Focus On: MAC Show Orchid

Finish: Amplified Creme / Vivid hot pink

Rating: lippie2lippie2lippie2lippie2lippie2(5 out of 5)

I’ll admit, I was VERY intimidated by Show Orchid (and I keep wanting to call it ‘Snow Orchid’ for some reason LOL), but I am glad I decided to take the plunge with it! This bold pink shade is perfect for “in yo face” glamour! I love wearing it on its own but I also REALLY like to create ombre lips by incorporating in a lighter shade, like Creme d’Nude; if you’d like pictures of what I mean, I did that back in this post. The finish is creamy, dreamy and pigmentation lasts long, wearing well throughout the day. If you want to change the color up, or even tone it down, try layering some of MAC’s lip glasses over it as well; you might be pleasantly surprised with some of the effects you can achieve!

What are the best eyeshadows to pair with Show Orchid?

Eyeshadow Combo: UD Sin on the inner half of lid, Stila Catalyst on the outer half of the lid, Stila Wonder in the crease, Blanc Type to blend = could also be recreated with MAC Jest or Naked Lunch in place of Sin, MAC Typographic in place of Catalyst and MAC Malt in place of Wonder.

Neutrals! Neutrals of any and all kinds! You can also try pairing this color up with lighter, soft pink shades, light yellows, and greens. If you choose not to go with a neutral combination and instead want a little color on your eyes, just be sure to keep the shade light. That will alleviate any possibilities of looking too “clown-ish”. If you wanted to pair this lip color up with smokey eyes for evening wear, stick with light to medium shaded grays.

How do you wear Show Orchid?

3 thoughts on “Focus On: MAC Show Orchid

  1. Hi Z!
    Absolutely beautiful! I wanted to try this shade and said no because I was concerned about the color. Not anymore! Show Orchid looks beautiful on you. 🙂 I actually like the name Snow Orchid better. 🙂 This lipstick would be beautiful with MAC’s Dazzleglass in Date Night. Thanks!

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