MAC Warm and Cozy Collection Reviews, Swatches and Haul Pictures

I finally got to check out the Warm and Cozy Collection from MAC today! Overall, I think it has a nice selection of wearable neutrals that would work on a variety of skin tones and I ended up bringing home a few items. Reviews and swatches after the jump!

Lipsticks ($14)

Siss is a creamy caramel color.
Warm Me Up is a pretty but ordinary medium pink color. It has a very creamy texture and is my favorite out of the three.
Spiced Tea looks brownish red in the tube but goes on a lot sheerer with a slightly frosty finish.

Lipglass ($14)

Feeling Dreamy is a very light nude pink color with tiny pink glitter.
Light That Fire! is a reddish coral with micro-glitter.
3N is a light taupe/brown that was previously released in the N collection.
2N is also another repromote from the N collection. I already own this and it is a very wearable medium nude pink color with a creamy texture. I am considering getting another one as a backup.

Eyeshadow ($14.50)
The eyeshadows in this collection are the least exciting. All the colors are ordinary and easy to find dupes. The texture and pigmentation aren’t anything special either.

Modelette, Milled Cider and Chamomile

Embark (not pictured) is also part of this collection. It is a dark brown color from the permanent collection but the Matte formula makes it super hard to apply and I can’t even get it to swatch on the paper.

Shadesticks ($16.50)
These shadesticks are so much better compared to the eyeshadows! They are all highly pigmented with a buttery texture. If I didn’t own similar shades, I would probably pick up Cuddle and Relaxed!

Cuddle is a gorgeous white gold that shows up a lot warmer on my NC30 skin compared to the swatch paper. The color also reminds me of MAC Vanilla Pigment.
Relaxed is a pretty chocolate brown color.
Warm & Cozy is a coppery color and the most sparkly out of the four.
Nurture is a pinkish beige.

Mineralize Skinfinish ($27)
The MSFs in this collection are both very fine and go on smoothly without any chunkiness.

By Candlelight is a pretty cool-toned pinkish beige that reminds me of Light Flush MSF. It is a little too light to be used as a blush on my NC30 skin but it would make a pretty highlighter on top of the cheekbones.
Comfort is a gorgeous medium golden bronze color. I’m sure I already own a MSF in a similar color (Warmed maybe?) but I couldn’t resist.

Mineralize Skinfinish in Comfort (with and without flash)

Other than the above, I also picked up a few things:

Tinted Lip Conditioner in Feelin’ Good (with and without flash)

Care Blends Essential Oil in Sweet Orange + Lavender

Mineralize All-over Lotion

Read more about the collection!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I bought the Feelin’ Good tinted lip conditioner and the By Candlelight MSF. By Candlelight gives a lovely highlight. When I went to my local Nordstrom’s, both MSFs were sold out! I had to find another department store that carried MAC!

    • Skyle,

      Colorwise, Pink Fish and Feelin’ Good are very different. Pink Fish is a medium pink, Feelin’ Good is more of a nude color. The texture is the same though.

  2. Both essential oils are wonderful but I like the Grapefruit and Chamomile the best! I am on the fence with Comfort MSF though because I have Global Glow which is similar but I am thinking Comfort is a bit more orange.

  3. From this collection, I picked up both essential oils and I love them because they really help with hydration under the moisturizer or mixed in. I also put a few drops in a hot bath. I also picked up the Nurture shadestick and By Candle Light MSF (LOVE LOVE LOVE both of them). I have Warm Me Up as well because it is such a wonderful and wearable colour.

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