Nude lipsticks have taken the beauty world by storm over the last year or so and whenever I wear a favourite nude of mine I can't help but do a quick Kylie Jenner pout in the mirror (sad I know). I think what makes nude lipsticks so great is that with the right shade, a complimentary lipliner and a good use of contour you can create the illusion of a much fuller pout. If your lips are on the thinner side like mine and your pout is lacking a little bit, you will know that the struggle is real and we need all the help we can get.
The most popular lipstick and the most difficult to get hold of in my collection has to be Mac's Velvet Teddy; a lipstick which is worn by Kylie Jenner herself and showcased beautifully with that perfect pout of hers. Now whilst I'm probably Velvet Teddy's biggest fan I do think that for spring it is a little on the darker side of nudes and I really wanted something a little lighter and brighter, but rock that nineties lip at the same time. I had seen Mac's Brave pop up everywhere on the Blogosphere and with it being another KJ fave I knew I just had to have it in my collection.
Since picking up Mac Brave I've worn it pretty much non stop and its permanent home is in my everyday makeup bag. Mac describe their satin finish lipstick as pink beige with white pearl and it is exactly that. For me it's the perfect pink toned nude which looks beautiful on for this time of year. This is the first satin finish lipstick that I own from Mac, my usual preference is the mattes or amplifiers as their super pigmented and long lasting. I have to say I've fallen in love with the satin finish of this lipstick, its super creamy, highly pigmented and long lasting all at the same time. It really is so comfortable to wear, and the pearl finish just gives this lipstick a little more depth and dimension on your lips, which of course helps to enhance that perfect pout of yours.
I think Brave would suit all skin tones and I find the dusty pink tones to this lipstick really help to brighten up my complexion, especially when I'm feeling a little pale. It also works with so many different makeup looks, which is why it's found a permanent home in my makeup bag. I think its fair to say its become a new favourite.
I would love to know if you love Mac Brave as much as I do? And if your still loving the Kylie Jenner pout, be sure to let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love