Friday, February 10, 2012

MAC Shop/Cook Collection Haul + Swatches

Hey Guys!
Finally, a MAC Collection that meets my expectations. I was bummed after I missed out on the Iris Apfel lipsticks so I was really excited to see that MAC was releasing some more bright, beautifully pigmented shades for the Spring 2012 Shop/Cook Collection! I was also happy to see that MAC brought back the Tendertones as I have only ever owned one, which a friend bought for me at a CCO. I passed on everything else in the collation, though when I looked at it in person, everything seemed really nice. You really can't go wrong with any of the shades if you choose to pick any of these up. I ended up ordering what I knew I wanted FOR SURE online over the weekend because I knew that these would sell out fast. In fact, when I went into my local MAC counter yesterday to check the collection out in person, most of the lipsticks were sold out in a few hours. Online I ordered Dish It Up, Quick Sizzle, Watch Me Simmer, and Runaway Red. I wasn't sure about Naughty Saute when I saw swatches of it online, but as soon as I swatched it in person in the store, I knew I HAD to have it. Naughty Saute may in fact be my favourite lipstick from this collection so I am really glad I ended up going to check it out. At my local counter, I also picked up two tendertones: Hush Hush and Purring. I love the smell and consistency of tendertones. I can't wait to use these up! Tendertones have an SPF of 12 and smell like strawberry-kiwi fruity goodness.

Many of you have requested I post swatches so here they are! If you can get your hands on any of the colours, definitely pick them up. These are some of the best lipsticks, in my opinion, MAC has released in quite some time (though I was never able to get my hands on the Iris Apfel). I already own Innocence, Beware! from the MAC Venomous Villains Collection so I decided to include a swatch of that as well. 


MAC Shop Lipsticks

From left to right: Dish it Up, Quick Sizzle, Runaway Red, Watch Me Simmer



Dish It Up: berry pink with a lustre finish. You can apply it sheer or build it up quite nicely. This doesn't dry out the lips. I don't have any berry colours in my collection so I had nothing to compare this to.


Quick Sizzle: Bright pink with a matte finish. This is super pigmented. I find mattes tend to be a bit drying on the lips but this is in fact quite creamy and extremely smooth in application. I don't have a bright pink to compare this too, but my friend owns NARS Schiap and it looks quite similar if you are looking for a dupe.


Runaway Red: this is a repromote shade. Runaway Red is a rich blue based red with a satin finish. It looks very juicy on the lips. I only own matte reds for comparison, but it is very very beautiful.


Watch  Me Simmer: bright pink-orange coral with an amplified finish. I find this to be a bit drying, but I apply a little lip balm before to counter act this. Swatches don't do this colour justice. 


Naughty Saute: is a vibrant blue-based medium pink with a cremesheen finish that looks like Pepto Bismal in lipstick form. I tend to steer clear of blue-based pink shades as they don't tend to flatter my skin tone, but for some reason, this being a darker blue-based pink, it actual looks quite nice and is one of my favourite, if not my favourite lipstick from this collection. It has a subtle shimmer to it and if you whip of the lipstick, the shimmer remains stuck to your lips. This is my only complaint. The finish is super creamy and non-drying.


Innocence, Beware!: is a light yellow pink with a creme sheen finish. I didn't take a picture of this as the packaging is from the MAC Venomous Villains Collection. This is already sold out online, but if you are looking for something similar, MAC Hue lipstick is your best bet.


MAC Cook Tendertones


Hush, Hush: sheer gold with yellow gold pearl.

Purring: sheer tangerine orange.



Are you planning on getting anything from the MAC Shop/Cook Collection?



25 comments:

  1. I was only too happy with this collection =D
    thanks for the swatches/review. I picked up 4 of the lipsticks and I want to go back for the tendertones.... i forgot how much i loved them until i got home to re-try them on. =D

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  2. I want to get a few more tendertones too. Especially as it is so dry in the uk right now. Hue is one of my favorite lipsticks- which is great as I missed out on innocence beware. Great haul! xx

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  3. OMG I loooove the lipsticks. Watch me simmer is just perfect! I bet it is a great color for your skintone.

    <3 Elisabeth

    http://beautybyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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  4. Those lipsticks look divine! I had no idea they were releasing another collection like this. My faves from this review are Watch me Simmer and Naughty Saute. Gorgeous swatches!

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  5. I really wanted to pick up the tendertones but I have a few similar items (ELF conditioning balm and some L'Oreal pot gloss) and didn't think I'd use them.

    The lipsticks do look nice though!

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    1. You have to check out Purring tendertone. It is so gorgeous and would look great on you and I really think you would use it :)

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  6. I Love all the lipstick colors you got! I got insanely lucky grabbing a few 'innocence, beware' when I did... I just remembered they were supposed to be released in Feb. sometime, but wasn't sure when lol

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    1. I didn't back it up and then it ended up being sold out :( *sigh* I never know what is being released until a few days before I typically luck out and see collection information . lol

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  7. I love this collection. I purchases the Enchantee and the Naughty Saute and love them both!

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  8. I've been on a makeup buying rampage the past few weeks and I finally promised to stop for the remainder of the month. After seeing this post I am heading to MAC right after work to scoop up "watch me simmer" and "naughty saute" lippies! Lovely post, your pics helped me make my decision :)

    Always,
    Ashley
    http://lashesanyone.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hate when that happens lol I was on a "no buying makeup" phase and it didn't last long when I saw this collection as well... The lipsticks are too pretty to pass up. Watch Me Simmer and Naughty Saute are my favourites. I hope you are able to find them!

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  9. Thanks for making me want everything!

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  10. Ohh I'm so jealous! I just left MAC I was only able to get Quick Sizzle and Innocence Beware! I so badly wanted Naughty Saute..they sold out right before I got there!

    I wanted to try Watch me simmer, but I can't pull of those orangy reds!

    xoxo

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  11. "Watch Me Simmer" looks so pretty and bright for Spring! :) I hope they restock it soon so I can purchase it!

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  12. Nice haul! I picked up Quick Sizzle, Watch Me Simmer, and Hush Hush. I also already own Innocence Beware.

    I actually just posted my haul + swatches too :)

    http://blog.missbrittanyboo.com

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  13. Its not out in the uk so I made my friend in america send me the things I want! Mostly the lipsticks and tendertones. I am so so so excited for it to arrive!!!!!

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    1. You are lucky to have a connection in the US! You will loveeee this collection! You must post a review once they arrive...I wanna hear your thoughts :)

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  14. Watch me simmer and quick sizzle look lovely :-)

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  15. Amazing post Cheryl!! I picked up a bunch of things (http://momsmakeupstash.blogspot.com/2012/02/mac-shop-mac-cook-mac-cook-collection.html) but am bummed that I missed out on naughty saute now that I saw your swatches :( it was sold out when I got there

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  16. awesome round up and swatches.. thanks so much!!!

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