MAC Cosmetics Captive satin lipstick review

MAC Cosmetics Captive satin lipstick review

The first lipstick I ever owned was from MAC Cosmetics (back before they went international, before they had counters in department stores and before the Estee Lauder buyout). I don’t remember the name of it, but I remember putting it on and falling in love with the formula and that now-familiar vanilla scent.

Every Monday, I’ll be putting one of my faves from my MAC collection in the spotlight. Most will be from the permanent collection (so you can grab it if you love it), but I may on occasion feature a limited edition item and show you a dupe or close comparison. Alright, let’s go!
MAC Cosmetics Captive satin Lipstick swatch

Captive satin lipstick – a pinkish-plum lipstick that always makes it on people’s “my lips but better” lists. It even made it on to the Plums PRO lip palette!

MAC Cosmetics Captive Lipstick lip
The finish, as with all satin lipsticks, is creamy and pigmented with a lot of hydrating power. It doesn’t bleed or feather and wears for 6-8 hours.

MAC Cosmetics Captive Lipstick look
This is an everyday lippie for me. It’s subtle but takes my look from a regular day at the office to ready for a client meeting.

CAPTIVE is part of MAC’s permanent line and is available at standalone stores, MAC counter, Nordstrom etc., Retail is $16 USD, $18 CAD.

What would your everyday MAC lipstick be?


On my eyes: Smashbox Santigolden eyeshadow palette

Enter the giveaway here

  • oh this is really pretty! I own two plum-ish lipsticks from mac (out of my 3) but they are both lustres and now the satin finish has my interest… this looks great on you!

  • I need this in my collection!

  • So pretty! I have a few MAC lip products, but I haven’t bought anything else from the brand! Also, have MAC lippies went up in price? They’re showing up as $19 now 🙁


  • Liliana Ayala

    What a pretty lipstick!!
    I don’t own many MAC lippies, I think just 4…but I definitely want to add more to my collection.
    Love MACMondays!

    • I don’t even want to count how many I own. It’s too many! Stay tuned because I have A LOT more perm MAC stuff coming!

  • Definitely my kind of color! MAC lipsticks never disappoint!

  • Megan Joy

    Very pretty! I am looking forward to this weekly update. I only have 3 MAC lipsticks and I really need to expand. Can’t wait to see what you post next week 😉

    • I know one of those is Chatterbox. I feel like that was the first post I ever read of yours… or an Essie Penny whatever nail look.

      • Megan Joy

        Chatterbox is def one of the three I own! I’ve repurchased it several times 🙂

  • Tanya Lovetere

    Oh man I love this lipstick. My everyday mac lipstick would be Midimauve.

  • This colour looks great on you!
    I’ve only tried their lipglass, never their lipsticks.

  • Love Captive on you! I would totally buy this shade. My everyday MAC pick would be Patisserie. It used to be Modesty, but lately Patisserie has been hitting my purse on a daily basis! 🙂

  • Loving the green eye shadow! I’ve been in a neutral rut lately and need to get out of that. Well, I mean I love my neutrals but I’m neglecting all my brights. Hello Urban Decay Electric palette!