MAC Brave Lipstick

MAC Brave lipstick

I think I’ve found myself yet another favorite lipstick from MAC: Brave.

No surprise here, another day, another lipstick from the nude family that Paula is crazy about. Brave is a soft, rosy, neutral pink with satin finish. It’s very creamy and applies with ease.  The formula is smooth and non-drying, which is always a plus. When used on its own, it gives a subtle rosy color that’s perfect for office/school wear (think your lips, but better, in terms of color). I, however, like to use it either under a nice lip-gloss or over a lip-liner for a more pigmented color. When paired with a liner, it lasts close to 4 hours on my lips.

mac brave swatch

I really like pairing Brave with MAC’s Soar Lip Pencil (If you want to see what Soar looks like on its own, you can find my review here). I think they work great together.

MAC brave vs. velvet teddy

 I’ve heard that a lot of people compare, or can’t decide between Velvet Teddy and Brave. Both belong in the nude-ish family, but I think that Brave is definitely more wearable, especially if we’re talking about an everyday, natural makeup. I can see it compliment a lot more skin tones than Velvet Teddy. Velvet Teddy, in addition to having a matte finish, is also more of a brown-nude that can wash some skin tones out, whereas Brave is more of a natural-pink-nude. It’s almost the same color as my lips, but a bit more amplified.

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  • This is such a beautiful shade! The color looks amazing on you. I definitely think that I need to pay a visit to MAC soon to check out some of their lipsticks!
    Becky, x // http://undertheseabeauty.blogspot.ca/

    • Thanks Becky! This is one is pretty awesome ;)

  • I’ve been lusting over Brave for so long! Such a beautiful colour, especially when paired with Soar. X

    The Sunday Chapter

    • Ahh yes, they make a perfect combo, don’t they? :)

  • I thought it would be darker but it looks gorgerous on you. I should give it a try :)

    xx Cecil // http://www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

    • It looks much darker in the tube than it actually is. Thanks so much Cecil!

  • Gorgeous shade, it makes your lips look so luscious :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

  • Leah

    Will be getting this very soon.

  • I have my eye on this lipstick for a while, after this post i wanted to buy it even more!)

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