If you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen me swatch a couple recent MAC lippy purchases.
I've come to realise that I have a thing for coral lippies as I seem to have more of a selection of these shades than any other colour!
Colour & Pigmentation:
My favourite lipstick of all recent purchases! It is a very wearable coral-pink with reddish tones to it and I've been carrying this around as my go-to lipstick. Pigmentation-wise I find it gives just the right amount of colour- not too much, not too little! (You can view it in this makeup look).
Texture: Being a cremesheen lipstick it's semi-sheer and has a great moisturising texture with a slight shine.
Longevity: This lipstick doesn't last as long as a matte lippy, however I tend to blot and apply again to make it last longer and it certainly does stain the lips after this.
As with all MAC lippies, this one smells lovely and vanilla-y (no taste/flavour).
At £13.50 it's a bit more expensive than your regular drugstore lipstick, but MAC do offer a great range of lippies with different finishes and colours to suit anyone. Plus if like me you're addicted to the scent, it's a no brainer.
FrootiFactor: I love this lippy so much, I give it a 5!
MAC Sail La Vie - Hey, Sailor! collection
Colour & Pigmentation: An orange-red veering more towards the orange side. Compared to Illamasqua Liable it looks orange. Compared to MAC Morange it looks red-orange! Pigmentation-wise it's highly pigmented.
Texture: Sail La Vie is a Satin finish lipstick so is very creamy but I do find them slightly dry so always wear lipbalm or Vaseline underneath
Longevity: Satin finishes do last long, Sail La Vie lasted a good 3-4 hours.
Scent: Vanilla scented.
Price: £14 (50p more than the usual MAC lipsticks).
FrootiFactor: I quite like this lippy, especially for Summer so I give it a 4.5:
MAC Watch Me Simmer - Reel Sexy collection
Colour & Pigmentation: A coral-pink leaning more coral than Viva Glam Nicki that's more of a salmon pink coral; It does look very similar to Toxic Tale from the MAC Venomous Villains collection, but Watch Me Simmer is Amplified finish whereas Toxic Tale is Satin finish and I find it drier in texture (see swatches below). Pigmentation-wise, it's highly pigmented and opaque.
Texture: Watch Me Simmer has an Amplified finish, meaning it has a creamy consistency but with slight shine. As with Satin finishes, I find myself having to wear lipbalm underneath.
Longevity: Amplified lipsticks usually last fairly long; I find this shade to last around 3-5 hours.
Scent: Vanilla scented.
Price: Although part of a collection, the price remains at £13.50; I'm guessing because the packaging is the same as normal MAC lippies.
FrootiFactor: I do like this lippy more than my Toxic Tale as it's less dry, so I give it a 4:
So here are the swatches of all my similar coloured coral-ly lippies:
And with Illamasqua Liable lipstick (blog post here) in comparison to Sail La Vie:
Have you bought any of the new collection lipsticks? What are your thoughts and which would you recommend?