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… This is it!

Over the last few months I’ve gone through a bit of a beauty overhaul. It started with a dramatic haircut (always a good catalyst for change) and moved through statement brows, a new piercing and a vague attempt at contouring until it finally settled on what I like to call the ‘Daytime Kylie Jenner’.

mac brave lipstick review

I’ve been wearing Mac’s ‘Brave’ lipstick on a loop, breaking only for the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg when I want something brighter. As a longtime fan of statement red, pinky/nude lips are a joy to create – no smudging, no bleeding, no transferring onto the collar of a crisp white shirt. I am converted.

The hair is a bit of a revelation, too – this is the first cut I’ve ever had that requires no heat styling. I wash and condition with L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology (a game changer for fine hair), scrunch some Toni & Guy Wave Memoriser through it and let it dry naturally. If you have fine hair (and not much of it), you’ll know that this is a Big. Deal.

mac brave nude lipstick

I’ve also discovered my Holy Grail in Illamasqua’s Eyebrow Cake. I use the shade ‘Thunder’ to boost my pathetic natural brows, giving them shape and definition. For cheeks, I’ve ditched my usual cream blush and turned to powder – something I haven’t used in years. But I love the Sleek Cheek Palette in Pink Lemonade, especially the pinker shade which looks great with nude lips.

Now that my hair’s so easy, I’m investing more time in my makeup and being a little bit braver. The red lips/cat eye liner had become standard for me, so trying more neutral shades is actually quite a challenge… I’m so used to the BAM! of my usual look. But I’m getting there, and I think this softer look will be perfect for the lighter, brighter days of summer.

What’s in your makeup bag at the moment?



You are looking so stunning at the moment! You’ve always been gorgeous but this hair just suits you more than anything. Eyebrows and lip colour are on point as well!


I think this is your best look ever! The haircut and color are a little edgy and look great with this natural makeup and defined brows. I like the eyeglasses, too. I think fresh (in a good way! if there even is a bad way?) is the word I’s use to describe the look.


This looks lovely! Big fan of the hair, and that lipstick is stunning. I don’t actually own any MACs yet but might have to check this one out.

Great look for Summer! 🙂


Looks as though we’re both braving the no more red lips look – I’m a convert to Brave but thought it so hard to get used to at first!

Also – saw you are building your way up to a nose piercing…. I say go for it – it hurts but only for a few seconds, I got mine done a couple of months ago and love it


You look fantastic! I love the haircut and the colour. With the makeup and especially brows you
look fresh, sophisticated and edgy all at the same time. I need new makeup in my life!


This is my very favourite look of yours. The makeup really suits you and your hair looks great. Love it 🙂

Ally x


You look great. I’m living the tee too.

I have recently gone for the chop recently, inspired by Sali Hughes and a desperate need for a change. I too have been taking a v low maintenance approach, although this is mainly down to fear. I found a patch of slope via on my head recently & have realised that my hair has been gradually thinning all over as well over about 10 months (I was aware of lots of hair loss, but didn’t really stop to think why). So I have been too scared to style and have been using organic shampoos. I will definitely give both of those hair products a try though. I think that my hair loss is linked to the merina coil, I’ve had it out and really hoping that it starts to grow back!

I’m kinda doing the opposite of you with lips-although I never shy from brights (Mac, Morange & Bobbi brown, cosmic raspberry are 2 of my favs) I have never worn red in the day. Until the last 2 weeks. I bought Chanel, Passion and absolutely love it.

Charlotte tilbury, Penelope pink lipstick is my favourite nude. Her eyeshadows are great too!!


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