Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

4 Must-Have MAC Orange Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Morange lipstick is a ridiculously creamy, opaque bright orange shade. This is not for the faint of heart! This is a lipstick one must wear with the utmost confidence.

Meltdown lipstick is a shimmery orange with just a little bit of coral in it. It’s surprisingly wearable, particularly for those with warm, deep skin tones.

So Chaud lipstick is a orangey-reddish shade. It’s not quite a red, but it’s not necessarily bright orange either. Very pigmented, very hot (harhar!).

Charismatic lipstick is a sheer, brownish orange shade with subtle gold shimmer laced through it.

What are your favorite orange lipsticks?

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35 thoughts on “4 Must-Have MAC Orange Lipsticks

  1. elle

    vegas volt! vegas volt + beet lipliner. :)
    high 90’s slimshine .. i think it came out with the cool heat collection last summer?

    christine – i love your website – thanks for all your hardwork! i always spend some time on it before heading over to MAC and sephora. you have an amazing talent and creativity and we all appreciate it. :)

  2. I love this series of colours you have going on Christine :)
    As for the orange lipsticks, I have tried all the ones you mentioned and none of them look good one me :( I guess my particular skintone doens’t like the colour orange.

  3. Gina

    I’d consider Funshine Slimshine orange!

  4. Nicole15

    I’ve never tried to rock an organge lipstick. Don’t think it would go with my skintone but if i ever get up the nerve to do so, I will try one from this list. Thanks!

  5. Ravishing without a doubt, is my favorite orange. It is just the perfect shade, not too bright, not too dark and it’s a cream sheen so it’s just phenomenal to wear.

  6. francesca

    I’ve never tried the ones you mention, but I consider Vegas Volt an orangey lipstick, and I love it!

  7. Kay

    CB 96 is great if you love some frost with your lips (and layer it with a shimmery pink and it comes off as peach if the orange orange is too weird for you)…also See Sheer always looks a bit orange on me, but pink on others.

  8. It was LE, but Overrich from CShock. And maybe Electro from Neo SciFi.

    Most of the stuff I own is LE because then I can justify it to myself. “Oh, well, what if it sells out? Obviously I should just buy it now.” πŸ˜›

  9. Vanessa

    I’ve been lemming Morange for awhile now! I think I might just bite the bullet and buy it already! ; )

  10. CeeBee

    I recently bought a ChiChi Viva la Diva lipstick in Retail Therapy which is a lovely shimmery orange coral shade. I haven’t worn it yet but plan to match it with a gold/bronze/bright blue eyeshadow combo.

    Orange (along with purple) is one of those colours I find really hard to wear on my lips!

  11. Brenda

    I have Meltdown, and See Sheer (although it looks almost red on me) and CB96 are on my list. I’ve tried them both and the artists at my PRO say they look good :) I never leave the house w/out Hello Kitty Nice to Be Nice.

    I have dark brown hair/brown eyes, light freckles in the nw/nc 20 range (depending on what I’m covering) right now (as i’ve been inside all winter), for reference if that helps anyone with the orange lip selections.

  12. claudia

    Don’t own any orange – yet πŸ˜€ !

    Love this series !

  13. Natalie

    I love Morange! I know it is not MAC, but at the moment, my favorite Orange is YSL Rouge Volupte in #14!

  14. Theresa

    MAC’s Tango (Mattene Range) rocks for me!
    Love the colour, love the texture!

  15. Jennifer

    Thanks for this post! I was looking for a good orange lipstick to pair w/Ornamental lip gloss. Charismatic is a dream w/Ornamental lip gloss =)

  16. Giselle

    meltdown is one of my favorite lipsticks yayy!!!

  17. ak

    CB96 is good me in the summer. I was looking at Fanfare because it llooks a bit coral-ly though.

  18. thu

    my favourite orange lipstick is Vegal Volt. I really love the color

  19. Ilona

    Hi Christine! I love your website; it’s very informative and pretty just like you are!
    I have a request: i’ve been trying to find swatches of mac’s meltdown on the internet with no success and was wondering if you would consider posting a swatch of this shade on your website.

    Thanks a lot for everything you do!