This spring the highlight is on the nineties nostalgia. The most significant style back then was the dramatic dark lip. The intimidating shade has graced every face till we rediscovered our love for colour. The secret to achieving the nineties look is the lip liner. Start and end with matte liners for that spicy, grungy colour. But if you want to achieve the same thing with lipstick then here is our pick for the best alternatives.

Beautiful Brown Lipsticks and Shades:

1. Dior’s Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush Voluptuous Care Lipcolor – No. 618 Twill:

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Essentially a lipstick, but with its super hydrating formula it is often compared to a lip balm. This has a sheer tinge of brown that makes your face radiant. At the 2013 Dior pre-Oscar party actress Jessica Chantain donned it with charming grace.

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2. M.A.C.’s Pro Lip Palette- Modern Browns:

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The ultimate style savior MAC has spoilt us with this amazing lip palette. Perfect to mix and match as per our moods it has six different shades to choose from:

a. Paramount and Peachstock in Satin;
b. Taupe, Matte;
c. Fresh Brew, Lustre;
d. Frenzy, Frost, and
e. Half ‘n Half, Amplified Creme.

3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip colour – Spicy Cinnamon:

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A gorgeous cinnamon-brown shade with a hint of orange keeps this brown pretty and prevents the look from going gothic. Hydrating ingredients and lustrous colour will make your brown lips truly desirable.

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4. Burberry Lip Velvet- #312 Hawthorne Berry:

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This is a lip-smacking chocolate brown colour from Burberry. It is a matte finish long-wearing lip colour that compliments every skin tone. A velvety finish with rich hydrating ingredients such as Shea butter and wild rose extracts make it perfect for all-day wear.

5. Marks & Spencer Autograph Colour Intense -Chocolate:

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This rich, creamy shade comes courtesy of Marks & Spencer. It looks expensive and is bang on trend for your ’90s-inspired look. The colour is opaque, matte and has a rich tint. A similar shade is available under M sticks.

6. The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick- 325 Darling Blush:

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The body shop is synonymous with properly sourced mineral makeup. This lipstick is not an exception. It has a bright tint, ample moisture, antioxidants and a subtle rosy scent that will lure you to use it over and over again.

7. Dior Addict Lipstick New York 714 – Brown:

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A hydrating lip colour from the cutting-edge runway fashions of Dior. This contains antioxidants and moisturizers that nourish and protect the lips. It’s a pinkish shimmery brown that makes your lips stand out. Best for those who love a hint of pink on their lips at all times.

8. Estee Lauder Pure Color- Autumn:

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Brown is a highly overlooked neutral and when you wear a deep shade – as we have here – it adds a real air of sophistication. It lasts pretty long and does not dry out your lips. This gorgeous hue is perfect for all the winter parties and the revival of the ninety’s fashion.

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9. Lancôme Rouge In Love in Cocoa Couture:

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A Lipstick in a yummy brown colour, the hue is a mix between dark red and brown. A rich and warm texture added to the brand’s signature smooth glide. Its ultra-light, second-skin texture, gives you a highly potent colour. It maintains a gorgeous shine for up to 4 hours, with no magnifying effect.

This can be a tricky colour to play around with. So, finding the right brown is crucial. If dark shades don’t suit you try going towards the beige side of the spectrum. Otherwise one can just create a stain-like effect with lots of gloss. The Nineties style is here for a while, so find out your signature brown.


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