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
 
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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?

‘Orange Lips’ with Ellis Faas Milky Lips

Ellis Faas Milk Lips are  highly pigmented liquid lipsticks with a brush-tip applicator. “All shades are “human colors” meaning that they’re inspired by the colors that by nature already exist in the human body and are therefore suitable for all skin tones.”

On a recent hunt for an orange lipstick I had come up short, later to discover this Ellis Faas lip product amidst my Glossybox monthly samples. A great shade of orange lipstick, I have discovered, is not easy to come by, especially by someone of my coloring. I found them to be either to bright or just uncomplimentary to the pink tones in my skin. So maybe Ellis Faas is onto something in their use of “human colors” because this is the orange I never came across. This burnt orange shade is totally wearable.

It took a relentless amount of clicks to get this product going, and once it flowed it was difficult to control the amount released. The sleek silver ‘bullet style’ packaging is very cool and modern. This lipstick can be layered, from the effects of a stain to a full coverage lipstick, and works well to do this. The formula was deliciously creamy and light, and has a long wear time. Liquid lipstick is a perfect description of its consistency. My lips stayed moist for hours with beautiful bold color. However, I found a huge flaw in application. Product is dispersed through the center of the brush and streaks in application. The brush is firm and it is nearly impossible to blend this lipstick evenly to lips. I opted for a lip brush and my finger to apply. Once I tackled the application I loved the lipstick.

 Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L204 – Burnt Orange

Ellis Faas Milky Lips $35 at sephora.com

Have you tried any Ellis Fass lip products? Any thoughts?