MAC Fresh Brew Lipstick Review, Swatch, Look

by Rati on August 5, 2012 · 38 comments

MAC Fresh Brew Lipstick

fresh brew lipstick

Price : Rs 990

MAC describes Fresh brew as creamed coffee.

Fresh Brew is a lustre finish lipstick. The color is neutral tan brown. It is a great n*de shade for those with NC 43-45 skin tone. In fact, those with light skin tones and looking for a tan brown coloured lipstick should check this out. On my NC 35 skin tone, I feel it does nothing to my complexion. Very rarely if I am going for a particular kind of Β a makeup look (mostly smokey eyes or deep blush color, I would use Fresh Brew. But other than that I don’t find this color very flattering on myself.

It is a lustre finish lipstick so the finish and texture is excellent. It is a semi opaque lipstick. In fact it becomes completely opaque with 2-3 swipes of color without getting cakey. It goes on smoothly on lips and never settles in fine lines. The staying power is good 4 + hours and it fades evenly. It is a very hydrating lipstick and feels very light on lips.

It has a lovely vanilla fragrance but barely any taste.

Overall, I feel Fresh brew is a great lipstick but the color is quite tricky to work with. Either it would work for you or it would not. So choose wisely and definitely try it on your lips before purchasing.

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Bhumika August 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Not a fan of the ur smokey eyes here πŸ™‚


Rati August 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

thanks πŸ™‚


Janhavi August 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

aieeeee – that is tooo brown for me ! very tricky color for sure !


Rati August 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

not fond of it at all. you have to say till you see the next one i review. πŸ˜›


Surbhi August 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I like the color, but you are so right Rati di; either it will work or not.
Love your eye make up πŸ™‚


Rati August 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I know. thanks surbhi. πŸ™‚


Abinaya August 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Wow! Pretty smokey eye. πŸ™‚
Don’t like the lipstick, it makes you look ill :/


Rati August 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

hihihih totally not my color! πŸ˜›


Natasha (Nats) August 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I like this color Rati!! Once in a while its ok to try these colours……


Rati August 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

yeah i agree πŸ™‚


kavita August 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

shade is not so good but you rock it…..beautiful smokey eyes


Rati August 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

thanks kavita πŸ™‚


Shweta August 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Have u tried lustering. I love it.. Its a perfct version of GAT or impassioned for the day!


Rati August 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

not tried yet. guess would try it. πŸ™‚ thanks. πŸ™‚


Shweta August 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Its bcome my new go to lippie on rushed mornings when im running late fir work and no time to even swipe on some liner! Looks nice


neha August 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

my heart skipped a beat wow
u know some days i totally dig this look
and this is similar to some nyx round lippies na
this is the rani mukerjee look which u did a better version of πŸ˜€


Rashmita August 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Me scared to try such colors…makes me look like a Zombie!
But really nice to see you, bahana chaiye bas! πŸ˜€


Somreeta Mukherjee August 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

such shades are my fav Rati!!!! awesome for a nude look with dark smokey eyes πŸ˜€


ila August 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

wouldnt suit me AT ALL!


kalps August 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm

like everyone here i too liked ur smokey eyes, and i think lip color suit nai kar raha hai apko..


Ritu R August 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

the lipcolor is so dull Rati… i think it won’t even suit dusky girls like me… 😐


Aarbee August 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I agree with you Rati! It will only go with very heavy eye makeup – but for that I think Jubilee is a better n*de. Your eye makeup is looking pretty though πŸ™‚


swati August 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

Such lovely smokey eyes Rati! I can never do a smokey eye acche se. I look like a raccoon :'(
I have fresh brew though. The one and only lippie i have from mac… Lene mein thoda sa gadbad ho gaya tha. Thought it was looking good at the store, but now i find it a bit dull n washed out on me. Nevertheless, not giving up, i mix it with a pinkish brown lipstick sometimes. (When i dont want an obvious pink). Works out fine then. πŸ™‚


swati August 6, 2012 at 2:01 am

Such lovely smokey eyes Rati! I end up looking like a raccoon whenever i try it πŸ™
Anyway, the only lippie i have from mac is fresh brew. At the time of buying it looked like a nice colour. But it washes me out, when i tried it at home. Nevertheless, not giving up, i mix it with a pinkish lippie to get a good shade of nudish pink brown. Quite wearable that way. Yaay!


swati August 6, 2012 at 2:03 am

And i typed in the same thing twice :'( gosh!


viya August 6, 2012 at 5:55 am

juz loved the coffee color… n rati, ur hair it luks absolutely gorgeous


Shami August 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

As you said this color is not flattering, i think better n*de colors are available than this.. this is toooo brown..


calicoaster August 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

Loved your makeup Rati..but me won’t go for this lippi….


Mayuri August 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

loved ur smoky eye:-) and lipstick looks good on you not on dark people…!


TA August 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

Not for me too…


Nupur August 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

Ratiii… me like it on u πŸ™‚ u look prettyy as always here :*
n i like the name of this libishtick tooo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ^_^


jomol August 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

Nupurizzzzzzzzzz……you are the backsssssssssssssss….yey…!!!


Supriya August 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

I was looking at your hair more than the lipcolour ,….it looks really healthy and glossy … use the L’occitane repairing mask ryt ?


Dolon August 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Love your eyes:))…lippie way too brown for me


monika August 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

It’s so different from the usual pinks, corals & reds… looks nice I think.


Sophia August 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

the lippie would hav worked if it had atleast a tiny bit of peachiness to it…..brown is so blah n its always a miss for me… are maroons-they make me look older-now im wishin i could stay in my 20’s forever :-)…..loved your smokey eye-do try variations in other colors too-im sooo into doin smokey eyes with my pigments these days….they’re oh so simple n fun…..


Manu August 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I think I like this lippie …not for everyone but I guess…it’s different from all the pinks and peaches and corals and can b used once in a while. I would pair it with plain black shirt, some light washed jeans and lots of black eye liner…would look great I guess πŸ™‚


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