MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick ($15) is a soft pink. It’s a frost finish by MAC, but I don’t find it to be noticeable (at all, really) frosty. It does has a bit of a light pearl to it which makes the color shine and glisten on the lips. The coverage is sheer upon the first swipe, but it’s very buildable to opaque coverage. I find it to be a very wearable every day baby pink, which is probably why it’s one of MAC’s best selling lipsticks.
In comparison to other popular MAC pink lipsticks – Angel is very similar to MAC Creme Cup in color and depth, but Angel is a touch cooler. It’s almost difficult to tell them apart in different lightings, but I tell on me that Angel leans slightly more lilac and is a touch brighter/lighter. MAC Hue is a couple of shades lighter and is a bit warmer. MAC Lovelorn is deeper and pinker.
To be truthfully honest, it’s not super flattering on my tan skintone, but when I top it off with a brighter lipgloss, it looks really pretty. It will of course vary on your personal taste and coloring. I think it looks lovely on light to light-medium skintones, but if you like nude pinks in general, Angel is a great choice.
The actual lipstick itself has pretty standard lasting power. It sticks around for a few hours before needing application. I don’t find it to be all that moisturizing, so applying a lip balm prior or lipgloss after is necessary for me.
Final Verdict? I like it. But Creme Cup still remains my ultimate favorite!
Have you tried Angel? What’s your favorite pink lipstick?
- Pretty, every day light pink that can be worn day and night
- Buildable opaque coverage
- Smooth, creamy texture
- Isn’t particularly moisturizing on it’s own
- Isn’t super flattering on my warm golden-yellow (MAC NC35) skin – leans light and cool – I can see this working better for me when I’m not as tan
Price: $15, MAC.