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.
Leave it to Tom Ford to conjure up an alluring lipstick formula that imparts a velvet matte finish in a shade of brown that exudes ’90s glamour.
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.
This liquid lipstick is specifically formulated with a primer oil complex as to not dry out lips. Without flaking or feathering, it delivers a deep, warm brown hue that lasts for eight hours.
Dark chocolate lovers get a dose of deliciously high-pigmented color with this lipstick crayon that allows for detailed precision.
For a brown lipstick that reads a tinge redder, this formulation from Anastasia Beverly Hills serves up a lovely shade of rich raisin brown.
Lips will look hydrated and smooth as can be with this moisturizing cream-to-matte finish in a warm, flattering hue of cinnamon beige.
For a statement punch of color in a velvety matte finish, try this precise pencil lipstick in a dramatic chocolate brown.
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.