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. 


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.


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.

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.

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


Have you tried any of the All about Orange Collection?



  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

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

  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 ☀


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

  3. I love that lip shade! xx

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