MAC Have a Lovely Day! Lip & Cheek Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour ($20.00 for 0.43 fl. oz.) is described as a “neutral nude.” It’s a rosy, almost mauve-toned shade with hints of beige. Tarte Exposed is browner. Burberry Cameo is a bit darker, plummier. On the lips, it’s pinker, less visible mauve tones. MAC Annemiek is lighter. MAC Angel is pinker. Chanel Candeur is lighter.

For an in-depth review of the formula, please see this post. The main takeaways were that as a blush, this yields a dewy finish that might be just the wrong side of dewy for some, but it may be the perfect recipe for those with drier skin; as a lip color, the finish is more like a satin matte, and it has a slightly clingy nature that works as a way to make the color lightweight and very natural-looking.

When I tested Have a Lovely Day! on the lips, it wore for four hours. I’ve been testing out the wear of this shade since six am, so after five hours, it’s a bit faded and could use a reapplication. The texture is soft, creamy, and incredibly blendable; it’s buildable to true-to-pot color, but this lighter shade is impossible to overdo. It will be particularly great as an everyday shade on light to medium skin tones.

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Lip & Cheek Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Diffused Flash)

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Studio Lighting)

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Diffused Flash)

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Studio Lighting)

MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Have a Lovely Day! Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Loving this on the lips and cheeks! Do you think this might be too light for a MAC NW30 skintone? Also could the dewiness be toned down with a translucent powder or even similar colored blush?

I guess the whole point is for lips and cheeks to match, but I don’t think I like that look. Seems very retro and not in a good way. A bit like matching turquoise t-shirt with turquoise socks instead of matching shoes. Not a fan of the shine, either. Thank you – you’ve saved me from the purchase I was about to make! 🙂

It would look so much better if the cheeks had a hint of color instead of this shellacking that is going on here. Looks great on the lips though.

I can see this one someone with fair skin, but it’s not working for me on a medium complexion with warm undertones.  I’m also not fond of the super dewiness.  Maybe perfect for those with dry skin.  Definitely a pass for me.

Oh man, that would be the perfect neutral pink for my lips.  I’m a little less thrilled by the sheen it leaves on the cheek stain, but that could easily be mitigated with a mattifying powder.  I’m going to give this a look tomorrow when I hit my MAC counter.  🙂

Hello, mauvey-pink. (Have I ever mentioned that I’m kind of obsessed with mauve undertones in products? Because, um, yeah.) 
 
I think this formula might be too dewy for my tastes, judging by what you had said in the review, but I do really like the fact that they give you a lot of product for the price. And the silicone-free, paraben-free formula, of course! 😀 I think I might try to get in-store to give these a try before they sell out – I’m intrigued ;o) 

I love the look.Hey whats a good dupe for the eyeliner shade since the actual product didn’t get a good review(and since only eyeshadow dupes were mentioned)?

hey christine, do u know of a lipstick dupe of this color? doesnt have to be mac. im obsessed with this color but i would love a more convenient lipstick 🙂 thanks

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