Top 3 | Brown Lipsticks For Beginners

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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I'll be honest, when brown lips started trending I did get a little freaked out and might have even had a few panic attacks. I don't know why, it just scared me. It looks fabulous on so many of the gorgeous girls I see on my IG feed but I was convinced it wasn't for me. I felt like it would completely clash on me and make me look old(er).

Fast forward many months, and I'm still not quite ready for a deep chocolate brown at all but I've come across some lovely milder brown lip choices that still make me comfortable and that I enjoy wearing.

So if you're anything like me, half afraid of the brown lip trend, or just not sure where to begin, here are my picks for beginners:


best brown lipsticks for medium skin tone


MAC Matte Lipstick - WHIRL | review | £15.50

I'm going to start with this lipstick as it is a great way to ease yourself into the trend. Appearing more rosy brown in the daytime, this number transforms into a bold brown mauve shade in the evening and was my first experience of seeing myself in a brown lip. It's great to have a day and night lipstick option all in one bullet although if you have lighter skin, this will probably look rather more brown on you all day.

A great choice to test the waters for those who are truly afraid of wearing a brown lip.


ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip - BEEPER | review | $6

This liquid lipstick dries darker than it appears on the tube to reveal a medium warm brown shade that has a slight pink (almost grey) undertone. It's another great in-between shade as it isn't fully brown so I keep myself calm by seeing it as a deep nude shade. This will come across very dark on lighter skin tones and beautifully balanced on deeper skin tones.

Ideal for anyone wanting to try wearing a brown lip without spending too much.


Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick - NOISETTE | review | £14

This medium neutral brown shade is great for us beginners as it is a true brown without being in your face and bold. It doesn't lean too warm and orange nor does it sway too cool and greyish. It's a beautiful sophisticated shade that makes me enjoy wearing a brown lipstick. This will look great on all skin tones, appearing darker on lighter skintones and making a most excellent nude shade for deeper skins.

Perfect for those ready to embrace the trend while staying cautious.


NC40 swatch colourpop beeper, mac whirl lipstick, jouer noisette


All three of these let me experience the brown lip trend without making me uncomfortable. I shocked myself with how drawn I was to Noisette and I know that I only felt ready to purchase it because I had some experience with the other two shades. Although I do still find brown lips a little ageing, I like how sophisticated it looks, and is definitely a nice contrast to my usual pinky choices.

So if have always been a little nervous at the thought of wearing a brown lip, I hope that this post has given you some courage to at least give it a go with a choice that isn't too out there.


jouer noisette review, mac whirl lipstick review, colourpop beeper review
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Are you a brown lip fan or are you afraid of the trend? What's your favourite brown lipstick? What other shades would be great for beginners? Let me know...


You may also enjoy reading: Top 5 Pink Lipsticks


Sal xxx

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42 comments

  1. I was a fan of the brown lipsticks years ago (probably 10!). Then, it was the bright lipstick trend, so I followed that as well, and now that brown lipsticks are back, I don't know how I feel about them. They look so good on many people but I personally prefer pink shades or nude/rose ones. I agree, it makes my face look older and I believe that you must find the correct shade for your skin tone in order to look good! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Absolutely agree...they can go wrong more often than right but when you find the right ones, it can look incredible xxx

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  2. omg yasssssssss this is my kind of shade!

    come visit me here | www.peachplz.com

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  3. These are all so gorgeous! How have I not got any brown lipsticks in my stash?!
    a life of a charlotte]
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    1. I know right. Well now you've got some options of where to start ;) xxx

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  4. I want all of these shades, I love brown-toned lipsticks! Gorgeous post, Sal x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

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  5. Ooh Beeper is on my list and it looks gorgeous! x

    Laurzrah 

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  6. Oh that Jouer liquid lipstick looks lovely. I have whirl, but sometimes I do struggle to wear a brown lipsticks.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. I totally understand. I think I prefer them during the day when they don't look quite so bold or ageing :) xxx

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  7. I love a brown lip! Very tempted by Whirl, it's a pretty shade and not too daring!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. Absolutely. It literally changes colour on me so I avoid it during the evenings when it looks bolder ;) xxx

