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We’re all pulling out our dark lipsticks for the winter. While some are going for the dark plum and berry shades, I am choosing brown
shades this season.
Picking the right shade of brown can be a bit tricky, though.
Going too matte brown can make you look like you belong in a ‘90s sitcom. And while
I do appreciate the ‘90s trends right now, it is 2013, so adding a modern twist is key.
Right now, I am really into creamy lipsticks with a bit of
shine, especially in dark shades.
I picked up two last weekend: Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa and Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in
Both shades have a bit of shine to them and are very creamy.
They are also very wearable during the day, which is always something I try to
find when it comes to lipstick.
My office isn’t about getting dressed up. Jeans, cargo
shorts and flip-flops are the norm. It makes me sad sometimes, since I love
dressing up. And since my office doesn’t dress up, I have to keep my style
choices very subtle, meaning less
lipstick and more lazy ponytails. I think I need a new job, guys. (Hi, Boss! Please don’t fire
So basically, dark lipstick you can wear through casual
days is very important.
Smashbox’s Chestnut reminds me
of mahogany. This shade is a subtle brown with red undertones, so it is
the perfect shade for those who don’t want to dive straight into the dark, rich
It's packed with vitamins A and E, and shea
butter, so it keeps your lips moisturized for a long time. It also feels very
light on the lips.
Laura Mercier’s Cocoa is a rich, warm chocolate shade that
goes on smooth and creamy. It seriously looks like you’re applying melted
chocolate all over your lips.
It is also highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
You definitely want to line your lips with this shade. It can get messy if you
I used Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Blossom just outside the lip line to create a
cleaner look around the edges.
If you like sheer
lipsticks, Nars does a brown shade with plum undertones called Tanganyika.
It’s very sheer, so it doesn’t pop too much and blends into the lip very well.
They also have Fast Ride, which is a sheer mulberry. Both of these work very
well for everyday without being obtrusive.
What do you guys
think? Is brown too dated?