Winter is all about deep, subdued colours. When it comes to makeup, we normally think about fall as being a time for berry and burgundy lipsticks, but we shouldn’t forget about brown. From chocolate browns to russet reds, brown is the perfect shade for the new season. Plus, the lippies are very flattering for Women of Colour. They enhance your skin tone and have a richness that paler beiges don’t have.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Colour in Chocolate
This creamy, semi-matte lipstick was the first formula to launch (and sold out instantly). It gives you instant and comfortable full-coverage colour with a polished look. This Chocolate shade has just the right amount of pigment to make an impact and is very flattering to most skin tones.
Priced at £21.00
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Brown Sugar
Don’t settle for a lipstick that dries out your pout. This buttery formula is extremely moisturising, and it gives your lips a nice wash of colour. This brown shade will quickly become a makeup bag staple.
Priced at £7.99
L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Lipstick in 460 Brown
Don’t limit yourself to only one lipstick finish. This lippy has a touch of shimmer to help draw attention to your dazzling smile. The emollient-rich formula also glides on effortlessly.
Priced at £9.19
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 757 Naked Brown
This budget-friendly lip doesn’t skimp on pigment or richness. It feels as good as butter on your lips. Plus, the rich colour will bring out the undertones in your skin.
Priced at £6.99
NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in 5 Beauty Mark
Are you addicted to liquid lipsticks? Give this one a try. The Lingerie range is all about different neutral shades. This one is a pretty café au lait colour that would be perfect for a no makeup look.
Priced at £6.50
Laura Mercier Stickgloss Lip Colour in Brown Sugar
Don’t let the name fool you, this is still technically a lipstick. It is one part lip balm, one part lip glacé and one part lip colour. When you combine everything together, you get a striking brown lipstick that will have your lips looking and feeling great.
Priced at £19.50
Topshop Lipstick in Muse
If it is a chocolaty brown lip colour that you’re after, you don’t need to look further than this one. It leaves your lips with a moisturised finish that will make you reconsider your matte lippy obsession.
Priced at £8.00
RMK Irresistible Brights Lips in 03
This medium brown lipstick may not be as vibrant as a red or flaming orange shade, but it has a nice intensity thanks to the pigment-packed formula.
Priced at £21.00
bareMinerals Marvellous Moxie Lipstick in Finish First
This brown lipstick deserves a first place prize for its formula. Its ultra pigmented so you end up with a deliciously rich finish. If you melted chocolate and put it in a lipstick tube, this would probably be the result.
Priced at £17.00
Dior Addict Lipstick in 612 City Lights
You will fall for this lipstick because of the sleek silver packaging, but it is the colour that will make you a longtime fan. This russet shade is the perfect blend of brown and red.
Priced at £26.50
Wear your brown lipstick for day or night. Try a monochromatic look for day and a bold eye with your chocolaty lipstick at night.