MAC All About Orange Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

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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MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick

MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick

MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick

MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick

MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick

MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick

MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick
MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick

MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick
MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick

MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick
MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick

MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick
MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick

MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick
MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick

MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick
MAC Tangerine Dream Lipstick

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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!

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.. πŸ™‚

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.

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

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? πŸ™‚ xoxo

It would be closer to Sweet & Sour than Sushi Kiss, because Jazzed isn’t quite as orange or as bright/intense!

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!

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. πŸ˜‰

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!!!!!!!

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. πŸ™ It’ not worth the 2hour commute to a store for these collection. >_<

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…

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

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!

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

They sold out too fast! It annoys me that MAC doesn’t make more of the lipsticks when they know how much people want them, but make way too much of the nail polish, which never sells out.

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.

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.

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!

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!)

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

I LOVE the new webby BTW – I just hate that I can’t get to it on my Droid phone πŸ™ 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!

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!

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! πŸ™‚ I just ordered Sweet and Sour and Sushi Kiss.

I got 4 of the lipsticks as soon as Christine posted the link of Facebook! Got them yesterday and I love them all πŸ˜€

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!

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

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

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.

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