The best brown lipsticks to add to your collection
The unsung hero of lipsticks
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / November 19 2020
In our opinion, brown lipsticks have not had nearly enough time in the sun. The earthy-toned hue reigns supreme as one of those trans-seasonal shades that can take you through a hectic day at the office to a romantic night out with your significant other, with exceptional ease.
From a warm and toasted nutty moment to a deep, vampy brun, browns will forever have a special place in our lipstick wardrobe.
Here are our top picks to add to your collection:
FENTY BEAUTY Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick in ‘Bubblerum’
There is something special about Fenty’s sheer lipstick formula that just hits right every single time. The moisturising finish glides across lips for a buildable colour that’s so ultra-shiny, it could be mistaken for a lipgloss (and we mean that in the best way possible). This cocoa-hued number delivers a sensational slick of complexion-warming goodness to any pout.
NARS Lipstick in ‘Tanganyka’
A true ‘90’s brown reimagined, with a modern lustrous finish that makes lips look ultra luscious. The NARS lipstick formula contains lip conditioners and antioxidants that work to hydrate, nourish and protect, for lasting colour and moisturised, pillowy lips. This handbag staple literally looks good on everyone.
HOURGLASS Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in ‘I've Been’
Not only does this offering from Hourglass deliver a high-colour payoff finish and deep-hydration, the luxe gold packaging has a handy (and eco-friendly) refill function. Repurchase this delicious deep chocolate brown shade or switch out with another shade of your choosing - the possibilities are endless.
Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in ‘Shadow Dancer’
Shiseido have catapulted us into the future with this modern interpretation of a powder matte finish lipstick. The warm mauve-toned brown delivers a velvety swathe of bruised-black plummy goodness to lips, that stays put for up to eight hours after application. Apply with a liner for a refined classic look or blur out the edges with a lip brush for a soft-focus finish.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick 700 X-Tremely Bare
Offering a creamy hazelnut nude at a truly tasty price, this mid-toned brown lippy is a no-brainer for those who would like to dabble in the world of browns without committing to a hefty price tag. Plus, this soft, wearable formula lasts up to a whopping ten hours after application.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.