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)
* Close for Comfort – Pinkish brown (Limited Edition)
* Feelin’ Good – Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)
* 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)
* By Candlelight – Golden pink (Limited Edition)
* Comfort – Golden bronze (Limited Edition)
* 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