By now I’m sure everyone has indulged in the MAC Warm and Cozy Collection. I was quite excited about it’s release myself particularly because of the name…warm and cozy…it just kinda makes feel all squishy inside especially with the weather being so brisk and cold out.
Have a little jump ahead to see what I hauled and what I think!
MAC Warm & Cozy was for the most part disappointing for me simply because many of the products looked good in promo images but weren’t quite as nice upon viewing them in person. This stems from the fact that I didn’t love the formula on the shadows and the lipglasses and lipsticks weren’t really warm but more nude and natural which I can’t pull off.
For me the real star of the show were the MAC Shadesticks. These were truly gems and are a must have for anyone who loves shadesticks. I purchased all four shades and couldn’t be happier particularly because they do add a little something extra to the boring texture of the shadows on their own. Relaxed is a deep chocolate brown and very worthy of a purchase for anyone with brown eyes. Nurture is a pale beige pink, Cuddle is a frosty gold, and Warm and Cozy is a coppery amber much like the Penny Shadestick in the standard catalog.
I skipped the lipglasses and lipsticks but did get Light that Fire to test out which I’m quite pleased with. It’s a burnt peach shade that’s very warm and complimenting with the collection on a whole.
The shadows I got to test out were Mulled Cider and Cross Cultural. Mulled Cider is a satin finish but for the most part I got matte from both of these shades. They actually look very similar when swatched. Both are uneventful in my opinion unless used with a shadestick. Using a shadestick as a base really does create a little something extra special with both.
I did somehow skip out on both MAC MSF as I have so many to get through. I am somewhat regretting this and considering going back but at this point it’s safe to say that maybe I don’t need them.
Overall, I expected a tiny bit more from this particular collection but I am not by any means disappointed simply because I adored the shadesticks and the effect they have on the shadows from the collection. I think if you favor a more nude, natural look these could be pleasing but don’t expect a warmer, snugly, romantic look. I believe that is in fact where the collection fails to impress as I really don’t get the same romantic, warm feel from the collection as the promo pictures make it out to be.
Below I am wearing MAC Shadestick in Relaxed as a base and Mulled Wine on top with a hint of MAC Shadestick in Cuddle to highlight my highbrow area. It’s probably incredibly overdone as I was a tad heavy handed plus it makes me look slightly tired but for a very quick look (I was in a hurry when I applied) I don’t think it came out too badly.
What did you haul from MAC Warm and Cozy?
What are your thoughts on the collection?
Disclosure: The shadows and lipgloss were provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. The shadesticks featured were purchased by the Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.