MAC's Casual Colour Collection hit stores recently and I had been eyeing this specific shade "Have a Lovely Day" for a while because it looked a lot like MAC Angel in swatches I had seen. And I really like MAC Angel!
I had tried to skip the collection completely (I have way too many lip/cheek cream products), but needless to say, once I was swatching it at the counter, I heard myself saying: "I'll take it"...
I managed to skip the Beth Ditto Collection though, which is almost a shame, because I love Beth Ditto and I think MAC could have made much more of an effort to create unique products for this unique lady (in unique packaging).
But back on track!
I am wearing "Have a Lovely Day" today, I just applied it with my fingers and I applied 2 coats in order for it to cover my natural lip colour.
Since you always ask about the pigmentation of my lips: I have medium pigmented lips, i.e. most lipsticks do cover my natural lips enough so that you can really see the color itself well. Some MAC Lustre formulas however don't show up on my lips, they are a little too sheer for that and when I wear them you can barey see the hue, just my natural color with a sheen. So my lips are not cherry-red and they are not very pale, they are just a medium rosy kind of brown and most lipsticks I apply do transform the appearance of my lips enough to tell a good difference!
I find "Have a Lovely" pleasant to wear, it applies beautifully since it's very creamy and it's very easy to spread with fingers. When I look in the mirror now, after two hours of wear, it has dried down a bit, but it still feels good on my lips.