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MAC: Warm and Cozy Collection

Release Date: December 9, 2009

A fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing. Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add MAC signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, a new permanent product, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

MAC Warm & Cozy features many of the colors that you might expect a winter collection to carry: darker shades and neutrals with color names evocative of cuddling up by a warm fire such as Mulled Cider eyeshadow and Warm Me Up lipstick. Part of the fun of winter makeup is getting away with darker shades that you might not be able to pull off during the rest of the year, and from that standpoint this collection does not disappoint.

Warm Me Up Amplified lipstick is a particularly noteworthy shade. It is a great warm pink color that is perfect for everyday wear. It somehow always happens that the best shades turn out to be limited edition and this is no exception. It’s a color that will look great on nearly everyone so grab a few if you really like it.

There are two shades of MAC’s ever-popular Mineralize Skinfinish: Comfort and By Candlelight. By Candlelight is a soft pink color that makes a great highlighter on the cheekbones. You can also use it lightly on your entire face for a pretty all-over natural glow. It is much prettier in person than the description implies.

The Close for Comfort Tinted Lip Conditioner is another great everyday color that gives lips a hint of color without looking overdone. I only wish they would have made it in stick formula for neater application. The Two Tinted Lip Conditioners plus the Lip Conditioner tube and stick in this collection arrive just in time for dry, chapped winter lips.

A new offering is the Care Blends Essentials Oils. These oils are designed to hydrate skin while relaxing your senses. The Sweet Orange + Lavender variety is particularly lovely. You only need to use a small amount, rub it into your skin before you apply foundation, and the result is very soft, dewy skin and a pleasant, uplifting fragrance.

Warm & Cozy is a large collection filled with such a great range of colors that everyone will be able to find something that lights their fire.


* Siss – Muted golden beige (Satin) (Permanent)
* Spiced Tea – Warmed bronze brown (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
* Warm Me Up – Creamy mid-tone neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)


* 2N – Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* 3N – Neutral brown with gold and pink pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Feeling – Dreamy Pale neutral pink with pink pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Light That Fire! – Mid-tone burnt coral with pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Tinted Lip Conditioner

* Close for Comfort – Pinkish brown (Limited Edition)
* Feelin’ Good – Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Lip Conditioner Tube

Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15


* Chamomile – Creamy pale yellow (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Embark – Deep rich brown-black (Matte) (Permanent)
* Milled Cider – Dark warm brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Modelette – Mid-tone warm camel (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)


* Cuddle – Frosted light golden yellow (Limited Edition)
* Nurture – Frosted pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
* Relaxed – Frosted dark chocolate brown (Limited Edition)
* Warm & Cozy – Frosted burnt amber with red and gold pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish

* By Candlelight – Golden pink (Limited Edition)
* Comfort – Golden bronze (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer

* Blissed Out – Creamy light nude (Limited Edition)
* Dim the Lights – Creamy warm dark chocolate (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Face & Body Lotion (Permanent)

Care Blends Essential Oils (Permanent at MAC Stores)

* Grapefruit + Chamomile
* Sweet Orange + Lavender

MAC: Sugar Sweet Collection

Release Date: March 19th, 2009

Sugar and spice and everything nice—MAC is delivering once again with its new collection titled Sugar Sweet. The collection is set to release on March 19, 2009. This collection is sweet for a few different reasons.

First of all, the collection has shadesticks! If you’ve never had the chance to use a MAC shadestick, you are going to want to try one now. A shadestick is a smooth a rich eye shadow in the sleek format of a stick. It brings a whole new dimension to eye shadow application. I love the shadestick and I can’t wait to try the Red Velvet color.

The collection line also includes regular eye shadow, lipstick, tricolor lipglass, mascara, nail polish, mineralize skinfinish, and false eyelashes. It really is a pretty complete collection of everything you would need to create a finished look. I think one of the most intriguing things in the collection is the tricolor lipglass.

This lipglass isn’t just one tone, it includes three different colors. My first thought was that three colors might be too much, but then I thought of how many times MAC has presented something that didn’t look fantastic; it is definitely a rare occasion. I will wait until it comes out to make a final decision, but for now, I will continue to be intrigued. Everything that is rumored to be in the collection is listed below. If we learn of anything else, we will be sure to update the list.

This spring, M·A·C is all temptation… frostings, finishes, fillings. Each of them whipped, creamy, deliciously stylish, as inspired by the world’s most popular sugar-sweet desserts. Never has a season looked so eat-me-up gorgeous!


• Bubbles – Sheer frosty white beige (Glaze) (Repromote)
• Lollipop Loving – Mid-tone coral with subtle green and gold iridescence (Glaze) (Repromote)
• Saint Germain – Pastel pink (Amplified Creme) (Repromote)
• Sweet Thing – Mid-tone magenta with multi dimensional pearl (Lustre)
• Touch – Peachy cinnamon (Lustre) (Permanent)

Tricolor Lipglass
• Consume Me – Top: Sheer white with reflects; Middle: Pale mint with duochrome pearlized pigments; Bottom: Creamy light peach with pearlized pigments
• Just Dessert – Top: Sheer yellow pink with reflects; Middle: Mid-tone yellow pink with duochrome pearlized pigments; Bottom: Mid-tone creamy yellow pink
• Simply Delicious – Top: Sheer peach with reflects; Middle: Pale coral with duochrome pearlized pigments; Bottom: Creamy mid-tone coral
• Tasty – Top: Sheer blue pink with reflects; Middle: Mid-tone blue pink with duochrome pearlized pigments; Bottom: Dark creamy red pink
• Triple-Yum – Top: Sheer gold with gold reflects; Middle: True gold with duochrome pearlized pigments; Bottom: Mid-tone bronze

• Aquavert – Soft mint with white pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
• Club – Muted reddish brown duochrome with green opalescent shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
• Dear Cupcake – Mid-tone pink coral with gold pearlized pigments (Satin)
• Sugarshot – Pale frosty beige (Lustre)
• Stars n Rockets – Lavender with red/pink reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)

• Butternutty – Frosted pale white gold
• Cakeshop – Frosted light neutral beige
• Lemon Chiffon – Frosted pewter
• Penny – Light pinky copper (Repromote)
• Red Velvet – Frosted mid-tone pink

• Zoomlash

• 34 Lash

Mineralize Skinfinish
• Perfect Topping – Pink/peach/lavender mélange
• Refined – Tan/peach/coral mélange

Nail Lacquer
• Peppermint Patti – Creamy mint green (Cream)
• Seasonal Peach – Creamy pale peachy pink (Cream)