MAC All About Orange – swatches and review

Orange you glad there’s still time to check out this collection starring the hottest shade of the season?

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If you are scratching your head and thinking, “Didn’t MAC already have an orange collection this year?” you’d be right. It’s a very trendy color right now, especially for summer. “That orange’s so hot right now.” (Imagine I said that like Mugatu from Zoolander).

The 2013 MAC Orange Collection: Part One, also known as the Hayley Williams collection, featured one each of orange eye shadow, orange lipstick and orange nail polish in vibrant shades that were not for the faint of heart. However, the All About Orange collection has shades of orange that will please everyone, and a wider array of products.

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Even if you aren’t obsessed with orange, you’ll be pleased with pastels, surprised by sheers, perked up with peach, and contented with coral. As you can see in the image above, this is a very flattering collection with a few colors to make everyone happy!

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The All About Orange collection features seven lipsticks, three Cremesheen Glass, four powder blushes, five nail lacquers in various orangey hues, and one beautifully smokey eyeshadow quad to complete the look. The packaging is all standard MAC black packaging. It’s simple, elegant and practical.

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We got a look at two of these Limited Edition lipsticks:

Razzledazzler – light cream peach (lustre). I would describe it as a pretty, cool toned milky medium peach shade. It’s not too light/mod, which is nice.

Sweet & Sour – soft peach cream (cremesheen). This is very similar to Razzledazzler, just a bit lighter and more vibrant.

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As well as one sweet lipgloss:

Double Happiness Cremesheen Glass – frosted light peach-nude with fine silver shimmer.

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Double Happiness is incredibly sheer with just a hint of shimmer.

MACorange4 MAC All About Orange   swatches and reviewRazzledazzler, Sweet & Sour, Double Happiness

We also were able to lay our hands on what many consider the star of the collection, the Rainy Season eyeshadow quad. As expected with a name like that, this quad features four pretty shades of grey for your pleasure.

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Rainy Season – lightly shimmered warm cement gray frost (satin). Medium pigmentation.

Arctic Grey – frosted mid-tone silver gray (lustre). A sheer wash of shimmer.

Courtly Grey – matte cool dove gray (matte). A bit light and okay pigmentation. Good for blending out Typographic.

Typographic – asphalt black (matte). A slightly chalky carbon black.

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This quad gives you all you could ask for in neutral shades of soft grey – perfect for creating a sultry, smokey eye to play against vivid orange lips (and soft pink lips too!)

MACorange10 MAC All About Orange   swatches and reviewSee what I mean?

Finally, we received one of five orange-y nail lacquers:

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Ke Ai – soft pink frost (frost).

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This nail lacquer is super pretty, but very, very, very sheer. Even with four coats, it doesn’t quite look like it does on the bottle.

While a second orange collection seemed repetitive, this one is much better for the average woman. It doesn’t scream, “I’m wearing orange on my face!” It’s subtle, and pretty.

Readers – are you wearing the ‘it’ shade (orange!) of summer?

product photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone

Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.

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MAC All About Orange
Razzledazzler – light cream peach (lustre)
Sweet & Sour – soft peach cream (cremesheen)
Tangerine – Dream warm orange cream (lustre)
Flamingo – light milky bright coral (lustre)
Sushi Kiss – mid-tone coral cream (satin)
Tart & Trendy – bright neutral orange cream (lustre)
Neon Orange – bright clean orange (amplified)
$15.00 US/$18.00 CDN

Cremesheen Glass
Double Happiness frosted light nude (cremesheen)
Imperial Light frosted light peach (cremesheen)
Rising Sun frosted bright orange (cremesheen)
SRP $20.00 US/$23.00 CDN

Eye Shadow X 4
Rainy Season
Arctic Grey – frosted mid-tone gray (lustre)
Courtly Grey – matte cool gray (matte)
Typographic – asphalt black (matte)
Rainy Season – light warm gray frost (satin)
$40.00 US/$47.50 CDN

Powder Blush
Honey Jasmine – soft warm coral (satin)
Royal Sunset – soft cool peach (satin)
Immortal Flower – bright peach (satin)
$21.00 US/$25.00 CDN

Nail Lacquer
Ke Ai – soft pink frost (frost)
Sweet Pop – peach cream (cream)
Fiestaware – mid-tone orange coral (cream)
Morange – bright cream orange (cream)
$16.00 US/$19.00 CDN

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  1. Profile photo of marissa

    I tried the Sweet & Sour lipstick and soft peach cream is a great description for it. It went on a little bit brighter than I anticipated, so on my second try, I opted to dab it on and blend with my finger, which produced a more subtle look. The MAC formula is great on lips though—didn’t bleed onto my skin, which is always a concern with bright lip color!

  2. Profile photo of irene

    I want t creamsicle now too! These look very pretty on Ms. @lipglossandspandex. Those smokey eyes are super nice! I’m glad orange is still hot.. Why not, it’s just looks great with a tan or not! I’ve been getting better at wearing corals and oranges in general.. it’s been fun! I wish the nail polish didn’t’ take so many coats to cover, I really have a thing about that.. boo to streaky looking nails.. It should take no more then two..

  3. Profile photo of Marilyn

    The smokey palette is good for any time of year, although it does take a bit more blending than some palettes, I really like how the look turned out.

    @mandabear–I was worried that the lipstick would be too light on me, but it’s quite nice, especially with a little gloss on it!
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  4. Profile photo of krista

    I like Razzledazzler, if only for the name. I’m currently sitting in my living room saying it over and over again…using the voice of Bill Cosby. My husband wants me to stop, but I cannot…and now I want pudding pops…

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