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on 11/8/2015 7:28:00 AM
More reviews by 1017
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
NW20 here, deep soft winter, almost black hair, brown eyes.There seems to be a cluster of very popular neutral shades from MAC. I kept hearing about Plumful, Craving, and Captive. I wish I would have started out with Captive. It is what I wanted Plumful and Craving to be. Deeper, more cool toned, lusher lip. Plumful and Captive always just looked "eh" on me...they didn't look bad,but didn't do anything special. I think my dark winter features just needed a deeper color to get the "wow" factor going. And this is wear Captive delivered! I would have thought by MAC's description of Craving as a "bust of plum" that it would have suited me better, but it is quite red toned and not as deep as Captive which MAC describes as pink plum. On me, Captive is almost a soft berry shade, but very deep and lush still. Craving was brighter and more red toned. I can see Craving being a better option for warmer tones or more fair featured people over Captive, but Captive is perfection for me. FYI - Another shade that gets tossed into this cluster sometimes is Capricious. This is a perfect shade for me too. Probably the most neutral, every day, work appropriate shade of this group for me. Though I would never want to have to choose between Capricious and Captive.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/2/2015 8:02:00 AM
More reviews by habraham12
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I'm very very pale and I have short Auburn hair, so I wanted something that would look nice with my hair and complexion for the Autumn. I never normally wear dark lipsticks, I like to stick to my personal favourite, "Please Me", a matte lipstick from MAC. I've used a lip liner before applying this which makes it look a lot neater, however, this lip stick is extremely drying on my lips. I find it really hard to apply, it's not a smooth application. I normally use some of my posie balm and then wait for that to dry a bit, then I dab the lipstick on my lips from the bullet, giving it a more natural(?) look, rather than an overpowering full lip. I find the best way to get this lipstick on for a full fall lip is to use a small lip brush.I wouldn't repurchase this particular lipstick purely because of the application, but it does look lovely when it's on. It warms up my pale complexion and is a good colour for the fall.
on 9/29/2015 3:08:00 PM
More reviews by TinyLittleElf
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
While it may works on many other people, this particular MAC lipstick just don't work for me. The Satin formula is extremely drying on my dry lips and it's really uncomfortable to wear even after tons of lipbalms.The colour is too purplish and opaque/matte for my taste.
on 9/14/2015 11:51:00 AM
More reviews by nirvana9
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i would describe the colour as a deep plum with a bit more brown in it compared to craving. the two are definitely different. i have a slight preference to craving's shade, as it flatters me more, but i like that i own nothing else like captive. it is a very wearable shade especially for fall and i will get a lot of use out of it. i quite like the satin formula. it is comfortable, and long-lasting.
on 5/26/2015 9:01:00 PM
More reviews by aquaryss
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
Captive is everything I wanted Craving to be. FYI the shades look totally different on me. Captive is darker, more alluring. I'm around NW35 so it's not exactly "vampy" on me but it's probably the darkest color that I can rock on the daily in my collection (but I'm afraid of dark colors so that's not saying much). It definitely looked much darker in the Mac store than real life.I would definitely recommend that everyone try this. Another shade that I think would be universally flattering. I have tons and tons of pink, rosey lipsticks but this one is unique. Looks amazing with Dolce Vita blush from Nars. My only complaint is that the Satin formula can be a bit drying.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/5/2015 10:37:00 AM
More reviews by alaras
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This must be my all time favourite lipstick from Mac. Such a beautiful plummish colour. I love this for a semi-vamp look. It stays on for a couple of hours. My only problem is I couldn't find a lip liner matching this.Also, Nars Afghan Red is a similar colour... It is between Captive and Craving and it stays on long and has a very good texture.
on 12/27/2014 8:23:00 PM
More reviews by kiranmatharu
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I think it's such a beautiful colour that suits my complexion; i can wear it everyday - at any formal or informal event - and know that it would compliment and complete my look. The finish it leaves is lovely, not too matte and not too glossy. I applied the mac prep and prime for lips and let that dry (until it felt sticky) before applying this lipstick and found it quite long lasting. I gained many compliments on the colour and got told many times that it suited me. many people even asked which lipstick it was so that they could purchase it also. I'd definitely buy it again :)
on 9/27/2014 9:55:00 PM
More reviews by mariella99
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I don't know why it's taken me this long to "discover" Captive as it's just the sort of lipstick colour that I gravitate toward. It's a very pretty, flattering shade of pinky burgundy red that suits my skin tone. I was surprised to find that it felt a bit dry and "draggy" going on right from the tube, though applying it with a lipstick brush eliminates this. And I also find that the wear with this lipstick is pretty good. It generally lasts til about lunch-time on me, which is pretty good.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/3/2014 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by hottahitilover
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
This is a pretty plum rosey color it is very similar to craving but just a bit thicker in texture I really like this color and it is one of those colors that is good on everyone im glad I got this.
on 7/30/2014 8:24:00 AM
More reviews by fofamoyane
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
I have dry, chapped lips that require moisturizing every 2 hours at least and so I normally use Estee Lauder lipsticks. However, since everyone I know seem to praise MAC, eventually I gave in and bought this as a first shade. Even if I line my whole lips, this product doesn't seem to stay for long. It's not as creamy when applying, but I think I will continue to use it as part of my daily make-up routine.
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