Thursday, January 31st, 2013

MAC Brash & Bold Pigment
MAC Brash & Bold Pigment

MAC Brash & Bold Pigment ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright magenta.” It’s a rich, vibrant fuchsia-shimmered pink-red. MAC Passionate is matte and pinker. MAC Tease with Ease is pinker, less red, and not as vibrant. MAC Bright Fuchsia is darker, less red-toned. Brash & Bold is a repromote, so you might want to check your stash to see if you already own it.

It has a slightly powdery texture when used dry, as it has an almost semi-matte base (like Push the Edge), though I found Brash & Bold to be smoother and better-performing in comparison. When applied damp, it has a brighter shimmer-sheen finish and becomes a bit richer and darker in color. It applied smoothly and evenly, and it was easy to blend out–it does stain, though. I trialed this shade yesterday, and it clung on like grim death for a full nine hours; there was some very faint creasing at that point.

Also, worth noting, despite purchasing this¬†directly¬†from the Year of the Snake collection page, along with Push the Edge, this pigment did not come with the limited edition sleeve design–it was your standard black cardboard box. (You can see the specially-designed sleeves here.)

The Glossover

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Brash & Bold

A-
It has good color payoff, blends out smoothly, and wears well without a primer. When I tried it, I did get staining both on my lid as well as my arm where I had swatched it.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $21.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Passionate is matte and pinker. MAC Tease with Ease is pinker, less red, and not as vibrant. MAC Bright Fuchsia is darker, less red-toned.

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11 thoughts on “MAC Brash & Bold Pigment Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Icequeen Icequeen81

    I love it no idea for what I could use it , maybe as blush or as layer for lipstick but woow what a great shade

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Evie PoetrysTruth

    I think this color would be lovely on my NW45 skin! I have never used pigments but I look forward to picking this up and getting my feet wet..so to speak

    • Kym

      That’s exactly what I thought. I have never bought a MAC pigment, but this one might be the first! It should be beautiful on darker skintones.

      • Catie

        Kym from you picture, I bet the color is going to be absolutely phenomonal! I’m jealous, I wish I could pull it off!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of MAY May

    Damn, this colour is gorgeous! This is the first time in a while that I actually want an item from a MAC LE and then they decide to not release it in my country… :(

    Oh well, guess I’ll have a look at the possible dupes.

  4. Jen

    U lost me at “stained” and “clung on like Grim death”.

  5. ZG

    AYE DIOS MIOS… MY NW45 SKIN IS GOING TO GET NEW LIFE!!! I AM GOING TO GET THIS PUPPIE..

  6. Monica!

    Hi Christine!
    Is this eye safe?
    Thanks!

  7. Jenny

    I’m always hesitant to buy MAC pigments. It’s so much product…I have some that I bought years ago and I’ve barely made a dent in them. Makes me feel like I’ve wasted money. I actually wish they came in smaller containers.

  8. I loved this shade. bright and peppy.. I am wearing dress in same color today :-) ahh I wish I had this