MAC Captive (Swatch, Review, Photos) aka Karraminah’s Lipstick

What? Mac Lipstick in Captive (Satin)
Where to buy? MAC Stores
How much does it cost? 1,200php

So I’ve been stalking KC Del Rosario’s instagram, Andi Eigenman, and Jake Ejercity as a guilty pleasure. Ever since I read their grams and tweets over at FashionPulis I’ve been intrigued with their rollercoaster love story ala Gossip Girl. Each person has their own group of fantards, trolls, and bashers. I gave KC a complement on how pretty she looks and one of the bashers stalked my account and left a nasty comment on one of my photos. I like KC for her style and how she prettifies herself. We all know her beauty isn’t natural but who cares right? She has the money to make herself gorgeous!

source: kcdelro instagram

So during one of my instagram browsing time, I saw photos of her and noticed her lipstick made her look like a bombshell! It was pink, but not an innocent kind of pink. It’s not plum either. It was a combination of pink and wine. It looked flattering on both daytime and nighttime. I had to know what it was! I’m so glad she responded with the answer: MAC CAPTIVE. Lo-behold a few hours after she answered I went to the nearest MAC store and I’m happy they refreshed their stocks!


MAC Captive on my lips

MAC Captive swatched on hand


  • Packaging – ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Texture – ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Pigment – ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Staying Power – ☆☆☆☆
  • Price – ☆☆☆
 It’s not too bright, not too light, no too dark. It’s a sexy pink color that can instantly brighten up your face without overpowering it and can look great on any eye makeup! Keep the cheeks a bit light with some contour and a hint of blusher. At first glance at the tube and at the lipstick itself the color is kind of blah and bland but upon swiping it on it’s magic! It’s in a satin finish so expect great color payoff and performance. Some ladies find this MAC formula a bit drying but I find it okay compared to their Ruby Woo (my favorite red albeit as dry as a crayon!).  It doesn’t bleed so you don’t need to use a lipliner too.
I’m seeing this worn on dates and night outs if you want this peg/inspiration:
Sultry. Sexy. Seductive. Sweet.

See the other keyword? Sweet! Sometimes when we try to be sexy, it makes one look cheap and “slu*ty”. Some lip colors do that to use especially if it doesn’t suit our skin tones or facial features.
Will I repurchase?
Who do I recommend this to?
I recommend this shade to girls who already have fair skintones as this is very flattering.

MAC Captive at Morning

MAC Captive at Night

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  • Reply Mhisha | The Touch of Yellow January 14, 2015 at 7:24 am

    MAC Captive is definitely gorgeous! Im into plums and browns these days tho. I believe I have a Nyx lipstick with the very same shade.

  • Reply Chef Jay January 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Good review! I don't need this myself but I'll refer this to my friends!

  • Reply joanna January 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    There is a price increase in Mac!?!?!? =(

  • Reply yvonnembertoldo . January 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Love that color! 🙂

  • Reply rainbowjournal January 17, 2015 at 4:54 am

    That lipstick is quite pricey… You're really paying for quality here. 🙂

  • Reply Lauren Ashley January 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Mac products are pretty amazing. Love this review of yours

  • Reply CJ January 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Ooohhh pretty shade!!!

  • Reply animetric January 19, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I like the color and it doesn't look as drying as the MAC matte lipsticks I bought and stopped using before. 🙂

  • Reply kikaysikat January 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    ay mali lang ako, 1k pa din ang lippies 🙂

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