Review & Swatches: Mac Lipstick in Brick-O-La

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Hello everyone! Today I'm going to be reviewing the latest addition to my lipstick collection. A Mac amplified lipstick in Brick-O-La. I had intended to try Syrup but when trying it on I realised it was very similar to a lipstick I already own. Brick-O-La caught my eye. Normally I like to do a lot of research via blogs for expensive make up but I'd seen a few photos here and there and I loved the way it looked on.

Brick-O-La is described as a 'mid tone berry' by Mac but I'd say it's more of a 'nude red'. I know that's a bit of a vague description but it's just how I view it. I class this as one of my nude lipsticks yet there is a hint of red in there too. I love the feeling of Mac lipsticks. The amplified finish is definitely the best. They're really opaque but not drying like most matte lipsticks are. They're still a bit shiny and I just love the way they look. I'd say they last about 4 hours. What I really like about these is that they wear more evenly. You don't end up with that horrible look where the edges of your lips are still perfect and the insides have worn off. They don't stand up particularly well to eating and drinking but I don't mind carrying a lipstick with me for touch ups. Another thing about these lipsticks is that they smell amazing. They all have a very sweet vanilla scent that I find makes them more enjoyable to use.

Now onto the price. As you probably know, it's been raised to £15. I'm a bit on the fence about this: I don't like it but I understand that companies have to raise their prices due to inflation. At the end of the day I don't mind treating myself to a higher end lipstick at that price and if you aren't happy with that then there are some great drugstore lipsticks out there.

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