|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
What a gorgeous shade! Not so much brick as others have mentioned, but it pulls more red than berry on me. It's like a medium red with a hint of berry. I never feel comfortable wearing dark lipsticks and this isn't SO dark but it is still out of my comfort zone. But with that, I love this lipstick! I'm not scared to wear it and I love the amplified finish. Goes on smoothly and opaque. So glad I picked this up! I think this is a good transition shade for girls like me that are weary of wearing red/darker lip colors.
NC30 yellow undertones, pigmented mauve lips
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the most beautiful one of Mac's best lipsticks IMO. It's quite the complies shade. On the lips, it's a very pigmented, rich rosy shade with hints of warm pink, red and a little brown. It's definitely a colour you could wear on an everyday basis if you at NC/W 30 or up. It's a really nice fall colour because its very rich and not light or summery. I can imagine it would show up more red on fairer people with cooler skin tones because its just one of those colours that looks different on different skin tones. It's an amplified cream finish which means its super opaque and glossy too. My favourite finish a long with satin! First two applications make it look satiny but then it becomes nice and creamy. The vanilla scent won't last which is my only complaint but it really doesn't matter. As long as it doesn't smell like old crayons like my mattes do... Anyway, currently my favourite lipstick and I definitely recommend this shade to everyone
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a great natural lip colour for my NC44-NC45 skin and is good for wearing at work. It is very creamy, so although it is moisturizing, it doesn't last as long on my lips and somehow emphasises some dry flakes. This can be avoided with lip prepping but I don't always have time for that so would prefer a lipstick I can apply straight from the tube.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
On of my faves, bought this on a whim, was at mac and wanted a lipstick but didn't really know what to pick and I swatched this one on my hand and was instantly in love. One of my most complimented lipsticks. Makes me look glamorous in a very casual way if that makes sense. I can wear this one on every occasion and look glam. Lasts forever and doesn't dry out my lips. I wear it without a lipliner.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm the sort of sucker those "20 dollars off with a 75 dollar purchase" coupons are designed to work on. And work on me, they do. I had coupon from The Bay (now, once again billing itself as "The Hudson's Bay Company") for just such a "deal" and had to run my purchase up to $75 of cosmetics (never a difficulty for me). So I figured a few MAC lippies would do the trick.
I really love the Amplified Cream finish from MAC but I'd pretty much exhausted the selection in shades that would suit me. Brick-o-la was my last possible choice. I'd planned on getting it for some time. Years ago, I was put off by the name (thinking it would be "brick orange" - I live in a red brick house but red bricks are actually orange and not a colour that looks good on me). But I knew that Brick-o-la was really a more berry toned red (much like Mocha blush isn't mocha at all) and a shade that would probably suit me so I got it. Needless to say, I LOVE it. It really is a "my lips but better" shade - very much the colour my lips had when I was in my teens and early 20's. Someone else described this as a "Snow White red" and I think that's a great description. Lasting power is excellent and as it wears/fades, it still leaves behind a very nice stain on the lips. Not drying, comfortable to wear - there is nothing not to like about Brick-o-la.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is the first MAC lipstick I've bought. You can guess how difficult it is for me to pick one color among the fabulous choices. Actually I was looking for a red lipstick which didn't look too "exaggerated" and I accidentally found this. In fact I was planning to buy "House Wine" but it was out of stock. Anyway, Brick-o-la on me looks red to reddish brown (no berry/ pink tones at all!) and appears quite natural after I blot my lips.
What I like about this lipstick:
1. Highly pigmented. It doesn't fade a lot after eating a meal AND dessert. And it fades (slightly) in a nice way - my lips look naturally red by then.
2. Very easy to apply,does not dry out my lips or reveal weird lines (I have pretty dry lips), though it is not really moisturizing itself.
3. Nice vanilla scent (I guess most of the MAC lipstick smell the same? But heard that some have a strange smell.)
4. Sorry that I ran out of words, but I just simply love the colour. :D The MAC salesgirl actually let me try the lipstick on my lips, and I immediately decided to purchase it after I've seen how lovely the colour was.
Will definitely buy this again if I cannot find a better shade of red.
