The All-Time Best Brown Lipsticks for Your Skin Tone

October 20, 2021
Tembe Denton-Hurst
By: Tembe Denton-Hurst | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
The Best Brown Lipstick for Your Skin Tone
Brown lipsticks work for every situation — from happy hour to a work event and any occasion in between — and skin tone.  We love brown-reds with a ’90s vibe, rich chocolate hues that are great for the cold months and taupey nudes that you can mix and match with any makeup look. As an ode to our favorite fall lipstick shade, we’ve rounded up the best brown lipsticks for every skin tone, below.

Brown Lipsticks for Fair Skin

 

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Power Longwear Satin Lipstick in Independent 

For a true ’90s vibe, reach for this neutral brown shade. The satin finish is universally flattering and wears comfortably all day.

 

Maybelline New York SuperStayInk Crayon Lipstick in Stop At Nothing

If you’re new to brown lipstick, dip your toes in with a terracotta hue. This matte lip crayon makes it easy to scribble on touch-ups while on the go.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Power Longwear Satin Lipstick in Independent, Maybelline New York SuperStayInk Crayon Lipstick in Stop At Nothing

Brown Lipsticks for Medium Skin

 

NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick in Low Cut

Low Cut is a rich reddish-brown that looks beautiful on tan skin. You can count on this liquid lipstick’s matte, transfer-resistant formula to last for up to 16 hours.

 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993

A favorite of our senior editor Jaz, who has a medium skin tone, 1993 is a warm-toned brown that seems made for tan and olive complexions. The formula is matte, but it’s infused with aloe vera and avocado oil to keep your lips from feeling chapped.

NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick in Low Cut, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993

Brown Lipstick for Dark Skin

 

Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dark Night

Mented lipsticks are designed specifically with people of color in mind, and this true chocolate color is no exception. It’s versatile, showing up nude on some and flatteringly vampy on others. 

 

L'Oréal Colour Riche Les Nus Intense Lipstick in Nu Extreme

This richly pigmented brick shade looks stunning on deep and dark skin tones. The lipstick is infused with argan oil and vitamin E to glide on softly and seamlessly.


 
Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dark Night, L'Oréal Colour Riche Les Nus Intense Lipstick in Nu Extreme

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