I wanted to try out this lipstick since I got MAC Please Me. I wished that the latter was little bit cooler-toned.
I must’ve tweeted that bit and ended up with Elaine‘s tube (I can’t remember anymore). She gave me hers so I can at least try it out first before I go out and buy one. She’s generous like that. She also warned me that it washes her out. I’m a shade lighter than her at the time and I thought I could make it work. But the first time I tried it, I looked like I used a pastel pink chalk as a lipstick.
MAC describes this is as a dirty blue-pink (which is also how they described Mehr). On my medium olive-yellow skin, MAC Pink Plaid comes off a milky blue-pink.
I’m at my lightest right now (NC30/35) so I was able to make it work with a little eyeliner and a cool-toned blush. But I think I can never go full-on lazy and wear this lipstick bare-faced as I often do.
I’m glad I didn’t buy this blind. Since the summer months are coming, I won’t be able to wear it again.
Disclaimer: I’m not the best person to ask if a lipstick is drying. My lips seldom get dry. But as with most of the lighter colors in the MAC matte lipstick line, this lipstick made my lips look a little bit more dry.