Well, that’s exactly what happened with me. I would never, ever dare to try out light, milky pinks because I was so sure that they would make me look absolutely ghastly. And then, at older son’s PTA meet, I saw one of his classmate’s mom (who btw is a famous TV actor’s wife and is an actor herself) whose skin tone is similar to mine, wearing a pale, muted, milky pink matte lipstick. And it looked so lovely on her. And that was all the makeup she wore…no liner, no foundation (she has amazing skin), no blush…just this lipstick.
That was it…..I wanted such a lipstick. Of course I didnt ask her which one it was but from the texture, it looked like a MAC Matte. So off I went to MAC and searched among the mattes and this is what I found……….
|MAC Please Me|
On the MAC website, Please Me is described as a muted rosy-tinted pink. It is a beautiful, delicate soft pink, one that I never thought would suit me. I loved it when I swatched it on my hand but couldn’t make up my mind. The SA sanitised me and urged me to try it on my lips and told me to wear it for sometime before I made up my mind. I did that, and was back at the store in half an hour to buy it!
Since it is a Matte lipstick, the texture is definitely dry, but a creamy kind of dry. On exfoliated and hydrated lips, this lipstick goes on smoothly without any tugging or pulling. However, if your lips are dry and flaky, be warned it will emphasise all those flaws!
Like most of the lipsticks in the matte range, this one too is highly pigmented. The colour is light but the pigmentation is wonderful. Just two swipes of this lipstick and I get opaque coverage even over my pigmented lips. I wish the staying power was as wonderful as the other mattes like So Chaud, but because it is a light colour, it kinda fades and blends in with my pigmented lips in 3-4 hours. But I’m quite ok with that. Oh, and it looks absolutely fantastic when I layer it on top of Bourjois Rouge Edition in Fuchsia Grafitti. It tones down the brightness of the fuchsia and gives a beautiful, wearable, bright pink. (I’ll do an LOTD with this combination soon).
|In day light|
|This is how it looks in white fluroscent lighting. And it is so pigmented!|
|And this is how it looks in the glow of yellow light. You cant see the natural, pigmented lip colour under this lipstick.|