Review: MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid

When I was browsing the MAC website the other day (not something I do often, but I just felt like it that day!) I came across the new Mac Fall Colour: Wild Colour collection. I’m quite a fan of bright colours, and when I spotted the Show Orchid lipstick, I instantly knew I had to buy it! I’ve been put off buying MAC lipsticks in the past – mainly due to the £13.50 price tag – but absolutely couldn’t resist buying this one. Want to see why?

MAC Show Orchid Lipstick in Tube

Isn’t it the most amazing pink you’ve ever seen?! It’s my perfect pink, and even had the most subtle shimmer through it too. I ordered it online (a bit of a risk, I know!) but when it arrived it was just as gorgeous as I hoped it would be.

MAC Show Orchid Lipstick Tube Name

I thought the name was so pretty, and a perfect representation of the lipstick colour. It is one of the Amplified Creme lipsticks; a finish that I always thought I would love. How does it look on the lips?

MAC Show Orchid Lipstick on Lips

In my opinion, it looks just as good on the lips as it does in the tube! Do you also agree that it makes your teeth look a little whiter? That is weirdly something that I picked up on straight away!

MAC Show Orchid Lipstick on Lips

Believe it or not, this is the first MAC lipstick I have ever bought! I have tried one before – my sister bought the original Viva Glam Gaga one when we were in NYC – but this the very first one I have purchased.

The application of the lipstick was wonderful – as it is slightly creamy, it glided on to the lips with no issues whatsoever. I actually found that I didn’t need a lipliner as the precise tip traced around the shape of my lips perfectly. I would probably wear one on a night out or for prolonged wear though. It is an all-round fantastic lipstick, and worth the price in my opinion. I’ve never seen another shade like it! It’s also limited edition, so if you love it – grab one now!

What do you think of Show Orchid? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. October 10, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    WOW! That color is amazing! I’m totally going to order that one, it looks so good! And I agree, it does seem to look tooth whitening. (P.S. You have lovely teeth!)

    • October 10, 2011 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks so much 😀

  2. October 10, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    Hello, I find you on you tube, I saw a video that you show Iron Fist stuff. I’m brazilian and love the brand, I have some Iron Fist shoes but i’d like to shop some clothes but I don’t know my size in USA, could you tell me your size of Iron Fist Clothes? I think I’ll wear the same as yours.

    • October 10, 2011 / 5:20 pm

      I think I just have M in most of their clothes 🙂 x

  3. Sophie
    October 10, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    Looks gorgeous! I have 2 MAC lipsticks, a nude lustre and a true “M.A.C. Red”–true colour application, nice feel, a nice subtle scent, and staying power. You’re right: blue-based reds and pinks make teeth look whiter, whereas orange-y ones can sometimes make teeth look yellow. So you’re not just imagining things! Thx for the review!

    • October 10, 2011 / 5:20 pm

      That’s awesome! I think I might be buying more in the future 🙂 x

  4. Sarah
    October 10, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    Amazing colour:)

    • October 10, 2011 / 5:21 pm

      Glad you think so 😀

  5. hannah
    October 10, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    i think it makes your teeth that lovely pearly white colour because i can see a bit of blue coming through. this is just something i saw somewhere but it really works! 😀

    • October 10, 2011 / 7:54 pm

      Aww thank you! x

  6. October 10, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Very pretty pink colour 😀

  7. October 11, 2011 / 7:36 pm

    I have a NYX one that looks pretty much like this! I love it, but it’s not an everyday lipstick for sure, haha

  8. October 12, 2011 / 6:08 pm

    It’s a gorgeous shade! Hmm if I can get the money I will get myself one, great for parties, isn’t it!! xx

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