Price: ~P1000 for 3g
Available at MAC counters
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, trioctyldodecyl citrate, glyceryl triacetyl hydroxystearate, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, octyldodecanol, beeswax, tricaprylin, ozokerite, Copernica cerifera (carnauba) wax, cetyl ricinoleate, microcrystalline wax, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, calcium sodium borosilicate, alumina, calcium aluminum borosilicate, tin oxide, silica, vanillin. May contain: Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), bismuth oxychloride (CI 15850), red 21(CI 45380), red 28 lake (CI 45410), red 30 lake (CI 73360), red 33 lake (CI 17200), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 10 lake (CI 47005)
Just a glimpse of my reviews and you’ll know I’d never buy this lipstick for myself (at least not right now). Hah! This was my brother’s Christmas gift to me. I’ve read that this Angel is one of MAC’s bestselling lipsticks, so that’s probably why it was the shade he got.
Angel is a pale pink frost lipstick. I’m glad it’s not shimmery, but the formula is definitely frost. Frost lipsticks always look patchy upon first application on my lips, so I always have to blend the color with my ring finger.
I usually avoid pale lipsticks, but this one expanded my repertoire of wearable colors. It doesn’t look bad on me, after all.
By the way, I have something similar to Angel in my stash. Look:
On paper, both MAC Angel and Avon Ultra Color Carnation look like warm pinks, although Angel is lighter.
On my lips, though, they look almost the same–pale pink.
Here’s a full lip swatch of Angel:
On its own, Angel tends to dry my lips. But with my usual combo (a lick of balm underneath and some gloss on top), my lips stay moisturized. Staying power is average. There is a hint of vanilla scent, but the lipstick itself doesn’t taste like anything.
This lipstick would probably look best on pale skin with pink undertones, but it looks fine on my medium, yellow-toned skin. If you like the color but don’t want to shell out a lot of money for it, try Avon Ultra Color Carnation!