MAC Angel Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Angel
MAC Angel Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer

MAC Angel Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer

MAC Angel Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) has inspired a new and limited edition variation in Lipglass ($14.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) and Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.). This shade is available online only for North America, but it will launch in Asia Pacific as part of the region’s collection. Angel is described as “light warm pink.”

The two lip products layered creates a glossy, nearly opaque neutral pink with faint silver micro-shimmer. I found the gloss was slightly cooler-toned and has noticeably more shimmer compared to the lipstick counterpart. The nail lacquer doesn’t resemble neither the gloss nor the lipstick when swatched or applied–it’s much darker and yellower. It does, however, look more similar to the color of Angel lipstick in tube-form (but not swatched).

Angel Lipglass is a light-medium neutral pink with subtle silver micro-shimmer. It has a frost finish. It applies mostly opaque, and because of its lightness, it does have a slightly milky appearance. Thankfully, the opacity helps minimize how much it settles into lip lines. MAC Enchantee is cooler-toned, bluer-based. MAC Infinitely Likeable is just slightly gray-tinted in comparison. MAC Splashing is darker and warmer with golden shimmer. (8.5, 10, 8.5, 8.5, 4, 4; B+)

Angel Lipstick is a subtly yellow-toned light-medium pink with soft silver micro-shimmer that translates more into a frosted finish than it does a shimmery one. It yields mostly opaque color coverage. Lancome Love It! is similar but yellower. YSL Opera Rose is darker and yellower. Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage is bluer-based. Clarins Lilac Pink is very similar but a smidgen cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown Lilac is a little plummier. (9, 10, 8.5, 8, 4, 4; B+)

Angel Nail Lacquer is a medium yellow-toned pink with a cream finish. It’s nearly opaque after two coats of polish, and it applied evenly and smoothly. I didn’t have any trouble with this one. The consistency was on the thinner side overall, but it wasn’t too thin or watery. Chanel May is lighter and much bluer-based. NARS Trouville is way lighter, but it reads like they’re in the same family. Chanel Morning Rose is the closest, though it’s a little warmer and has gold sparkle. (9, 9.5, 9, 9, 4, 4; B+)

MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. Frost finishes like Angel typically wear three to four hours on me, with lighter shades like this one wearing closer to three. This particular finish is not particularly moisturizing, but I don’t find it drying either. MAC Lipglasses are also vanilla-scented but taste-free. They are very sticky and have a thick, borderline-goopy consistency. If you prefer gel-like, cushion-y glosses that feel lightweight on, I don’t recommend MAC Lipglass. Because of the tackier texture, MAC Lipglasses do tend to wear a full four hours on me, with some of the darker shades lasting up to six hours (with mostly the color lingering at that point).

Note:  I am reviewing each “set” together.  After I’ve reviewed all sixteen sets, I will do round-ups for each product type (so all lipsticks together) to deliver an overall Glossover rating.  This rating is more indicative of the product type, as the rating that follows this post is an average across three totally different types of products.  You can also see the individual scores listed after each product, which are listed in the same order as they are in the Glossover.

MAC Angel Lipglass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Christine, what makes your blog so unique is all of the high quality images including different lighting (wow!) and the thoroughness of your reviews.  I really value it as a reader and I felt compelled to tell you so!  
 
I like Angel lipglass and nail lacquer but not the lipstick.  

I really like this colour! I’ve never thought about getting Angel l/s because I didn’t really think much of it. But it looks so pretty on you, Christine! And I really like the lipglass layered on top but I don’t think it would be necessary for me as I never really find myself using lipglosses. I’m always attracted to them, though – LOL. 🙂 

i love this collection! angel has always been one of my faves and i’d love the lipglass. will it not be released in the UK :(?

 @Luella Rose I’m really not sure.  Unfortunately, brands typically just send information for the blogger’s home country (so for me, it’d be U.S.).  Now, U.S. ONLY sent information for North America but ALL of the sets are available on the North American website.  It might be that it will release online for UK as well, but I’m not sure.

Wow, you look stunning! This review took a LOT of work, and there are a ton of sets to review. Thanks for your hard work. I love your blog.

Oh no! I can’t believe this won’t be released in Europe. :,(
Angel and Snob lipglasses were the only two products I wanted out of this collection. Christine, thank you so much for your troubles in testing, photographing and reviewing all 16 sets! It’s highly appreciated.

I love this lipstick, I already have it, I won’t be buying the lipglass, because everytime I buy a mac lipglass; it just sits there. I don’t use them because they are too sticky. But thank you for your review Christine.

Kim Kardashian uses this color or maybe not so recently….but this is a color she uses.  I tried it on…doesnt work for me….and Kim is much darker than me…so I dont see how she does it.

Wow, now I understand how much work you put into your reviews. This is just amazing. To review every set. Awesome, awesome job 🙂
 

Oh no!  The perfect warm pink and I’ve been trying to stay away from the Mac website for the past couple of days for fear I would get hooked on more of the sets…  fat chance now!  p.s.  Christine, you look great in these photos! Love the dramatic eyes against the soft pink.

Christine this looks stunning on you! I’m not feeling chestnut so much but you just made me want the entire angel set with this post.  I’m very excited for you to review the morange collection.  I wear the morange lipstick all the time and am excited for the gloss and laquer.  Keep up the good work woman! 

Would you recommend this Angel Lipstick for medium skin tone with yellow undertone ?? This color i so pretty but i don’t know if it’s right for me.

Christine, this looks AMAZING on you!i love it!I also LOVE what you have on your eyes.[I’d kill for a tutorial hintcoughhint].

This color looks amazing on you! 🙂 I absolutely love this lipstick, it’s been on my wishlist for a while now but since it’s permanent I prefer to save up my money for limited lipsticks such as RazzleDazzler or Spice. 🙂 I’m so curious to see swatches of both lol! I’ll definitely skip Angel Lipglass ’cause it’s pretty but a little ordinary and since MAC is so expensive here, I won’t splurge on an ordinary color which I can buy for less. Last but not least, I’m intrigued by the nail laquer… it’s so gorgeous!! And it seems like this one has a better formula than other MAC polishes you reviewed before – so why not add it to my wishlist lol? 🙂

Oh my gosh, this looks fantastic on you!! I’m about a NC25-NC30 like you, Christine, and have really wanted to make this work on me. I’ve tried it on at the counters and I just feel really washed out when I wear it for some reason 🙁 My lips are a lot darker, though — maybe that has something to do with it?? After seeing this pictures I really want to get this! 

I just ordered the lipglass! Not only does it look great in your pics, but it’s my daughter’s nickname, so I had to have it. 🙂 Thanks for keeping us posted, Christine!

Oh my god, Christine. Sixteen sets, three products each, and three separate lip swatches per set?!  I am seriously, seriously impressed. (And, okay, by “impressed” I also mean “extremely awed and intimidated,” but shhh :P) Gorgeous photos, as always! I love how Angel pairs with this eye look. 

I’m a bit confused about the availability. Does this mean that the all three, including the lipstick will only be available online, even thought the lipstick is part of the permanent range? The lipglass and polish are wonderful, but this was the next lipstick on my list =p

If one of the products is permanent, then it’s permanent and available whenever you want in-store or online, but anything limited edition is based on region – so if it isn’t part of the North America collection, then it will only be available online.  Latin America/Middle East shades will be at select Macy’s as well.

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