Ah, lip gloss, the product that was likely many of our first coveted stash of beauty products in our youth. For me, lip gloss was a staple. But I was only allowed to wear clear lip glosses, many of which I picked up from the beauty supply store runs. The oily glosses came in candy-colored glass—red was my favorite—circular tubes with a roller ball that moved easily across my full lip, and the best part of this lip gloss experience was my gloss smelled and tasted like cherry candy.
Since my childhood experiences with lip gloss, I have graduated to more sophisticated glosses (even though I'm still a sucker for candy-scented gloss). Gloss has made a bit of a comeback over the last few years, and now we have a variety of finishes, hues, and brands to choose from that are more inclusive than they've ever been. Among my favorite lip gloss colors is brown. I love that I can swipe it on my lips, and it gives my deep, naturally lined lips a splash of color. Now, I know brown lipsticks and glosses might not seem like a yes for everyone, but there are different shades of brown that work for fair, olive, tan, and deep skin tones, with some glosses working well for all four.
Keep scrolling for a few of our top picks for brown lip glosses to add to your fall beauty rotation.
Having a high-shine lip gloss in your collection is always a plus. With this luxe, never-sticky gel formula, you don't have to worry about whether or not it will work well with your skin tone, as it is formulated to complement all skin tones from fair to deep.
MAC Lipglass is a beauty industry icon (it was my first department store makeup purchase when I was a pre-teen). The clear option was my go-to, but this pink-brown gloss is ideal for fair skin tones, and you won't sacrifice color payoff.
When searching for your perfect brown, the undertones of both your skin and gloss of choice are important to take note of. Both medium, olive, and yellow skin tones, along with deep complexions, look great in a reddish-brown gloss like this highly rated one from Nars that reviewers say is "creamy, long-lasting and non-sticky."
Burgundy-brown shades of lip color are magic on deep complexions. This lip gloss might be a true splurge, but the nearly five-star reviews say it's worth the investment. Reviewers say the avocado, olive, and jojoba oil-infused gloss makes for "the creamiest, most luscious lip gloss I have ever used."
The stellar reviews of this drugstore lip gloss are a reason to snag this budget-friendly buy. One excited reviewer says she is no longer a "gloss hater" and goes on to say, "This is not the lip gloss us millennials grew up with. [The gloss has] no scent, no waxy texture and [is] very moisturizing."
"Extra" is a part of my personal lip gloss collection. Aside from its 80% organic ingredients, I love that I can wear this gloss on bare lips for hydration and color payoff or layer it on top of a matte lipstick.
Formulated with natural plant extracts, this hydrating, medium coverage gloss offers a deep brown hue with a hint of berry (excellent for fair to deep skin tones). Wear it solo or over lipstick for a lacquer full-color finish.
Nudestix offers brown-based nudes. My top pick is its cool-toned rosy mauve gloss in Nude 4 since it can work on various skin tones. The plumping formulas give the lips a natural boost and hydrates with the help of shea, avocado, and murumuru seed oils.
Fenty Beauty's bronzer is now a product I can't live without, but my first love was the Gloss Bomb in Hot Chocolit. The brown shimmering rich brown formula is hydrating, long-lasting, non-sticky, and is universally flattering on all skin tones.
If you have a warm skin tone, this deep mauve shade is made for you. Infused with hyaluronic acid and Volulip—an active that contains plant extract and a natural peptide to plump lips—this shea butter and avocado-based formula moisturizes, plumps, and makes the lips sparkle.
Cashew, the semi-sheer, milky rosy brown gloss—their four shades are named after alternative milk options—seems to be at the top of the list of most reviewers who adore this antioxidant-rich (thanks to the raspberry seed oil) gloss.
The name of this gloss is spot on because I am tempted to purchase it after I finish writing this story. The vampy, deep shade is the perfect accessory for a night out and will look stellar on medium to deep skin tones.