Review & Swatches: MAC Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”

Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”

Limited Edition
Release Date: October 27, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

MAC’s Ice Parade collection features 3 limited-edition eye shadow palettes. This review is for the Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”:

  • Buckwheat (frost): Bark brown (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Gaelic Gold (veluxe pearl): Gold (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Patina (frost): Taupe brown with golden pearl (Permanent)
  • Magical Mist (lustre): Sparkle concrete (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Winterscape (lustre): Bright taupe pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Flurry (matte): Dark warm black (Limited Edition)

Packaging: 9.25/10

These palettes come in white compacts that snap shut and have mirrors on the inside of the lid. The compacts are decorated with a clear plastic dome with silver glitters and clear liquid inside–much like a snowglobe.

The packaging is pretty and makes for a good holiday present. The dome on top does make the compact bulkier than normal.

Quality: 9/10

Of the 3 Snowglobe palettes, this is the best.

Winterscape is a shimmery white that, unlike the white colors in the other 2 palettes, actually show up as a shimmery white on the skin. Magical Mist and Patina both show up on the lighter side, but have even finishes and finely-milled glitters. Buckwheat is a beautiful, intense brown with bark-colored shimmers. Gaelic Gold is a straight-forward gold. And Midnight Flurry is a soft, intensely pigmented, smooth, dark brown. Like with all 3 palettes, the matte-finish Midnight Flurry gets a double thumbs up for being a great matte color.

Ease of Use: 9/10

All these colors go on evenly. You might want to layer Patina and Magical Mist, but otherwise these are pretty easy to apply.

Price: 9.5/10

These palettes contain a total of 6 g of eye shadow for $38.00. Individual MAC shadows contain 1.5 g and cost $15.00, so you save $22.00 with the palette. You get a great discount with this palette.

Final Grade


Box Packaging for Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”

Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm” Packaging

Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”

Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”

Swatches in Winterscape, Magical Mist, Patina

Swatches in Buckwheat, Gaelic Gold, Midnight Flurry

Swatches: Winterscape, Magical Mist, Patina, Buckwheat, Gaelic Gold, Midnight Flurry
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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Snowglobe Eye Palette in “Warm”

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Now, Midnight Flurry, despite having somewhat the same color description as Legendary Black (from Pro Longwear), definitely looks brown instead of black, which seems a little funny (then again, MAC doesn’t always seem to have good color descriptions…which is why we all appreciate your reviews and swatches so much!) I guess Legendary black leans a little cool/gray instead of brown.

    Legendary Black (satin): Warm almost black
    Midnight Flurry (matte): Dark warm black (Limited Edition)

  2. I bet some of them mimic UD Naked Palette hehe

  3. frederique says:

    So pretty!

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