MAC Show Orchid Lipstick Review, Swatch , Look


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.

mac show orchid lipstick

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.

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.

mac show orchid lipstick


Lip swatches :

MAC Show orchid lipstick swatches

MAC Show orchid lipstick

Here is me wearing this lippie, topped with a clear gloss :

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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68 thoughts on “MAC Show Orchid Lipstick Review, Swatch , Look

  1. No one rocks bright lippes like u do Sbarina :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: hehehe i had a shade excakktly like this bachpan mein..i have a piccy wearing this at Taj Mahal :shying:

      1. hehehe yeah in 6th std i guess…i was quite a diva…mom got one for me for my dance performances….and i lovvvedd it sooo much..quite surprising actually in my teenage whenver i used to go out i always used to wear lip colour and eyeliner…once i entered college padhai ke chakkar mein sab bhul gayi… that i thnk abt it i used to wear heels and i completely ignore them now… :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

      1. heheh bht zyaada :woot: :woot: :woot: …i m wheatish na..raani color makes me luk gori and rani color is such an awesome combi also naaaaa :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. haaaaainnnnnn??????????????? farrhaaaa, u n wheatisshhhhhh 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐
          :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  2. u shining Sabs :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: thank you for the review….very bright marriage typos color it is :yes: :yes: :yes:

  3. you pull off bright colors extremely well sabrina. i love the color. It’s quite close to Girl about town it? :)) You look pretty :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. Rati..I tried this at the store few months back..Its def brighter n bolder than girl about town..It looked scary on me so din get it :toothygrin:

    1. Oh, you too, that’s nice. I’m kinda over this bright pink lippie phase, as I said in the review, and gone gaga over violets and purples these days. Built up quite a few shades in these. Will show soon. :)) :))

  4. every one rocks wid bright lippies :worship: :worship: :worship: god knws why im still scared to carry bright colours 🙁 🙁 :(( :(( sabrina u rock asusaul with fuschia colours….me planning to buy a matt red lippie…ny suggetions preferably from MAC or MUFE.. :struggle: :struggle:

    1. Tina..Mac Viva Glam has a matte red shade..i have it and m planning to put it on IMBB sunday bazaar.. :toothygrin:

      1. thats grt…bt farha right now im jst writing down all the mac red lippie’s names…i will go to d store and check dem…unless i dont do that i cannot buy it… :(( :(( …lipsticks k saath koi compromise nahin… :nonono: :nonono: will check dem first dem buy it… :)) btw thanx :-*

    2. Thank you, Tina. From MAC you can check out MAC Red, Russian Red, Ruby Woo. I don’t know about MUFE as they have their store in Mumbai. :))

  5. The color is gorgeous… :love: :love: suits you very well…

    i also want to buy a red lipstick but in matt can you suggest..


    1. MAC Ruby Woo Gayatri. its the most beautiful matte red i’ve come across. i am so in luv wid the shade that end up wearing it to most places theses days. be it day or night. 😛 Can’t get enough of MS. Ruby Woo 😀

    2. Thank you, Gayatri. You can try the MAc shades suggested above, and Revlon Color Burst lipstick in Fire, and Ruby. If you want powder matte finish, try Chambor. You can also check out some reds at Inglot. Also, try Maybelline Color Sensational Fatal Red, it’s a bright, creamy red. :))

  6. very pretty shade Sabrina :snicker: …u picked up from Forum Shoppers stop na? :waiting: I went the other day but did not get Twig, SA are not at all friendly… they do not help at all…. :smug:

  7. sabrina…. its looking gawjussss on u :woot: :woot: u really pull off such bright colors sooo sooo welll :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

  8. Hey Sab..long time..good to see ur pic again dear. :yahoo: .its def a bold colour for a bold lady like u..u look very beautiful as always Sab :clap: ..I like seeing u in such bold colours :puchhi:

  9. Hi Preetha, how are you doing? It always feels good to be doing reviews, and getting such lovely compliments from all you lovely ladies, so thanks very much, dearie. :))

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