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Friday, 13 September 2013

MAC | Show Orchid Lipstick

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well! Long time no speak heyy?! I have been away in  Los Angeles now for around 10 days and i was getting serious withdrawal symptoms from blogging so naturally i had to post something. I am having the most amazing time out here and it is so good to be back, lots have changed since my last visit 4 years ago.

I have picked up lots of goodies which i cannot wait to haul back when i am home for you all. The MAC stores are amazing out here so i picked up a few new lipsticks on my travels...one which i have been hunting down for the longest time now. MAC Show Orchid was a lipstick that never really appealed to me but after seeing countless tutorials on Youtube with it, now i am seriously obsessed as it can be worn so many different ways. I really love how a lipstick can change the way you look and feel. This shade is not readily available in the UK as it is a Pro Colour so i wanted to pick one up whilst i was over in the USA. Wait for it guys...a MAC lipstick out here is $16.35 with tax, bare in mind in the UK they have increased to £15 so you are basically paying around £10 for it which i think is bloomin' amazing! So i went back on stocked up on a few more haha!


MAC Show Orchid Lipstick is a vibrant fushia pink shade with an iridescent fushia purple blueish sheen to it (to be precise). With the extra added blue sheen to the lipstick it is the perfect combination to make your smile seem much more brighter and Hollywood esk! Sounds perfect to me! If you asked me about this shade a few years ago i would have completely looked past it as i never used to be confident wearing really bright and bold colour, but since blogging and watching Youtubers like Tanya Burr who uses it quite frequently it has really changed my mind...i even wore it by the pool the other day! Who would have though?! It is a bold and bright shade that is definitely eye-catching. IT is an Amplified finish and leaves a full colour finish on the lips with a creamy feel with a slight sheen. Longevity wise, after trying it on in store and wearing it by the pool it lasted a good few hours, even in direct sun light without even drying out my lips. I think this is definitely a really fun shade to wear during the summer time. 

When the Sales Assistant tried this on me in the MAC Pro Store she used a lip liner in the shade 'Beet' and even though it was a dark redish mauve shade it completely blended in with the lipstick and gave it that little bit of definition it needed. We also tried it with 'Hip N Happy' lip liner which i purchased a few months ago with the lipstick to see if that would work and i kid you not it looked absolutely beautiful! The Sale Assistant even told me that you could layer this lipstick with others to completely change the finish and colour...i love how you can be creative like that!

The images above do not do the lipstick enough justice, i had to work around the lighting i had haha...and i was literally taking pictures of the swatch on my hand for ages, everyone must have been like wth is she doing?! so, i am so sorry it is blurry but for the life of me it was not going to focus...so typical haha. Google has tones of swatches for you to take a look at though!

Overall, i am completely in love with this lipstick and when i wear it out at night here i have gotten so many compliments on it...even in Sephora! Like i said earlier, i really do live how a lipstick can completely change the way you look and feel! I would love to know your thoughts on the lipstick and if you are coventing any other MAC lipsticks right now. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you and i make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day! Hopefully i will post a few more times whilst i am out here.

Lots of Love
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27 comments

  1. wOAH this is BRIGHT but it looks wicked

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  2. Glad your having a nice time, I'm really jealous I so want to go to America, looks like a gorgeous shade but a little scary to wear but bet it looks great on you :) xx

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  3. I have this lipstick such a gorgeous shade.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  4. Wow, that's a strong shade I really don't think I could pull of but totally wish I could. Hope your having a nice time in America!

    http://mayflowersblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    MF
    x

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  5. Blimey!! I need to go to America so I can get some makeup for £10 haha, love the shade! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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  6. What a gorgeous shade! Glad you're having an amazing time, I'd love to visit LA one day! :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

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  7. This lipstick is one of my all time favourites, I was so excited when I spotted it in a cco a few years ago, I think it cost me $12.50, bargain or what. I'm very jealous I would love to visit LA one day :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Oh this looks amazing, glad ur having a fab time sweetie and can't wait to see more purchases!


    Liza Glambeautys | YouTube

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  9. This is such a gorgeous shade!
    Sophie
    X

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  10. Such a bright shade. I love it, but I dont think I would be brave enough to actually wear it!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  11. i love this colour! its been on my MAC wishlist for so long!
    hope you're having a lovely time in LA! very jealous!xx

    www.hollllisa.blogspot.com

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  12. I didn't realise this was a pro colour :( I've seen it on YouTube and really wanted to get it myself!! Such a shame that its so hard to get hold of, it's beautiful xxx

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  13. Omg it's just stunning!! You're so lucky ahhh, plus being in LA? Go you haha...I'd totally fly out to L.A just to buy cheaper MAC stuff :p

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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  14. This is such a gorgeous shade! I didn't know it was a pro colour though so it's probably much more difficult to get hold of:(xx
    http://peachesand-cream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. ooh looks stunning! Just had look onlin looks like a paydaay treat to me haha. Have an amazing time lovely xxx

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  16. OMG this is bloody gorgeous! and pro colour! ....thats fine haha i really need this

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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  17. I've just done a MAC haul while I was in America, including four lipsticks, I love how much cheaper it is there I went a bit crazy! haha x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

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  18. Sophia! That is such a beautiful color! LOVE! xo

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  19. wow, I absolutely adore this shade! so stunning! i want it!!!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  20. That's an absolute beautiful colour! MAC is so good :) Nice blog, just found you. Following! ;) xx Romy

    rusty-revolvers.blogspot.com

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  21. That color is absolutely to die for! Love the review :)
    xo

    www.rosehorseshoe.com

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  22. Beautiful shade!

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

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  23. Whoa that is one amazing fuchsia! xx

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  24. oh my lord that colour is to die for, deffo going to have to purchase that beaut!!!!

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  25. Love the colour x

    http://www.rosiebernice.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I've just fallen in love with this lipstick!! Perfection.

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