If you are a 90s baby or have loved watching movies and TV shows from that era, you probably already know that brown lipsticks were a big thing back in the day. And guess what, they are back! When we think of 90s style, a few staple pieces come to mind – butterfly clips, shimmery makeup, over-plucked eyebrows, and brown lipstick. If you were too young to rock this makeup trend back then, it is time to bring back the 90s with a statement brown lipstick!
The key to nailing this trend lies in picking the right brown lipstick shade that suits your skin tone and undertone. If you pick a shade that is too close to your skin tone, you might look washed out and if you pick a super dark brown lipstick that contrasts your pale complexion, it might make the rest of your makeup look washed out. Here is a simple guide you can follow to find the brown lipstick that will complement your skin tone -
If you are new to the brown bandwagon and are not ready to flaunt a bold brown matte lipstick just yet, here is some good news for you – you don’t have to! Play with different finishes and textures to soften the look of your brown lipstick. Even though they won’t have the staying power of a matte brown lipstick, a high-shine brown lip gloss is perfect for testing the waters and trying out the look of a brown lipstick.
If you want something not quite as shiny as a lip gloss but not as bold as a matte brown lipstick, look for brown lipsticks with a satin or soft-matte finish. Another trick to make your brown lipstick more suitable for everyday wear is to lightly smudge it around the edges. And no, we don’t mean you go all out with the lollipop lipstick trend! (Not sure what we are talking about? Read here) All you have to do is just lightly tap the outline of your lips to softly blur the edges of your brown lipstick and blend it with your natural lip colour. This will give you the colour payoff of the brown lipstick without creating the crisp and sharp lines that separate your lips from the rest of your face. Use a creamy formula that is easy to blend like the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Nude Nuance.
And once you are ready to slay the brown matte lipstick, don’t jump straight to deep and dark brown lipstick shades. Gradually work your way up by starting out with warm, medium brown lipsticks and ease yourself into the trend. The shade Fighter from the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is the perfect in-between true-brown that suits all different skin tones. Even if you are new to the brown lipstick trend, this lipstick shade is just what you need to transition from soft nudes to bold browns.
Whether you need an everyday lipstick shade for work or are on the hunt for a deep and dark lipstick for a night out with the girls, it is time for you to embrace the brown lipstick trend and work it into your daily makeup routine. Don’t be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone and leaving your favourite blush pink shade behind for a deep, dark brown lipstick. Here are different makeup looks you can create with your favourite brown lipstick shades.
And if you are already a fan of brown lipsticks and need to add more shades to your arsenal, the upcoming Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks Coffee Edition is just what you need! From Mocha Inventor, a chocolatey dark brown lipstick to the nude brown Hazelnut Hypnotizer, there is a brown lipstick shade for everybody.
Not ready to commit just yet? What if we told you there is a way for you to try different brown lipstick shades without leaving your house? The Maybelline Virtual Try On tool lets you play with hundreds of different makeup products in real-time, all from the comfort of your own home. From soft peach blushes to matte brown lipsticks, meet your next favourite makeup product and have fun getting virtual makeovers with the Virtual Try On tool.