MAC describe Pink Pearl Pop has being a ‘frosted midtonal pink’, although I have to say MAC’s descriptions are usually way off the mark so take them with a pinch of salt, and get googling if you want to know what one of their lipsticks really look like. If I’d seen the word ‘frosted’ prior to purchasing this shade, I’d no doubt run a mile as I can’t stand frosted finish lipsticks.. on me. Luckily for me, Pink Pearl Pop doesn’t look at all frosted in any light which makes me very happy.
I would say it does have a slight pearly finish, which is quite apt considering its name and that it’s from the ‘Cremesheen & Pearl’ collection. Due to the blue undertone, Pink Pearl Pop is one of the more flattering shades of pink, especially for pale skin like mine and it does a great job at making the teeth look whiter than they actually are.
In some lights, I’ve found Pink Pearl Pop to have a lilac like sheen to it.. especially in the swatch above, which looks so pretty and girly. It’s not the most opaque MAC Cremesheen lipstick I own, but I quite like that it isn’t.. it looks a little more subtle, and pulls a whole look together rather than being the main feature which I prefer anyway.
In the bullet, Pink Pearl Pop does look a little vivid.. and a bit too 80’s for my liking, but on the lips it’s a lot more muted which is brilliant seeing as I’m a bit of a colour chicken when it comes to lipstick! I can’t stop myself from wearing this shade, it’s incredibly pretty and perfect for Summer.
As far as wear time goes, it’s a typical Cremesheen, and lasts for two hours max.. but with a colour as pretty as this, all is forgiven. Due to how glossy the finish is, there is no need to layer any gloss over the top either. I think the Pink Pearl Pop Cremesheen Lipstick may be my ‘signature’ shade of lipstick….