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MAC Angel vs Creme Cup -- Lipstick Review and Swatches

 
 
 
Today's post is a quick comparison between two of MAC's most popular lipsticks -- as I'm sure you could tell by the title! Crème Cup vs Angel!
 
 
COLOR: They are both light neutral pinks, but Crème Cup is slightly lighter and a smidgen more blue toned.
 
FINISH: Angel is a frost, although many bloggers dispute this fact. The more I wear Angel the more the frost becomes apparent. If you take a look in the swatch below you can see that it has a frosty sheen. Crème Cup is a Cremesheen and applies like butter. It is very smooth and creamy -- for lack of a better word!
 
WEAR: Cremesheens tend to have pretty short wear times. Crème Cup typically lasts 2 hours while Angel can wear up to 4.
 
 
Unfortunately they both cling to any dryness that you may have on your lips, so proper exfoliation is key!
 
 


(l-r) MAC Crème Cup, MAC Angel



Overall I would have to say that I prefer Crème Cup, mainly because I enjoy the Cremesheen finish much more than Frosts!


Do you own Angel or Crème Cup? Which is your favorite?




 
 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. Fantastic post! I didn't realise these were so similar :o
    I have Creme Cup and wear it regularly - I love the finish too!

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  2. I didn't realise the two were so similar. My fave has to be Angel though. But after seeing this am tempted to try creme cup.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xox

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    1. Definitely similar, but let me know if you end up trying Crème Cup!

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  3. I love the cremesheen finish, and have repurchased shygirl 5 times now! Although I do find they are so drying, so am constantly having to apply lipbalm and exfoliate my lips! Lovely blog, now following!xx

    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oh my gosh! I have both of these lipsticks, and I had NO idea they were this similar?! They look identical in your swatches xxx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. Crazy huh? They are about as similar as it gets!

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  5. I never realized that these were similar! I don't own either of these, but whenever I get the chance I will definitely pick up Creme Cup first before Angel, due to your recommendation ^_^
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Let me know if you purchase it!

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    2. I have creme cup and I don't rate it! Is there a lustre lipstick that is similar? I'm obsessed with nudes by mac! I have peach nudes, pink nudes and brown nudes hah!

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  6. I have Angel, Sarah. May be a smidgen light for my skin (NC30) but it's better than Creme Cup on my lips. Yes, I do notice the frosty sheen but not as noticeable as other frost finished lipstick from MAC. With Angel, I use Buerre lipliner to make it a bit 'warmer' though. Love it! :)

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    1. I like to wear Crème Cup with a liner :) It looks gorgeous with Dervish!

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  7. Funnily enough I purchased Creme Cup last weekend, and wore it for the first time yesterday, and I certainly agree that you need to exfoliate prior to wearing it! was not a pretty site after wearing it for a couple of hours :)

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  8. I've used creme cup for a while and love the colour, I bought angel the other day and when I got home I realised how similar they were! I think I were creme cup more often though!

    http://rayray-mua.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

    PS: love your blog

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  9. I love Angel!! It is a favorite! Everytime I go to my MAC counter to grab Creme Cup they are sold out!! Thanks for the review!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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    1. Same here! It took me a couple months to finally purchase the darn thing!

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  10. I purchased Angel a year ago after reading the positive reviews about it! To be honest, I was disappointed with it! Creme Cup is next on my list to purchase, so this review was super helpful! :)

    - Amy
    www.wantsneedsloves.blogspot.ca

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    1. I was somewhat disappointed with Angel as well... I think you will like Crème Cup much more!!!

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  11. I have both, for a while I liked Creme cup better, now it's angel again, both shades are lovable.

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  12. I got Creme cup think it looks better on fair skin and blond hair. I absolutely adore it, I wear it with a Clarins lipgloss and it is perfect! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! I definitely prefer Crème Cup too :)

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  13. I have both Cream Cup and Angel, and it's hard to decide which I like more, but thank you for the review/comparison :) Guess I'll keep both! And I also love Shy Girl too, as one person commented above. But I always apply the prep and prime for the lips beforehand, to help the Creamsheens last a little longer, and help not dry my lips out so much ;-> Peggy

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  14. I only own mac's Vegas Volt so still deciding which mac nude to get first as im loving the look of so many! i never realised how similar these two were until now (which seems to be the case for a lot of people) so i'm definitely going to make sure i get only one for the time being. which one do you think would compliment a fair skinned redhead better? im going to go into the mac store and ask but i would appreciate your opinion! thanks for the review :)

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