Hope you all are happy and healthy.
April is almost over, just unbelievable how fast time flies, and we are in the middle of hot & scorching summers and already praying for monsoons to arrive soon, ain't we? Well, I am, it's horribly hot & humid in Mumbai for past few days. Oh Rain God, please show some mercy on us.
Anyways, so coming to the post. I visited MAC Store a few days back for giving back some stuff for back to MAC. I wanted to buy a good pink shade, but, ended up picking up a red lipstick called Brave Red ( as I already have a few pink shades from MAC).
Brave Red is the Cremesheen formula, which their hottest selling and best formula in lipsticks. Brave Red is a yellow red with a little bit of sheen. It is comparatively a muted red than other brighter reds like Russian Red or MAC Red, and it's a very wearable shade of red.
The pigmentation is decent, and you can build up to the desired intensity by apply a few coats more. But, to me it gives me full intensity as in the tube in just 2 coats.
It lasts also decently well, but, doesn't survive a meal. I wore it to a dinner party and faded after the meal, so I had to re-apply. But, when wore it the whole day for testing, it lasted a good 4+ hours after which it started fading into a stain. The longevity kinda of disappointed me because I was comparing with other Reds like Russian Red or MAC Red, but, considering the formula, it did a very good job as cremesheen formula are creamier and are moisturizing. But, when wore with my MAC Kiss Me Quick lipliner, it survived even the full lunch meal and remained as it is for about 6 hours after which it started fading into a stain.
It has the standard vanilla scent like other MAC lipsticks and comes in regular black bullet packaging, which I adore.
Price: INR 990/-
Overall, I like that it's such a wearable red shade, great for those who want to start with red lispticks or are scared of pulling off a full fledged red lipstick. I would say I am liking this shade but not loving it, especially when I compare it with my other reds. But, I am happy to have it in my stash as I love red lipsticks.
Here are a few pictures, swatches and a look I created using this lipstick to show how it looks on my NC40ish skin:
|L: Single Swipe, R: Double swipe|
I hope you all found the review helpful and liked the shade on me. Do let me know which is your favorite red lipstick?
Have a lovely week ahead.
Lots of Love