May 24, 2012

MAC Captive Lipstick - Reviews, Swatches

MAC Captive Lipstick (available here) - $14.50

MAC Captive is described as a pinkish plum lipstick on the MAC website, and I would say the description is quite accurate.  A Satin finish, the lipstick strikes the perfect balance between a matte effect - packing awesome pigmentation and staying power - while staying a lot less drying than the regular matte lipsticks.  Captive is a darker shade that would work just great for fall, but because of the pink mixed in with the plum, this would also work great for a statement lip during the summers.

MAC Makeup Cosmetics Captive Lipstick Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks
MAC Makeup Cosmetics Captive Lipstick Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks
MAC Makeup Cosmetics Captive Lipstick Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks

MAC Captive Lipstick - Swatch/FOTD

On my Indian/darker skin tone, this is a lipstick works ideal for evenings/fall, but like I said earlier, I do use it during the summers when I want to wear a darker lip for the daytime.  This is my summer-friendly alternative to a darker, red lip :D  Being a pinkish plum, Captive has a bit more brightness to it than straight-out severe plums.

MAC Makeup Cosmetics Captive Lipstick Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks
MAC Makeup Cosmetics Captive Lipstick Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks
For some reason, the pink in the lipstick gets reflected on my lips more than the plum - and I for one am not complaining.  Darker plum lipsticks tend to be somewhat aging on my skin tone!
The pigmentation and staying power is pretty impressive - lasting a good 3-4 hours on me, and it sort of stains my lips, so the color remains even after a meal.  Not the most hydrating of lipsticks, Captive (satin finish lipstick) doesn't really dry out my lips.  I do ensure that my lips are exfoliated before applying, though (use a gentle sugar scrub or a soft toothbrush), since it tends to magnify any existing flakiness.

If you are looking for a slightly darker shade of lipstick without going too dark, give this pink-plum Captive a try :)

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14 comments:

  1. it really looks good on you ^_^.

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  2. it luks so pretty on u rads.,.=)
    d 1st pic s awesom!!!

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    1. Thank you Sunaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :D :D :D :D

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  3. I usually don't like plums but this looks great on you Rads.As you said it looks more pinkish on you and I feel that is what makes it gorgeous :)

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    1. I was a bit surprised by how the color turned out on my lips, but I am quite happy with it :D I got 3 similar shades from MAC - all plum-based - don't know what I was thinking! I amn't that much of a plum fan to start with, and now I have like a plumfest going on at home..with these and a lot more other brands also :|

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  4. That is such a gorgeous color on you Rads! Love it :D :D

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  5. the shade is nice and looks great on u! :)

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  6. Captive is amazingly beautiful on you rads ... i have said that before but wanted shout out once again ... :D how wearable it turned up here ... :D .. after seeing your pics on MBB i again tried it but it was more plum on me :D

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    1. I don't know why it looks this way on me...I tried so much to get proper color like how other blogs have..but it looks like this only on me :| And you put reds...no need for plums for you :D

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