MAC All About Orange Collection – Sweet & Sour and Sushi Kiss (swatches & review)

It seems as though MAC Cosmetics releases a new collection every couple of weeks. It is almost impossible to keep up and any MAC fanatic could easily spend a fortune on all the limited edition releases. I personally love MAC lipstick and usually just opt for their standard range of shades. However this season one collection truly spoke to me, the All About Orange Collection. 

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MAC All About Orange Collection was created and inspired by the über popular and very current shade, orange. The collection features shadows, lipsticks, glosses, blushes and polishes ranging from true orange, to coral orange, to pink corals. I shied away from the true oranges and picked up two varying shades with pink tones for easier wear, Sushi Kiss and Sweet & Sour. I also finally came around to picking up Coral Bliss rounding up a lovely collection orange-tinged hues. (review soon)

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Sweet & Sour is a pale peachy-pink with a creme finish. For a MAC Cremesheen its very pigmented with more of a satin finish. Sweet & Sour appears much lighter on my lips than when viewed in the tube. This is definitely a favorite of the collection for me. It’s similar to one of my favorite YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks, #30 Faubourg Peach, and just as pigmented. For a more natural look you might want to apply this one over a balm.

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Sushi Kiss is a stand-out shade that is an incredibly pigmented medium-tone peach-coral. This one gave me a bit of a clown face, and I have featured it in all its glory. While I love the shade and that name, I personally think it’s a bit much straight from the tube. I opt to wear it either over balm to soften it or along with a gloss. Sushi kiss has a satin finish.

mac-all-about-orange-sweet-sour(above) wearing Sweet & Sour
 
mac-all-about-orange-sushi-kiss-(above) wearing Sushi Kiss
 
mac-all-about-orange-swatches-3some comparison swatches

I picked up these two items from a restock on maccosmetics.com. I am sure that by now they might be hard to find.

$15 each at maccosmetics.com

Did you pick up anything from the All About Orange Collection?

August Favorite’s

Ren Ultra Moisture Day Cream – The latest addition to my skin care regimen. I have been using this product for several weeks now and am loving what it does for my skin. It has all the ingredients I look for in a day cream while providing intense moisture. Review to come.

MAC Pro Longwear Love Forever – A gorgeous fuschia-pink with purple undertones in MAC’s long-lasting formula. See my review.

Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Mask – This mask is part of the Dr. Weil for Origin’s mega-mushroom line.  Usually park of my winter routine, this made a recent reappearance after suffering some sunburn. This mask is incredibly healing and saved my skin. Review to come.

MAC Blush in Blushbaby – The perfect pink-brown blush that every girl should have. It’s really a classic and a go-to. I love the color, it’s one of my favorite’s.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – The best foundation of summer! See my review.

What were some of your favorite’s this month?

Could it be ‘Love Forever’ with MAC

Recently, while on the hunt for a bold pink lip, I came across Love Forever from MAC. It is the pink that I have been searching for. From the Pro Longwear line Love Forever provides intense color in a long-lasting formula. Love forever is a fuchsia pink with blue undertones. It glides on lips beautifully and covers in one swipe. I found it best to blend it into my lip line using a lip-brush due to the shape of the lipstick. Pro Longwear lipsticks carry a little weight on the lips but are the tops for long-lasting color. I simply adore this new shade, it will be found among my current top 5 lipsticks.

  MAC Love Forever $18

 Have you tried the Pro Longwear Lipsticks? Any Thoughts?