For some reason, I always review my favourites late. I saw in my makeup drawer the other day & noticed that I haven’t reviewed some of my most loved products. And a couple of them are repurchases. How does that happen???
btw- I had gone looking for Cosmo & twig. Cosmo washed me out so bad and twig looked Meh on me. Brave and yash suited me a lot but Yash looked a tad more pink. Hence, Brave was the winner. [Seriously Cosmo- why? you’re the Ryan Gosling of lipsticks but I had to let you go!!!!]
MAC Brave : pink-beige with white pearl
Finish : Satin
Cost : $15 + tax
I love this lipstick more than any other lipstick I have. It is my HG, MLBB, ILYL, every abbrev you can think of. I can blindly apply it with any attire, any makeup, any mood, any occasion & with anyone without giving a thought. It is like an armour for me.
I’ve wore it on the beaches, in the red muddy mountains of Arizona, for the hub’s office do-s & in a fancy-schmancy resort in Denver. I wore it over an Anarkali churidaar suit on my anniversary this year & it went so well on it.
It is an absolute no brainer for me and that is why it is in my purse all the time. It has a satin finish so you definitely need a balm under it. but it does not dry out lips. Although I noticed that it looks better if you blend it with your fingers when applied. gives it a nice toned look. I like the fact that it does not feel heavy on the lips. It stays for about 3hrs on my lips but fades to a nice pinky soft glow.
This gives a beautiful definition to my lips and makes them look healthy and supple. It will suit fair to medium skintones as a n*de shade. I mostly use it on it’s own or with lipliners (that can change the shade sometimes.)
This is my 2nd tube. I will definitely repurchase this and buy this repeatedly for a long long time! This lipstick is my definition of consistency!
Clicked this pic after roaming the whole afternoon searching apartments : hours after application.
P.S – I found out some DUPES for this : Maybelline colorsensational Warm Me Up, L’Oreal Tender Berry.
9 thoughts on “MAC Satin finish Lipstick in Brave Review, Swatches!”
It’s a lovely shade
Thanks Sue 🙂 I love it 🙂
Wow!! this sure looks great on you Bee, and what’s with the eyebrows, they look so lovely, are you using that Anastacia Brow Kit??
btw, what you feel for Cosmo and Twig, echoes my feelings for TAUPE …I can never seem to like that one though it’s an MLBB/HG?blah blah blah for so many dusky girls 🙂
Thanks so much AB. no re, anastasia one was so expensive. I’m using a sasta brow stencil which I got free with a lash curler and a light brown eyeshadow… hehehe (jugaad)
For the MLBB, it’s all based on the lips ka undertones. I was so sad when the entire world loved cosmo and NARS orgasm and they made me look sick :((
Awesome shade loved this shade very much on you and your face very familiar to me 🙂
I had a friend like you, but she is from Spain I think 😉
Wow Radha.. thanks so much…
btw- I’m your friend too 😉
Brave looks so good on u..Cosmo looks similar MLBB on me.. I love Cosmo 🙂
then brave won;t suit you… hehehe
I wanted to love cosmo so bad yaa
Bee you look great! I love the way you do makeup!