10 Brown Lipsticks That Channel The 90s Perfectly

10 Brown Lipsticks That Channel The 90s Perfectly

Although the trend of bold and bright lipsticks is still going strong, the ’90s trend of brown lipsticks has been trending on social media for months now. Brown lipstick is a trend millennial women are intimately familiar with, however, the overdrawn, shiny brown has got a contemporary makeover using matte lipsticks that look infinitely cooler. Also, there’s a world of brown shades beyond dark mahogany that used to be the colour du jour back then. Between nudes, sandy beiges, dark chocolates, and taupes, brown lipstick has seriously evolved.

Here are our top 10 brown lipsticks for Indian complexions:


Guerlain KissKiss in Golden Girl_Hauterfly

1. Guerlain KissKiss Golden Girl (Rs 2,464)

Golden Girl is a sheer nude brown lipstick. Thanks to its warm tone, it is very flattering on Indian complexions and doesn’t make our lips look washed out. It is also moisturising and glossy on application.


L’oreal Maple Mocha_Hauterfly

2. L’Oréal Maple Mocha (Rs 740)

With its matte gel consistency, Maple Mocha is creamy and lightweight. It stays on for four hours without bleeding, feathering or settling into fine lines and leaves a nice tint behind.


Colorbar Diva Lipstick in For Keeps_Hauterfly

3. Colorbar Diva Lipstick For Keeps (Rs 450)

A beige-nude with pink undertones, For Keeps by Colorbar is a versatile brown lipstick. You can wear it to work on a daily basis, pair it with some blush for a brunch date or wear it with heavy smokey eyes for a party. The creamy formula is pigmented and hydrating, and stays on for at least four hours without settling into fine lines.


MAC Mocha_Hauterfly

4. MAC Mocha (Rs 1,450)

One of MAC’s best-selling lipsticks, Mocha is peachy-brown lipstick. Although it is a satin finish lipstick, it lasts well over five hours. With its opaque colour pay off, it covers even the most pigmented lips with one swipe. Check out other best-selling lipsticks from MAC here.


Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Sienna_Hauterfly

5. Revlon Color Burst Lipstick Sienna (Rs 554)

A warm medium brown shade with strong red undertones, Sienna is a lovely colour that flatters most Indian skin tones. It is quite pigmented and intensely hydrating, with a lovely sheen. It stays on for hours without bleeding and leaves a lovely tint behind.


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in 25 Mulberry_Hauterfly

6. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in 25 Mulberry (Rs 1,742)

A garnet or plum brown, Mulberry is a gorgeous glossy lipstick with micro-shimmer. The colour pay-off is quite sheer but you can build on it. It keeps lips soft and hydrated and is long-lasting.


NARS Audacious Lipstick in Deborah_Hauterfly

7. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Deborah (Rs 3,831)

A chestnut, medium brown tone, Deborah can be described as the perfect 90s brown without looking dated. It has warm undertones and goes on evenly. It is insanely pigmented and has a lovely sheen.


Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Caffe_Hauterfly

8. Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Caffe (Rs 3,745)

If you want to switch from your usual deep berry lipstick for fall, Caffe is the perfect dark brown for you. It is a creamy lipstick that settles into a matte finish after a few hours. The colour pay off is intense and so is the longevity.


MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good To Be Bad_Hauterfly

9. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good To Be Bad (Rs 1,450)

The purple-brown Good To Be Bad is the perfect accompaniment to an evening soirée. You can either wear it as a lip stain or build on the layers to intensify the colour. It is not a sheer lipstick, but is opaque enough to cover pigmented lips. It has a soft and balmy texture, which is why it keeps lips hydrated for over six hours.


MAC Tabla_Hauterfly

10. MAC Tabla (Rs 1,450)

A rich chocolate brown, Tabla has obvious orange undertones. It is creamy and hydrating and lasts for five hours.

Hauterfly Staff

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