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

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‘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

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