Not that I need any more MAC lipsticks... but, I feel like I don't have many nudes and neutral every-day kind of shades in my collection. It's all deep plums and reds and no 'your lips but better' colours.
I always find nude lipsticks a little daunting if I'm honest, I can rock any bright colour no problem but nudes have a tendency to wash me out and I end up looking like a corpse. But, it's safe to say that these two shades do not make me look dead!
I'm super happy that I brought these two, they are the perfect nudes and I highly recommended them for all the pale ginger haired girls out there.
Anyway, I did do a bit of research before buying these online, I was after the perfect everyday colour for pale skin and faux ginger hair, and MAC's Brave and Bare Again kept cropping up. So, I splurged and now here I am with a review.
(MAC's Bare Again Swatch)
These formula's are unlike the traditional MAC lipstick's, they are super creamy and moisturising on the lips, almost like a hybrid between a creamy lipstick and a lipgloss. They are a pleasure to put on as they glide on beautifully. As it is a creamy formula the staying power isn't out of this world, but I'd say Bare Again lasts around 2 hours before I need to re-apply.
Also, the pigmentation is quite sheer, however it is build-able so you can go from making this look semi sheer to completely opaque.
(MAC's Brave Swatch)
Brave. Up next we have Brave which is listed as a 'pink-beige with white pearl' on their website, and is a satin formula. I would actually describe Brave to be a medium-dark pink with a tinge of brown, which makes it fab for an every-day muted shade.
This formula can be a little drying as it is semi-matte, and can cling to dry patches on the lips, so I would recommend using a lip scrub or lip balm beforehand. Having said that, what I'm most impressed with is the lasting power of this lipstick, it's bloody great! I'd say it lasts for around 4 hours if I don't drink/eat anything, sometimes will last even longer!
Overall I'm super chuffed with my new neutral, every day, 'my lips but better' shades. However, I do want to expand my collection and get some more neutral pinky tones. If you could recommend any, leave them in the comments below as I would love to know.