shop mac cook mac lipstick in watch me simmer

Friday, February 24, 2012
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MAC Lipstick in Watch Me Simmer - Shop MAC Cook MAC

I'm not 100% sure I understand the story behind this collection, it's a bit like entering a trippy colourful kitchen in a crazy Dr Seuss style world. I tried to even google inspiration for it and no one seems to be able to explain what it means apart from some bizarre explainable nonsense I found on the site (honestly) so i'm just going to draw all my own connotations from it! Basically it's insanely coloured and is set in a whimsical MAC Kitchen. The promo images show crazy colourful girls in plastic shopping and frying jewellery and makeup. It's all a bit confusing. I totally understand the whole 'shop shop shop' bit but I don't really get the relevance of the kitchen and the 'cook cook cook' part of it? Anyway. It's very bright, a bit pop, a bit Roy Lichtenstein and a bit kooky but it's quite cool. It's adorned in a very colourful 'soap' looking packaging which is part of it's charm. This lipstick is a neon yellow/green colour covered in big pink and blue bubbles.

I think a lot of it is other shades repromoted in new packaging (classic MAC) but this lipstick really jumped out at me. I do absolutely love the cremeblend blush in Florida too, just because I think it's so unusual and would really last well. Watch Me Simmer is an amplified creme lipstick which is my favourite style of MAC lippie and caught my eye because it's a gorgeous hybrid of coral and pink. It's one of those lipsticks that changes in every single light and feels almost 'mood changing' depending on how and when you wear it (lighting, sheer or thick application etc.)

I tried to capture it as accurately as possible, so here's a quick look at what it looks like:

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Lily also mentioned to me that she was concerned she had just bought Impassioned and that they looked quite similar to her so seeing as I own both I thought i'd include some side by side comparison swatches so you could make up your own mind if you were debating between the two or already own Impassioned. Impassioned is also an amplified creme, so it's pigmentation is the same.

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top picture: watch me simmer (left) impassioned (right) | bottom picture: watch me simmer (top) impassioned (bottom)

MAC Lipsticks retail at £13.50. The Shop MAC Cook MAC is currently a Selfridges exclusive and will retail across all MAC stores on March 1st.

What do you think of Shop MAC Cook MAC? Do you like this lipstick? What else is catching your eye from the collection or do you think it's all massively overrated? Let me know!
Love, Zozo
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Disclaimer: The lipstick in Watch Me Simmer was purchased by me with all my own money and because it was bought in a concession I didn't even use my MAC Pro card. Dedication. Either that or pure lipstick based idiocy. I am what Danny Dyer would call, a 'mug.' 

24 comments:

  1. I thought this was sold out in Selfridges so I didn't bother getting it! Annoying ): can't wait till it goes online! x

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    1. By the time I write this I know all is well now. Yay lipstick twins! Xox

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  2. This looks great on you! And thanks for swatching it next to Impassioned, I was wondering how similar they were. I also love MAC Quick Sizzle lipstick from this same collection. ;D

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    1. No problem! Yeah I was intregued by quick sizzle but had to make a call so went for this one hehe xox

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  3. oooh it pretty. Looks like a less frosty Costa Chic. :) looks totally lush on you Zo xx

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    1. Yeah it is quite similar to costa chic! Thanks loads milly :) xx

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  4. I like the look of all the lipsticks, this one is particularly pretty:) And Tendertones!!!

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  5. Haha I'm so glad you mentioned the weirdness of the theme for this collection! Anyway, the lipstick looks a beautiful colour xx

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  6. I'm waiting for this collection to arrive online and then I have to get this colour!
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  7. This post has sold me on this lipstick, I need it in my life asap! It'll be so lovely for summer :)

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  8. Very pretty shade and it really suits you :)

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  9. Love this colour! Can't wait until its available nationwide! x

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  10. Great post! This actually looks a little bit like the viva glam nicki as it is a yellow based pink :) x

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    1. Yeah I wondered that and I do think they're very similar except Nicki is a bit more pink and this leans more coral :) xox

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  11. This colour is so fab! I have no idea about the collection either, my best guess was that it was cooking up new colours or something...crazy.

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh yes cold be that? All I know is that it's flipping bonkers and very bright!!! Xx

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  12. Watch Me Simmer is so much prettier than Impassioned, definitely a lipstick I will be picking up!!

    Gem x
    www.feminine-edge.com

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  13. the thinking behind this collection really makes no sense to me! but i'm bound to love it anyway, i love this colour but know it will look atrocious with my skin tone :( looks lovely on you though!

    abbi,x

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  14. I really want a MAC lipstick but can't decided on the color. Both look very pretty though!

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  15. great post, love the depth of information.

    The two shades are definitely very different when you compare them side by side. I do like the new one, it's really summery.

    I just bought speed dial so loving that right now but you can never have too many lippys i guess :) x

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