My favorite day of the year is Ground Hog Day (on February 2nd). We have a lot of Winter left to deal with, but Ground Hog day means that sooner or later, Winter is on the way out. So it’s the best time to relax, and get something new that will make you feel, beautiful….loved…warm & cozy.
M-A-C- has a lovely collection for mid-Winter called “Warm & Cozy” that will warm your heart, and your complexion,. Imagine: “ 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. Curl up with the cashmere kiss of Warm Me Up Lipstick or Light That Fire! Lipglass; the woodsy, rustic chic of Mulled Cider Eye Shadow and Dim the Lights Nail Lacquer. Like being in a majestic lodge surrounded by all of life’s real comforts. Natural beauty, the way M∙A∙C makes it modern.”
Sound good? Well, the collection also has a surprise: a product called Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile, and a M∙A∙C signature innovation — Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion. Bring spa-style pampering to your beauty routine, with just a few drops of oil!
I tried a few of the cosmetics, and the Care Blends, and I’ll give you my report on those items, below, and also a comprehensive look at the entire collection:
Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
Spiced Tea Warm bronzed brown (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Warm Me Up Creamy mid-tone neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition) * I tried this lovely, limited edition lipstick. I love the texture! This super-silky emollient cream lipstick leaves a light, nearly nude (but opaque) coating on lips. If the trendy, nude look isn’t enough color for you, know that this one looks fabulous with a slick of your favorite, deeper lip gloss. So versatile
Siss Muted golden beige (Satin) (Permanent)
Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
2N Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Feeling Dreamy Pale neutral pink with pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
3N Neutral brown with gold and pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Light That Fire! Mid-tone burnt coral with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
Chamomile Creamy pale yellow (Satin) (Limited Edition) *who doesn’t love a soft, cheerful, lemony yellow? This versatile color can be used as a highlight, or as a lid color. The matte finish makes it new.
Mulled Cider Dark warm brown (Satin) (Limited Edition) * this soft, warm brown is the color of a milk chocolate bar. It’s a soothing, easy to wear color that, like a classic cashmere sweater, will look good on you.
Modelette Mid-tone warm camel (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Embark Intense reddish brown (Matte) (Permanent)
Shadestick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
Nurture Frosted pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
Relaxed Frosted dark chocolate brown (Limited Edition)
Cuddle Frosted light golden yellow (Limited Edition)
Warm & Cozy Frosted burnt amber with red and gold pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
Mineralize Skinfinish ($27.00 U.S. / $32.50 CDN)
Comfort Golden bronze (Limited Edition)
By Candlelight Golden pink (Limited Edition)
Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)
Blissed Out Creamy light nude (Limited Edition)
Dim the Lights Creamy warm dark chocolate (Limited Edition)
Tinted Lip Conditioner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
Close for Comfort Pinkish brown (Limited Edition) *these are fabulous lip balm/glosses with SPF 15 (Octinoxate 7.5-% and Octisalate 5.00%) perfect all year round when all you want is a bit of tint/lip stain. They feel silky and pampering. The warm brown/nude (it is less orange in the flesh) is a good “no makeup” alternative that helps keep your lips soft and healthy. Add a sparkling gloss, for evening,.
Feelin’ Good Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)
Lip Conditioner Tube ($13.50 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15 ($13.50 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
Mineralize Face & Body Lotion ($29.50 U.S. / $38.00 CDN) (Permanent)
Gentle, non-sensitizing, and rich, this face & body moisturizing lotion is free of fragrance and color so it can be paired with pigments and oils to achieve a myriad of effects. It utilizes M·A·C Charged Water to boost the delivery of moisturizing ingredients using the “vibration” of the gemstone, Diamond.
Care Blends Essential Oils ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN) (Permanent at MAC Stores)
Infused with natural properties derived from plants, Care Blends Essential Oils are gentle and healing on the skin. They leave the skin feeling energized and moisturized with a healthy glow. These unique oils can be used alone, under makeup, mixed into skin treatment or mixed into makeup to increase emolliency and comfort, sheer down or increase playtime of a product as desired. *trust M-A-C- to come up with something new. The oils come in a glass vial with a rubber stopper/dropper top, so you can use just the right amount of product. These are completely non-greasy and easily absorbed, with a light, spa-style scent that makes you feel great and helps keep your skin moist and looking good, too. The Grapefruit + Chamomile is really uplifting..an easy well to get day day, going in the right direction. The Sweet Orange & Lavender is calming, and makes you feel special.
Sweet Orange + Lavender This nourishing oil leaves skin feeling energized and moisturized with the look of a healthy glow
Grapefruit + Chamomile This oil will help soothe, calm and clarify the skin with a soothing aroma
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