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Saturday, September 21, 2013

MAC Brave Lipstick Review

MAC Brave Lipstick


I mentioned not so long ago that I had a good few empty MAC products to take back and exchange for a free lipstick or two (Back2MAC programme). Free lipstick is always a bonus and on this occasion it spurred me on to be a little braver (pun fully intended) with my choices. In the end I went home with MAC Rebel (review here) and MAC Brave lipsticks.

MAC Brave Lipstick
MAC Brave Lipstick
MAC Brave Lipstick

MAC Brave is listed as a "pink-beige with white pearl" on their web store which may put some off purchasing but the white pearl aspect doesn't give a frosty 80's vibe rather it adds a little dimension to the shade and prevents the satin formulation from looking flat. I would describe Brave to be a medium pink that has been tinged with brown making it a great everyday muted shade for medium complexions. It does lean fairly cool in tone and has a semi-matte finish.

MAC Brave Lipstick
MAC Brave Lipstick
MAC Brave Lipstick
MAC Brave Lipstick

As with most MAC satin formulated lipsticks I have found this to be a little drying and do recommend that those with dry or flaky lips prep with a lip scrub and a balm before application. It may also be worth your while to carrying a lip balm or gloss with you when wearing such shade to prevent the lips from drying out. 
However satin formulas do tend to wear a little longer and on average I get around three hours of wear from this shade - well as long as I don't eat or drink.

MAC Brave lipstick £15/3g via MAC - link

On a side note I do want to change up my swatching style - if you have any ideas please do let me know below.



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22 comments:

  1. I loooove this shade! I have a satin one which has been drying the hell out of my lips now the weather is colder, but it definitely lasts more than 3 hours, shame they don't last longer :(
    www.lost-in-wonderland.co.uk

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  2. That is such pretty shade, I've never tried a MAC lipstick and really want to find a perfect one for me, but I don't know where to begin with the large variety of shades/formulations there are!

    Beauty for the Beauty

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  3. Oh this is a great shade for everyday although my lips are already quite dry so probably wouldnt suit me. Fab colour though.
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  4. Oh this is really nice, it's a bit bolder than a neutral but still very subtle :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  5. never heard of this shade, looks really nice perfect for day wear thanks for sharing :)

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk

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  6. This is lovely! Not sure I'd be able to pull it off though - nudes hate me!
    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  7. This shade looks so nice on you! I'm not sure if this shade would be right for me though as I'm more of a baby pink girl x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love Brave! :) xx

    www.kookycapricious.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. A fantastic colour! I love mauve shades like this

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  10. Ooh how many empty Mac things do you have to return to get one lipstick? xx

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  11. this looks gorgeous! mentally adding it my wishlist so pretty! xx

    An Uninventive Name

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  12. Brave looks amazing... cue another Mac lipstick being added to my wishlist.

    Victoria

    FlorenceandMary.com

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  13. this looks like a perfect brick red nude lipstick great for novemeber time!
    Emily
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  14. I love this colour for everyday, so nice. I like the way you swatch products and how you show what it looks like on the lips! Keep it up xxx
    Life of Verity

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  15. oh my god, you've no idea how much i LOVE this lipstick! its my perfect nude, cos i have quite pigmented lips and can't wear angel or creme cup, this is the perfect MLBB for me! gonna keep repurchasing it non stop, hope they never discontinue this i will cry. Great choice!!

    cheryl
    beauty,lifestyle,reviews,hauls
    http://flylikeacg.blogspot.com
    x

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  16. This shade is gorgeous! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. It kinda reminds me of a muted down Speed Dial from MAC, that might just be me but that's the first thing I thought when I saw the swatch! :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. gorgeous shade - I didn't even know this lipstick existed... thanks for sharing :)

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  19. I’m using a balm for this and it is actually good. Perfect for parties and special events :)
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Benefit cosmetic Philippines

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