I recently went to MAC and picked up a few new lipsticks (haul post here), Brave being one of them. I knew I wanted some new shades for Spring, and started by swatching some cult favourites such as Twig and Velvet Teddy. Both were beautiful shades, but I ended up picking up Brave which leans more pink than brown and is better suited to my very fair, cool-toned skin. If you are a pale girl looking for an everyday lipstick that will liven up your complexion, then this shade is for you.
Brave is a beautiful deep pink-beige shade with a satin finish. I find that it comes off much darker in the tube than it does when applied to the lips. I prefer MAC’s satin lipsticks as they aren’t too creamy where they disappear off your lips in a few hours, and they aren’t drying like a matte finish. I have darker lips naturally and this shade is a very close match, just a bit deeper. The formula glides easily over the lips, doesn’t overly emphasise any dry spots on my lips and it has a beautiful shine to it.
I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear me say that it’s my new go-to my lips but better colour and it compliments so many different makeup looks. Whether you are wearing a smokey eye, or are keeping it simple with just some winged liner, this shade pairs perfectly. It really livens up my face giving me a fresh appearance and I’ve had a few lovely people comment on what a beautiful colour it is. I am so happy to have this shade in my MAC collection and it’s safe to say I am head over heads for it.