MAC All About Orange Collection Lustre Lipstick in Flamingo – Review, Photos & Swatches
MAC All About Orange’s Product Description/Tagline, etc. according to Mac Cosmetics:
Orange. Its vibrant energy and modern edge ignites fashion and beauty big time in Korea, the rest of Asia and the world. It’s one of the new global super shades that pops with sizzle and cool sophistication. M∙A∙C translates the trend with international impact into a colour collection for face, lips and nails.
PACKAGING – Though this is a limited edition, the packaging of this lipstick is just like the ones that are from MAC’s permanent line. Sleek, sturdy, and elegant. Nothing much to talk about here.
SHADE – Mac’s Flamingo is described as a “bright milky coral with a Lustre finish”. If you’re not fond of wearing bright, bold, or vampy lip colors, then this is for you. The shade is very subtle but noticeable at the same time. It gives you such a fresh and young look without overdoing it. I like pairing it with coral blush and a neutral eye look.
FORMULATION/CONSISTENCY – As always, this lip color is really creamy and very easy to apply. Though it has a lustre finish, it still has a bit of a sheen into it, which I honestly don’t mind. Further, despite it’s creamy formulation, it’s still not as opaque (like Plumful perhaps). It has a sheer to medium coverage, yet it’s also very buildable, allowing you to achieve the color that you can see straight from the tube. As for me, I like layering this one up to three to four layers and then blotting it afterwards.
(Swatches above were applied without a lipbalm prior)
APPLICATION – I did not encounter any problems applying this lip color. Further, since it has a lustre finish, it glided on smoothly, even without the assistance of a lip balm. However, since it’s a bit sheer, I had to layer it twice for me to see something on my lips. Don’t get me wrong though. It’ has an excellent color pay off, but it’s just not as opaque. And because my lips are highly pigmented, it will take multiple layers for the real color to show. That being said, i still prefer three to four layers, even though it’s not as ‘bright’. It gives my lips a subtle coral shade that is just perfect for day to day wear.
PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY – This lip product did transfer, but once you do some blotting it’s not that bad anymore. I know it’s not a kiss proof product, but just saying. Moving on, despite it’s creamy formula, I didn’t notice it emphasizing all of the fine lines of my lips. Also, since it has a lustre finish, the formula is quite moisturizing. Sometimes, I find myself not applying a lip balm prior to applying this one. However, because I still have extremely dry lips, I still prefer to apply my lip balm. I also did not experience any feathering or bleeding, nor did I feel any dryness as time progresses. Sadly, it only lasted on my lips for approximately two and a half hours (without eating nor drinking).
• Shade | Love Goddess (Satin)
• Price | 950 (Approx $22) • Net Wt | 3 g | 0.1 US oz
• Avalability | Not sure if it’s available locally; CareFreeShopper
SCENT – As always, MAC lippies has a hint of vanilla. Definitely not overbearing but can be bothersome to those who are not so fond of scented makeup products.
| Sleek, unique & sturdy packaging
Comes in seven shades (from the All About Orange Collection line – LE)
Glides on smoothly on my lips
No need to apply a lip balm before application
Doesn’t feather and/or bleed
No longer need a lip balm when applying
Has a sweet vanilla-ish scent but definitely not overpowering
No particular taste
Lasted for approximately 2 and a half hours
| Limited Edition
Not as opaque
Not sure if it’s locally available but I’ll check.
I really love this. It’s definitely different from all of my bright, loud and vampy lip colors. It’s very subtle and something that I can wear on a daily basis, should I wish to tone down my look.
IF, you are fond of Mac Lipsticks
Because despite the fact that I love lipsticks, it’s still a lustre finish which means that it fades quickly, and it’s not as opaque. I’ve always thought before that I wont be buying any more lustre lipsticks, but this one is just oh so pretty (and I have a silly addiction towards MAC lippies. Duh -__-). Nevertheless, I’m sure that there are a lot of good dupes & alternatives out there, but if you’re onto limited edition and lustre lippies, then sure. Give this one a go.
I hope I made sense there, lol
So those are my thoughts regarding this particular lipstick, I hope that you liked it and if you have any thoughts regarding this lipstick then please let me know. I would love to hear more from you. You guys are awesome!
How about you? What’s your favorite coral/orange lip color?