Monday, 12 January 2015

MAC Angel // MAC Subculture

MAC Angel MAC Subculture review


I’ve always been a gloss girl, and usually a plain to sheer one at that but lately it’s come to my attention that after putting a full face of make-up on for a night out, my lips look so unloved and blah. Back in December I had a big night out and decided it was time I finally did something about my lips…my first stop had to be MAC.

If you’re going to start experimenting with lipstick, my opinion is that you should start at the top and work your way down. I’ve been drooling over MAC lipstick posts for as long as I can remember and every time I go in-store or browse a MAC counter I pick them up and have a swatch, but the ‘you could never wear thatgoes whirling around my head and I leave blank lipped.

I headed into my local MAC, grabbed the first assistant I could that didn’t look super intimidating (does anyone else avoid the really glammed up assistants when you don’t have a stich of make-up on yourself?) and told her I was looking for a easy to use, not so bold, my lips but better shade. I’m a nakeds and nudes girls at heart and always go for neutrals so working with my own lip shade didn’t sound too daunting.

She instantly picked up Angel from their frosted collection, and grabbed the lip-pencil Subculture without even batting an eye-lid. Before I knew it, I was on the stool and she was going to town on my poor, unloved puckers. 


MAC Angel MAC Subculture review



Angel is a very pretty light-medium baby pink shade, not what I was expecting at all. It looks much more nude in the packaging but pinks right up on application. If your poor lips have been battered like mine by the winter winds this will cling to every dry patch and crack, even ones you didn’t know you had. It starts out feeling very creamy and smooth but after some chatter or a drink it dries out and starts to fade. If you’re looking for something pretty, pink and quite girly for every-day wear I think this would be perfect, but for a night on the town if left much to be desired and really didn’t pack the punch I was looking for. but we’ve all got to start somewhere, right?


MAC Angel MAC Subculture review



Now, Subculture does help, it tones the lipstick down and brings it a pinch closer to something more neutral and helps it last a little longer. I can see Subculture being my go-to base for any and all nude lipsticks that come into my life in the future. Subculture was the best thing to come out of this little trip to MAC.


MAC Angel MAC Subculture review swatches



Have you tried Angel or Subculture? Any recommendations as to what I should try next? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,




8 comments:

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    1. I'm kind of glad it wasn't the perfect shade, it'll encourage me to go out and try more! Hurrah for loved lips! Ooo I'll have to check the Maybelline one out then! Thanks for the recc!

      Sarah :)

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  2. Perfect excuse to buy more MAC lipsticks haha!I I really like Peachstock and Half n Half :) xx

    www.lulabelloves.com/blog

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    1. I can feel an obsession coming on with those classy black bullets! Oo I'll have to check those out net time I'm at the counter! Still on the hunt for the best my-lips-but-better!

      Sarah :)

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  3. Wah, it's rubbish that it wasn't what you were looking for. PROVOCALIPS. DO IT!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Provocalips? What have I missed?

      Sarah :)

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  4. Such a pretty colour. I am the opposite of you and always opt for bold colours, nudes scare me haha. I think you would pull of a bold red amazingly, you have such a lovely skin tone for it.

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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    1. Ooo I just don't know if I could do it! I'm hoping to build myself up to the scarier bold tones! Nudes are such a comfort/safety zone for me, I really need to step out but...aaargh, scary lol!

      Sarah :)

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