mac brave lipstick // £15.50
mac soar lip pencil // £12.50 (bit cheaper than lip fillers)
i've always been wary of any sort of remotely neutral lip colour. having very naturally pigmented lips - we're talking dark here - any attempt to dull them down makes me look so unhealthy that a quiet *yikes* escapes when i glance at my reflection.
but anyways that philosophy went out the window when i was stalking kylie jenner's instagram at
2 4 in the morning and was in the mood to lower my bank balance slightly (one of my favourite hobbies).
the shade combination is actually far more flattering than i'd expected, as the lip liner is quite a dark brownish pink (keywords such as "90s" spring to mind) so it's not too much of a change. i like to line the outside of my lips and fill in the outer corners with soar, and then use brave in the centre and to blend everything together. brave is a lighter, more neutral pink than soar is, so as a duo they create this gorgeous plumping, two-toned, don't-you-just-want-to-kiss-me effect which i am all about.
so if you're thinking about joining the legions of full-lipped kylie wannabes, i'd give you a double thumbs up and an attitude of go for it.