Brown lipstick was huge in the '90s, and now, we've been seeing different shades of chocolate on celebrities' lips a lot. Brown can be a bit challenging to pull off for the everyday Pinay, but when you're armed with these tips, you'll surely look amazing!
1. Go for precise application
Brown lipstick, when applied sloppily, can be too obvious. You can start by filling the whole lip with nude lipliner, and then use a lip brush for clean and perfect application.
2. Smudge if you're unsure.
If you're not confident in your makeup brush skills, smudging it on purpose will do. Concentrate the color on the center of lip, and diffuse the lipstick on the the edges—this will look effortlessly gorgeous!
3. Stay with a tint.
If you're shy to try this trend, a good way to test it out is by wearing it as a tint. Swipe on a two coats of brown lipstick on your lips, and press your lips with a tissue. See if you're satisfied with the leftover pigment.
4. Think pink.
Brown lipstick may tend to wash out our skin. Adding a hint of pink lipstick on your lips won't make your skin look tired and sallow.
5. Sweep on bronzer and blush.
Another way to avoid looking haggard is to sweep a little bit of bronzer and blush on your cheekbones. Doing so adds warmth and color to your face that complements a dark lip.
6. Wear it with confidence.
Again, confidence is vital! This dramatic hue can add fierceness to your look, so take advantage of that power!
Check out our favorite brown lipsticks below:
1. A fail-safe choice for everyday wear:
Pink Sugar x Project Vanity Lip Crayon in Love at First Swipe, at department stores
2. A rich brown lipstick perfect for morenas and other skin tones, actually:
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Brown Lipstick in Spice, P400, at department stores
3. A nice peachy nude liquid lipstick for those who are just beginning to experiment with brown lipsticks:
Happy Skin Glam Squad Liquid Matte Lipstick by Denise Go-Ochoa, P699, at Glorietta
4. A brown lipstick with a rosy undertone that can flatter all skin tones:
BeYu Pure Color & Stay Lipstick in Midnight Sign, P725, at Zalora
5. An espresso-colored lipstick for makeup daredevils:
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Brooklyn, P850, at Glamourbox.ph