Wednesday, 22 February 2012

M.A.C. 'Shop' Collection Limited Edition Lipstick Reviews & Swatches

M.A.C. LE Lipsticks in 'Watch Me Simmer' and 'Naughty Saute', £13.50 for 3.5g

I talked a bit about 'Shop' and 'Cook' from this years M.A.C. limited edition collection exclusively for Selfridges (here) and how I wasn't completely sold on the products as a collective. But of course, after seeing swatches on Temptalia I was convinced that I NEEDED a couple of the lipsticks in my life.....

After texting and ringing round (by the time I checked they had sold out on the website), and eventually getting a friend of a friend (thankyou!) who works in Selfridges bagsy me them before they sold out, they've been posted from LDN and are now in my possession for me to wear and review for you lot! #TheThingsIDoForMakeup

Although 'Runaway Red' looked beautiful I was won over by 'Watch Me Simmer'- a neon-esque coral and 'Naughty Saute' - an irresistable bubblgegum pink.

Left- Naughty Saute, Right- Watch Me Simmer.

 'Naughty Saute' is a medium pink that has a luminous sort of finish, it's very bright and striking. The candy pink colour deepens on top of lips which is more flattering to the skin than really light shades. It's a cremesheen so glides onto the lips smoothly yet seems to last a good amount of time, and feels comfortable on.

'Watch Me Simmer' is a stunning, bright pink- coral. Similarly to 'Naughty Saute' it's very striking, not for the faint hearted! This colour seems to remain on the lips after the Amplified shine formula has worn off. It is smooth to apply and is almost milky in consistency. This colour develops over time on the lips to a pinker colour, and boy it don't half stain!! Be prepared for bright lips the day after wearing this!

Both shades can achieve an opaque finish easily yet you can also achieve a more subtle finish from dabbing/one layer.

I'm really happy with both of these shades, and I am looking forward to wearing them more! They also make a nice to change to my usual choice of matte lipsticks!


'Naughty Saute' can be replicated, (I couldn't notice the difference) with Estee Lauder's Pure Colour lipstick in 'Electric Pink'.

'Watch Me Simmer' can be duplicated with Estee Lauder's Signature lipstick in no. 59 'Portofino Coral', the colours are pretty much the same. Estee Lauder's Pure Colour lipstick in 'Coral Fantasy' is also very similar.

Did you manage to get your hands on any of the lipsticks, or the rest of the 'Shop Shop Shop' collection?


  1. I absolutely love the coral colour! It looks gorgeous on you. Your hair is looking so lovely too!

    Catherine, XO.

  2. I knew I should have read this post, now I need Watch Me Simmer. Its gorgeous!

  3. Both of them look lovely on you! :)
    I kept changing my mind as to which ones I was going to purchase, and now I think I might skip Watch Me Simmer, and get Naughty Saute (even though I have Viva Glam Gaga and St Germain!) and Innocence Beware!
    Lovely review, I love the packaging! Would look so nice if it was on the tubes aswell! x

  4. Naughty Saute looks lush, I have decided this year I need to bite the bullet and get the balls to start wearing lipstick, anything that looks that cute and doesn't dry out your lips has to be a good product!


  5. I'm loving the pink one! Such a gorgeous colour. x

  6. I normally don't check out beauty blogs cause I've never been very good with makeup, but I love yours so far! it's very interesting and your make up always looks flawless! love the bright lip stick colors :)


  7. I want watch me simmer too!! :)

  8. I love both colours..I want them! The coral colour looks so lovely on you x

  9. oh i need watch me shimmer! :( xxx

  10. I do like them colours but agree they are very similar to other ones you've tried, especially naughty saute.

  11. I love this two colors just so pretty and perfect for summer time
    now following your blog hun
    invite you to check out mine

  12. Watch me shimmer is so beautiful! Must add this to my wishlist!


  13. Love both of these! They really suit you. I'm thinking about buying Naughty Saute but don't think I'd be able to pull off the other colour! Great post. xCx

  14. congrats lovely xx
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  15. Love the coral coloured one, its so flattering on your skin tone!! Awesome blog btw :) I followed

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  16. My favourite is the first lipstick. Such a nice colour.

  17. wow! watch me simmer looks like a color I would love! :) maybe I should check it out (I haven't been keeping track on the mac collections lately).

  18. Did you get a chance to play with the eyeshadow palettes? I LOVE Laundry Daze and I never thought I would have until I tried them on at the counter. Such fun colors!

    Your blog is great by the way :)


  19. I'm loving this blog, learning alot about makeup from it!! cos im totally clueless Ha!

    Diana xxx


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