Like most people, I never tell my family and friends all the good things. Only the bad. I have a tough outer shell and I don’t like letting people break it. I guess this is probably down to being picked on when I was younger. I don’t really know, but I suspect it also affected me in the way of low confidence, self esteem and generally being quite socially awkward/shy. Anyway I am digressing slightly from the point of the story here and the point is I have a lovely boyfriend. Last weekend in Leicester he bought me this Mac lipstick and an Urban Decay palette. It was very sweet of him. We were walking past the Mac counter in Debenhams and I mentioned how I would love something and he dragged me over and picked this lipstick for me. It wasn’t his first or second choice, but those were really not my style, so we settled on this one. The Mac experience was horrible, people pushing past to get in at things and the shop assistant even managed to bruise my knee when she viciously shut the drawer on my leg. How rude. So onto the lippie!
I love how chic the black plastic tube looks on my dresser. I know it’s only a lipstick, but it just looks expensive and I have it pride of place at the moment. The tube feels really sturdy and the lid clicks into place, meaning no opening in your bag. Big winner from me.
Colour and Application
Angel is a frost finish lipstick and is one of 30 available from Mac. They have an absolute enormous range of colours, I was kinda speechless when I saw the tester stand. After a scout around on the lovely inter web, it appears that you can also but Angel nail polish (we all know I don’t need that) and lipglass. The colour is a medium-toned neutral pink with a little bit of silver shimmer. I think this shade would suit most people. The coverage is quite opaque, making this a perfect choice for those (like me) who are afraid of bold lips. I wish I was brave enough to wear bright pink, it looks fab on others, but I doubt I could pull it off.
I must apologise for the used lipstick in the pictures, I put this on as soon as we left the shop, I couldn’t wait. I was so excited. Application is good, the lippie glided onto my lips easily with its creamy formula. The thing I did notice was the smell. It didn’t smell like lipstick, it almost smelled a bit like cocoa. I’m not sure if this contains cocoa or not (I couldn’t see it in the ingredients list) but the smell was surprisingly pleasant. So far so good.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but pout and lick my lips whenever I am wearing lipgloss or lipstick. Bad habit. This means I need to reapply often. I made a concious effort not to one day for the sake of a review and I can tell you I got around 3 hours wear from this without any eating. I thought this was pretty good. I didn’t find this dried my lips out at all – nor did it accentuate my lines. Now I know you are probably sick of my rambling, so I will leave you with a swatch while I go and prepare for work tomorrow.
Final Thoughts and Where to Buy
Overall I really like this and I am pleased with the shade Woody chose me. I can wear it during the day or at night, so it is very versatile. I love the formula – it is so creamy and applies like a dream. I will definitely treat myself to another lippie from Mac, but maybe after I have been on holiday. We are looking at going to New York for 4 days in June for my 24th. Geezo I am getting old. Time to start saving the pennies.
You can buy Mac lipsticks in the like of Debenhams and House of Fraser and from Mac online for £15.
So now I have the Mac bug, what other shades can you recommend? Has anyone tried their paint pots or blushers? They look amazing.