Brown lip colors are definitely on trend, but could possibly be one of the most challenging looks to pull off.
The wrong shade of brown could leave your lips looking muddy or bland. You also run the risk of looking washed out depending on your complexion and the shade you choose. “The best way to test shades is to try colors on and photograph them to see what looks best,” says Beauty Artist, Yetty Bames.
We found a few beauties on Instagram who did the work to make your decision making a little less of a mission.
Noelle opted for “Deep Love” matte lipstick and Chestnut liner by MAC.
Mali is wearing the Endless Stay Liquid Lip Tint by Manhattan in “Soft Nude.” The color has beautiful hints of plum and wears as a nice deep brown depending on your complexion.
Don’t be afraid to bring the drama when you chose your perfect shade of brown! Anneka is wearing “Damned” by Kat Von D.
Dominique smudged on Milani Cosmetics’ Lip Cream in “Crush,” a brown shade that wears as a deep burgundy on her complexion. “I love this lip cream because it has great pigmentation, it’s light weight, isn’t too fast drying so you have time to work with applying, is a matte finish, and it’s a great color for fall,” she says.
Breonna is rocking @queenieskincosmetics’ lipstick in “Chocolate,” a shade that’s true to it’s name.
Ize shows us how to wear a nude-ish brown by outlining her lips with “Truffle Raine” by Coloured Raine then mixing in Kat Von D’s “Lolita” in the middle.
Mercedes is wearing Wet n Wild lip pencil in “Dark Brown.” “I love using this brown lip pencil as lipstick because it gives me a true matte brown that puts me in the mood for fall, she says.
Lonyea Maiden is wearing Colourpop Cosmetics’ “Limbo.” “It works for me because it stays put all day and night. It’s the perfect shade of brown for my skin tone, not too dark and not too light!
To get this perfect shade of of brown, use “Bespoken” lip liner by MAC.
Try “Choco-liscious” by Revlon like Tajia did here. “I like it because I’ve been searching for the perfect shade of brown for my skin tone for a long time and this is the closest I’ve gotten. I like to put setting powder over it sometimes to make it matte.”