Hey girls! Apologies if I went AWOL for more than 2 weeks. There had been too much going on in my personal life that I hadn’t found the time to write a review or any post at all.
In fact, I might continue posting less often because even though my wedding and birthday celebrations have already been over, I’m still going to be very busy. This time, it’s because of a new business venture that my husband and I are working on. I will still try to post at least once or twice a week, though.
Anyway, I know that this review had been long overdue. If I hadn’t photographed my MAC Morange lipstick immediately after buying it, then you would’ve seen how very much used and abused it already is! 😀
MAC WASH AND DRY COLLECTION
The M•A•C Wash & Dry Laundromat is open for business, so make a date with good, clean fun. The suds are rising with this breezy bronzing collection inspired by bright, fresh hues perfect for a full spin or just a quick tumble. All in super-sleek packaging to set your cycle to chic!
MAC MORANGE LIPSTICK WASH & DRY COLLECTION
MAC Wash & Dry Lipstick is perfect for a domestic goddess in vivid tomato red or true orange, while peachy coral and pink-beige keep the look light and crisp. Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. The iconic product that made M∙A∙C famous. Features specially designed packaging.
MAC Morange lipstick is classified as a vivid orange. It is also available in the permanent range of MAC’s lipsticks, where it’s described as a loudmouth orange. Whether you call it vivid or loudmouth, one thing’s for sure: it’s definitely a true orange.
It swatches really bright and vivid, as you can see in the swatches below. But it can easily be toned down. MAC Morange is also very much pigmented. With 1 swipe, you get an almost opaque coverage which can easily be built up for more coverage.
It has an amplified creme formula, so you can be sure that it’s really creamy. However, I find that when applied directly to the lips, it can be a bit patchy. What you can do is either apply it with a lip brush, or apply directly and then blend out with a finger. The latter is what I always do, especially when I don’t want to wear it as bright. I only apply a single layer of Morange, then blend it out. In the lip swatches below, you’ll notice that it’s not as bright on my lips as when swatched on the arm.
But, hey, it’s summer! If you feel like wearing it as bright and vivid, then go for it! I have worn it full-on bright a few days ago, and I got a lot of appreciative glances – mostly from women of course. I’ve noticed that the opposite sex tend to look away when they see women wearing bright lipsticks. Either they find it appalling, or they just think we’re crazy to be wearing such color on the lips. LOL! I’m just glad that my husband is so supportive of whatever lip color I want to wear. 🙂
Got pigmented lips? No worries! Morange lipstick will surely cover every bit of your colored lips with its true orange goodness. If you have dry and chapped lips, though, make sure to exfoliate and moisturize that pucker before putting this lipstick on. It will not suck the moisture from your lips, but it will definitely not hydrate it as well. Having a creamy formula, it doesn’t last a long time. I only get around 4 to 5 hours of wear time from it before I have to reapply.
Aside from Morange, the other Wash & Dry lipstick shades are:
Crème d’Nude (Light beige pink nude – Cremesheen)
Tumble Dry (Light peachy coral – Lustre)
Steam Heat (Vivid yellow red – Satin)
Unfortunately, as of posting, this shade is sold out already, as well as Creme d’Nude. The only available shades are Tumble Dry and Steam Heat. Tumble Dry didn’t really appeal to me, but I do like Steam Heat especially because it has a Satin formula. If you’re interested in buying it, you may check it out at Nordstrom.
PRODUCT WEIGHT: 3 g / 0.1 US oz
You may also want to check out its matching Wash & Dry Tinted lipglass in shade Laundry List which is a vivid orange as well.
Are you bold enough to wear a bright and vivid orange like MAC Morange lipstick? Try it and let me know what you think!
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“