There's not really much to say about the packaging as with all MAC packaging the bulk is constructed from plastic which makes it durable and long lasting - not to mention easy to wipe clean. The only thing I dislike about ready made MAC quads (colour selection aside) is that the shades are not easily removed meaning you can not chop and change shades within your existing MAC eyeshadow collection. On the plus side any MAC ready made eyeshadow quad does work out cheaper than purchasing four individual MAC eyeshadows and a separate MAC palette as a heads up.
Anyway back to the shades within the MAC A Novel Romance Eyeshadow Palette - four cool toned eyeshadows, two of which are oddly green toned and the others mauve/purple. As someone who tends to stockpile neutral eyeshadows this is not a typical purchase for me and yet I can not stop reaching for it. Soft, muted pops of colour that blend with ease and have a certain Autumnal vibe. The shades are as follows: My Fantasy (veluxe pearl) - a soft, light golden olive that is bizarrely cool in tone. Fall in Lust (frost) - a light, purple tinged mauve with a strong cool grey undertone. Rising Passions (velvet) - a golden glitter based deep green, a great smoky eye shade and lastly Dance in the Dark (matte) - an almost black deepest purple. Personally I like to blend Fall in Lust all over my eye lid and define using Dance in the Dark, it really compliments my blue/grey eyes and blonde hair. The green combo has been my go to for evening wear too. Like I said not my typical shade selection but surprisingly wearable.
MAC A Novel Romance Eyeshadow Palette £30 via Debenhams - link.