For quite a while now, I've had the MAC lipstick, Brave on my makeup wishlist. The other day, I traded in some Back To MAC empties and I finally picked it up. There's nothing new or sparkly about this lipstick. It's been part of MAC's permanent collection for a long time.
MAC describes the color as 'pink-beige with white pearl'. Eh, I can sort of see that but mostly, this reads as a muted pinky peach color to me. And I don't really detect much of a pearl at all.
(indirect natural light)
For me, this is a very work appropriate, everyday sort of shade. It's just sort of a mindless option. It applies easily, wears easily and has good staying power. It doesn't require a lot of upkeep, it isn't uncomfortable to wear. It's definitely not a nude on me, but it's a very natural color.
The MAC lipstick in Brave has a satin finish and contains 3 grams of product. It retails for $15, or if you have 6 MAC empties, you can trade them in for a full size lipstick. For more information on which MAC products qualify, see the Back to MAC page at the MAC site.