MAC Show Orchid Lipstick Review, Swatch , Look

by Sabrina on March 20, 2012 · 68 comments

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.

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

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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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gurpreet March 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

🙂 very pretty shade sabrina.. suits you well.. thanks for the review

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Most welcome, and thank you, Gurpreet. :))

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farha March 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

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:

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Surabhi March 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

Farha.. you wore such bright color in bachpan..? :clap: :clap:

I would love to see the pic..

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Ritu R March 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

instead of ‘such bright color in bachpan’,,i guess it should be ‘lipstick in bachpan’??? hehe

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farha March 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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…lol..now that i thnk abt it i used to wear heels and i completely ignore them now… :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

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Nupur March 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

faaarrhaaa…. u likeee naa Raaannniiiiiiii colorrrrrr :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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farha March 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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

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Surabhi March 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

u arent wheatish Farha.. you are already GORI.. gori chhori.. 😀

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Nupur March 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Hehehe thanks so much, Farha. How are you doing? :))

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rajni singh March 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

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

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Awwwww thank you v. much, Rajni, and you’re welcome. Yes, really bright colour. :))

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Surabhi March 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

Sab..

Its such a bright, lovely color.. and adds a brightness to your face. Loved it. 🙂

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Thank you so much, Surabhi, so glad you liked it. :))

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Aru March 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

thats a very pretty shade and me also loving the necklace very much. Goes perfectly with what you are wearing.

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thanks a lot, Aru. :))

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Ritu R March 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

wow..the lipcolor looks fab on you….my jaw almost dropped..

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm

😀 😀 😀 , thanks a ton, Ritu. :))

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Rati March 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

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

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Preetha March 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Thanks very much, Rati. Preetha is right, it’s brighter and bolder than GAT. GAT is darker also. :))

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

:yes: :yes:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Thanks, Rajani. :))

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Vish March 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

such a bright pretty shade Sabrina
me currntly in the pink n bright lips phase 😀

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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. :)) :))

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Tina March 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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:

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farha March 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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

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Tina March 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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 :-*

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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. :))

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Tina March 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thanx sabrina… :-* :-*

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Kimi March 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..it looks soo glam!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Hi Kimi, thanks a lot. How are you? :))

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gayatri March 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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

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

Thanks…

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jyo March 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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 😀

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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. :))

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Parita March 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

gorgeous rani color sabrina! you carry it off so well!

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Thank you so much, Parita. :))

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Ravali March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Very glamorous shade! Looks so good on you! :woot: :woot:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Thanks a lot, Ravali. All of you really made my day. :)) :))

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Rashmita March 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Hi Rashmita, yes I got it from Forum. :))

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jyo March 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

such a glam bright shade. :woot: :woot: :woot: Am luving bright so much these days…n u look gorgeous with this on. :teddy:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thanks a lot, Jyo. :))

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hana March 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

lovely colour….looks good on u :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thankie, Hana. :))

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Nupur March 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Hi Fur Fur, how are you? Thanks a lot, so glad you liked it. I’ll email you tonight,ok. :))

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Nupur March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I am good sabrina 🙂 what abt u ? :victory2: :victory2: ohkies me wait for ur mail :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Laxmi March 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

lovely bright shade.. looks too good on u.. :woot:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thanks a ton, Laxmi. :))

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bhumika March 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

This is such a bright shade..! Looks awesome on u sabrina :))

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

That’s so sweet of you to say, Bhumika, thanks so much. :))

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Preetha March 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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:

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Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Sabrina you look so lush.. :teddy: :teddy: I loved the whole look.. you pull off bright colors so so well Sabrina.. :-* :-*

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Sabrina March 21, 2012 at 7:05 am

That’s so kind of you to say, thanks a lot, Dipti C. :))

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Sukanya March 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Sabrina…take a bow..u rock ..total justice to such bright shades :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Sabrina March 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

Thanks so much, Sukanya, glad you liked. :))

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Anna March 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

OMG, sabrina this is a gorgeous colour.Definately keeping this in mind while going into Mac. Looks lovely on you!

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Sabrina March 21, 2012 at 7:08 am

Thanks a lot, Anna. :))

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Bee March 21, 2012 at 8:47 am

woww Sabrina 🙂 thanks for the review 🙂

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Sabrina March 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

You’re very welcome, Bee. :)) :))

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