MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Brave Red Review & Swatches



MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Brave Red

Hey everyone, I have been obsessed with red lipsticks off lately. I wanted to get all the beautiful Red lipsticks in the world, you have seen a part of my addiction when I reviewed Russian Red for you people. Today I have another gorgeous red by MAC.


MAC Lipstick Brave Red


Price: 1450 INR (*I hate you MAC sob sob*)

About MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Brave Red

It is described as a bright yellow Red by Mac Cosmetics.

Packaging: It is a lipstick from the permanent range so nothing new about the packaging. Just the classy signature Black bullet which is sturdy, pretty and travel friendly.


MAC Cremesheen Brave Red


My Experience with MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Brave Red:

Brave Red is such a beautiful muted yellow based red, it is not deep and rich as Ruby woo or Russian Red. The formula is Cremesheen which is indeed one of the best formulas by MAC, but I would have loved it even more if it was a Satin finish because I am not really a fan of glossy finish which this lipstick provides me. Brave Red is a perfect Red for beginners because it would suit almost every skin tone and look equally unique and gorgeous on everyone. On me it looks a muted yellow red which enhances my skin tone and makes it look radiant. It is perfect for those sick looking days, seriously. Being the cremesheen formula it glides beautifully on dry and chapped lips as well and lasts for about 4-5 hours because it is a darker color. 🙂


MAC Brave Red swatch


A lot of people said that they haven’t noticed any shimmer in it but I did 😀 surprisingly, I saw some fine golden shimmery particles in it to impart that glossy and healthy look to my lips. You can see that in the swatches I have posted :-).

Overall, it is a great muted yellow red, perfectly described by MAC. The shade is so wearable in the daytime as well, if you don’t dare to wear reds in the daytime like me then this may be a lot of help for you. Because, I have always struggled to find a color to match my Red tees and tops when I didn’t want to wear a nude lipstick.

Excuse me for the pictures this time, I know I could have put up better pictures 🙁


MAC Lipstick Brave Red lipswatch


Okay, that was a hell lot of talking, summing it up now.

What I like about MAC Lipstick Brave Red

  • Gorgeous muted yellow red.
  • Classy packaging.
  • Glossy radiant finish.
  • Gives a healthy look to the lips.
  • Will suit almost everyone.
  • No tugging or pulling while applying.
  • Good pigmentation.
  • Doesn’t bleeds or feathers.
  • Stays for 4-5 hours (*good enough for a creamy lippie*)

What I Don’t Like about MAC Lipstick Brave Red

  • I would have liked it in a Satin or Matte finish but that’s personal preference, there’s nothing wrong with the lipstick 😛

Do I recommend this Product?

Yes, it is a gorgeous wearable red for every skin tone. If you’re into shiny healthy looking lips then you should definitely check this out. Beginners with Red lipstick will find this shade easy to pull off.

Rating: 5/5

Have you tried MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Brave Red?

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