Brown lipstick, so popular in the 90s, is back with us. The beauty trend of last autumn in the upcoming cold season of 2016 is still holding its positions steadily. World celebrities confirm this - Gigi Hadid, the Kardashian sisters, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart literally do not part with brown shades of lipstick. It is worth learning how to choose, wear and what to combine with.
Who suits brown lipstick and who doesn't
The listed stars are lovers of brown lipsticks, not only completely dark-skinned or swarthy girls with dark hair and eyes. This suggests the conclusion that this color is not only tanned and dark-haired. Brown has more than 50 different shades, and anyone can choose their own.
But who should not wear dark rich brown, so it is the owners of skin imperfections, active lipstick will make them more noticeable. If you have flaky lips, exfoliate or even use an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells before using this lipstick, especially if the lipstick is matte.
Also, brown lipstick is not very suitable for owners of thin narrow lips and those who have pronounced nasolabialfolds.
Shades for brunettes
As already noted, there are more than fifty shades of brown. Shades of brown lipstick, perhaps not less. Warm and cold, with red and pink undertones, light and dark, with mother-of-pearl and matte - they all look completely different on the face.
Dark, rich and warm colors of chocolate, cocoa, but with a rich red or cherry undertone are more suitable for brunettes. They also go with matte lipsticks. It is better to choose shades that will differ from the color of the hair, otherwise the image may turn out to be too gloomy.
And rosy brown lipstick is the perfect everyday option for brunettes, it can be matte or with a slight shimmer.
Blondes should prefer lighter options and colder shades, such as coffee with milk or nude, perhaps with a metallic or glossy sheen, but not with mother-of-pearl, as this should forever remain in the 90s. Remember that if you have light porcelain skin and have expression lines or age lines, brown lipstick can emphasize them.
In general, in choosing a shade, a lot depends not only on the color type, but also on the skin tone. So, light pale skin goes with pastel beige tones, and golden - terracotta and walnut.
A dark brown chocolate shade will suit almost everyone, but in contrast with the fair skin of a fair-haired girl or blonde, it will look especially interesting.
Brown lipstick should be applied to the lips in the same way as lipstick of any other shades. If the lipstick is light, then you can apply it directly from the tube or with your finger, patting movements, but dense dark shades require more thorough preparation. First, apply foundation or a special lip primer to the lips, then powder the skin so that the lipstick lies as evenly as possible. Then draw an outline with a pencil.
By the way, about the pencil - do not take too dark, especially in the tone of lipstick, as they did in the 90s. Today, the tone of the pencil should be lighter than lipstick by at least two tones. And it is best to take a nude shade pencil. Apply a precise and precise contour or paint over the entire surface of the lips with a nude pencil to hide their natural pigment, and then apply lipstick, preferably with a special wide and flat brush, so it will lie evenly.
Lipstick of brown shades, especially bright and dark ones, is the main accent of makeup. So, everything else should be soft and delicate, no bright blush, active eyeliner, or especially dark shadows. This is how the 20 percent rule works, that is, exactly so much on the face can be bright, everything else is as neutral as possible.
Dark-eyed, dark-skinned girls with an olive skin tone can, in addition to lips, highlight eyebrows. They can be as fashionable to wear in recent seasons - thick, graphic, bright. But at the same time, eye makeup is natural and natural, a little mascara, noeyeliners, shadows only beige or nude to refresh the look.
Blondes can, in addition to active lips, focus on eyelashes by applying voluminous mascara in several layers, both upper and lower. Such a puppet look will make the image bright.
If your brown lipstick is not dark, but rather beige, with a pink undertone or nude color, then you can afford bright eyes, active eyebrows or highlighted cheekbones for an evening make-up. For daytime makeup, add peach blush and brown eyeliner.
Best budget brown lipsticks
Since brown lipstick is an unconditional trend, perhaps not a single cosmetic brand has stood aside and released its own versions of this shade. Moreover, brown tones appeared both in the premium segment and in budget brands. Let's start the review with them.
Among lipsticks costing up to 350 rubles, one can note the Essense brand and their creamy, pleasant to apply Longlasting Lipstick Nude lipstick. Look for Cool Nude with pink undertones or Don't Stop The Nude with red undertones. Deeper shade, but translucent application in the Sheer & Shine range, such as the Glamor Queen chocolate tone.
The budget American brand WET N WILD in the Mega Last Lip Color collection with hyaluronic acid offers shades from pinkish brown (Bare It All) to light peach (Just Peachy). Rimmel also has similar products in the Lasting Finish line. itpersistent bright lipstick with a variety of brown shades: Burning Desire with a red undertone, light brown Birthday Suit, pinkish Fudge Brownie and others.
Mass market is also not far behind, so, in the Maybelline line there is a lipstick in a Color Drama pencil. Look for Perfect Beige for daytime or Gorgeous Vine for evening.
Lipsticks in the middle price segment
In the segment of 500-1000 rubles, there are even more options for brown. The leader is the NYX brand, offering both matte and glossy lipsticks in sticks, pencils and with a liquid formula. A real hit is the brown matte lipstick Matte Lipstick with a rich palette from nude (Nude, Sierra, Butter) to red-brown (Alabama, Merlot) and chocolate (Maison) shades.
Mass brand Max Factor introduced Color Elixir Lipstick in a chic gold case. Check out Sunbronze, Midnight Mauve, Scarlet Ghost with chic red undertones.
An interesting product from the Asian brand Manly Pro is a highly pigmented lipstick in a jar that is applied with a brush. Very juicy and dark brown-cherry shades at numbers 9 and 10, as well as casual beiges 11 and 12.
Premium brown lipsticks
Extremely dark saturated shades, surprisingly, are found in elegant conservative brands, for example, Chanel in the Rouge Allure collection. Also dark, almost black, Bobbi Brown has a tone, this is a shade of BlackRaspberry.
A more noble terracotta called Samarkande Brown is presented in the Dior Rouge collection. Similar in quality and caring CC lipstick from Giorgio Armani in the color Cashmere.
And, of course, nowhere without beige shades. The same Giorgio Armani has Beige, MAC has a yellowish Tanarama, and the American brand Laura Mercier has a warm caramel Brown Sugar.
Of course, there are dozens of brands and shades of brown lipstick in any cosmetic store, all this once again confirms the message of the world's leading makeup artists: brown is the new red.