Friday, 1 January 2010

MAC Warm & Cozy - a workout of sorts

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2010 brings you all happiness, health and love.

So you know I love bronze shadows. Love them. Heart them.
I could not, therefore, resist MAC's Shadestick in Relaxed from their Warm & Cozy collection. I've only had one shadestick before, Sharkskin, but I much preferred Graphite paint as a dark shadow base and much easier to apply. So I was wary of the shadestick but once I swatched it I knew I had to have it. Namely because of it's colour. It is the perfect quick bronze eye look for me, as a shadow (sheer or layered more intensely) and eyeliner. I've always been looking for a bronze (non-creasy) cream eyeshadow - NYX jumbo pencils crease too much (I have French Fries) as do the MAC Cream Coloured Bases (I have Bronze).

I also picked up 2N lipglass as I missed out on it the first time round, and it really is the perfect slightly pink gloss with a sheer shimmer! I love it! So - I am probably going to go back and get back ups.......#shrugs#

So for some swatches - this is the best at focusing my camera can do!

By the time I took these pics of my FOTD, the daylight had faded and my bathroom lighting sucks. Anyhow, I'm using MAC Relaxed shadestick all over my lid, and then blended out sheerly, and then I applied MAC Sable e/s on the lid and concentrated it on the inner corner. I then applied MAC Relaxed on my top and bottom eyeline roughly (ie. not precisely) and went over that (waterlining) with Gosh Metallic Brass eyeliner. I then used a smudge brush to blend the two liners together. I am also just wearing 2N lipglass.

Did you haul from Warm & Cozy? What did you think?


  1. I love GOSH Metallic Brass. I haven't checked this collection out yet, but must say it does look very much your style. Very natural and wintery xx

  2. I keep taking Relaxed shadestick on and off my list for Warm & Cozy! But your look made me put it back on the list! lol.

    You look great x


  3. Gail - it's a great dupe of MAC's Industry e/l I think. But the GOSH one stays on me much more! And was a great price. Warm & Cozy is something more for me for sure!
    Hope you're wrapped up!

    Princesa Livia - Thanks! And I feel ya!. I hesitated for a nanosecond - but it really is a staple I think esp if you love bronze/gold e/s looks and wear them a lot like me!

  4. I didn't get anything from Warm & Cozy but that shadestick sure looks pretty on you! I'm trying to convincing myself that my Contructivist paint pot is similar enough that I don't need both. Gotta save my money for the Colour Forecast collection!