Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone coral cream [with a satin finish].” It’s a light-medium, peach-orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had rich, opaque color, and the consistency was creamy, medium-weight, and lasted four hours on me. NARS Lodhi is darker but similar in tone. NARS Isola Bellla is lighter, less orange. MAC Style Surge is darker and pinker. Burberry Pink Apricot is more beige, less orange. See comparison swatches.

Sweet & Sour is described as a “soft peach cream [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a lightened, pink-tinted peach with a creamy, natural sheen. It is rich in color with full color coverage, and it was creamy, medium-weight, and lasted four and a half hours when I tested it earlier today. NARS Bolero is more matte and pinker. NARS Biscayne Park is warmer, more peach/orange. MAC Shy Girl is sheerer but similar. MAC Reel Sexy is pinker. MAC In a Heartbeat is slightly darker. MAC Ever Hip is pinker. Estee Lauder Naked is more matte, slightly pinker. Burberry Pink APricot is a bit darker, slightly browner. See comparison swatches.

Tangerine Dream is described as a “warm orange cream [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a brightened, yellow-orrange with a soft sheen. It’s mostly opaque, even though it’s a Lustre, but there is some translucency to the color overall. It wore three and a half hours on me, which is good as far as Lustres go. It was slightly drying, though. MAC Sheer Mandarin is a bit lighter, not as bright. MAC Sounds Like Noise is darker, more rorange. OCC Banjee is very similar–slightly yellower. See comparison swatches.

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Sushi Kiss

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It's a light-medium, peach-orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen.

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9/10

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10/10

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9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Sweet & Sour

A-

It's a lightened, pink-tinted peach with a creamy, natural sheen.

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9/10

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9/10

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Tangerine Dream

B+

It's a brightened, yellow-orrange with a soft sheen.

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8.5/10

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9/10

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9/10

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71 thoughts on “MAC All About Orange Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shane Sae

    Oh goodness. I thought that’d I’d be skipping everything but Tangerine Dream from the lippies but Sushi Kiss looks so irresistibly beautiful! I may have to go ahead and grab that as well. I am just adoring the collection. I have very pale, neutral toned skin and I find that bright colors such as oranges actually look quite nice on me!

    • LUCK

      Exactly my thoughts! I originally wanted Tangerine Dream only.. Now I find Sushi Kiss so adorable! I have pale skin as well! And I love wearing bright lipsticks.. :)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachael pockykami

    These are definitely not my style. By the way, the new layout with dupe photos at the bottom is awesome. And thank you for working so hard to get these reviews up before everything sells out.

  3. Emma C

    Sushi kiss was sold out a few hours after it launched grrrr. As in at 12:30 midnight I Checked and it was already gone.
    Gonna try the stores

  4. Shannon

    Just placed my order on MAC’s website! So excited :)

  5. Birthe

    How comparable is sushi kiss to Mac Jazzed lipstick? (Came out with the “in the groove” collection a few years ago) They look quite similar, and I love jazzed. Do you think they could dupe each other? :) xoxo

  6. I find Tangerine Dream kind of… off-putting? I think it’s too yellow for my tastes. Thanks for being so prompt with the swatches Christine!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Is tangerine dream anything like saigon summer? Thank you Christine.

  8. monibackincali

    Seriously!? Did you have to make these colors look so amazing and grade them this high? Now I have to go and buy them – thanks a lot!

    On a totally unrelated topic, I’ve decided to start blaming random people for my makeup addiction – today that person is you. ;-)

  9. The only one that looks remotely wearable is Sweet & Sour… and it’s still not my kind of color. Pass.

  10. Ohbahnobah..these look so lovely.. I love sushi kiss and in particular, sweet and sour.. need!

  11. Love these! I’m definitely getting Sushi Kiss & Tangerine Dream. Thanks, Christine!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joanne Joanne

    I think I’ve died and gone to orange heaven. These are going to be beautiful against my NC 42-43 skin tone! Can’t WAIT!!!!!!!

  13. i love what you’ve done with the dupe list here on the post Christine! :) these colors look lovely on you

  14. I LOVE ORANGE. In the tube all of these are GORGEOUS. I know none of them would be flattering on me, but they are beautiful! Sweet & Sour looks like NYX India

  15. Emily

    Sushi kiss looks gorgeous!

  16. tantan

    Which ones are your favorites?

  17. So sad that all the lipstick I wanted sold out before the collection even lunch time of 9am EST in the wee hours of the morning when I was asleep on MAC.ca (Happened with temperature rising as well.). If this trend keeps up MAC not going to get any money anytime soon for the rest of the year. :( It’ not worth the 2hour commute to a store for these collection. >_<

    • Emma C

      If Internet had not made us all leery of favors I would say pay pal me the money and I’ll get you the items and ship. I live 5 min from 3 Mac stores (2 Macy’s with counters,, 1 Mac store) AND my job is 3 blocks away from mac pro.

      I too am absolutely disgusted with the fact that everything sold out online thank god I can always just walk to the place and get them…

      • I can skip them and put my money else where.

        It’s just I was looking forward to this collection for month and it like, “Nope we so awesome you don’t even get a chance to buy from us”. >_<

        • Emma C

          That’s just online tho… At the store there’s plenty stuff. Riri woo is even on sale in times square. I went on the weekend and didn’t get it cause it honestly looked JuST like ruby woo.. So nah… I love Mac but I won’t LEt them con me

  18. Well, I know what I am buying! Sushi Kiss and Tangerine Dream <3 So excited!!!

  19. MJ

    These are gorgeous! I’m thinking the Sushi Kiss would look great on my dark skin.

