MAC LIPSTICK ‘SHOW ORCHID’ – REVIEW, PHOTOS, SWATCHES
Hi everyone, it’s great to be back again with a review, this time of another bright lipstick. This bright lippie phase continued with me during the winter months, and I picked up MAC Show Orchid lipstick when I spotted it in the MAC store after lemming after it for quite a while! Also, it’s almost always in short supply so you can imagine how thrilled I was when the last piece was available in the store.
The lipstick is priced at Rs. 990 for 4 gms., and comes in the black case packaging. The lipstick has the usual vanilla fragrance but the fragrance vanishes after application and is nothing to worry about.
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I would describe this shade as ‘extremely bright violet-magenta’ with amplified finish. There are very, very tiny barely-there frost particles, not really visible on application, apart from giving a shiny look to the shade, with no apparent frost finish. IMO, this lipstick shade is definitely not for day wear (unless you want to add another light to the traffic signals and stop the traffic!), but is apt for evening wear, party wear, special occasions, etc. and does require a lot of confidence to carry it off. This is the brightest pink lipstick I have in my collection.
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Lip swatches :
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Here is me wearing this lippie, topped with a clear gloss :
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Pros of MAC Lipstick ‘Show Orchid’
• Is a really, stunningly bright magenta pink shade with a dash of violet hues to it, and perfect if you like such bright shades.
• Gives completely pigmented opaque coverage with just one stroke.
• Lasts for hours on lips and does not fade away.
• Perfect for evening wear, party wear, and special occasions.
• Does not accentuate fine lines on the lips.
• IMO, no need for a lip liner as the lipstick bullet lines the lips very well.
• Does not feather outside of the lips.
Cons of MAC Lipstick ‘Show Orchid’
• No cons on the lipstick, except that such a bright shade is a matter of personal choice.
• This should be made easily available at MAC stores.
Would I re-purchase it ?
Well, yes, definitely, whenever this finishes, which is going to be a while I guess. (In the meantime, I think I am done with buying bright pinks, fuchsias and magentas – I am now in a violet-mauve-plum-purple phase with lippies – that requires another post…)
Rating : 5 on 5.
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