Finally, I am the proud owner of a MAC - Morange lipstick! I've been lusting after this bright orange shade for about a year, and when I found out that MAC had released a special edition as part of the Wash & Dry collection, I decided it was time to take the plunge.
This is my first lipstick review so I apologise now for the photos!
Normally I'm fairly strict with myself and don't let myself get too excited about MAC collections, because they always seem to sell out ridiculously fast and just require too much planning to obtain. This little number however, turned out to be very easy to find; I was out shopping in the Trafford Centre recently when I walked past the MAC stand in Selfridges and saw the whole Wash and Dry collection on display, and I had this lippie in my bag in a matter of minutes!
Yes I did pay a couple of pounds extra for the pretty packaging... But I think it's worth it - I'm such a fan of this gradient effect (as you know!). Morange is part of the permanent MAC lipstick line, so you can always get hold of it with the standard black casing.
It's an Amplified Creme finish, so it's super pigmented and creamy (surprisingly), and the colour of the bullet is exactly what you get on your lips. For the swatch below, I simply drew one firm swipe and you can see it's completely opaque.
Of course this does mean you have to be a bit careful when you apply MAC - Morange to your lips. If I was someone who actually knew what they were doing, I'd probably start with an orange lipliner (like MAC Lasting Sensation) and then use a lip brush to paint the lipstick on to my lips. Sadly I don't know what I'm doing, so I just smeared it onto my bare lips straight from the bullet and rubbed my lips together a few times...
I'm really happy with it though, I had no idea if orange would suit me or not because I'm so fair, but I think it just about works. I think it does pull slightly red on me, but hopefully it still looks like *orange*
What do you think? I'm open to all kinds of criticism here because I fully admit that I don't know much about wearing lipsticks, I just choose colours I like!
Did you pick up anything from the MAC Wash & Dry Collection?
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