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?