This MAC lipstick was with me for a month now and I have no regrets buying it. I know, I should have blogged my review for the MAC Viva Glam 1 lipstick first since I had it longer. But being a giddy girl, I am just excited to share how beautiful this particular lipstick is. Don't you worry, I will make a "further" product review about the Viva Glam 1 too... soon, hopefully!
The moment I walked in the MAC store, I really didn't know which shade I'll be purchasing. All I knew was I wanted a lip color perfect for everyday wear. Fortunately, the saleslady handed this shade to me. And it is in the color Brave with a satin finish (1,000 php). Undeniably, the name "Brave" itself caught me right then and there!!! What a witty name! :)
Here are the swatches on my hand. It is somewhat dark in the tube and when swiped on the hand (maybe because of my complexion, also). But honestly, it is different when applied on the lips.
The color really suits me and my taste--neutral but with a hint of pink. I love that it doesn't wash me off cause most neutrals tend to make me look pale like a zombie. lol This shade, surprisingly, gives life to my face. You know, that needed lift?! The texture is amazing because it is semi-matte but with soft satin. Indeed, it glides onto the lips smoothly and holds on for a long time. But the downside is, it is still drying even if it is not purely matte. After a few hours, I would just see it settling into the lines of my lips... and I do hate whenever that happens (who wouldn't, anyway?). So, in order to minimize the dryness it gives, I always make sure to put a lip balm and let my lips absorb it. Then, I put on such lipstick. And voila!
To sum everything up, the dryness doesn't really make me love it any less!! In fact, this is my HG everyday lipstick and I would definitely recommend this to everyone--it is a must try.