This is my first review, hope that helps! x
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A beautiful warm pink against my nw50 skintone. An everyday wearable shade that will pair well with a peachy blush. This color adds warmth without being in your face. Looks great blotted or full on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK . PERFECT. SNOW WHITE LIPS. JUST BITTEN LIPS, ENGLISH ROSE LIPS! PERFECT MY FAVORITE.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Brick o la is nothing like its name suggests.....as others have reviewed, its a warm toned rose, beautiful rose and the formula is amplified which all the more makes it an appealing, universal shade since it can suit almost all fair,medium to warm toned skins.With my medium pigmented lips I wear it on a layer of freckletone lipstick to bring out its true colour as straight on it turns into a deeper maroon color which is not to my liking.Formula is amplified which all the more justifies its purchase,and though it might have its dupes out there but you can't get the feel of an amplified mac lipstick elsewhere.Do try it, it won't be a waste, the colour is highly pigmented so it can be used with a light and heavy application for a versatile look.Definitely not gonna repurchase since am into trying new colours and mac is alway gonna come up with interesting shades, so why not be innovative and experimental.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the first time to buy a MAC lippie *with* the amplfied formula. I think it's great. extremely creamy yet easy to apply. I put the MAC spice lip liner or I will use WnW 666. It's a very wearable My Lips But Better shade. I am way blonde fair skin and lashes this shade flatters. I am holding out on 5 lippies to see how it does wearing it during the day (just got it) I will update :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
One of my favourite colors of MAC lipsticks. This is a very good cold berry shade also for very pale people like me. If I put it on slightly, it gives a perfect contrast to my fair skin without looking artificial, just natural and healthy.
Also the formula is very good, as it isn't dull like the matte sticks but at the same time not too glossy. I bought this several times and will certainly repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a standard color, rosy/berry. More rose. What makes this a must buy for me is that it is one of the Amplified formulas from Mac, really the best IMHO. Good color payoff, not dry (like the mattes), goes on smothly (unlike the mattes). It is a good day color if you can't or don't want to wear nudes, like me. With a smokey eye you could take it into night. Yes, you can find a dupe at the drug store, but for $14.50 the color but NOT the formula can be found. I like this, trying very hard to get out of a red lip all the time state of mind, and this is a good alternative. Nudes make me look dead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think the colour is pretty common, imo. It looks like a lot of berry lipsticks out there. It has some shine to it - which you can blot if you prefer it matte. I think its properties stand out more (staying colour, pigmented, etc) rather than it's colour. I got it for SG$15 off a friend (orignal price is $28) so I'm not complaining but I will not repurchase at full price. An interesting thing to note about this line of lipsticks is that they're not as drying as MAC's other lines so that's something to consider as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
A beautiful warm pink, slightly coral mauve lipstick that smells sweet, doesn't have a taste, and looks fantastic on my warm toned fair skin (I can't speak for other skin types). I have natural red/auburn hair, freckles and green eyes and this lipstick is one of my favorites. One of the reasons that I bother to write reviews is for my fellow redheads, who like myself, struggle with finding makeup colors that don't wash us out, overpower our pale skin or clash against the red hair. I think this is one of the most wearable pinks I have found for my coloring. I've always stayed away from pinks as most of them are so cool toned. The name is off- it looks nothing like brick to me because I don't think of bricks being pinkish, but whatever. Maybe a very washed out brick? I also appreciate that it isn't glittery or laden with shimmers and enjoy the texture.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Beautiful shade. Brick-O-La is a warm toned red based lipstick with a strong brown pink hue in it. I think it's a very forgiving and flattering red. Love the finish of this it's very smooth and doesn't dry out my lips. It has lovely pigmentation as well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a stunning lip colour. Rich and highly pigmented yet creamy so gives a soft sheen look to the lips as opposed to a flat matt look which looks too drying.
A really beautiful colour for Autumn and Winter, which adds warmth to the complexion. One of my favourites and I probably have 50 MAC lip shades!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is anything but brick red lol. I initially set out to purchase plum lipsticks for fall but when I swiped this on my hand I knew this color would look great on me and it does. It's one of those rare lipsticks that can brighten up your whole face I call it the nars Gina or Mac Melba blush effect. It's just such a pretty pinky brown shade that looks great on golden olive skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this soft, rich neutral berry shade on my fair olive skin. I often hesitate with pink/berry tones and skip to the neutrals and corals, but this is an absolute go-to if I want to go with a "pretty" makeup look - sheer pink blush, minimal black eyeliner, and brick-o-la.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Not brick colored at all. I'm NC37 and it looks great on me, and I have a hard time finding flattering shades for my olive complexion. Its a complex color. I wouldn't call it red, pink, brown, peach, coral, but a mixture of all. If you have very pigmented lips, this would be a MLBB. at least on me it is. On fairer skintones it would probably look like a toned down wearable red. Looks great with all blushes because it is so complex.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm generally afraid to wear lipstick because I am so pale. Brick-o-la works perfectly with my NC20 complexion. It doesn't make me look washed and it actually enhances my complexion. After it fades a bit it looks like a nice natural flushed lip. I love it!