Hey everybody! Welcome to the weekend! I’m definitely excited that it’s here, it’s been one long week for me. I did order MAC’s Brave, though, along with Spice lip liner, but that’s on backorder so I won’t be receiving it anytime soon unfortunately, but when I do, there will be a review!
Today, we are talking about this beautiful lipstick by MAC, I’d describe it as a pink/mauve with a slight purple undertone. It’s a satin finish, but it seems more like a matte to me. The lasting power is good, extending for about 3-4 hours before beginning to wear off. The pigmentation is just good enough to where there isn’t an intense crazy amount of color, but enough to layer until you reach your desired intensity.
This is what the packaging and lipstick looks like:
This really goes great with the 90’s lip trend that’s been circling the Instagramlands. It’s such a beautiful color, and when layered over a lip liner, can transform into a different tone of pink/mauve. I love NYX Mauve lip liner, it’s a similar color as Brave, but in a warmer, more mauve-y shade.
Here’s a swatch on my lips:
Overall, I would rate this a 4.5/5. I don’t normally fall in love with lipsticks because I can never find the right shade, or it looks strange on me, either too pinky, too mauve, too plum… there’s always something significantly off about it, but I would really recommend this one. It’s a little drying and does settle into fine lines which is why I deducted half a point off the score, but it’s so close to a 5 because of its amazing color payoff, pigmentation, lasting power and incredible shade. I think it’s a shade that would be universally flattering. If you haven’t swatched it or tried it out, I would advise you do. And quickly!
If you’re thinking of picking up this color or have any MAC lipstick recommendations, feel free to leave them below!
And thanks so much for tuning in, I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll catch you later!