This is a classic in the world of MAC and makeup. I tried it for the first time this spring, and on its texture alone, I love it. This is a pale, girly pink, and gives my light skin a very natural daytime color. I have also used it as an eyeshadow while traveling. It is soft and readily goes from my Sonia Kashuk blush brush to my cheekbones in a nice application. I look forward to trying more MAC blushes based on this experience.
Reg: August 2001 Location: Lexington, MA Posts: 2587
Date: November 27, 2004
Price you paid?: $14.00
This is $16.50 now. Aw, EL!
This is a great color, obviously for those who are pale and want only a hint of flush, but even up to those of medium skin tones, especially those with warm undertones. It doesn't really look like blush, per se. It lights up your skin... makes it look smooth, makes eyes look bright, etc, etc. It's not so much a blushy sort of shade (unless you are very fair), but the sort of "tone enhancer" that one sees with YSL or many Asian lines or By Terry. So, sometimes I apply it all over, for a little "lift". It does a great job of picking up skin with warm undertones.
It's also just a fantastic blush. Strangely enough, when I swatch the stuff, it's like a very very dilute version of Nars Desire (my personal grail blush). It's mildly more muted, but otherwise Desire is basically a superconcentrate of Angel. Funny...
I bought this initially because I read in In Style that Laura San Giacamo loves it to brighten her face. Hm, I thought. It is sort of magical... one wouldn't think a cool, uberpale pink would be so flattering on warm skin, but it is.
O! and a color description. It's very light, very pink, somewhat softened by beige or something, neutral but on the cool side, and matte. The quality is excellent, and this pot has lasted for ages.