Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review | MAC Angel Lipstick

As spring is settling in, I've been wearing brighter lipsticks, and sadly putting away the darker shades (which is unfortunate since I LOVE Darkside//MAC). I purchased MAC's Angel a couple of months ago (the haul is here), and I thought I'd put in my two cents about it.

The MAC website accurately describes this as a "soft pink", and the finish is a frost. The description sounds perfect and the lipstick looks gorgeous in the tube. There's so much hype over this product, and it's also one of MAC's best selling lipsticks. 

The color is absolutely beautiful. It's not too cool or too warm, so it goes with most skin tones. 
 I'm not a big fan of the finish and the formula though. The product sits rather messily on my lips. It seems to accentuate and sink into fine lines, as well as cling to all the wrong parts if the lips aren't completely exfoliated. I also have rather pigmented lips, and the color doesn't always mix well (though this can be fixed by putting concealer over the lips first). Some days I love this, and other days I don't. Lately it's been leaning towards don't. It takes much too much effort to make it look nice on.

 Angel swatches so beautifully on the hand, just not so much on the lips. I don't find that the formula lasts that long either. The longer I keep it on my lips, the messier it seems to look. Maybe I just got a bad tube? Have you tried this lipstick? what do you think?

have found that MAC Angel looks absolutely stunning layered over NARS Dolce Vita lipstick. I wouldn't go out and buy both, but if you have it, give it a try! If the finish were a cremesheen or even a satin, I'd probably like that better. I know that Angel comes in a lipgloss, so perhaps the formula of that looks a lot better on the lips. I really wanted to like this lipstick! Oh well.

Light, medium, and heavy swatches (top to bottom)

Repurchase: No


  1. I love this lipstick, the shade is lovely, but I agree, it settles when my lips aren't in top condition x

    1. It's probably just the formula, but pretty anyhow!

  2. the color is so lovely :]

  3. I was hesitant to get this since it has a frost finish, but the girl at the mac counter convinced me to buy it and I actually like it! Sorry it didn't work out for you...:( I do get what you mean by how messy it looks when you don't moisturize/exfoliate your lips enough though because that happens to me, too!
    Anyway, I caught myself looking at your blog for awhile, so I think it's safe to say that I'm a new follower now. :) Have a wonderful day!

    1. I'm glad you like it! And thanks a bunch :-) Same to you!

  4. Looks like such a nice colour! Shame you didn't like it lovely xx