Best Brown Lipstick

What's the best Brown Lipstick that you've tried?

MUFE C108 (plummy brown), Urban Decay Carnal (warm brown), Bite Beauty Whiskey (deep brown), Bite Beauty Nori (red brown), Urban Decay 1993 (muted, medium brown), Smashbox Cognac (shimmery brown), Tom Ford Aperture (metallic brown), Urban Decay Conspiracy (pearly brown)… to name a few!

— Christine

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beth Avatar

MAC – Deep Love, Film Noir, Eclipse (LE). Reeeally wish they’d bring back Underworld!
Urban Decay – Rat & Roach (not the vintage re-release but the 90s originals were the best ever). Conspiracy was too glittery on me. πŸ™
Milani Glamour or Pure Matteness (matte metallic lip cream – they’re exactly the same)
NYX Simply Vamp – Enamored
Can you tell I love browns? πŸ™‚

MoMerrell Avatar

oooh Smashbox in Cognac is my ho to brown and although this isn’t a lipstick, ABH lip gloss in Tara is a winner! and Maybelline “Crazy for Coffee”

kjh Avatar

You are making me think all time, again! That would have to be Poppy King (lipstick queen) Fortune, from the virtues that came after the original 7 deadly sins. As dark as they got, ~20 years ago. Everyone wanted one, and they got d/c’d. Like Bite and Nars redder browns and darker browns, these days, not the yellow toned ones out this spring. Deborah, Whiskey, Nori, etc. might have to check C108, as I still haven’t tried the newer MUFEs. ‘Course will note others’ recs closely! Thanks, guys.

dana Avatar

My very favorite is a strange shade — Kat von D’s “Piaf” Studded Kiss Lipstick. It’s a chocolatey brown, but it has violet microglitter too, so it has a truly unique look — especially for a brown lippie!

Ali Avatar

The best brown lipstick I have ever tried has to be the Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Cool Girl! It is truly a Matte nude that is cooler toned and absolutely stunning!?

Christine Avatar

My current favorite brown lipsticks are little known brands–that I think deserve a lot more attention. I love Elizabeth Street Cosmetics’ lipstick in a color called Walnut, and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ lipsticks in the colors Vain and Rosewood. They’re all plummy and reddish browns, with smooth, creamy textures (with the exception of Vain, which is a matte). They also have pretty good longevity and a subtle vanilla scent that’s nice, without being overpowering.

I sure like my browns…my lipsticks would all be relatives of each other, if they were people. πŸ™‚

Christine Avatar

Glad to help! Those brands have lots of great neutrals. I think they deserve more love (and are as good or better than the more well known high end brands I’ve tried…more hydrating)

Kylie5 Avatar

Unfortunately most brown lipsticks do not look good on me.
Because I like the mac matte formula very much I have to say Mac so select lipstick.
It looks good even on me and the formula is great.

Genevieve Avatar

Wow – this is MY colour and I own a few……
Milani Colour Statement lipsticks in Cinnamon Spice, Candied Toffee and Bronze Beauty
Clarins Joli Rouge lipsticks in Spicy Cinnamon, Fig Brown
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipsticks in Coffee Brown, In Style Sienna, Fig, Untainted Spice and a few others
Black Portland Bad Penny

Kristi Avatar

I started buying brown lipsticks again in 2011, so I have too many now. lol I’ve worn Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rose Brown the most often, but I am still on this never ending search for something that matches Wet n Wild Toasted Coconut lipstick. That was my perfect shade.

Anna Avatar

I was a huge fan of Mac prolongwear kn loyal until it was discontinued. I found that TF Henry is a close dupe colourwise, though not long wearing. It is discontinued too though :/

Linde Avatar

Not an actual brown, but MAC Whirl looks pretty brown on my pale skin so I guess it still counts. I also love MAC Stone but I don’t always have the courage to wear it to school.

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