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