Orange you glad there’s still time to check out this collection starring the hottest shade of the season?
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.
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!
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.
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.
As well as one sweet lipgloss:
Double Happiness Cremesheen Glass – frosted light peach-nude with fine silver shimmer.
Double Happiness is incredibly sheer with just a hint of shimmer.
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.
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.
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!)
Finally, we received one of five orange-y nail lacquers:
Ke Ai – soft pink frost (frost).
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
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
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
Honey Jasmine – soft warm coral (satin)
Royal Sunset – soft cool peach (satin)
Immortal Flower – bright peach (satin)
$21.00 US/$25.00 CDN
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