8 Brown Matte Lipsticks Because '90s Grunge Is Back
It’s hardly a secret that ’90s beauty is here to stay. From the runways to the real world, we’re continuing to see inspiring iterations of beauty looks from one of our favorite eras. While full brows and big hair may be easy elements to get behind, brown matte lipstick can be a trickier ’90s trend to work—but we urge you to give it a go.
For one, brown lipstick instantly amplifies your makeup look while acting as a fresh alternative to bold reds or bright pinks. It’s a more statement-making take on popular nudes and neutrals and, of course, serves up a welcome dose of ’90s nostalgia. Furthermore, though the shade can be daunting, brown matte lipstick is ultra flattering on a range of skin tones. Whether you prefer to work cool cocoa colors or warm cinnamon hues, there are so many beautiful shades of brown lipstick on the market. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorites.
For a long-wearing look that stays put, this liquid formula from Too Faced’s Melted Matte collection serves up the perfect shade of deep chocolate. Lips look super smooth beneath the matte finish, moisturized with antioxidant-rich avocado oil and vitamin E.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Vixen ($20)
Described as “a poisonous deep brown,” this dark shade is aptly named Vixen and sets in a transfer-free finish that’s perfectly matte and boasts long-wear staying power.
Next up, here’s how to find the perfect shade of lipstick for your skin tone.