Saturday, December 26th, 2009

More Natural Makeup with MAC Warm & Cozy

Here’s another simple look I did with Warm & Cozy. There’s really not much to it! I just wanted something easy, functional, and neutral. I thought about wearing By Candlelight in this look, but MAC’s mineralize products tend to break me out, so I didn’t want to risk it over the holidays. I just went with my new favorite Sugarbomb instead! :)

You will need the following…

Directions: Start by applying MAC Nurture shadestick as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. Using the 239, apply Chamomile eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Expensive Pink eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Modelette eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Next, define the crease by applying Mulled Cider eyeshadow with the 226. Lightly tap and brush Modelette eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Chamomile eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Urban Decay Underground Liner on the lower lash line, and then sweeping lashes with Dior DiorShow Extase mascara.

For cheeks, apply Benefit Sugarbomb powder to the apples of cheeks with the 116.

For lips, apply Warm Me Up lipstick first, and then layer D’Nouveau lipgloss for soft, neutral lips.

Check out more photos!

Chamomile, Modelette, Mulled Cider, Embark

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70 thoughts on “Neutral Makeup: More Soft Browns from Warm & Cozy

  1. claudia

    Soft and beautiful !!! Love it !

  2. Sarah M

    Beautiful. :-) x

  3. Krys

    would you say milled cider is similar to swiss chocolate as well?

  4. penelope

    very beautiful. love the natural look and your lashes are so long and pretty.

  5. shontay

    Christine! I’m trying to skip these shadows, but you’re making it impossible. I’m heading to mac now. You didn’t give such a great review on these shadows, but they look so pretty and I need neutral shadows. I’m so torn. Lol

  6. Keke

    Pretty! Warm me up seems to be a very versatile lippie…

  7. DonnaN

    OMG, that’s so funny!! I went to the mall this morning and my MAC makeup artist used almost the same look on me!! I love it too!!

  8. abbyL

    sugarbomb looks so pretty on you! i just picked up today, super excited!!

  9. Sugarbomb looks so pretty on you! Love the lip combo too!

  10. Kerry

    im seriously wanting to try sugarbomb lol but i was gonna buy a new mac foundation and clinique 3 step skin care system with my christmas money.. might have to reconsider hahaha btw.. lovely look christine :) xx

  11. Roxanne

    Very pretty! Expensive Pink adds a nice twist to the look :) (PS: I think you used a picture with the wrong swatches!)

    • Thanks, Roxanne! LOL, I didn’t actually swatch everything in the look, but I figured most of the shadows (except Expensive Pink) were in that photo 😛

  12. KC

    I really like this look. Anything with expensive pink is good in my book. But is Modelette really that poorly pigmented? Cuz it hardly shows up at all.

    • Modelette isn’t very dark, so it’s very soft/light. I think it’s pigmented enough to show, but it’s not by any means a dark or intense eyeshadow.

  13. neli

    merry xmass i love.. love this look flawless as usual

  14. Doreen

    Hi Christine! This is such a great look, and Chamomile actually looks like a really nice highlighter, so I’m definitely going to pick it up. I like the addition of Expensive Pink, too.

  15. Those colors look great on you! very natural

  16. Jodi

    What a beautiful, soft glow. You look like you are bathed in candlelight. Just from looking at your closed eye, it looks like the lovechild of Expensive Pink and Modelette would be Patina. Since Patina is my favorite MAC shadow, I’ll just have to check out the lippie. I love that you used a plum gloss. Very pretty!!

  17. ezzie

    your lashes looks fabulous!
    thanks again for yet another wonderfully warm neutral look (:

  18. You’re tempting me with Sugarbomb. 😉 It looks great on you. I saw it today at Sephora, but maybe next payday.

  19. amy

    That is a great natural look for work and school. I saw Sugar Bomb today at Sephora and liked it at first swatch and I will probably pick it up soon. The Diorshow Extrasse mascara looks great on your lashes!

  20. LR

    wow! another beautiful look..perfectly polished!

  21. Paloma

    Gorgeous! Also, I’ve never really noticed til now, but it looks like you’ve got an animal print of some sort in parts of your eyes…..weird but cool! lol

  22. Gloria

    Ive never been fun of satin eyeshadows because they usually dont show up that easily unless you pack it on alot

    I was wondering Christine if you take time to pack on the color to let it show?

    • Gloria

      Can you provide dupes of them in the permanent mac eyeshadows which are pigmented?

      Thanks & love the look

      • I always list all of the dupes in the beginning of the post:

        Substitutes: Nurture = Fresco Rose, Chamomile = Blanc Type; Modelette = Era; Mulled Cider = Folie; Comfort = bronzer; Warm Me Up = Cosmo; D’Nouveau = Star Nova

    • I don’t really pack on eyeshadows, I just pat them on. I don’t think I felt like these were difficult to get to show, though!

  23. Tami

    Very pretty Christine! I checked out the collection today and only walked away with the Cuddle and Nurture shadesticks. I believe I have some shades similiar to the shadow colors so I will try my hand at this look:)

  24. Maddie

    your eye colour is insane
    so beautiful

  25. Christine, I wanted to ask you before but somehow I forget always… anyway, I wanted to ask you – which camera do you use to take your photos? :) Beside beautiful makeup I must also say that your photos are always perfect! And not only makeup, swatches too :)


  26. Taj

    totally love this look !

  27. Kell

    Very flattering on you :) Esp. the eyes!

  28. Jodi

    This is a very pretty look on you! I just came back from checking this collection out. I agree the colors are pretty but not wow. I picked up a color I wasn’t necessarily interesed in but I really love it. That is the Light That Fire! lipglass.

  29. Brenda

    I have to agree that Comfort MSF is very orange. Seeing Sugarbomb in this pic really shows the difference. I will not be picking up any MSF’s.

    This pic turned out great btw!!!!

  30. Sun

    Wow you look great in Sugarbomb! Lemming begins…

  31. Andrea

    Christine, would you recommend the Warm and Cozy e/s or the Chanel e/s quad?

  32. JEN

    i heart warm me up lipstick with 2N…my newly favorite combination. probably will wear this for a loooong time!

  33. Nicole

    Hi Christine! I know this post is really old, but I just came across it and I absolutely adore this look! Could you please give some MAC dupes for the LE e/s in this look? Thank you so much!!