In MAC’s dictionary Brick-O-La is a Mid-tone berry but then with a hint of plum on my NC 42 skintone. The shade will woo from paler to duskier beauties equally playing around with the undertones. On me it’s more of a Plum Berry with earthy touch which is super wearable. This I feel is more of a staple shade & versatile at the same time which everyone should have from MAC lipstick collection.
It’s an Amplified Crème formula (s) from MAC which are extremely soft & creamy with rich pigmentation & long wear power. They are generally hydrating & feels very comfortable but on my dry lips not extremely so & I do feel the itch for hydration after couple of hours( but not to an extent where my lips are super uncomfortable!). A slight top up with clear moisturizing balm or gloss takes care of the isuue. And because the formula is richly creamy tends to peek into those fine lines & cling onto the dry patches of lips if not properly groomed. They give a healthy & fuller appearance to lips with an understated sheen. To cut short; Amplified Crème’s are super comfortable formula provided you have well groomed lips. Brick-O-La goes opaque with a single pass on my moderately pigmented lips blanketing them well & wears for good 4-5 hours with light meals before receding down to a beautiful stain.
It comes in the signature classy MAC ‘s black bullet packaging with very familiar vanilla fragrance.
I would highly recommend the formula & shade from MAC which makes it to my list of staple or easily wearable ones anyday!
- Smooth & Creamy texture.
- Glides smoothly & evenly on lips.
- Comfortably hydrating.
- Highly pigmented.
- Long wearing.
- Universally flattering shade!
- The formula might not be so very comfortable for dry lips. My lips do crave for hydration after a couple of hours. (Though a clear balm topping takes care of the issue extremely well).
- The formula tends to highlight flaws clearly on non-groomed lips!
Brick-O-La is universally flattering shade & comes under one of most comfortable to wear formulas from MAC Amplified Crème’s….which are soft, smooth, creamy, hydrating, pigmented & long wearing. Extremely dry lips like mine may need extra hydration dose after couple of hours. However on non-groomed lips the formula highlights flaws.
Shade is highly recommended keeping in mind the slight hiccups with the formula in case you have extremely dry lips.