One of MAC’s capsule collection this summer highlights Asia’s number one trending shade: orange. This color used to worry me. I used to think the only option available was police tape orange. After making peace with this hue, I made it my friend and that said – I ran to my nearest MAC counter when this collection debuted.
This collection consists of a smoky grey shadow quartet palette ($40/USD), blushes ($21/USD), lipsticks ($15/USD), cremesheen glosses ($20/USD) and nail polishes ($16/USD).
I went with just two items – just because I tend to get overwhelmed pretty easily and I couldn’t afford more than two items – Royal Sunset blush and Tart & Trendy lipstick (lustre):
I know lighting can be very misleading and it is here – Royal Sunset is actually lighter in person and has more of a pinky hue to it. Nonetheless, it’s a very flattering light cool pink-peach. And Tart & Trendy, a bright neutral orange cream is a lot lighter in the daylight.
Here it is swatched:
I honestly thought this blush was going to be too light to even be seen. Yes it is soft but it does give me a nice soft touch of color. It’s perfect for toning down very smoky eyes, really bright/dark lips and it”s great on the go while I’m out on chauffeuring my daughter around to her dance and karate lessons on Saturdays. I am surprised that I get about a good four hours of wear time with this blush. When I wear this at the office, I reapply after my lunchtime boot camp classes, then again I have to reapply everything after boot camp classes.
Tart & Trendy lipstick however, is one I’m still trying to get the hang of. Because it’s a lustre finish it has lots of slip and pigment power varies. This one goes on pretty sheer. But when layered over my dark pink brown lips, it leaves a nice soft peachy, coral stain. Unfortunately, this lasts barely two hours on me so I will have the tendency to reapply. This causes my lips to dry out and peel. I can’t wear most of these lustre finish lipsticks on back to back days.
Because these shades are soft, emphasis should be focused on the eyes with the smoky palette or in my case, a thick black liquid liner. I am very pleased with my choices and unfortunately since these shades are limited edition, they are currently sold out. Also, these shades accentuate my vacation tan pretty nicely!
The nail polish shades are still available, which is awesome because I’m eyeing Fiestaware (I am pretty sure that’s what the model is wearing in the ad picture).
Have you purchased anything from the All About Orange collection? Thoughts? Please share…
Items featured were purchased by yours truly.