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  8. I've got a brown-toned MUR lipstick which I bought cheaply to see if I'd like this trend on me. I do get a fair bit of wear out of it but I find browns hard to wear generally as I have quite yellow-toned skin so they just seem to make me look a bit jaundiced! I do think Whirl is the perfect easing-in shade though, I might go and swatch it for myself and have another go at wearing them!
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

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    1. I'm with you there Rebecca. Whirl would be the best one to start with as it has a rosy tone to it xxx

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  9. I'm a massive fan of the brown lip trend. I feel like they suit me way better than brighter lipsticks. Whirl is one my favourite shades. I just made my first colour pop order and i think beeper was in there. I can't actually remember excitement took over haha. I need to get my hands on Noisette, that seems like kind of shade. xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. I know you are, you brave soul! Lol! You will absolutely LOVE Noisette! Eeeeeek how exciting! I hope it arrives soon so I can see all the goodies you got! xxx

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  10. Browns don't suit me but your post made me want to try atleast Beeper ๐Ÿ˜„ Love xx

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Awww I felt the same before too. Beeper is such a lovely shade xxx

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  11. I love colour pop!! They are always my go to when trying new lip shades as they have such a variety, and if I don't like it I don't feel too bad for not using it haha
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I know right...you just can't go wrong. Well here in UK it isn't as straightforward to get our hands on ColourPop but even still its well worth it xxx

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  12. Noisette is gorgeous, I love the warm tone. I really like the look of Beeper too!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. You need both. You'd love them xxx

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  13. Very pretty shades of brown! A nice collection of items, leaving an option for everyone-it's nice to find affordable make up that still works nicely!

    Xoxo
    Serein
    https://sereinwu.com/

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  14. Love all of these shades! They are so 90s but I am loving them :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. I was unsure about whirl when I got it but now I love it! Beeper looks gorgeous! Great post! :-) these are great brown toned lipsticks!

    JennyLovesBeauty♥


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  16. I've been looking at MAC Whirl for ages now! I may just need to go and get it!!! Its so different to any lipstick shade i own! <3 Lovely post! Very helpful!

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. I really like Noisette as well, and I believe you perfectly well described it, it's just a true brown which somehow remains very flattering!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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  18. Really want to try colour pop matte lipsticks! They look so great xx

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  19. I'm not a huge fan of brown lips on myself, but ColourPop Beeper is one of my faves! You're right, it's more of a darker nude, and it's just so pretty! That slight pink hint to it really makes it wearable even for non-brown lip lovers.

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  20. I love your pictures! I've always been scared of colors darker than my natural lip color but I will definitely try Whirl! Thank you!

    NINA
    www.abeautyspell.com

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  21. I'm all about bold lips, but I agree that browns can be intimidating! Thanks for the suggestions- I'm pretty sure I need Beeper in my life :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  22. I'm not a huge fan of liquid lipsticks so I think Whirl will be the best choice for me! Thanks for the lovely post and swatches

    I Z Z I S A U R | a beauty, lifestyle and food blog by Izzy

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  23. I love a nude lip, and I have whirl, but I am just a little too pale, velvet teddy on me is dark, but I wish so much I could pull it off! Love your blog, now following :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  24. I love the look of the Colour pop range - such a shame we cannot get it in the UK!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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  25. Brown lipsticks have been my go to for almost two years now, and believe it or not I've only tried one of these! MAC Whirl is one of my all time favourite lipsticks (I adore the MAC Matte formula), but I wish I could get hold of Colour Pop! It's such a nightmare to get hold of in the UK because I'm not sure I can trust a third party to ship it to me. My favourite brown lipsticks are MAC Whirl, Urban Decay 1993 (basically identical to Whirl to be honest), Topshop Mink and Kat von D Lolita!

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  26. I love the brown lip trend but like you I'm not ready for the deep toned ones! The colourpop one looks so pretty!

    What Sarah Writes

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  27. I love nude lips and I think that a brown look is very sophisticated! I need to get my hands on MAC's Whirl as it looks like my perfect brown! :)

    Shannon | www.shannonkims.com

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  28. Okay I'm so glad someone came out and said this, I'm definitely one of those people who are afraid of the whole 90s brown lipstick trend- I feel like it'll just look awful on me for some reason, maybe because I have such fair skin? I might give MAC's Whirl a go though and test the waters.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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