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#SwatchParty: The Best Brown Lipsticks For That Kim & Kylie-Approved Pout!

#SwatchParty: The Best Brown Lipsticks For That Kim & Kylie-Approved Pout!


When it comes to picking the right lipstick shade, many girls are left confused with the number of options available in the market. One colour will have more than 10 hues, making it even more difficult to pick the right one. This is true even when it comes to brown lipsticks. Rachel Green popularized the brown colour lipstick back in the ‘90s and it still hasn’t gone out of style mainly ‘coz it’s the perfect shade for any occasion. But if you thought this colour came in just one hue, then you are wrong. Brown lipstick shades are plenty and are made for different skin tones.

So how do you pick the right lip shade to match your skin tone? Well, those with fair complexion should opt for dark brown shades to avoid looking overly pale. Orange-brown lipsticks or brown-red lipsticks are your best bet as they will enhance your entire look. Those with medium skin tones have a wide variety of brown colour lipstick shades to choose from. Almost all hues work for this skin type, especially dark brown shades. If you have a medium skin tone, avoid rustic shades as it can make your skin look dull. For those with deep skin tones, warm hues like coffee, tan and even light brown lipstick shades work best.

Best Brown Lipsticks In India


We’ve noted down the best brown lipsticks available in India. Keep on reading to find the perfect shade of brown to match your complexion.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color – MB11 Espresso Shot


If you’re looking for a rich coffee brown shade that glides easily on your lips and lasts long, then this is the brown lipstick you need. What makes this the best brown lipstick in India? Well, it is one of the first lip colours with a built-in primer for a smooth finish that lasts for up to 12 hours.


  • It has a non-drying formula
  • Great pigmentation
  • Glides on easily with no pulling or tugging
  • Light and comfortable on the lips
  • Reasonably priced


  • You can expect a slight transfer
  • It fades after a heavy meal

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L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick – 243 Sweet Liqueur


This light brown lipstick shade is perfect for those with deep skin tones. The vibrant colour glides on oh-so-effortlessly and it stays on for long hours. Unlike other matte lipsticks, this collection is enriched with jojoba oil which keeps the lips hydrated and soft.


  • It is a highly pigmented brown colour lipstick
  • It gives an extreme colour payoff in just one swipe
  • Non-drying and super comfortable on lips


  • It transfers
  • It won’t survive a heavy meal

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick – Gotta Light


This beautiful light chestnut shade sits comfortably on your lips and goes with just about any outfit. The ideal brunch date shade, this brown lipstick is infused with the lip-smoothing Smashbox Primer Oil complex to give you a suede-soft lip colour that’s highly pigmented.


  • The colour stays on for 4-5 hours
  • It is water-resistant and highly pigmented


  • Transfers slightly
  • It doesn’t last the entire day
  • It’s a bit pricy for those who are on a budget

NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Cream – Teacher’s Pet

NYX never fails to deliver when it comes to their lipsticks. The Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Cream in Teacher’s Pet is one of the best lipsticks from their collections. This lightweight cushion brown liquid lipstick covers your lips in a flush of colour. All you need to do is apply it with the soft puffy applicator, then wait until it sets to a powdery matte finish.


  • Its puffy applicator provides precise application
  • It is vegan


  • Not a good colour payoff for those with darker lips

MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra Soft Matte Lipstick- Burnt love

If you’re fair-skinned and can’t find a brown shade that doesn’t make you look tired or pale, well, good news, the search is finally over. This soft matte lippy is a warm chocolate brown shade that delivers a smouldering look. This is the best brown lipstick shade for night outs, or if you want to turn up the oomph factor for your second date.


  • It’s long-lasting
  • Smooth application process
  • It’s affordable


  • None


M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Chocotease

Forget about Ruby Woo, MAC’s Chocotease is what you need to complete your Bawse office look. This warm brown lipstick shade glides on perfectly and stays in place for up to 6 hours and it’s flattering on all skin tones.


  • It has excellent pigmentation
  • It goes on smoothly and evenly 
  • No feathering or bleeding


  • Not budget-friendly
  • Clings to dry patches on the lips
  • You need a good lip prep before using it

Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color – Brazen Caramel

If you have a medium complexion and are looking for the best brown lipstick shade to suit your skin type, then opt for this rich light brown lipstick. Enriched with the goodness of raspberry oil, this lipstick is designed to stay on for long hours without drying out your lips.


  • Great colour payoff
  • Affordable
  • Matte finish


  • It is not transfer-proof

Pose HD – Dark Brown


Looking for the best brown lipstick that makes you look good on camera? Look no further. This HD deep chocolate lipstick shade is selfie-approved. Enriched with Moringa oil and Vitamin E, now get plump, hydrated lips with just one swipe. Its demi-matte finish also lends a soft-focus effect, making you look pout perfect in every image.


  • It has a demi-matte finish
  • Intense colour & coverage
  • It’s long-lasting and has a light-as-air feel


  • None

Face Canada Velvet Matte Lipstick – Magic Mocha 18


Your search for the best orange-brown lipstick ends here. This lipstick is enriched with the goodness of vitamin E which keeps your lips hydrated while giving you an intense colour pay off. Perfect for all skin types, this lipstick takes your sexy quotient from 10 to 100 in just one swipe.


  • Perfect for those with fair and dusky complexion
  • Velvety finish
  • Long-lasting


  • It’s not transfer-proof
  • Fades after 5 to 6 hours

GREY ON Glossy Lipstick 75 Chocolate Brown


Gloss is in and if you’re looking for the perfect glossy brown lipstick, then this is just what you need. This lipstick provides an intense colour payoff and leaves you with a smooth and silky finish with just one swipe.


  • Easy to apply and long-lasting
  • Intense colour payoff


  • Not transfer or smudge-proof

Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick- Saddle Brown


This brown matte lipstick is a classy rusty brown shade which is perfect for those who have fair or deep skin tone. It’s the ideal shade for your Sunday brunch with the girls.


  • It has high impact colour payoff
  • Long-wearing formula
  • Keeps the lips hydrated and baby soft


  • It is cakey and thick

Colorbar Diamond Shine Lip Gloss – Brown Girl


If you’re looking for a glossy brown lipstick that’s well within your budget, then try the Colorbar Diamond Shine Lip Gloss. This lipgloss has a brownish tint and with just one swipe, you can instantly make your lips look plumper. It also contains nano glitter particles that give a high luminous effect on lips, making it perfect for your night outs.


  • Sponge tip applicator
  • Contains silver shimmers
  • Non-sticky and lightweight
  • Cute packaging
  • Unique shade


  • Less pigmentation
  • Smudges quickly

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick The Bricks-City Heat Collection – 1 Midtown Pink

If you’re looking for the perfect nude-brown shade, then this is your best bet. This brown lipstick glides on oh-so-smoothly on your lips and is the perfect shade for the office.


  • It keeps the skin hydrated and moisturised
  • It is affordable


  • It is not long-lasting

Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick -Caramel Kiss

Searching for something a bit more luxurious? Then try the Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick in Caramel Kiss. This brown lipstick shade is a head-turner with its intense colour payoff. This caramel tan shade gives a creamy and smooth finish and you’ll be happy to know that it also provides UVB protection.


  • Free from preservatives, mineral oils and nano-ingredients
  • Offers UVB protection
  • High coverage and glossy shine
  • Beautiful packaging


  • None

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Go on and shop your heart out! You can never have too many brown lipsticks.  

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21 Oct 2020

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