Just when we thought brown lipstick was all but forgotten, it makes a major comeback on the pouts of our favorite celebrities. This time round in a more avant-garde way than it was in the past. It's sort of bringing back the trend, but with a cool, new edge. It's sexy and vampy, and it shows confidence! This comeback 'comes' with new rules, below are CIIN's 5 tips to rocking the perfect brown lip!
#1 A Good Lip Liner Is Crucial
The new pout is all about definition, so a liner is crucial. You especially want to focus on the inner lip area with your pencil. After applying the shade directly from the tube, go back and focus on the bottom lip by dabbing in that area. Better yet, use a lip brush. Otherwise you could end up getting that dark lip liner look (which should stay in the '90s).
#2 Make Sure Your Face Complexion Is Even
There is nothing more attractive in this trend than the look of creamy skin and the strong pop of pout power. Before applying the brown lipstick, be sure to hide any blemishes or unevenness in your complexion, this will make the color really pop and give the edge to your look.
#3 Exfoliate Your Lips When Wearing Any Dark Lipstick
In a pinch, you can make your own scrub by mixing a little bit of lip balm and sugar, then rubbing the blend into your lips. Wash or tissue off and apply lipstick.
#4 A Blush Addict? Give It A Break!
With this shade of dark brown, it's better to go blush free. Focus on a strong brow and matte skin for most impact.
#5 Leave Your Eyes More Subtle
Since your lip will really be the focal point of your look, it's recommended to leave your eyes more subtle. Just a few coats of mascara, and you'll be channeling Cindy Crawford circa 1990.
#6 Embrace The Edge!
Wearing this edgy lip color just won't match a girly look, so break out your blacks and leather, and you're good to go.