For me, the Eyes on M∙A∙C Collection is always pure perfection, and it’s a favorite release. This years’ Eyes on M∙A∙C Collection for Spring 2017 features four new curated Eyeshadow X9 Palettes, two Eyeshadow X15 Palettes (one new) and two brushes (212 and 287). Let’s dive in!

The Eyes on M∙A∙C Collection features palettes which are color-coordinated, and feature a variety of finishes. The X9 Palettes are also the most convenient size for tossing into your makeup bag (because let’s be honest…there’s NEVER enough room!) or for travel. Despite having more eyeshadow palettes than I can count, I reach for a X9 Eyes on MAC Palette nearly every day. And that X9 with the tropical-inspired hues? Love!


The Eyes on M∙A∙C Collection for Spring-Summer 2017 includes:

Eye Shadow X 9: Semi-Sweet Times Nine: [New] Drawing A Blanc (creamy beige, matte), Bamboo (light beige with peach, matte), Dance In The Dark (dark brown, matte), Outre (mustardy-brown, matte), Mocha Minded (chocolate brown, matte), Everyone’s Darling (warm wine burgundy, matte), Pink Sienna (cool neutral pink, matte), Persuade (mid-tone cool grey brown, matte) and Carbon (intense black, matte).

Eye Shadow X 9: Tropical Cool Times Nine: [New] Fresh Blade (pale frosted yellow, veluxe), Bright Sided (canary yellow, satin), Lemon Rush (bright yellow lime green, matte), Lady Grey (soft muted grey-green, satin), Neoprene Green (Kelly green, veluxe), She’s a Model (blackened teal, lustre), Liquid Sky (cerulean blue, matte), Blue Envy (frosted royal blue, veluxe), Grey Horizon (deep blue grey, matte).

Eye Shadow X 9: Solar Glow Times Nine: [New] The Solar Glow palette is all about metallics! Sugared (light frosty pink, lustre), Moon Rock (frosty bright white, veluxe), Blackberry (deep rose gold, frost), Lunar Cycle (frosty muted teal, frost), Copper Aura (pastel coral, lustre), Quarry (midtone muted pinky beige, satin), Cosmic (taupe, frost), Metalmauve (soft lilac, frost), Soot (cool grey, velvet).

Eye Shadow X 9: Red Hot Times Nine: [New] If red/pink tones are your thing, go with the Red Hot X9! Vanilla (peachy-ivory with reflects, velvet), Get Closer (muted yellow orange, satin), Frock Talk (blackened cherry, frost), For Your Pleasure (muted neutral pink, matte), Carnal Charm (bright yellow red, matte), Fuchsia Fury (midtone red pink, satin), Bijou (bright blue pink, matte), Lover In Me (deep royal blue, satin), Shadowy Lady (blackened plum, matte).

Eye Shadow X9: Amber Times Nine: [Repromote] Georgia Peach (dirty rose pink, matte), Cozy Grey (cool grey, matte), Creative Copper (light beige, lustre), Cork (muted golden brown, satin), Ricepaper (peachy gold with shimmer, frost), Kitties (pale bronze, frost), Aromatic (matte brown, matte), Don’t Tell (sparkly brown, lustre), Pepper Please (sparkly bronze copper brown, velvet).

Eye Shadow X9: Burgundy Times Nine: [Repromote] #Noir (deep black brown with gold pearls, velvet), Honey Lust (bronze-dipped peach, lustre), Quarry (soft muted plum brown, matte), Antiqued (ash brown with bronze, veluxe pearl), Star Violet (pinky brown plum, veluxe pearl), Haux (soft muted rosy brown, satin), Embark (intense reddish brown, matte), Sketch (burgundy with red shimmer, velvet), Poppyseed (mid-tone mauvey nude, satin).

Eye Shadow X15: In The Flesh: [New] Glam Gold (coppery yellow gold, satin), Copperfield (peachy beige, satin), Elemental (cool wheat nude, matte), Nutrelle (muted apricot, matte), Rustique (cool pinky beige, matte), Naked Lights (light neutral slate, matte), Cumulus (dirty grey charcoal, frost), Tempting (rich cocoa, lustre), Carbon (black, matte), Beaded (light golden beige, frost), Indiscretion (dirty mauve, lustre), Black Factor (dark chocolate, matte), Cast Iron (matte charcoal, matte), Sandstone (cool grey beige, matte), Luxury Cachet (cool pewter, frost).

Eye Shadow X15: Warm Neutral [Repromote] Hey (metallic coral, veluxe pearl), Warm Breeze (pastel coral, satin), Gingersnap (deep rosy pink, frost), Dark Brew (deep chocolate with pink pearl, velvet), Dance in the Dark (dark brown, matte), Brulé (soft creamy beige, satin), Vanilla Extract (soft warm yellow beige, frost), Honey Lust (bronze-dipped peach, lustre), Amber Lights (peachy brown shimmer, frost), Saddle (golden orange brown, matte), Lemon Tart (metallic gold, veluxe pearl), Butterfudge (dirty mocha with gold pearl, satin), Creative Copper (frosted gold, lustre), Unwind (dirty olive, veluxe pearl), Divine Decadence (soft bronze, velvet).

I was sent the Semi-Sweet X9 Palette to preview. This is a neutral palette, with an equal balance of light, mid and dark tones, allowing you to create many versatile looks. Because of the balanced colors, this palette should work for almost all skin tones. I found the shadows to be very workable with nice pigmentation (sometimes this can be a little inconsistent in the smaller palettes), but overall I was really pleased. If you like your neutrals served up with a side of sass, then the Semi-Sweet X9 Palette is a good fit for you!

This season’s Eyes on M∙A∙C Collection is a limited-edition release, and is available now in department stores including Nordstrom and at Will you be picking any of these palettes up? Let me know!

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