As the frigid winter cold sets in, we all dream of staying home and nestling inside a cozy lounge chair, a soft throw draped around our shoulders and a cup of piping hot cocoa within reach. Anything that references warmth is a welcome image; whether it’s a deep embrace, a soft cashmere blanket or a warm spiced beverage. Not one to miss the opportunity, MAC’s Warm & Cozy collection plays upon these references, offering a range of neutral and golden tones with silky or shimmering finishes.
Check out some of the collection, above and some swatches below!
The Warm & Cozy collection includes three lipstick shades: Warm Me Up, Spiced Tea, Siss â€” all muted neutral shades with undertones that range from rosy (as with Warm Me Up) to baked brown (as with Spiced Tea). The collection also includes four Lipglass shades â€” 2N, 3N,Â Light That Fire!, and Feeling Dreamyâ€” which again have an inviting but subdued warmth, like a flickering candle light.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Spiced Tea, and Siss (as pictured above, from left to right), $14 each, and Tinted Lipglass in 2N, 3N, Feeling Dreamy, and Light That Fire! (as pictured above, from left to right), $14 each. Visit MACcosmetics.com (pict’ above)
Below, you’ll find swatches of the Light That Fire! lip gloss (at top) and the Warm Me Up lipstick (at bottom). As you can see, the Light That Fire! shade has a peachy-coral undertone that makes it a bit more orange-like, whereas the Warm Me Up shade is a frosty beige rose color. I’m completely smitten with the Warm Me Up shade, since it’s the type of shade that can also be incorporated into a spring or summer look (especially the latter, when you’ve got bronzed skin and you want just a hint of color on the lips),
EYE SHADOW COLORS
MAC Eye Shadow in Chamomile, Modelette, Embark and Mulled Cider (as pictured above, clockwise from top left), $14 each. Visit MACcosmetics.com
I love the fact that the eyeshadows in this collection have a dusty, satin-like finish. After all the sparkles we saw during the holidays, it’s nice to see some shades that are a bit more mellow and which yield just a hint of color (as opposed to a revolutionary surge of pigment). The colors rage from Chamomile, a yellowish ecru shade, to Modelette, a brown eggshell color, Embark, a deep dusty brown with wine undertones, and Mulled Cider, a warm taupe hue.
Pictured below, you’ll find a swatch of the Mulled Cider hue:
LIP CONDITIONERS AND NAIL LACQUERS
MAC Lip Conditioner Tube, $13.50; MAC Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15, $13.50; and MAC Nail Lacquer in Blissed Out and Dim the Lights, $12 each. Visit MACcosmetics.com
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