Tuesday, 5 August 2014

M.A.C Sweet and Sour -All About Orange Collection


If I’m honest, orange has been a lipstick shade that I have been a little afraid of. It never seemed very 'me' and seemed a bit unnatural... yea, but purple seemed fine -I don't get it either!

I was wearing a pair of coral heels at work one day back in 2010 and a make-up artist I was working with told me she had the perfect lipstick to put on me to match them. That lipstick was Vegas Volt and I was in love. That was the start of my orange based love affair. My first orange-love, if you will. 


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It was a while 'til I found another orange lipstick to come close, I tried a few and ended up looking a bit silly and clown-like. I think I tried to match too closely to Vegas Volt and then I realised there was a whole orange spectrum to try for size.

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After a bit of a hard day I decided a M.A.C lipstick purchase was in order to cheer me up. (we all do it!) After some online research I opted for Sweet and Sour from the MAC All About Orange collection. It still has an orange tone to it but it leans a little more to the peachy/nude side of things. It's much lighter on the lips than it looks in the tube. It was hit-and-miss ordering it online, but I took the plunge and I really like it! the paler tone makes it far more wearable day to day.

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It's a gorgeous peach-orange shade in a cremesheen finish which is my M.A.C finish of choice as I love the creaminess along with the pigmentation it offers. It has a slight gloss but it is still opaque without having to build it up much at all. The pic shows it's a lot less orange on the lips then you think.

I'm also wearing it in this little selfie here...

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If you're a bit worried about the orange trend then I think you should dip your toes in the water with this one!

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Have you tried any of the All about Orange Collection?




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7 comments:

  1. Orange lipstick actually looks so great on you. I'm not sure if it'll suit my asian skin tone but I'll have a look next time I pop into a MAC store.

    Alaina x
    www.alainatbf.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ah thank you! Definitely have a look, I wasn't sure at first but I'm glad I tried it.

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  2. Oh wow, definitely adding this to my list! Vegas Volt is my current favourite, but this one looks like such a pretty alternative orange shade! :D

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    x

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    1. Yes do it! If you like Vegas Volt I think you'll really like it

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  3. I love that lip shade! xx
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. I do too! I'm so glad I picked it up!

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  4. Gorgeous shade! I just got my hands on coral bliss but this colour is next on my list ;)

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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