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The Spring Season: MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick ($14.00) is a softened, pale rosy pink that’s not quite “milky pink,” but it comes close. It has a very creamy look with a light, glossy sheen but no shimmer or frostiness whatsoever. It gives lips a semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but those with more pigmented lips may find their lips still look quite red underneath this pink. On my lips, it’s a pretty pink that enhances my natural lip color and doesn’t look too pale.  The lipstick is vanilla scented and comes in classic black packaging and a fairly affordable price tag of just $14.

Is this the right pink lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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My first MAC lipstick ever and still one of my faves. I wonder how this lipstick got labeled as a “frost” ‘cos it’s not frosty at all like their other frost lipsticks.

this is such a pretty pink lipstick! i might have to pick it up in addition to the other lipsticks and lipglosses from the spring color forcast this week.

You don’t find Bombshell too bright? I love Bombshell myself, but I feel like it’s more of a bright pink than a soft pink.

the color is looking so preety on u … this one is fav of kim kardashian paired with nars turkish delight but i wonder its looking more beautiful on u …IMO
its one of my fav pinks … nudes i must say pls tell me what lip gloss would u prefer with this one ???

u know christine i have started liking light pinks and corals only because of u … earlier infact my hubby didnt liked those colors on me but the ones u suggested me have worked really well…

i bought these colors ( angel, bombshel , nymphette,lychee luxe, sweetie, naked , lustering ) after reading from here and m so happy with the results…
i have vegas volt can u tell me what other permanent coral color is good or any new coral would u suggest ??

Hey Rashmi!

I like it with Nymphette and Luminary! (But I love Luminary with everything!)

I don’t love MAC’s permanent corals… they’re just not great. CB96 has a nice color, but it’s so frosty. See Sheer is OK, but it’s pretty bright (like a pinker Vegas Volt). You might want to check out the new coral lipsticks from Spring Colour Forecast! Those are fun 🙂

This is sooo pretty. It’s also one of kim kardashian’s faves, for those who like her makeup, like I do. 🙂
She wears it with Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss.

i have angel lipstick, but when i put it on lips directly it sometimes comes out cakey and not smooth on my lips even if i put vaseline 10 minutes prior applying. What do you do to make your application so smooth?? Thanks! 🙂

This lipstick looks so pale on me. Unfortunately it’s one of those lipsticks I can’t wear on it’s own. It swatches really pretty on my hand, but once it’s on my lips I look scary! Hahah.

Amazing color. This was actualy my very first mac lipstick and is probably responsable for me getting into mac. But this is not a frost at all. Actualy for about a year I thought I owned no mac frosts… This I realized this was O=

Angel look slightly purple on me 🙁
Could you recommend a colour close to Angel but with less purple/mauve undertones so it would look just pink 🙂 ?

This is the MAC lipstick I’ve been dying to buy for a long time. Thanks for posing this, this just reassured me that I really need this lipstick lol.

Angel is my fave lipstick after creme d’nude/myth.

I can rock it with a bold look, or if i’m going for a cute “natural” look then this is always my go to.

Oh how I wanted this color to work on me but as you said, those with pigmented lips will not get the true pink. On me it turned a little to bright. Probably a true barbie pink on me while I wanted it to be how it appears on your lips. =( Still on the hunt for a perfect pinky nude. Any suggestions?

Oh , i have this lipstick , but I don’t wear it because it looks too pale on my lips since my lips are pigmented . Do you have any suggestions ? Thanks Christine ! <3

Angel looks great on you Christine. Angel and Creme Cup are my 2 go to cool light pinks. I love angel with Turkish Delight and smokey eyes.

I just bought this lipstick tonight at my local mac counter! It was sold out online and I couldn’t wait to buy it…lol. My lips are pretty pigmented so it doesn’t look as light on me but it still looks amazing!

Not at all, IMO! This is not as pale as Saint Germain and not at all like Lollipop Loving, which is more of a coral.

hey Christine, would you recommend angel or lazy day from to the beach to someone with nc40 skin? or what soft pink would you recommend?

I ordered this lipstick because I read Kim Kardashian loves this color. I would definitely exfoliate your lips before applying, you can see any flaws. I feel like this color washes me out and I feel the need to apply a lipgloss over it with more color

Christine, do you think it’s similar to MAC To the beach lazy day lipstick? Because now i wriley wanna that lipstick, but it’s sold out everywhere, so i’m search’ing the similar one.

This was my first MAC lipstick 🙂 I love it. And, unlike most people, I actually love that it’s a frost. I don’t know why but wearing pink frosts in the winter is really cute I think 🙂

Christine, would you recommend for NC45, Im trying to decide between Angel or Creme Cup….but I am undecided…..and I don’t really feel like going to the Mac Counter, lol

i love this lipstick!<3
but i dont know what pink shade match me!
can you help? i have brown eyes, brown hair, medium skin tone,
thanks a lot
btw i love youu swatches at all!

Christine,
How and what do you use to apply your lipsticks with? It looks so flawless & do you do anything prior to prep the lip for lipstick application?

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