|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
This is my second fave nude lip color. Love the finish. I wear this as my fall/winter nude as I feel it is more of a cooler color. Also a staple for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love beige-brown-nudes, so as soon as I saw this, I snapped it up. TBQH, it's not the most flattering shade on its own for me. It's a bit too flat. I am part Native American and part Italian (mixed in with a bit of Irish and German), so my skin tone is "confused," uneven and, I guess, an odd neutral. It's hard to find colors that actually flatter me besides muted, nude neutrals. This one brings out sallowness when I wear it on its own. If I wear it with Subculture lipliner and a pinkish gloss, then it's a perfect blend and makes a nice nude on me. As a matter of fact, this lipstick is what made me understand nudes. I realized that I needed a more "pinky-nude," and that just because something doesn't say "nude" in the name/description, that doesn't mean it can't be a nude (if that makes any sense). As far as it being used without another color mixed in, I think it would look stunning on someone with darker skin. I'm going to get one to put into my pro kit for use on photoshoots and possibly for weddings (though in that case, I'd probably pink it up unless the client asked me not to). It's a nice color if you know how to work with it. I wouldn't be so quick to toss it; one suggestion I have to to take it out of the tube, put it into a pillbox (the kind with the different spots for the days of the week), and use it as a mixer with other colors that may not have been a hit for you, especially pinks or darker browns and red-browns. Then you can use the empty tube(s) for your B2M :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Big disappointment. This is "my lips but worse." I will return this today. As another reviewer said, it is a gray-brown color. When I put it on I thought " wow, it's the same color as my lips." Then I realized it is covering my lips and taking out any pink but not in a good way. It looks grayish. It leaves my brown NC-25-35 complexion looking dull and dead. It adds absolutely nothing and actually detracts from my appearance. It's weird.
Perhaps it looks good on someone darker but for NC 35 ladies, steer clear. For a nude lip I prefer Mac Siss with Spring Bean lipglass on top or Mac Half and Half with Boy Bait on top. These look nude but not dead.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I searched high and low for a nude lipstick that looked natural and went on nicely and stayed on well. I love Fresh Brew. I have fair to medium skin and dark hair. It is such a beautiful color. I'm in my 40's and have even had some of my friends ask me what lipstick I wear. It's just creamy enough to go on well, not to sheer, not shimmery at all. I put it on fairly heavy once and for me it lasts a long time. It fades slowly but doesn't look yucky while fading. If you are looking at the color in the tube in the store it looks a little browner than it really is. If you are looking for something to kind of amp up your natural lip color try Fresh Brew. Hopefully it'll save you some money from trying lots of others!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Another great nude from MAC! I'm so glad I finally picked this up. This would definitely look great on most WOC.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had a lovely experience with FB. I'm a NW45 and have a highly pigmented upper lip and pink lower lip. i filled both lips in with MAC Cork lip pencil and then applied FB on top. Voila, the end of my year long quest for the perfect nude (as in matching my face skin colour). I will have to find a new obsession to fill my time...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Yuck! Worst MAC lipstick shade I've ever owned (next to Hold the Pose). The color is a grayish-tan. I tried everything I could to make it work, cork, chestnut, nightmoth liner, lip glasses and everything in between. I have a friend who is a profession MUA and she said this color is very hard to work with. I am an NW-45 and no matter how hard I tried to manipulate the color, it still looked like a had gray lips. In the tube it looks like a light tan but on the lips, grayish. Ended up trading it in (BACK 2 MAC) recycle program.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this as a everyday nude, it looked nice but wasn't very mosturizing. I took it back when I found the Revlon Creme Brulee which is very similar but less expensive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my go to lipstick for the perfect nude lip (NC50). I find I like to wear it alone (I have very pigmented lips and this tones them down a lot), or I pair it with Toast liner. It's very creamy and leaves my lips smooth. I don't own too many MAC lipsticks(they are a bit pricey) but this is one I will make sure I have on hand all the time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love Half & Half, but I was looking for a more beige shade of lipstick. There I was at the MAC counter (surprise surprise!!) and I tried this lippie... I asked a fellow shopper what she thought of it and she said it looks beautiful on me. As I looked in the mirror I realized it washes me out slightly - but I loved it anyway and decided I could wear it with a slightly darker lip liner to amplify it to just the right color. I purchased it and I'm so glad I did. Sometimes I wear brighter lipstick such as Violetta or Crosswires which stain my lips. When I wipe them off I apply Fresh Brew and create a toned down nice shade. This is one of my favorite lippies.
Update: Swapped it for another color - decided it's wrong for my skin tone and just sits in my stash! NC15/NW20