I first heard of "Brave" from Sam of Beautycrush - I've heard her rave about this lipstick so often, I just have to have one myself. It's a Satin, so it's not surprising that I love the formula. It glides on so well, stays well enough, and isn't drying whatsoever. From the MAC website, Brave is describes as Pink Beige with White Pearl. I don't actually see anything that remotely resembles "pearl" on it at all. It's pretty "flat" as most Satin lipsticks are.
From swatches online, I thought the color was going to be sort of Brown-nude, but I was quite disappointed to find that it's not. It's a warm dusty rose color, and weirdly enough, under Florescent lighting, it has a touch of Purple on it. I guess it would be one of MAC's perfect nude lipstick for people with darker skin tone. On me though, it's just a little too warm & a little too dark to be that perfect nude. I wouldn't dare pair this up with a super heavy eye makeup at all. I'm thinking Honeylove next, what do you think? What are your favorite nude lipsticks? :)
Anyway, I'll be gone for the rest of the week as I'm going on another short vacation! See you in a few days! x
P.S. The secret to my almost "flawless" skin in the photo above? Photoshop CS3, haha! :p