"Fall/winter trends capture the richness of treasured gemstones illuminated by a moonlit sky. Precious jewel shades meld to create an irresistible palette with infinite possibilities for day and night. Step into the intriguing, alluring Limited- Edition Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection. Mary Kay takes the look from runway to wearable with stunning shades that complement any skin tone and any style." - Mary Kay
Emerald Noir - This palette contains three brown/neutral shadows, a deep shimmery emerald, and a lighter sea foam shadow. These shadows are incredibly creamy and have great pigmentation. The only matte shade is the light beige shadow (swatched last in the photo above).
These palettes are $26 CAD each, and they are sold without packaging. This would be perfect to pop into a Z Palette, but Mary Kay also sells empty compacts for $20 each. If you were to buy an empty compact for each palette, it would make them pretty pricey at $46 each.
Sapphire Noir - This palette contains two grey shadows, a deep purple, a beautiful shimmering sapphire shade, and a shimmery pink. I personally don't think that the pink shadow works too well in this palette, it just seems a bit out of place. There are no matte shadows in this palette, and I definitely think that every shadow palette should contain at least one matte for the crease. The pigmentation of all 5 shadows was really great, and the formula is super creamy and buttery. I get about 6 hours of wear from these shadows before they start to fade when worn without a base. You can increase the wear time by using a primer or a cream shadow base.
Both palettes contain gorgeous shadows, but I do think that the pricing is a bit high considering that you have to buy empty compacts separately. Mary Kay's Midnight Jewels Collection is limited edition starting August 16th, so do pick up these palettes sooner rather than later if they look like something you'd enjoy!