I love this color. I've spent like five years looking for a decent dark shade and I finally discovered this. Spotted it in the MAC lipstick display and decided on a whim to try it and it's the only dark shade that actually makes my lips look fuller and gives me a healthy flush instead of totally washing me out or making me look pallid. :) Some other reviewers said it looks plum or pinky on them - on me it takes on more of a brick red/ruddy/deep reddish tone. Love it. :)
Love this! I love the amplified creme finish, and I love the color. If you look good with makeup that has brown undertones, then you will look good in this.
This is a really versatile lipstick - I wear in lightly for work (for a lovely MLBB shade) or slightly heavier when going out in the evening and it is a bold rosy brown colour. Like all amplified MAC lipsticks it is really well pigmented and I find it quite moisturising (although I still always wear a lip balm underneath). Smells great too - like vanilla. This lipstick, along with my other fave MAC lipstick Twig (satin), are the two I buy again and again and wear everyday!
MAC website calls Fast Play a "slow and dirty neutral pink." On me its plum. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I'm a little bored by it. But despite MAC's hyperbolic description, I end up wearing this color often, especially in fall/winter. Has really good staying power (Amplified formula does on me). I know, it seems like plums/neutral pinks are a dime a dozen, but if there's a cheaper d/s version, I have yet to find it!
I got Fast Play through B2M. An MA picked this color for me. In the tube it looks like a pinked brown color (more pink than brown) It's an amplified cream, which has opaque but buildable coverage. It's a gorgeous shade of neutral pink but I think it may be too brown for MMMs and lighter. I usually top this with gloss in either prized petal or pinkarat for shiny kissable lips. I love this color because it looks so understated but it's incredibly sexy on the lips. A definite try before you buy. I like to pair this under different lipglasses to change the color of this.
GGG - NC/C40 - Brown Hair - Brown Eyes
I usually buy drugstore lipsticks, but I thought this one was value for money. I was planning to get one of the Slimshines but they were charging the same price as the regular lipstick which was about twice the size of the former. I looked into the regular sized lipstick and I ended up picking up this color at least 3x so I thought of trying it out. I was thinking between this and VGV but got Fast Play because of the pigmentation. VGV looked so different in the tube. The next day, I passed by a different MAC counter and coincidentally I end up picking the same shade over and over. I am a sucker for pinks that are not too neutral or too bright. I've been wearing it everyday. It looks great alone or mixed with other lippies. :)
I was desperate for a new lipstick to wear to a wedding so I stopped by MAC. The SA led me through several shades, and this was the best of all of them. And it's not that good. It's a pink-y brick color that's a little too dark and reddish for my pale/green/blonde complexion. I had all but given up on it except that I really like the formula and staying power. I've since realized that just the lightest application (swipe just the point along my lower lip and rub my lips together) looks very MLBB and lasts about half the day. I won't repurchase, but this isn't a total loss.
This looks too dull and brown on me....
after reading the revs here.. seems like i need to play with it a bit more..
I ll update
This is my first MAC lipstick (got it through B2M) and I love it!! I don't usually wear pink lipsticks, and almost all the lip colors I wear are in the red/wine family. I figured since I was getting a free l/s I might as well experiment with something different, and I'm so glad I did. It's a beautiful neutral brown/pink that I could wear with most anything. I love that the coverage is very buildable and the amplified creme finish is not shiny but not matte. The formula is so moisturizing and I love the light vanilla smell. I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
EDIT: I'm not sure why I thought this was so great when I got it. Must have been the light in the store. I'm very pale, and when I actually tried to wear it out, it was much too brown for my skintone. I will not repurchase. I'm only going to remove 1 lippie becauase I love the formula of MAC lipsticks, and I'm sure this color looks great on other people.
This is a great l/s -- it took me a while to get to really love it, but now that I'm used to it beeing a little deeper coloured than the lustres I usually wear, I love it. It's a nice brownish (almost mauvish) rose - more rose than brown.
It lasts and lasts... I wore it to teach (and I drink from a water bottle while I teach) for a couple hours and it lasted - which is amazing to me since I'm drinking and talking the whole time. I only reapplied it twice - after eating and just before going to teach - throughout the whole day, and I had great colour the whole time.
It didn't dry my lips, and it just made me look polished. I'm very impressed.
Oh yeah, I'm an NC30 with dark brown hair.