Focus On: MAC Captive

Finish: Satin / Pinkish-plum

Rating: lippie2lippie2lippie2lippie2lippie2 (5 out of 5)

When it comes to red lipsticks (yes, I’m considering this a red lipstick), I’m typically so skeptical of what it’s going to look like once applied; am I going to look like the Walking Dead? A vampire perhaps? Haha! Captive gave me those same feelings until I applied it and . . . WOW! I was instantly sold. If you look closely at this lipstick in the tube, it has mauve tones to it, which is probably what makes me love this one even more. I didn’t find it to compete against my complexion or be “too bold”. I wore this out one evening for date night and received a lot of compliments, which is highly unusual. LOL Usually it’s on my eyes, so it was weird receiving them for the lips! Ha! That just sealed my love for Captive even more. It has a creamy application, doesn’t bleed outside the lips and can be applied straight from the tube very easily. I’m in LOVE! Do you have or have you tried Captive?

What are the best eyeshadows to pair with Captive?

Combo Worn: Verve inner half of lid, Busted outer half of lid, Suspect in crease

Β See combo #12 in the Naked2 post here for an up-close view of the eyeshadow look.

Due to the more intense color you get with Captive, I would recommend sticking with neutral eyeshadow combinations to let your lips do all the talking . . . and believe me, they will! πŸ˜‰ My most favorite eyeshadows to wear with Captive are actually from Urban Decay’s Naked1 and Naked2 palettes, but these eyeshadows also work just as beautifully:

14 thoughts on “Focus On: MAC Captive

  1. Hi Z,
    Thanks for doing this post on Captive. It really looks fabulous on you! πŸ™‚ I have it but I haven’t worn it yet. Definitely going to now. It’s one of those lipsticks that helps brighten up your face and eyes. I think lipsticks that have mauve, blue, or pink undertones are much more wearable for us fair gals.

  2. I love Captive , I only have a handful of Mac Lippies including Captive , Russian Red and CrΓ¨me de Nude they are my perfect deep pink , red and nude lippies !! They just seem to complement cool very pale Celtic skin tones so well πŸ™‚ Love your videos & best wishes from Ireland xoxo

    1. Hi Diana!
      Love Syrup! I’d say this one is much darker compared to Syrup, which to me is more of a medium pinky-mauve.
      Captive has more red in the mix, but the same pinky-mauve you see in Syrup! Both lovely colors!

  3. Wow, that looks GORGEOUS on you hun. Love it. Like you, I can be a bit hesitant about red lipsticks but I think I’m going to have to get this one :0) x

  4. When I first saw this on you I thought, that’s exactly the color I want and then I read the name and I realize that I already own this. It’s amazing how lipsticks can looks so different on people!

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