Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Lip of the week #18 MAC's Brave

Hello darlings.

Today's post is my first lip of the week of 2016, i bought this little beauty in duty free in Edinburgh on my way home from a couple of days there before Christmas. I had been wanting MAC's Brave for the longest time (My Beauty wishlist) but i always find that £15.50 for a lipstick is a little pricey, while in duty free i noticed they were £13, i didn't think i'd get a better price than that so i bit the bullet and bought the lipstick i'd wanted i am so glad i did! 
In the light
Packaging: As usual i'll start off with the packaging, its the iconic bullet which i really like, its sleek and it looks really good on my vanity. Its smaller than i had imaged but it does mean its more travel friendly. 

The finish: Brave is a stain finish, i knew that i didn't want a glossy or cream finish and i was worried a matte might be too drying so i thought a stain would be perfect and it is. Its creamy on the lips but not shiny or drying! But i would recommend you put a little lip balm on if you have dry patches as although its creamy it will still cling to them. I don't find you don't need a lip liner with this lipstick its a pretty good stand alone.

The colour and colour payoff: Brave is a gorgeous colour, an everyday wearable natural shade but not a dead lips nude its more deep, its definitely a my lips but better lipstick. Its a pinky-mauve shade. Its very pigmented, it doesn't take too much to build it up to a strong colour, but as its a nude you don't really need to. Its easy to apply and great for on the go. I found it goes well with my skin tone, i'm quite pale and it works perfectly but i do recommend you test them in store before you purchase. 

Verdict:
Overall i LOVE this lipstick and i am so happy that i got it. Its my new everyday lipstick that will live in my handbag from now on! The colour, the payoff and the texture are amazing and i look forward to trying more lipsticks from MAC.  I'd love to try Captive, Faux and Mehr especially.

You can buy it here

I'd love to know have you tried this lipstick?
What is your favourite MAC lipstick?
Can you recommend any good ones for me to try?

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14 comments :

  1. that is such a pretty colour! I've really been loving nudes at the moment too http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Me too, i've really been loving nude shades :)

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  2. Brave was my first ever MAC lipstick and I love it! x

    Charlotte ~ http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Its mine too, hopefully it wont be my last! :)

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  3. I'm not normally into satin finish lipsticks but this really looks gorgeous on you! MAC lipsticks are worth the money for certain :-)

    www.lacylatest.co.uk

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  4. Brave has been the top of my wishlist for ages too! I just can't justify the price when I have so many lipsticks lying in my draw, but you've reminded me just how much I love it! I'm also after Mehr too! :D

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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    1. I was exactly the same, i have so many already, but i'm glad i got it :)

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  5. It's a cute shade but I don't think it's my type of colour, I prefer darker ones. I've always wanted to try MAC lipsticks though. Great review :)

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  6. This colour looks lovely on you, I much prefer these kind of nudes as well rather than 'nude' nudes. I don't own a MAC lipstick yet but my favourite brands for lipstick are Rimmel and KIKO :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thank you <3 Me too, i don't really suit true nude shades.

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  7. brave is such a nice shade, one of my faves! i recommend 'taupe' is my new favourite and a bit similar to brave :)

    www.jaya-sanghera.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. Oooh, i will have to look into that shade, thank you :D

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