing in the world, I agree! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  10. 8th September 2015 / 2:49 pm

    This pallet is up my ally, but in Canada MAC is crazy pricy. Specially for eye shadow I rather get my points at Sephora if I'm paying that price. But some of these shades are so pretty thought, there are so many looks you can creat. Also it would be a good starter kit platform for someone just starting,


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