She’s spoken frankly about the reality of her cosmetic surgery experiences and the domino effect it has on your mental health and she's never afraid to get candid about the beauty industry's shortcomings, which is exactly why content creator Patricia Bright brings a much-needed dose of realness to the Instagram community.
In fact, GLAMOUR is such a fan of the star that we even invited her to star on one of our covers.
As the beauty vlogger partners up with Change Incorporated, encouraging people to quit cigarettes and take an inside out approach to feeling good, GLAMOUR chatted to the YouTube star about all things wellness, beauty and pregnancy. Prepare to feel inspired...
How her pregnancy has impacted her beauty regime
If you follow Patricia on Instagram, you'll know she's expecting her second child with her Mancunian physiotherapist husband, Mike. Patricia has been using her social channels to discuss the changes pregnancy is having on her body - but it's also had an impact on her beauty regime, too.
Defining her makeup look as “wearable glam”, Patricia says we can expect minimal adjustments to the classic beauty look we tune into seeing every week. “I still love beauty, I still love skincare, but I am a lot more cautious and careful about what I put on my skin. I’m really getting more into clean beauty and I read every label."
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“I’m actually loving natural oils and butters. I have natural mixes that my mum makes, so shea butter, which she gets shipped in from Nigeria, and coconut oils and grapeseed oils. I’m a huge fan of Honest Beauty and Mama Mio, they’re super safe and clean”.
Although pregnancy has helped her develop an interest in clean beauty, the beauty vlogger is still very much conscious of the darker side of the movement. “There’s a lot of greenwashing going on, where a lot of brands are trying to look like they’re really clean and green, but huge massive corporations are contributing to a lot of pollution”.
Beauty's big inclusivity conversation
The inclusivity conversation is a significant one to be had, and Patricia is one of the most recognisable women of colour at the forefront of that conversation.
Brands have been making waves all over the industry in terms of inclusion and Patricia has been working right beside them, including the much lauded Fenty Beauty.
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“I’ve met Rihanna twice in person in reaction to working with her products. That has never happened with any brand before," she revealed.
“Fenty feels like a brand you are a part of, it seems like a brand for the people and is amazing at connecting and creating conversation over social media while delivering amazing quality product.”
Discussing where the industry is at right now, Patricia, who has long trailblazed for better beauty inclusivity, said: “It’s up to people to actually look for other people who are different to them, and to realise that we’re just women who like makeup and beauty in the same way, just as any other girl from any other culture or race likes makeup and beauty.
“I think we’re in a really good place, almost every brand, well, most brands, have a wide variety of shades.
“The question is, will there ever be a perfect variety of shades, because unless I can get my exact perfect match, I’m sure I’m always going to be looking for alternative foundation or more options."
Patricia is working with Change Incorporated for their Quit Cigarettes initiative, find out more here.