I Polled Beauty Editors on the Best Brown Lipsticks, and These Are the Top 14

Brown lipstick, while most commonly associated with the "far out" trends of decades past (we're looking at you '90s), has never truly faded into obscurity. While it may not always be dubbed a must-have lipstick shade or the season's hottest trend, brown lipstick sticks around. The next time you're browsing your favorite brand's lipstick selection, it may be worth checking out how they like to play with color. Brown lipsticks, often found at the end of lengthy shade lineups, are the very bread and butter of the beauty industry

Don't believe me? Look at the top brown lipstick choices of Who What Wear's beauty editors and discover more that have caught our attention over time. From taupes and blushing browns to shimmering chocolate shades and hazel hues with a touch of red, these are the best brown lipsticks of the bunch. But proceed with caution. Once you try these out, there's a good chance you won't consider wearing another color on your lips.


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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.