How Do You Make an Orange Crush? Just Squeeze Seven MAC All About Orange Lipsticks

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MAC Flamingo

Wearing MAC Flamingo Lipstick, a bright milky coral with a Lustre finish ($15), one of seven MAC Lipsticks in the new All About Orange collection

Oh, Tivo… You’ve been so good to me lately.

It was really, really sweet of you to record six hours of The Millionaire Matchmaker… You know how much I enjoy that show (oh, hells yeah!). πŸ™‚


But wait — what’s this? You also recorded Blue Crush, one of my favorite chick flicks of all time?

Aww!! And you even did it without my asking?

How did you know I’ve been missing Hawaii something fierce this week and that I needed something good to watch while swatching the seven $15 lippies in the MAC All About Orange collection (available now at MAC counters, stores and online)?

MAC All About Orange Lipsticks from the left: Razzledazzler, Sweet & Sour, Tangerine Dream, Flamingo, Sushi Kiss, Tart & Trendy, Neon Orange

From the left: Razzledazzler, Sweet & Sour, Tangerine Dream, Flamingo, Sushi Kiss, Tart & Trendy, Neon Orange

You know me so well…

You gave me three more reasons to love the living room — an orchard of orange lipsticks that tend to well with warm skin tones, a surf movie with spectacular views of Oahu and a napping tabby cat.

T-money loves stinky socks

I feel…like one of the characters from Blue Crush, maybe a missing member of the surf girl crew, the one obsessed with orange lipsticks and surfing.

“Flamingo Lipstick rips, man. Neon Orange? Charge it, charge it, CHARGE IT!”

I would totally paddle out for tubes of Razzledazzler, Sweet & Sour, Tart & Trendy and Sushi Kiss, but Tangerine Dream? Probably not.

Whenever I wear that one, I look like I’ve been worked over by big waves.

MAC All About Orange Lipstick Swatches

From the left: Razzledazzler, Sweet & Sour, Tangerine Dream, Flamingo, Sushi Kiss, Tart & Trendy and Neon Orange

MAC Tart & Trendy

Tart & Trendy, a bright, neutral-toned orange cream with a Lustre finish

MAC Neon Orange

Neon Orange, a bright, clean orange with an Amplified finish

MAC Razzledazzler

Razzledazzler, a light, creamy peach with a Lustre finish

MAC Sweet & Sour

Sweet & Sour, a soft peachy cream with a Cremesheen finish

MAC Sushi Kiss

Sushi Kiss, a mid-toned coral cream with a Satin finish

MAC Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream, a warm orange cream with a Lustre finish

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



P.S. Never mind that I can’t actually do anything cool on a surfboard.

I stand up. I fall down. That’s about it.

Sometimes I can turn the board while I’m riding a wave, but only occasionally and if it’s absolutely necessary…like if there’s someone directly in front of me in an inner tube, and I’m trying to keep from crashing into them.

And there’s no way I’d ever try to ride one of those big honkin’ waves. No way! My max are 2 and 3 footers.


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  1. Denise says:

    Tart & Trendy looks amazing on you!

  2. Lauren says:

    Tangerine Dream… I wonder who that would be flattering on!
    Lauren recently posted … May Empties

    • Karen says:

      I know, right? I bet someone out there can rock it though!

    • Joanna says:

      Tangerine Dream is one of my favorite new lipsticks. I think it works on me because I have very pigmented lips (very rosy red, almost plum) so the yellow works out and makes it more pure orange. It can, however, highlight the yellow in your teeth. :-/

  3. Arianne says:

    I’m with you and Lauren. I’m not sure if Tangerine Dream would ever look good on anyone. It’s straight up yellow-orange. :S

    Tart & Trendy and Razzledazzler though? COME TO MAMA.
    Arianne recently posted … FASHION Magazine Beauty Panel: Bombshell Beauty

  4. Kelly says:

    One of the things I’m most excited for in this collection is the lipsticks!! I love them all except Tangerine Dream, which looks a little off to me.
    Kelly recently posted … Bobbi Brown Rose Shimmer Brick Review + Swatches

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kelly,

      Yeah, I think it takes a very specific skin tone to pull that shade off. It’s not the easiest to wear.

      Which of the lippies are at the top of your list?

  5. Danielle says:

    I bought Tart & Trendy and Tangerine Dream. Yes – I am that person who bought Tangerine Dream. I have yet to try it haha.
    Danielle recently posted … MAC All About Orange Haul

  6. rachel says:

    Just ordered Neon Orange lipstick. I like ordering from Nordstrom because they have free shipping and you get 3 free samples.

  7. Yelena says:

    omg these are GORGE on you! which one would you say is the most pleasant and moisturizing texture? I’ve been having problems with lippies drying out my lips and making them feel rough and dry.
    I’m considering razzle dazzle, sweet and sour, sushi kiss πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yelena,

      Razzledazzler and Sushi Kiss both feel great! I have dry lips, too, and these are both Lustre finishes, which feel moisturizing and light.

  8. Nicole says:

    I think Tangerine Dream looks really good on you!! I wanted it, but I already have Sheer Mandarin Sheen Supreme, so I skipped it.
    But I did get Flamingo, Sweet and Sour, and Sushi Kiss and they are wonderful!!

  9. Denise S. says:

    I braved the tropical storm in Tampa yesterday to get first dibs on a couple of these lipsticks. Sushi Kiss was sold out at Nordstrom and the Mac store!! Ended up buying Tart and Trendy. Mac never has enough stock of their bright pretty lipsticks,they sell out too fast!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Denise,

      That’s my girl! πŸ˜€ I hope you made it to the mall and back without too much drama from the weather though. Glad you were able to get Tart & Trendy. If you still want MAC Sushi Kiss, it’s available online at Nordstrom.

  10. Kim says:

    Flashdance shirt! Way to rock it. πŸ™‚ I know this collection would be horrific on me but I like how it’s bringing out your inner surfer. I have yet to try surfing and I feel I might be a little past my prime. No doubt I’ll embarrass myself anyway, someday. πŸ™‚

  11. doroffee says:

    Tart&Trendy for me! πŸ™‚

  12. Vanessa says:

    Wow, these all look great on you. Orange is your color!

  13. Zoorkitty says:

    OMG karen I LOVE your hair…your lippies look pretty hot too, but am loving the hair

  14. Claudia says:

    Wich lip liner did you use on those lipsticks

  15. Priscilla says:

    Sushi kiss looks amazing on you! Thanks for the review. Greats from Holland

  16. Olivia says:

    I got Tart & Trendy and love it- wish I could have gotten my hands on Neon Orange too but it was sold out!
    Olivia recently posted … A Beautiful History With P&G & Vote For Their Time Capsule!

  17. Thu says:

    Nice swatches. Thanks a lottt

  18. Patricia says:

    Ohhhh I just saw the picture where you’re wearing the “Flamingo” lipstick. I LOVE IT!!

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