Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Chamomile Eyeshadow

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection: Eyeshadows

Four brown-hued shades of eyeshadow debuted in the Warm & Cozy Collection. On my skin (probably around NC20 for the underside of my arm — which is where I do swatches), they were all fairly faint. You can see the color, but they’re obviously not ultra rich in pigmentation. I don’t think that makes them bad necessarily, they’re just softer shades and definitely should be used in conjunction with a base (e.g. Cuddle shadestick).

  • Chamomile is a pigmented light beige. Surprisingly, this was one of the more pigmented shades of the four. It would make an excellent all-over-lid shade or a highlighter. It’s like a beige-y version of Blanc Type.
  • Modelette is a softly shimmered medium brown. It’s decently pigmented, but it’s not at all intense (just to be sure).
  • Mulled Cider is a medium-dark red-tinged brown. It reminds me of a satin-finish Folie or Swiss Chocolate (and sheerer).
  • Embark is a dark, red-based brown with a matte finish. It swatches like garbage, and I really couldn’t tell you why. This is definitely one of those looks-better-in-use shades, though (I’ve owned Embark forever!).

MAC has a whole slew of amazing neutral eyeshadows in their permanent line-up. I don’t know if these would be the first browns I’d go-to, to be honest. I’d probably just check out their permanent range, because there really are some incredible shades available. (You can see my eight must-have MAC neutrals here.)

See more photos and swatches!

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Modelette Eyeshadow

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Mulled Cider Eyeshadow

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Embark Eyeshadow

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Eyeshadows: Chamomile, Modelette, Mulled Cider, Embark

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30 thoughts on “MAC Warm & Cozy Collection: Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. daphne

    Heh. They vaguely remind me of a poor man’s version of the Chanel Kaska Beige quad…for the same price as the quad too! 😛 The colors are pretty but yeah, I’ve got plenty of nice permanent browns and neutrals. Chamomile is slightly tempting, but probably not enough.

  2. KC

    I kinda like modelette now that I’ve seen the swatch, but when I saw the collection in person a couple days ago and I was really not impressed with it.

  3. Lucie

    Modelette and Milled Cider are beautiful and they actually suit my fair complexion.

  4. Great swatches!! Thank you!!!

  5. claudia

    Well, I was waiting for your swatches, but I think I’ll skip those and get Warm Me Up instead !!!

  6. selva

    hey christine, if you could only pick one eyeshadow from this collection which one would it be??

  7. I do like the swatch of Modelette! I do want to see the eyeshadows in person though.

  8. Heatherette87

    I definately won’t be needing these.

  9. thanks for the swatches….
    i don’t need these though,….’meh’

  10. Olivia

    Hi Christine! I’m looking for a dark, matte brown. I was thinking Embark- do you think it’s the best choice or is there another MAC shadow you think would work better? Thanks a lot!

    • I like Espresso, and I was going to say Brun, but apparently Brun is a satin. Embark is OK – I think I prefer a more neutral brown, just because the red undertones of Embark can throw a look off from time to time!

    • Sylvie

      Try Handwritten, it’s matte2, much better texture than regular mattes 😉

  11. amy

    These are pretty in person and I like the eyeshadows better than the love lace eyeshadows but I agree with buying permanent shades of neutral instead because these are not overly unique and there are definitely prettier and better ones in the permanent collection.

  12. cloudburst

    I like the colour of Mulled Cider but is it really sheer? Sheer & splotchy?

  13. Steffi

    I think I just want Modelette out of these if any eyeshadow at all

  14. Miss_M

    I like Chamomile. I thought it was going to be more yellow (which looks awful on me), but this shade of beige makes a great addition to my collection.

  15. Lily

    Do You think Modelette would be a nice crease color on my NC30 skintone?

  16. Ehh I think I will be skipping the eye shadows.

  17. Dance00000

    hi ! I am interested in the “mulled cider” shadow but have a few questions. is it similar to mac’s “cork” shadow ? I want to find a crease color that is slightly darker than cork. Also, how much shimmer does it have ?

  18. Ra

    Hi Christine,
    I want to buy Modelette on Ebay because I see it online as a color between pink and brown. But in some pictures it looks rather caramelish (closer to Tete A-Tint). Could you help me with the color?
    Is it rather pink or does it have caramel/orangey hues to it?
    I know it is very personal. I will be responsible for my decission :)

  19. tina

    i love chamomille. I have it and the pigmentation is excellent!!!

  20. Ali

    What are some MAC Dupes of Modelette and Mulled Cider? They’re so pretty!