A Love Letter to MAC’S Brave…
As online searches for MAC lipsticks soar by 450%, Deputy Fashion News Editor Hannah reveals her growing obsession with one shade in particular
‘This isn’t my fault. I didn’t mean for this to happen. I blame my friends.’ So goes the speech I recite as I find myself at the MAC counter, fervently stockpiling the lifechanging lipstick that is Brave. But wait – let me start at the beginning. I’m lucky enough to have one of those core groups of friends that travels with you through life. School, university, Whatsapp groups… We’ve cried, laughed and endured the Megabus together. But a while back, I started feeling slightly left out of a recurring conversation they would have each and every time we were together. There were oohs and aahs I couldn’t quite decipher, until one of them thrust a MAC lipstick into my hand. ‘It’s called Brave and it’s INCREDIBLE,’ she began. Then they all joined in: ‘You can wear it to work!’; ‘You can wear it to go out!’; ‘It inspires the everyday girl to be courageous enough to sport lippy in the daytime!’. I didn’t even make that last quote up. So, to stave off the FOMO, I tried it. And I’ve never looked back. It’s classed as pink-beige and the satin finish means it glides on like a dream. I’d never bought a MAC product in my life and now I can’t stop. But I promise you this: my friends don’t lie. Well, not about Brave, anyway. It really does suit everyone. Not convinced? I’ll let my friend Charlotte sum it up: ‘It’s so bloody versatile and I love it.’ Go on, be Brave.
This is me working the shade in the office! Lipstick in Brave, £15.50, MAC
Here are my friends Beth, Brit, Annie and Charlotte all rocking Brave
I’ve even convinced my work buddy Vic to be a Brave fan