Beauty, LipSense

Brown Lips and Cozy Knits

Bella LipSense. The best brown lipstick for fair skin tones.

Unpopular opinion, but I have never been a huge fan of brown lipstick. At least, not on myself. I remember back in the 90’s when brown lips were all the rage, and then within the past few years, brown tones have come back for an encore. I’ve just avoided brown lipstick at all costs but I always wondered if maybe there was one that could work for me and I just hadn’t found it yet.

Having cool-toned, extremely pale skin has certainly made finding a suitable nude lipstick challenging and brown shades always seem to lean more into the warm spectrum which is an instant no from me. Please tell me I am not the only one with this brown lipstick dilemma?

But I think I found the one. And it is by LipSense.

I stumbled upon it so unexpectedly. It caught my eye and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Where had this been all my life? Could this shade be the answer to my brown lipstick woes? Okay, I’m getting a little theatrical here, but I couldn’t help myself. I don’t know what made me want to try the shade Bella by LipSense since I normally just skim past the browns to go for my safe choice of similar toned pinks, but I had a feeling. So I tried it and I am so glad that I did.

Bella is a neutral brown shade which makes it perfect for all skin tones. It does lean a bit dark when three layers are applied, it’s actually as dark as I dare go with a brown lipstick, but I have also layered it with First Love which lightened it significantly and I quite enjoyed that as well. That’s kind of the beauty of LipSense. Mix and matching shades and glosses to create a perfect shade for you.

If you had of told me even just a year ago that I would be rocking brown lips on the regular, I would have laughed and said no way. So after this unexpected find, I am not so opposed to brown lipstick as I once was, and maybe might even try and delve into some other brown lipsticks in the future, but for now I am happy.

What is your go-to brown lipstick?

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  • Reply katie

    oooh its such a subtle one! i love it. also love how shiny it is.

    wishing you all the best for the year ahead, lovely!

    katie. xx

    January 4, 2018 at 1:26 am
    • Reply Hilary

      It’s such a lovely shade! I’ve been wearing it non-stop which really says a lot for someone who has never been a big fan of brown lipstick. Wishing you all the best as well! x

      January 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wandling

    Love your picture, it is beautiful. I must try your recommendation!!

    January 9, 2018 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Jessica Jade

    Hilary! I love this post! The colour is gorgeous on you!

    Jess xx

    January 10, 2018 at 5:38 am
  • Reply Anna Love

    I love the shade, it looks good on you! Always been a nude/brown lip color user 🙂

    January 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    Love the lip color on you! I’ve heard so much about LipSense so many other ladies but have yet to try them out! I’ll definitely need to take the plunge!

    xo, Chloe //

    January 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Christina

    You look gorgeous! I love nude lipsticks. My favorites are from Maybelline. Especially Touch of Spice.

    January 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Gabby

    I love LipSense! I have a pinkish red shade my friend sent me but I’ve been super wanting to try their Blu-Red and Bella too! I’m really pale as well so it’s great to see another review from someone on the #PaleSquad lol

    January 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply yasmin

    I’m the same, it’s only recently I got into brown lipstick. My go-to is a deep mocha shade by Loreal – but this is gorgeous and really suits you, too.

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five 💗

    January 18, 2018 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Josephine Padian

    Such a lovely colour on you.

    I love a brown lip product too.

    January 18, 2018 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Amy

    The lipstick looks great on you! I am the same always steering away from brown lipsticks but maybe I should delve in and see if I can find one to suit me. Thanks for the inspiration x

    Amy //

    January 18, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply emily

    Brown lips can be so gorgeous but a little hard to pull off. This colour looks gorgeous on you. I find I can’t wear a straight up brown but I can wear one with a pink or mauve undertone. Great post!

    February 6, 2018 at 8:22 am
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