FOTD: MAC Pro Show Orchid Lipstick

 Happy Monday everyone!!

Another win for the greatest boxing champion in the world, Manny Pacquaio! Philippines are all celebrating his victory and his 8th belt win!! What a talented fellow, right? I've always been so proud to be a Filipina but Manny just made me more prouder. :) Congratulations, Manny Pacquaio!

There's something I've been meaning to share to you lately but haven't gotten around to it due to my uber busy sched. :) Well, here it is, finally!

When Sophie came back from Canada, she brought home with her a few MAC stuff and that included MAC Show Orchid. It was quite serendipitous because I've been lemming for this since I let it slide during the MAC Riveting Collection.

I'm pretty much known amongst my friends who loves pink lipstick and with the number of pink lipsticks I own, can you imagine that I don't even have one near Show Orchid? Not even close could compare. It is the brightest most shocking pink lipstick ever (at least at my end). This will certainly grab all kinds of attention. :)

I was surprised on how Show Orchid easily complimented my asian skintone. I really thought that the purplish undertone of the lipstick won't suit me but it did! Giddy giddy me!

This may just be a lipstick, but when presented a second chance to re-do something, maybe there's more than one reason not to say no, right?

What I love about MAC Pro Show Orchid Amplified Creme Lipstick...
1. Highly pigmented and buildable color
2. Easy to apply, I didn't even use any lip brush.
3. Lasts a lot longer comapred to other MAC lippies I own. This one lasted two rounds of Shabu-shabu meals, Java Chip Frap and lots and lots of chicka time. No retouch whatsoever!
4. This shade is good to sport all year round
5. Very unique shade (at least when compared to all my other pink lipsticks)
6. Not so drying
 7. The sheen.... you'll love the sheen!

What I don't...
Well, I really can't say I don't like this part because some people like the fact that they get the LE collection or those only available abroad.
2. Price a bit steep at Php950.00

Overall, you MUST get your hands on this. We may never know what occasion we will get to wear this but this is really really something that you must have on your stash! I am enabling you. :) Hehehehe!


My FOTD during BF's pre-birthday event

Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam
Obagi Condition and Enhance Toner
Smooth - 365 Intensive Clarity + Smoothing Peptide Serum
 Pond's Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream SPF 15 PA++


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Ellana Hazelnut Latte Perfect Blend Mineral Foundation
Artdeco Blusher #35
MAC Refined Golden Bronzing Powder
Aromaleigh Translucent Ultra-Resolution Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel liner in black
Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara
Revlon Colorstay Medium Brown Brow Enhancer

I guess the most important thing when rocking a shocking lipstick is to just enjoy it. :) Many people will disagree but the one reason why I keep on getting bolder and bolder in my makeup choices is that when I just focus on what makes me happy... people see it and they, too, appreciate colors like this. And isn't more fun when your friends and loved ones appreciate your choices?

I just watched the latest episode of One Tree Hill, and one thing that Julian said really hit home for me. That happiness is a mood, not a destination. I don't want to always be in pursuit of happiness all my life... I just want to be. And though I may get affected by negative things, by people who can't help but be mean to me and to the things I do, but I can't stop them. They are entitled to be mean as much as I am. I may feel miserable and unhappy but most often than not, I am happy. :)

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  1. Sis ganda ng color, so you! Great week ahead!

  2. it looks so 3D hehehe i love that it pops out, very vibrant too! girls with thin lips should give this shade a try!

    The ViXeN's LaiR

  3. I love pink lippies too Shen! it looks great on you!

  4. omg!
    I saw this on Temptalia's site many months ago...and it was gorgeous to me...
    and coming from a girl who doesn't usually like was a huge deal!
    but dang nabit...i might need to get this for real...cause your pics just reminded me how much i loved it when i first saw it! XD
    I didn't know it was a pro item though, cool^^

  5. woahah! super nice talaga sayo hot pink shades, sis. you totally rocked this look. youre quite blooming lately eh? :) woot! :) miss you!

  6. Hi shen, I have this show orchid, and I love it! I use this when I want to brighten up my face :)

  7. Andie Albino4/5/12 4:02 PM

    I love it! I have been obsessing over this lip color since forever! And you pulled the color off like a pro! I am so jelly, hahaha :)


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