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Friday, 18 December 2009

MAC Show Orchid Lipstick


I've always wanted to pick up MAC Show Orchid lipstick, but I thought it was too similar to MAC Girl About Town. I went to the MAC PRO store to swatch it next to GAT, and saw that there was a distinct difference between the two. Show Orchid is more blue toned and brighter, whereas Girl About Town is more yellow toned and darker. I heard that Show Orchid is a much coveted shade, often out of stock, and is only available in the Pro store and on-line in the UK, so I immediately purchased it! When I got back home, I compared it to a few hot pink lipsticks I had. xx


Show Orchid is an amplified finish, that means its creamy and opaque, like Girl About Town. But as I've mentioned above, Show Orchid is brighter and more blue-toned that Girl About Town. I thought Show Orchid was pretty similar to Strayin' lipstick, just a bit darker and it lacks the shimmers that the frost Strayin' lipstick has. I haven't compared it to Rocking Chick lipstick from the limited edition Barbie collection, but I feel it will be similar, but just not as frosty. And because Show Orchid has a creamy finish, it's best to use a lip liner for this to prevent it from bleeding out of your lip line, so I'll probably use my MAC Magenta lip liner with this. I can't wait to rock this lipstick out! ♥

Do you wear hot pink lipsticks?? ♥

14 comments:

  1. Hey Livia, I received the Sleek palette today. Thank you so much! Can't wait to try it! =D

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  2. these are all so pretty....i swatched them at store...I like Up the amp lippie a lot. just waiting for some empties to collect....

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  3. it is kinda similar to strayin' o.o I love bright pink lippies but strayin' just has so much glitter it drives me crazy! how do yo prevent it from getting everywhere??

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  4. Show Orchid is super pretty and so is Girl About Town. I dnt even have any of them but these 2 l/s are I so want them :)

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  5. Oh I love hot pink lipsticks too!! I have one from Revlon that I always wear:)

    I must check this one out too!

    xx

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  6. I was surprised when I found Show Orchid at my regular freestanding MAC store about two months ago and I immediately purchased it and I love it!!! It's my first permanent Pro lipstick along with Violetta since I own mostly LE lipsticks.

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  7. This is a nice color. Can't wait for you to rock it out either!

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  8. What a very beautiful shade!!! :) Thank you soo much for your great swatches!!! :)

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  9. I don't dare wearing lipstick, I just put on some gloss generally :/

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  10. @Mara- You're welcome! I can't wait to see you rock it!

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  11. @Resham- I checked out Up The Amp too because of you, and you're right, it is gorgeous!! xx

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  12. @Violet Honeybee- I'm sure a lip liner would help get the lipsticks in the lipline, but for the glitter, I'm not sure though, it doesn't bother me haha x

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  13. @rayqueenbee- You're right! They're both really pretty :) Check them out at the store!x

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