MAC Captive Lipstick Review

by Gargi B Niyogi
3 minutes read

MAC Captive Lipstick Review: Hello, my lovelies :)Hope you had a wonderful festival of lights. Rains played spoilsport here in the city of joy on both Kali puja and Diwali so that meant most of my diyas went out and it was difficult for us to light up the night. Nevertheless gorgeous outfits, yummy food and luscious shades of lipstick offered compensation… anyway dressing up is always the highlight of any festival as far as I am concerned. This time I experimented with a brand new Mac lipstick …Mac Satin captive A 66.Let’s see how MAC Captive Satin Lipstick stood up to the test.

MAC Captive Satin Lipstick 1

Price: 1500/- (In store)

My Experience with MAC Captive Lipstick

The Mac lipsticks are packaged in a standard way and this one is no exception. The bullet MAC case with silver lettering and the all over the black body is distinctive of the unfailing quality and dependability of any Mac lipstick. The lipstick is small enough to slip into the tiniest of purses and you can carry it anywhere with you.

The color is a rich plum with cool-neutral undertones. Its medium pigmented, slightly shiny with a creamy smooth finish that feels delicious on the lips. One application is enough for day wear…you will get a nice rich color. If you have heavily pigmented lips…maybe two applications would be required. There is no need to apply lip balm the lipstick is fairly moisturized and really smooth….satiny smooth in fact.

I mostly stick to pinks, reds, and peaches so plum is a slight deviation for me. I really liked how the color was so versatile…it rarely clashes with anything.


MAC Captive Satin Lipstick 4

MAC Captive Satin Lipstick 5

Overall Performance of MAC Captive Satin Lipstick

The USP of this lipstick is its versatility…it will work as daywear as well as evening wear. You can pair it with almost all kinds of outfits and you can wear it to the boardroom as well as the ballroom. When you buy a really pricey lipstick like Mac you would want maximum utilization and this one scores high on that parameter.

I have been using this lipstick for just a week now but I can sense that this will become a wardrobe staple. Generally, when I try out a new lipstick I do it on a bare face to map the exact effect…I was quite satisfied with its look.

The lipstick stays close to 5 hours….it didn’t fade away even after a mini meal. Overall, this is one of the most decent lipsticks I have come across.

Would I recommend?

Yes and I think I will repurchase this shade once this one is over. I would also recommend this lipstick to women who like to play it safe and do not like very aggressive or unusual colors. Will suit a variety of skin tones too… Heartily loved and recommended.

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Deepsikha November 10, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Pretty Shade! :love
Looks great on you!

gargi November 11, 2017 - 8:09 AM

thank you 🙂

Ritika November 10, 2017 - 2:12 PM

This is amazing

gargi November 11, 2017 - 8:10 AM

t.y 🙂

Molly Hazra November 10, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Nice Shade… Specially for day time nd natural look… The shade is going well with you… Looking cool…. ?? :love

gargi November 11, 2017 - 8:11 AM

thanks for the appreciation 🙂

Smriti November 10, 2017 - 6:45 PM

U look so pretty and great review..

gargi November 11, 2017 - 8:11 AM

thanks 🙂

Manjushree Das November 10, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Superbly written… N the color is also very pretty offcourse … You tried out the plum color this time which too looks great on you… What you said is right this shade works for day as well as night wear… :balleballe

gargi November 11, 2017 - 8:12 AM

thanks for reading so thoroughly 🙂

Sreeparna Ganguly November 11, 2017 - 10:33 AM

The shade is looking great on you :love
The shade is a versatile one