I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with nude lip products. Not only are my makeup drawers overflowing, when I misplaced my favourite nude liquid lipstick earlier this week I nearly suffered a major meltdown. It's shameful. I know. But I'm hooked. And the latest addition to join my stash is MAC Brave lipstick. Another nude from MAC cosmetics that promises to deliver the notorious Kylie Jenner pout. But hype aside it's a beautiful shade and worthy of a little limelight here on BBA.
MAC Brave lipstick is described by MAC as a "pink-beige with a white pearl", but applied directly onto my lips the "white pearl" is questionable as it appears as a soft rosy neutral pink with a slight cool undertone. The shade is lighter than MAC Soar lip liner and pinker than MAC Velvet Teddy. And whilst it's certainly a dupable colour, the shade is versatile as it can be worn both day and night and makes for a perfectly polished pout when paired with a lip liner. Due to its satin semi-matte finish, it's opaque, comfortable, easy to apply and has good wear time of around 3 hours and leaves a light stain on the lips. But it can be a tad drying, but not nearly as drying as MAC's matte lipstick formulation.