Brown lipsticks are not as scary as they seem. In fact, find the right one and you may ditch your red lip forever (or at least until Christmas).
Summer is going to cling on for the next month or two. Even if it seems like fully fledged back-to-school season right now, you mark my words we have a few more sunny days ahead of us. That's Ireland for you! However, even though we won't be packing away our t-shirts just yet, we have already moved on to autumn makeup, and there's no going back. This year, autumn makeup includes brown lipsticks.
You're right to be apprehensive; it's been tried before with mixed to Goddamn awful results. This season, though, our minds are open, and our fingers are crossed. We think AW16 is the season brown lipstick finally becomes cool.
Actress Rooney Mara walked the Cartier red carpet during the week. As well as proving that tanning season is officially done (huzzah!) she rocked the most interesting lipstick shade we've seen in quite some time. It's bold; the texture is gold and the brownish-red colour just looks good.
Hers is the safest version of brown lipstick, because it's half-red, but it's still different from the Burgundies we expect at this time of year, and we dig it.
I tried out a version by Armani Runway, and while the texture is lovely, I found after using it for a while that it was that little bit too light. It would suit a very light or bleach blonde, though. Kylie Jenner, are you reading?
The Armani lipstick costs €45, which is not the ideal price for testing a trend. Luckily, many purse-friendly brands have released brown shades for autumn. Here are three worth trying.
- Essence Longlasting Lipstick in 28 Time For a Toffee Break? €2.90
- Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 128 Starry Eyed €6.99
Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Colour in Mocha-Licious €2.99
Have you already joined the brown side? Or now, might you give the trend a try? And if you're not a fan of Rooney's look, which of these beauty looks of the week takes your fancy?