Tired of reds and pinks? Try brown lipstick

       
December 31st, 2011 | Contributed by:

Looking for a new color? Try brown!It sounds like something straight out of the early '90s, but brown lipstick is actually quite refreshing these days, considering so many women are rocking red and pink lips.

According to Allure magazine, chocolate lips are a "vampy game changer." It's a bit naughty yet still perfectly wearable, as long as you don't go too dark or shiny.

To get the look, use a brownish-red lip pencil to line your lips, drawing careful points at your cupid's bow for a pristine effect. Jane Iredale – Lip Pencil should have a good match.

Next, use a rich brown lipstick to fill in your lips. You could even mix up your own color using a rich brown and a shade of red. It won't be as jarring as pure brown hues. A lip brush will ensure the perfect application.

Finally, to make your color last longer and provide a chic matte look, pat a touch of face powder on your lips. Youngblood – Pressed Mineral Rice Powder should do the trick.

       

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