I stayed up last Thursday night to order the lipstick. MAC's page at midnight was ridiculously slow due to the high traffic and I was doubtful that I would snag one. Thank goodness I got it though!
The lipstick is a beautiful color in the tube, a bright Barbie Pink. It's a satin finish meaning it comes off semi-matte.
What do I think of it? I think if you have Pink Noveau or Snob or even Viva Glam Gaga you might be all right not purchasing this lipstick. I am a fan of Nicki's fashion and music so that's my reasoning for wanting to get it. The color looks more Barbie Pink in the tube. It appears lighter on my lips and it took me about three coats to get it to that intensity. I must admit that this shade is for acquired taste. I also wish that the packaging would have been more unique. I would have loved it if her signature was on the tube or something like that to establish that it's her lipstick.
Pink Friday may not be appealing to some especially since this shade might make teeth look yellowish and it also might be too bright for others. I've also realized that I'm not too much of a big fan of the satin finish. I prefer the lustre finish the most.
Here are comparison swatches of Pink Friday against MAC's Lavender Whip and Viva Glam Gaga. I don't have Pink Noveau or Snob to compare but hopefully my swatches will give you a general idea of the color.
I think that with some experimenting this color will be fun. What do you guys think? Have any of you gotten your hands on it?