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:


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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.


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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.


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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...


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Sal xxx

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