Simply Lippy Challenge Day 229 | MAC Satin Lipstick in Shade Captive

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you will know that MAC Rebel is one of my all time favourite lipsticks shades, ever! It is the perfect berry shade in my opinion, and I didn’t think anything else could come close to it until I tried this shade.

Also from MAC, Captive, is a gorgeous berry toned lipstick, it doesn’t have the same pink/purple hue that Rebel has, but is pretty close, and I jusy love that it has a creamy satin finish.

As MAC finishes go, Satin is my favourite of all, so having a berry tone lipstick as lovely as this in my favourite finish makes me very happy! I don’t even know how I’m only discovering it now to be honest because it’s like my dream berry shade.

As with all MAC satin lipsticks, the pigment is perfect and gives great colour pay off with only one layer. It blends like a dream and the colour is very buildable too if you want a richer tone.

I love everything about this lippy and I know I’m going to be repurchasing it a lot! If I didn’t have my challenge going on, I’m pretty sure I’d be reaching for it every day this Autumn but I’ll have to wait a little longer to wear it again unfortunately.


Do you like a berry lip? If you’re on the look out for a new autumnal shade then definitely have a swatch of this – it’s the perfect option in my opinion!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 93 | MAC Satin Lipstick in Shade, Fleshpot

Today’s lipstick shade is probably quite a controversial one because it is a very, very pale nude with a barely there colour that almost blanks out your lips when you wear it.

I bought this about a year and a half ago when nude lips were very on trend, but as I’m sure you can tell by the amount left, I really haven’t worn it much since.

The Satin formula is lovely and creamy as with all MAC Satin lipsticks, it wears really well even though it’s pale, and, it is hydrating to wear too.

The shade for me is just a little too on the pale side though, I thought given that it was a sunny day today, I might like this a little more than last time I wore it, but it just doesn’t do that much for me.

It comes down to personal preference with this lippy rather than texture or finish, so if pale nudes are your thing, then you might really like this.

For now, I’ll stick to bolder and brighter!

Sorcha 💋