I don’t usually make blanket statements but I doubt you’re being entirely truthful if you claim you use every single colour in a palette equally. Generally I’m all for equality, trust me. Eye palettes though? What am I going to do with that light pink shade that doesn’t flatter my skin tone?
Eyes Times Nine palettes have wearable shades. Additionally, they’re compact and coordinated making them so easy to use! Let’s also appreciate how realistic the eyeshadow sizes are, small enough to not have you thinking you’ll never finish it, yet big enough for your 217 or 221 to fit. There will always be that one shade that you don’t use as much as the others, but I feel its less likely to happen with the Eyes Times Nine Palettes.
Red Hot Times Nine (the one in the middle) is currently one of my go to palettes for the summer time as I’m very much into brights when the mood is right and Semi Sweet Times Nine is the perfect compliment to your warm neutrals or pretty much any shimmer shades you already have in your collection. The quality of these shadows still works for me as I haven’t found a difference in terms of pigmentation or longevity between these and my regular MAC shadows.
Some of these palettes, for example Burgundy Times Nine (far right), do contain shadows that are permanent and can be purchased on their own. Think Haux, Quarry, Antiqued, Sketch, and Embark. Since this palette contains coordinated plum tones it will look especially flattering on green eyes. Semi Sweet Times Nine contains Carbon, which of course you can always purchase on its own, but you may not need that much black eyeshadow very often. In that palette Outre reminds of a now discontinued Pro Longwear Eyeshadow — Uninterrupted, while Everyone’s Darling is perfect to adding dimension to the crease or the outer corners.
All in all, it could be that I’m a sucker for anything that’s travel friendly. Even so though, I think these are nice for a quick ‘treat yourself’ palette, or for someone new to makeup or just new to eyeshadow specifically. The shadow sizes and shades aren’t intimidating and the guess work has been done for you. Have you tried any of these Times Nine palettes? Let me know in the comments!