Following the comeback of bucket hats and fanny packs, the resurgence of our ‘90s nostalgia continues with the grunge brown lip. Made famous in the era of Friends, Destiny’s Child, and glorified teen angst, this moody dark shade was Jennifer Aniston’s go-to lip color whenever she transitioned into the Rachel we all knew and loved. In fact, her sultry brown lip was so iconic that MAC found it impossible to retire the specific lipstick shade—the brown brick Paramount is still available in stores to this day. Adding to the long list of stars who loved the '90s lip shade were the then-punk, choker-clad Drew Barrymore and Britney Spears pre-pop superstar status.

This time around, our very own local celebs are making a case for the brown lip trend revival:

Heart Evangelista wore hers in a dark chocolate shade, complementing her smoky eye and adding a pop of color to her fair skin.


For a more natural look, try a warm brown lippie like Kathryn Bernardo.

How about something more matte and in a brownish red iteration like Anne Curtis-Smith's?

And if you want more pizzaz to your look, take your cue from Kylie Verzosa and make it a glossy pout.

Whether you prefer a subtle mocha, an edgier toffee brown, or a muddy plum, there’s surely a chocolatey shade that suits you best! Itching to jump onto the brown lip club? Below, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks that are readily available for your purchase and perusal.


BYS Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Virgo, P399,


PHOTO BY Happy Skin

HAPPY SKIN My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie in Spunk, P399, SM Megamall


PHOTO BY L'oreal

L'OREAL PARIS Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolat Lipstick in Bittersweet, P390, SM Megamall


PHOTO BY Ever Bilena

 EVER BILENA Ultra Matte Lipstick in Passion, P165,


BLK  '90s All Day Instense Matte Lipstick in Peace Out, P299,

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