What could it be? When you think of makeup in the ‘90s I bet you think of pencil-thin brows, intense blue eyeshadow or ghostly pale foundation. Well, I can happily say that the one trend making its way back is not within that list. Instead, it’s a trend that never completely went out of the window and is still in fact loved by many. A luscious brown lip. Of course, there are different variations, but a stunning chocolatey brown is set to make the ultimate comeback.
The classic ‘90s brown lip will be infiltrating our makeup bags this autumn and winter as the colour palettes change for the season in both fashion and beauty. Now, when you picture a brown lip, you’re probably thinking of something super dark and unwearable, but it doesn’t have to be! Think nude, nude, nude. One great trick in the lipstick department is that you can lighten any lipstick for a more ‘nude’ look by adding a dab or two of your concealer – not quite to the extremity of foundation lips but to creating a slight ombre effect. Another great thing about doing this is that you can make your lips appear to be bigger than they are with this trick too. On that note, let’s dive in to some products that’ll help you achieve the ultimate ’90s look in no time.
NYX Turnt Up! Lipstick in Dirty Talk – This is a great lipstick that will let you go as soft or as bold as you like. Whether you’re planning on making a statement with a dark chocolatey brown or are planning on the nude trick with a dab of concealer, this lightweight creamy lipstick will glide on effortlessly leaving your lips with high-impact colour.
Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour in Caffeinated – A gorgeous, long-lasting lip colour that lasts up to 12 hours. Not only will you have a fresh dose of vibrant colour to play around with, you’ll also have super moisturised lips thanks to the conditioning top coat! Kiss proof, party proof, life proof, food proof – I mean, what more could you ask for?
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Scandalous – This one is a stunning, high-intensity lip colour that sweeps over your lips leaving you with a sumptuous velvety matte finish. This light-weight liquid lipstick formula delivers true coverage in just a single stroke. It then dries in no time. The trick with lightening these kinds of formulas with a concealer is to dab some on whilst your lips are still wet. Both products will then dry together and blend perfectly!
Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Concealer – Speaking of our good old trusty concealer, we recommend this pocket hero by Sleek MakeUP. They come in a really great colour range too depending on how light or true brown you want your ‘90s inspired lip to go. We recommend Ristretto Blanc to lighten and Creamy Cocoa to add a touch or warmth back into the lip.
What do you think of the ‘90s brown lip trend that is making its way back just in time for autumn? If you’ll be trying it out for yourself, be sure to tag us on Instagram @fragrancedirect for a chance to be reposted!