My New Daytime Staple Lipstick: Mac 'Please Me'

Friday, August 30, 2013

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Mac Lipstick £15 Available Here

Even if you're a fan of Mac lipsticks, and know your stuff when it comes to their shades (and if you're reading this, well there's a good chance you do) this might be one that's passed you by. It's definitely not one I've heard too much about in beauty blogging land, and it's not exactly a colour that screams 'buy me' out of the myriad of wild and wonderful shades Mac offers either. While I have have a Mac lipstick wishlist as long as my arm, I decided to skip over the likes of anything too neon or seasonal such as Vegas Volt and Candy Yum Yum in favour of something that I was going to actually wear regularly (quite good going really, seeing as sensibility does tend to go out of the window when buying makeup, clothes and shoes). After a bit of a Googling session 'Please Me' was a clear winner. Those who love a good blogger cliche might describe it as 'your lips but better' but unfortunately even quoting that makes me cringe a bit, so I'll stick with 'neutral, mid pink and easy to wear.'

Please Me is a matte formulation, but no need to go running for the hills if you suffer from dreaded dry lips like I often do. It doesn't feel powdery or heavy, and doesn't suck out all of the moisture leaving you looking like a puckered old prune. Instead it sits quite comfortably, there's a slight sheen when it's first applied that dries down to a matte finish that lasts for ages. This was definitely a good choice for the daytime as you can swipe it on in the morning and not have to worry about it again until lunchtime; I'm a lipstick fanatic as much as the next member of the female species, but it doesn't mean I want to be reapplying and checking on it every twenty minutes.

Please Me is an almost identical shade to one of my most worn lipsticks, 'Celeb' by Rimmel. Sadly the Rimmel one has been discontinued, and so if it happened to be one of your favourites too Please Me should slot into your life quite nicely. There might be a huge price difference, but in all fairness it's much more fun applying a Mac lipstick than it is a Rimmel one (not that I'm slating Rimmel lipsticks, I love 'em!). While bright and vibrant shades are my ultimate weakness when it  comes to buying lipsticks, I'm glad to have a great daytime shade like this in my collection. It goes with any makeup look and is effortlessly pretty without making too much of a statement. If you're drowning in a sea of bold lipsticks and constantly find yourself looking for the perfect daytime staple, give 'Please Me' a bit of a swatch and see what you think!

Have you found your perfect daytime lipstick? Do you have any recommendations for other shades like this from Mac?
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37 comments

  1. I love this shade so much and got it earlier this summer - very happy with it :O). Xx


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  2. I haven't yet found my perfect lipstick but I've come close a few times - still on the hunt though! Please Me looks to be a lovely shade, and it's brilliant that it can fill in for the discontinued 'Celeb'. I hate it when companies discontinue favourite shades of mine, I'm always in two minds over whether to 'stock up' on shades were I ever to fall in love with something. I haven't tried any of Mac's matte lipsticks because I always assumed they were very drying, it's interesting that you say they aren't so bad! I'll have to give them a swatch next time I'm near a counter :) x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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  3. I've been looking at this one for a while now but I'll need to swatch it in store before I make my mind up! Great review :) xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  4. This looks great! How much was it??xx

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  5. This looks like such a lovely shade! I can't believe I haven't seen this before x

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  6. This really helped because I'm undecided on what MAC colour to get! This one is really gorgeous, I think it'd suit me. What other shades would you recommend?:)

    Alice
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. That is so nice!
    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  8. Have to try this
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  9. I like the color of this lippie. It looks similar to Rimmel Kate lipstick in 103, which is my go-to every day lippie. I'm obsessed with bright lipsticks, but it's nice to have some every day shades. I'd wear bright pink everyday though. No shame here haha!

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  10. I have this lipstick although I've not tried it yet.. it looks a lot darker than I thought it was!!! xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  11. This is the only mac product I own and I love it

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  12. This is a really pretty colour, looks so wearable!x

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  13. This looks beautiful! I love MAC and I love matte finish lipsticks so I think I'll be adding this to my wishlist. Like you said, their vibrant shades are great but sometimes you want something you can wear with ease everyday xx

    Imogen | the Bluebird & the Robin

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  14. Perfect day time shade - another one to my list! I have dry lips but I love MAC lipsticks they are always comfortable and have a good long lasting period.

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    xo

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  15. This is my go-to lipstick! I never hear it being talked about, but I'm glad you have found it. :)

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  16. I love this colour! Might have to purchase soon!
    gracesbeautyspace.blogspot.com xx

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  17. Love it! I have enough used up products to get me a free back to mac lipstick.. I've been swatching a few shades recently whenever I'm in my local mac store but haven't seen this one..!

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  18. Love the colour of this! Beautiful!

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  19. I love the colour of this! Definitely going to have to add this to my MAC wishlist haha!
    Great post :)
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  20. This is my effortless but pulled together but not a statement lip too! It's the perfect shade for it :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  21. This is the kind of color that I've been gravitating towards lately. It looks really nice but I'm not the biggest fan of matte finishes.

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  22. so pretty!

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  23. It's such a pretty colour! I have to admit though, matte finishes do scare me. I haven't tried a MAC matte shade though so I might give this a whirl. Really nice review :D

    Cat x

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  24. Gorgeous shade, & your right you don't really hear much about this shade in the blogging world.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  25. I'd love to try this! I need more 'everyday' shades - pinks don't really suit me whereas corals do..so hoping this coral-y pink will work for me!

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  26. Such a pretty shade! Love it! xx

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  28. Seems like a very nice everyday color!

    Alessa from http://crazyme130.blogspot.gr/

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  29. I really like the color of this lipstick! it looks really nice ^^

    Fashionably Sparkly

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  30. I love this lipstick! I love it for the same reasons you do, that it's a perfect day time lipstick!

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  31. I love this colour, it's such a great shade and perfect for everyday! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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