Wednesday, January 6, 2010
MAC Warm & Cozy Review & Swatches
MAC Warm & Cozy was recently released on Boxing Day and is composed of warm neutral shades. Overall, I found the shades perfectly lovely for everyday use. Unfortunately, I'm a tad obsessed with makeup and have an abundance of neutral shadows. Needless to say, I hauled a few carefully chosen beauties.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in By Candlelight was too pretty to pass up. It does run a bit frosty, so a light application is best to avoid looking like a disco ball. Unfortunately, my picture for this didn't turn out. But I will update with a swatch and some comparison swatches to other MSF's.
Chamomile Eye Shadow is a creamy pale yellow in a Satin finish. One of my favorite brow bone eye shadows is Blanc Type which this has some very close similarities to. Chamomile has a very slight sheen to it being a satin finish. It is also very close to MAC Femme-Fi, another lovely limited edition shimmery pale highlighter shadow.
Cuddle Shadestick is a frosty golden yellow. Nurture Shadestick is a frosty light beige. Both make for lovely bases. I've swatched for comparison against some other shimmery pale gold bases, include MAC Butternutty Shadestick, Gosh Love That Beige Waterproof Eye Shadow, MAC Bare Study Paint Pot, MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot, and MAC Bamboom Paint. MAC Butternutty Shadestick is most similar to Nurture.
Warm Me Up Lipstick is a lipstick that fits into the "my lips but better" category of beige pink nudes. It's has some similarities to the highly sought after Brave New Bronze. Of course, I have a few comparison shots for my dear readers. The Amplified finish is gorgeous, applying smoothly, evenly and well pigmented. Back-up worthy? Possibly, if only I wore nude lips all of the time and didn't have so many lipsticks. ;) For comparison, I've swatched it up against Treasured, Jubilee, Blankety, Honeylove, High Def, and Brave New Bronze.
2N Lipglass is creamy yellow pink. It goes on fairly opaque for a lipglass.
Feelin Dreamy Lipglass is pearly neutral pink. It has some reflects pink in it. This applies more sheer in comparison to 2N. I find this one almost too light for me. I think I'll layer it over a lipstick rather than on its own.
Blissed Out Nail Lacquer is a subtle peachy pink shade that I could probably wear every day without a quibble. It's the perfect everyday shade that I swear my mom is going to stash away in her bathroom when she gets a chance.
In addition, I did get the Mineralize All-Over Lotion. For the review, look here. I've started to use this as a hand cream as well since I've been washing my hands more often lately. Needless to say, it's amazing :)
Other items I may go back for are the Care Blend Oils, Relaxed Shadestick, Mulled Cider Eye Shadow, Modelette Eye Shadow and the Tinted Lip Conditioners. As much as I love the shades and the feel of the Tinted Lip Conditioners, I just hate the pot format. I don't tend to carry around a lip brush and neither do I really want to stick my finger in the pot. Relaxed Shadestick was pretty gorgeous and smooth, but I couldn't quite justify the purchase because I have Constructivist Paint Pot (frosty dark brown) and Quite Natural Paint Pot (creamy dark brown). What's pulling me more to the buy it side is that it is a Shadestick. They are super handy to apply compared to Paint Pots that tend to require a brush for precise application.
In the meantime, if you haven't hauled, enjoy the pictures =)