  20. stacey

    What makes these lipsticks so yummy is not the color but th name. Many of these colors look like the past lipstick colors.

  21. Will these be on Macy’s, Nordstorms, Bloomingdales or Dillards websites at all? I missed the launch by a half hour and the lipsticks I wanted were already gone. Thanks Christine!

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jane Jane

    I wonder how Sushi Kiss compares to Illamasqua’s Over? I feel like it leans more coral and I really want to know before I buy anything. XD

  23. Sushi Kiss is ALREADY sold out on Mac’s website! (At least, it is for the US) :(

  24. Vic

    Gorgeous colours but the finishes do nothing for me. Still hoping for cooler oranges in Amplified or Matte!

  25. Blah Blah

    I choose all! I love the orange rage this summer! My bf picked out “sounds like noise” about 2 weeks ago and I had a feeling he was right on track.

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of O aico

    as usual, excellent work. you saved me much aggravation. i’m loving the creamsheens so i can’t wait til the review. as for the lipsticks, the new format for the dupe list helps tons, so i don’t feel bad that i missed out on some of these.

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rad Rad

    I can’t believe that this collection launched already! I thought it was going to be June? Anyway I managed to get almost all the lipsticks (sweet and sour is sold out already!) and I got all three blushers. I’m hoping they’ll get more stock of sweet and sour on the uk website. Btw Christine, all the colours look great on you!

  28. Christa

    Thanks for the fantastic reviews! Can you comment on how Sushi Kiss compares to Ravishing? (I suspect the latter might be more pink, but any comments comparing the brightness/darkness/intensity between the two would be enormously helpful–thanks again!)

  29. Seeking breccia

    When is the store release date?

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Davina DJ

    Thank you for the swatches! :P I originally had my eye on Sushi Kiss & Flamingo but now I want Razzledazzler and Sweet & Sour too!

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joanna Joanna

    All lipstick colors already sold out online except for 2 colors :(

    Missed Sweet and Sour!

  32. Jenn

    I LOVE the new webby BTW – I just hate that I can’t get to it on my Droid phone :( By the time I get home I miss some of your posts because you are a busy swatching lady! I love Tangerine Dream on you. Orange is fantastic if you try it ladies!

    • What phone do you use, Jenn? We tested it on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (I think it’s S3, but I know it’s a Galaxy), and it functions just fine! I think the footer is slightly wonky but all functionality exists!

  33. Michelle

    I think you have a typo in the beginning. You mention NARS Lodhi twice.

  34. kisha

    how does sushi kiss compare to lime crime’s cosmopop?

  35. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carrie Carrie

    Sushi Kiss and Sweet and Sour are calling my name! Unfortunately, Tangerine Dream is too yellow for my taste but it’s a gorgeous color!

  36. Melanie

    Would sushi kiss be similar to the MAC slimshine in Missy? Been trying to find something to replace this colour forever!

  37. VickyM

    I donĀ“t like any of this at all, which is good since I need to save up for a Mac blush from the permanent line.

  38. bianca

    great reviews Christine i always turn to your website for collections!

  39. Marcela

    Christine, i’m a NC25 girl so do you think immortal flower and sushi kiss will work for me? Kisses from Brasil! :**

  40. Nordstrom had 5 of the colors on their site yesterday (didn’t have Flamingo or Sushi Kiss) – just checked now and all the colors are on their site! And free shipping as well! :) I just ordered Sweet and Sour and Sushi Kiss.

  41. Samantha

    How does Sushi Kiss compare to Vegas Volt or Coral Bliss?

  42. I got 4 of the lipsticks as soon as Christine posted the link of Facebook! Got them yesterday and I love them all :D

  43. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of surabhi Surabhi

    Christine good tip to try the lipsticks esp. the lustre ones before buying, the colours are quite sheer. They hardly showed up on me & some even made my NC30 face look ill. Was hoping to like Tangerine Dream after seeing how awesome it looked on you but could hardly get it to show up. Don’t know how you got it to show up so beautifully in these photos. Ended up buying Sushi Kiss lipstick and Honey Jasmine blush. Super happy!

  44. BetsyBasset

    Hi Christine, How does Mac Ravishing compares to Sushi Kiss? Thank you :)

  45. monica

    How does sushi kiss and sweet and sour compare to cut a caper, reel sexy, betty bright, playing koi, innocence beware, and pure decoration? I have those, wondering if I need them too !? Thanksq

  46. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jen Jen

    Could you reccommend a lip liner that would go with sushi kiss??

  47. Natasha

    I love your tutorials! So helpful ,since I have dark hair and olive skin,but where can we find these lipsticks sold out everywhere :/

  48. Courtney

    For the color to come out so vibrant, did you have to apply a lip primer first or did you just continue applying until desired effect is achieved?

    • Hi Courtney,

      I don’t use any lip primer, and I use about one to two passes (one pass usually doesn’t actually cover all of my lip in terms of the height/shape as my bottom lip is bigger than most lipstick tubes!), depending on the texture/consistency. I apply roughly the same amount of product across all lipsticks I use.