March 06, 2012

Lipstick Love - MAC Viva Glam Nicki and Watch Me Simmer

When I started seeing swatches of these two lipsticks online I knew these were colours that I just HAD TO HAVE. Bright, pigmented and in my favourite pink and coral shades. And hello, the Viva Glam is for a good cause so I could not refuse.

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 
This is a vibrant yellow toned pink that leans slightly towards coral. If you're not normally a bright lippy wearer this can be a bit scary as it's very opaque and vibrant, but if you just pat it on with your finger then it can be wearable. It's actually unlike any colour I own, as I raided my lippy collection to see if anything could match it and nada, nothing at all. Most warm toned pinks are leaning towards coral, but this one has a definite yellow tint which really brightens the face. It's a satin formula so it can be somewhat drying, but a bit of lip balm underneath fixes all problems.

MAC Watch Me Simmer
MAC has been releasing so many new collections lately that I gave up trying to keep up. And lets face it, some of the collections were a bit, blah. But the MAC Shop, MAC Cook collection is something that caught my eye and mainly for the bright lippies. I restrained myself and only got this lipstick as I love corals, especially ones with a tinge of pink. This is an Amplified formula, my favourite kind, as not only is it opaque but it's also creamier than the Satin so won't dry out your lips.

Here's how they compare to some of my other lippies. The top pic is with flash, the bottom without flash.
L/R - Watch Me Simmer; Costa Chic; Vegas Volt; Viva Glam Nicki; Pink Nouveau; Illamasqua Corrupt
Viva Glam Nicki vs FOA Malibu Barbie


What do you think of these colours? 
Will you be getting anything from the range? Or have you already bought them?

36 comments :

  1. this pink shades fits you beautifully!

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  2. I picked up the new Nicki Minage lipstick yesterday, they were out of stock of the lipliner I was after so have to wait a little longer to wear it...sigh! I picked up Quick Sizzle from the Cook/Shop collection, though I was tempted to get Watch me shimmer! Both look fab

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    1. I was tempted by Quick Sizzle but decided to hold back. Hope the lipliner arrives soon so you can start wearing them!

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    2. Hey hun, what lip liner have you picked to match watch me simmer and viva glam nicki? I have both of them too and wondering what liner to pick up? xxxx

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    3. Oh I haven't used any lip liners and don't have anything to match them really. Good luck finding a match!

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  3. I love them both, they look great on you as always :D x

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  4. Viva Glam Nicki is absolutely gorgeous.
    x

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    1. I agree, so much more wearable than the Nicki Minaj Pink Friday ones. xo

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  5. I really love Watch Me Shimmer - coral is THE shade for me at the moment!

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    1. This is like the coral version of impassioned, it's slightly pinked coral and oh so pigmented. I love it.

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  6. These are both so beautiful, thanks for sharing! I know I am going to get Nicki, knew that from the start, but am now looking at Make Me Simmer! I am loving lipsticks at the moment!

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    1. Oh make me simmer is just stunning, it would look fabulous on your complexion!

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  7. I think MAC prices in australia are ridonkulous so i was able to get watch me simmer from america and it is beautiful! Im regretting not getting quick sizzle now though!

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    1. Tell me about it, but luckily we can get them online from o'seas for cheaper.

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  8. I ordered both of these despite not really being able to use them with my red hair!
    I'll have to wait until I dye it brown again haha.
    Love brights on you x

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    1. LOL, well you'll have them handy for when you change your hair colour!

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  9. Can you please compare with FOA Malibu Barbie? I'm buying MAC viva glam Nicki anyway but would love your opinion :)

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    1. Malibu Barbie is more blue toned than VG Nicki, but check back this post tomorrow and I'll update it with a quick comparison pic. :)

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    2. Thanks your the best! :)

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  10. strange these are the exact two lipsticks i am lusting after too! they both look beautiful on you, i definitely need these in my life now!!! <3

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    1. I reckon these are the best of the latest releases, you have great taste! :-)

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  11. You make me want to go pick up some MAC lipsticks! Love Nicki on you!

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  12. They both look beautiful on you, Lilit :) I must pick up viva glam Nicki!!!!

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  13. VG Nicki isn't my kind of color - though it looks lovely on you! - but I looooove Watch Me Simmer!

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  14. love love love watch me shimmer ..so pretty !!

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  15. ; _ ; I wanted both of these (and Force of Love from the chenman collection)...but...i'm on a no buy. I will now proceed to live vicariously through your lips.

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  16. the makeup hoarder in me absolutely needs and wants the Nicki Minaj lippy but i'm not too sure if it would work with my skintone. xox

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  17. I want both of these lipsticks so badly, they're gorgeous! xx

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  18. Hello! Let me say I found out about your blog recently and I certainly love it, thank you for sharing your reviews! :)

    I have a question here: already own Nicki Minaj lipstick and Costa Chic lipstick, is it worthy to buy Watch me simmer?? I found it on eBay but wasn't sure about what to do so I'd appreciate some help here :)

    Thank you and I'm following you now! Stop by my blog anytime, I'd love you to see it!

    Isabel x

    "I" is for Isabel

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    1. Hi Isabel, thanks for the follow! If you already own Costa Chic I don't think you need Watch Me Simmer. Don't get me wrong, Watch Me Simmer is gorgeous, but swatched on lips it's too similar to Costa Chic. It just doesn't have the frost that Costa Chic has. Hope that helps! xo

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    2. Thanks a lot!! Your comment was very helpful actually :)

      xx

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  19. Looks good! Its very bright though! I'm a huge nicki fan and i was going to get this at first but I'm 14 and i only get a small amount of pocket money! Im gonna but this today! i hope it looks good when you just pat it on your lips! http://hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I love Girl about town and Viva Glam v... I plan to buy Watch me simmer.

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