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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The cult lipstick: MAC SHOW ORCHID

Let's ignore my hair in this post- my roots are in desperate need of touching up!!

Stop me if I'm wrong, but there's something seriously alluring about the beauty product that you can't seem to find anywhere, or that is constantly 'unavailable,' 'out of stock' or just 'not sold here'. It's the classic 'want what you can't have' love affair, and I'd been having mine with Mac's Show Orchid for quite some time. I tried buying it online on every conceivable website...UNAVAILABLE. I asked one of my lovely friends to pick me one up at the Pro store in London (seemingly the ONLY place in the UK that sells this gem?!)...OUT OF STOCK. I even (for 5 ridiculous minutes) decided I was going to find a way to get a Mac Pro makeup membership/card thing so I could purchase it online. 

It all seems a little crazy for a lipstick right? But it was THAT lipstick, the one I had been lusting over for pretty much an entire year, and I really was determined to own it. Then it hit me, AMERICA! A massive lightbulb moment, as I (along with the rest of my family) know a few lovely people over there and Show Orchid is easily available online over there. So with a little help from my (Dad's) friends, I FINALLY got my hands on one (actually two!!). And I am definitely not dissapointed. Show Orchid is a blue toned bright hot pink, and is unlike any other colour I have seen before. The best comparison I can think of is Girl about Town (mac), but it doesn't have the same wow factor as Show Orchid. It is a stunning colour which I believe would suit any skin tone (those who are brave enough to wear it). Just be prepared to join in on the Show Orchid hunt, and hear me when I say it ain't fun. 

Thank God the American dream extends to helping me out with my lipstick obsession.


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B. 

Have any of you guys tried Show Orchid? What are your favourite Mac colours? 

35 comments:

  1. I always think about using my 'contacts' abroad when I want something really bad but I always end up deciding it's too much bother! Guess I can't have wanted anything as bad as you wanted Show Orchid!

    Kay x

    www.thekaycollective.blogspot.com

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  2. Oooh love this colour! At the moment I am lusting after Mac impassioned! xx
    A MakeupHabit

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  3. Beautiful color :) It looks good on you :) xxx

    gleamingspire.blogspot.com

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  4. Ah I love this color! And your blog! New follower!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  5. I love this colour and it looks gorgeous on you!!! WOW... now I want it as well haha!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  6. omg that is in fact a stunning color! had never heard of it somehow this will be my next back to mac for sure. looks great on your lips too! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  7. I have been wanting this shade forever! I wish I was able to pick it up!

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  8. wow this is such a gorgeous colour and I LOVEE your hair!! :)

    JordysBeautySpot.com

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  9. Such an amazing colour! I'm not surprised it has such a large following!

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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  10. i havent tried show orchid but it looks fab on you!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  11. That colour looks gorgeous on you!

    I really want to try it! :)


    Jade x

    www.fairytalekiss.co.uk

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  12. It really suits you!

    http://supremelise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. this makes me want to run to MAC and pick it up haha!

    http://yourbeautyfixreviews.blogspot.com/

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  14. Glad you finally found it! You really suit that colour, it is super pigmented!
    I had a similar problem trying to pick up the Lime Crime Velvetines recently, I saw people paying £40 for it on eBay!?

    Rachel x


    Joy&

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    1. That's crazy! hope you eventually got your hands on it! x

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  15. I did something similar and got my AA Disco Pants ordered to a friend in America last year to save a few pennies, sneaky! But it helps to have to keep close relationships with people across the pond ;) I think this was definitely worth the wait for you - beautiful colour! x

    just-a-thought-natalie.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. That colour looks lovely! :) Don't think I'm brave enough to wear such a bright colour though!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  17. What a gorgeous colour! Suits you so well :) x

    Alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. you got yourself a new follower <3 love your blog

    nishas-styletag.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You really suit this colour!

    www.itsflashyfash.blogspot.com

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  21. So cute I love bright colours especially in summer so this is a purchase I will have to make

    classicquirk.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Couldn't agree more about "needing" the product that you can't find! I wanted a Chanel nail polish once and my mum managed to track it down on holiday in Ibiza!!!

    Back to Mac - it's a fab colour, I'm sure I have a bright pink from Mac, I must dig it out.

    Victoria x
    Florence and Mary

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  23. You look absolutely stunning hon! I might have to try and hunt this down while I'm abroad - its gorgeous! xx Em

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  24. That colour suits you so well! I wish I could buy a MAC lipstick.. but here its really expensive!!

    love your blog! ♥ just followed
    dreamouutloud.blogspot.com

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  25. its such a gorgeous lipstick and it works so well with your colouring, you look amazing!

    maddiemrowan.blogspot.com

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  26. Love love love this lipstick! Such a gorgeous pink and it really suits you. So good that you managed to track it down too!

    Xx

    CandyxCosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. This shade looks amazing! beautiful! I need to in vest in this ;-) love your blog too now following you xxx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  28. this is a wonderful colour!
    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  29. such a stunning shade! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. This looks amazing on you, I just thought you should know :)

    http://bethanyhamilton13.blogspot.co.uk/

    <3

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  31. This is such a pretty colour on you! Love it :)
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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