MAC Pink Plaid Lipstick Review and Swatches

I wanted to try out this lipstick since I got MAC Please Me. I wished that the latter was little bit cooler-toned.

MAC Pink Plaid Bullet

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 Pink Plaid Swatch

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.

MAC Pink Plaid
MAC Pink Plaid (Other stuff on my face: MUFE HD N123 Foundation, Bobbi Brown Gel Liner, NARS Mata Hari, Kevyn Aucoin Candle Light)

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.

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28 Comments

  1. edelweiza

    Nice! Buti ka pa, bagay sayo ang color na yan! Ako nagmumukhang maputla lang, hehe. 🙂

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  2. Looks great on you! I don’t think that I can pull off pale pink, but you did wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Jhanz! 😀

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  3. This doesn’t look so bad! Pale pinks that border on lavender make me look sickly so I avoid them but this is an interesting alternative to peachy nudes ^_^

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    1. That’s what I need to check out next, peach lipsticks 😀

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  4. Only a select few non-Caucasians can pull this off, Rae. And you’re one of them – almost bare-faced pa! I’d have to wear this with a heavy eye and super clean base.

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    1. I can barely pull this off, di talaga sya pwedeng pang tamad 😦

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  5. I think we’re approximately the same MAC shade right now! 🙂 i wish I can wear a shade like this kasi maganda siya sa tube but i’m sure it’ll wash me out once applied. I tend to avoid shades like this especially when blind buying off the internet. I’m drawn to them though!

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    1. Ako din! Esp right now I’m in a pale lipstick phase.

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  6. hindi bagay sakin to, i wish it’s bagay tho cause till now i havent found a light pink that suites me. it reminds me of a certain nars audacious shade 🙂

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    1. I think nude brown pinks lang yung light pink na bagay for me. Almost parang pale mlbb.

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  7. Yup! Pink Plaid also washes me out! I’m also NC30 and wearing this alone isn’t pretty. I always have to top with a darker gloss or do a gradient lips to put the color back to my face.

    Hey, at least you didn’t have to pay for it. I did! Hmmph!! >.< LOL

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  8. I can’t wear this shade. This is the true-blue worm lips lipstick for me :[

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    1. Yup! It definitely is.

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  9. I like the shade! But sadly I don’t think I would be able to pull this off since more darker shades are the ones that tend to look prettier on me :c quite a shame a actually!

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    1. Dark lipsticks forever!

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  10. Hmm Maybe this shade will work on me when I paired it with a blonde wig? lol.

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    1. Haha. Or blue wig. Para Katy Perry

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  11. It looks…weird (not you, yer gorge :p). I agree with Juvy, magmumuka kong Nicki Minaj (na nakatira ng katol) dito.

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    1. Yup. If I become a shade lighter, Nicki Minaj ang peg ko 😀

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  12. It looks similar to Fashion Mews

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    1. You’re right, Fashion Mews has shimmer and has a tinge of lavender. But they do look similar.

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  13. I can’t wear this shade or else I’ll look like Nicki Minaj! Hehe.

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    1. Nicki Minaj! Oo nga noh…

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    2. Mag Nicki Minaj kaya ako sa Halloween?

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      1. Why not? Haha! 🙂

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      2. YASSS QUEEN, GO FOR IT!!!

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