Yes, I did it again… The All About Orange collection was released on the 21st of June here in South Africa and as mentioned in my last MAC collection blog post, I already had an idea of what I wanted to purchase.
I only picked up 1 lipstick as the other shades just didn’t go with my skin tone. Double Happiness (the Cremesheen lip gloss I initially thought I would get) was too similar to Underage, so I didn’t pick that one up either.
Satin Blush in Royal Sunset
There are 3 blushes in the collection and this one was by far my favourite one. Immortal Flower had no pigmentation when I swatched it, and Honey Jasmine was just too orange for me. Royal Sunset is the perfect mixture of pink and orange but leans more towards a soft peachy pink. I was worried it could be a dupe for Pinch O’ Peach but this one is more peachy-orange, Pinch O’ Peach is more of a cool-toned pink compared to this. Supercontinental is more orange with shimmer. Royal Sunset is described as a warm-toned peachy-pink with a hint of coral and has a satin finish. The texture is soft and smooth which makes it blendable, it’s definitely buildable in terms of pigmentation and when buffed into the skin, it gives a glowy finish. Retail price = R 230,00 ($ 21).
Lustre Lipstick in Flamingo
I love my Lustre lippies, they moisturise the lips and leave a semi-glossy finish. Flamingo is a milky pinky-coral shade with a luminous sheen. Depending on how you apply it, it can look either sheer or quite opaque. As with most Lustre lipsticks, the lasting power isn’t that great BUT I must add it is better than some of my other Lustre lipsticks. Coral Bliss is more orange and Blossom Culture is darker (I have both of these and compared immediately when I got home). Retail price = R 200,00 ($ 15).
Frost Nail Lacquer in Ke Ai
Ke Ai is a sheer peach shade with subtle silver shimmer / glitter. Now there are 2 types of products I don’t like in MAC collections – their nail polishes and their eyeshadow palettes. And yet every single time I get sucked into buying a nail polish! I really have to stop this nonsense… The short version? Their nail polishes suck, there’s just no other way to put it. They’re streaky, difficult to apply and they chip after 2 days at most. Blegh… But here I am, buying a MAC nail polish again. *sigh* I just couldn’t help myself, the sales lady wore Ke Ai over Silly (almost like Saint Germain) and it looked amazing. I need to stop this insanity! Retail price = R 120,00 ($ 16).
Cremesheen Glass in Imperial Light
Imperial Light is a sheer medium orange shade with gold shimmer. It doesn’t really look orange on my lips, it darkens my natural lip colour and adds a shimmery finish. It doesn’t settle into my lip lines like some of the other milkier Cremesheen lip glosses tend to do. This one isn’t going to give you a whole lot of colour pay-off but it will give you a glossy finish whilst moisturising your lips. Retail price = R 185,00 ($ 20).
It sounds like the Riri Hearts MAC collection will only be coming to South African shores around September, girls… To be honest, the reviews on the lipsticks and the blush duo have not been positive, people are quite disappointed…so I’m feeling a bit despondent. Good news, though, is the sales lady mentioned that MAC South Africa is planning on opening an online store for certain of the permanent products – YAY! You’ll be able to do your shopping online and get it delivered to your doorstep.
The next collection that will be out at MAC is the Tropical Taboo collection (lots of mineralized products) and that will be the last collection that will be out at MAC counters for a while. But don’t fret, my little ferrets, I will keep you updated on any other collections that arrive.