MAC Please Me (Matte) Lipstick is part of MAC’s permanent collection and had been available for years already. I have heard a lot of good things about Please Me, so I had always wanted to buy it. However, it had been really elusive to me (it was always out of stock in all the MAC counters near my place) and I was only able to get a hold of one last week.
When it comes to lipsticks, MAC is one of the leading mid-end brands, if not the leader. Before I even tried out other high-end brands like Chanel, Burberry and Dior, my first ever lipstick was a MAC.
What M•A•C says about their lipsticks:
Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M•A•C famous.
The color on the tube is a medium dirty pink, almost mauvish rose. When swatched on my arm (photo below), it is a pigmented, rosy pink with slight brown undertones. It has a beautiful matte finish so there are no shimmers nor any shine.
Unlike other MAC Matte lipsticks I’ve tried like Ruby Woo, Please Me is not extremely drying, even on my Sahara-dry lips. Although when you look at the following lip swatches below, it looks really dry. This is just because I haven’t exfoliated my lips prior to applying the lipstick. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but Please Me feels a little heavy on the lips during the first hour of application. Afterwards though, it melts into my lips and doesn’t feel heavy anymore. It doesn’t feel luxuriously creamy, but Please Me glides easily on my lips without any tugging.
On my lips, MAC Please Me is a very nice light-medium pink that manages to brighten my face even without any other makeup on. Because it has a matte finish, it lasts around 4-5 hours before I have to reapply. I don’t reapply it though because even though it’s not extremely drying, it still is a bit drying, so after about 4 hours of wearing Please Me, all I want to apply on my lips is a lip balm. 😀
After eating and drinking, Please Me separates and becomes patchy, so reapplication is also needed. Overall, it is a pretty nice lipstick, but not really the best matte lipstick out there. I’m excited to try out the new MAC lipsticks from The Matte Lip collection. Hopefully, I’ll be able to review both Nouvelle Vouge and La Vie en Rouge (both from The Matte Lip Collection) this week. So, watch out for that! 😉
I bought Please Me from MAC in Mall of Asia for Php1,000. I had expected it to be really drying on my lips, but was surprised that it was not so much, it was actually bearable. If you want to buy this shade as well, you might want to call the M•A•C stores near you first, to check if they have it in stock before dropping by. Alternatively, you may also purchase it online from Nordstrom or Macy’s for $16.
Color and texture comparisons from L-R: Mac Please Me, MAC Haute Altitude and NARS Audacious in Raquel. (Photo above)
Color and texture comparisons from L-R: MAC Please Me, MAC Mehr and Chanel Rouge Coco in Liaison. (Photo above)
How do you feel about pink lipsticks? Are they better than red lipsticks? Have you tried MAC Please Me Matte Lipstick? Do you know of any dupes or cheaper alternative to it?