Thursday, 13 June 2013

Mini MAC Haul- 'All About Orange' Collection.


I'll be honest and say I had gone off MAC a bit. After working for a short while for Illamasqua and getting to work with such strongly pigmented products, anything I swatched at MAC just seemed watery in comparison. Alas, when I saw they were releasing a collection dedicated to orange I knew I would cave. I love orange and coral. They are without a doubt my go-to colours in the summer, give me an orange lipstick over a pink one anyday.

Afer a bit of deliberation I knew I could sort of justify a MAC splurge if it was for my kit. I've got enough MAC lippies to last me a life time.

I originally thought I wanted 'Sushi Flower' lipstick as it such a 'me' shade but I opted for a slightly more wearable 'Razzledazzler' as it would have more of a universal appeal, would suit more people and would be perfect for bridal. It's a milky coral. By no means is it bright or neon-esque, the lustre finish means it has an underlying 'sheer' quality about it and a glisten-y finish. It very much reminds me of the permanent lip glass Pink Lemonade with it's mid-tone yet brightening qualities. This will suit pale and tanned girls alike though I probably wouldn't advise it for asian skin tone or deeper. It's pretty long lasting considering the slip of the finish, 2-3 hours wear and leaves a pretty coral 'just bitten' stain behind. Easy enough to top up on the go though.

After thinking one of my MAC blushes was faulty due to it's absolute lack of pigment ('Pink Swoon' FYI) I was dubious to spend money on another. Unlike 'Pink Swoon' which is a sheertone blush (which may explain it's lack of colour when swatched) 'Immortal Flower' is a satin finish which means it's not totally matte, but there's no detectable glitter or shimmer present either. It's very peach in the pan which doesn't come across in my photos unfortunately. On me, a light dusting gives a soft peachy glow, but it can be built up a little more intense. Again, this will look simply gorgeous on a bride because it hasn't got that disco ball shimmer in it and it makes you 'glow' rather than look too blusher-y. It photographs beautifully.

Both 'Razzledazzler' and 'Immortal Flower' compliment one another when worn together. I do wish I had a bit more money to spend as I would have caved into 'Sushi Flower' any way and would have probably picked up 'Neon Orange' for the hell of it too. Unlike the other MAC collections released this year, this one has impressed me.


Thankyou for reading,

E.

14 comments:

  1. I agree with you about going off Mac, but I feel that a lot of it's overpriced and the staff are rude and unhelpful. The only things I go back for anymore are their lipsticks, and I love this one!!

    xxx

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    1. They are always so rude!! Try working opposite them. Their lipsticks are fantastic though xx

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  2. I got immortal flower the first time it came out and it is one of my favourites. My pink swoon comes out nicely, maybe yours is faulty?

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    1. Maybe it is. Immortal Flower is just beautiful isn't it.

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  3. the lipstick shade is beautiful, I've been wanting an orange lipstick for a while... need to try it on ;) x

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    1. I think you would like this, it is so wearable! xx

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  4. I love the Lipstick shade, its the perfect peachy
    Daniella x

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  5. They're both gorgeous! I'm never that interested in MAC collections, there's too many of them but I really like the look of what you picked up. I only own 2 orange lip products but always forget about them.
    xo

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    1. I go through phases with them, but knew I would need something from this one. I loooove orange xx

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  6. i have to agree on the mac front, i've gone off it too. But they always have such a great range of lipstick shades, that's the thing! I really like this one, I've been looking for a gentle coral shade, none I like in Estee Lauder, this might have to do! The blush looks lovely too xxx

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