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MAC Warm & Cozy Collection: Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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.)

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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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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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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! πŸ˜› The colors are pretty but yeah, I’ve got plenty of nice permanent browns and neutrals. Chamomile is slightly tempting, but probably not enough.

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!

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.

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 ?

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 πŸ™‚
Thanks.

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