When we think of brown lipstick, we think of the good old nineties—the choker-wearing, co-ord-rocking, Winona Ryder-loving nostalgia of it all. But—and this is a big but—brown lipstick is back with a savage, style-savvy vengeance. Nothin’ old-timey about these tubes!
Remember how we fell head over heels for the Maybelline Creamy Mattes last year? Well, a handful of new shades has just been introduced to the Philippine market, and they just so happen to fall under the brown color family. Meet the Creamy Matte Brown Nudes: same beautiful, buttery formula, now in a slew of statement-making neutrals.
Given, brown lipstick can be quite intimidating to try, much less embrace as the new normal. But in our experience, it is surprisingly versatile and wearable for every day. From nudish caramels to brick-based reds, browns can offer anything between an MLBB and a brazen lip. You’ve just got to find the right shade of earth, just like the girls at the BeautyMNL office!

COLORSENSATIONAL CREAMY MATTE BROWN NUDES

Karyl in Daringly Nude
THE COLOR: A mid-toned taupe that mirrors the perfect latte.
LOOKS LIKE: MAC Antonio’s Girl, KLK Koko K
Mara in Nude Embrace
THE COLOR: A caramel beige that straddles warm and cool undertones.
LOOKS LIKE: MAC Lady Be Good, KLK Exposed
Dani in Clay Crush
THE COLOR: A dusty, romantic, rose-toned brown.
LOOKS LIKE: MAC Velvet Teddy
Bea in Nude Nuance
THE COLOR: A super-flattering medium brown with a hint of pink.
LOOKS LIKE: MAC Whirl, KLK Dolce K
Kim in Burgundy Blush
THE COLOR: A rich and vampy brick red.
LOOKS LIKE: MAC Runner
Sabby in Touch of Spice
THE COLOR: A brown-laced pinky-mauve that epitomizes “MLBB.”
LOOKS LIKE: MAC Twig, KLK Candy K
NOTE: You’ve met this matte before! It launched ahead of the Brown Nudes with the rest of the ColorSensational Creamy Mattes.

THE VERDICT

If you’re after one of those trendy brownish mattes that won’t parch your pout, you’ve found The One. Like we said, the Brown Nudes belong to the ColorSensational Creamy Matte Collection, which means the formula is soft and comfortable even without balm. It’s not completely budge-proof, but the wear is impressive for the price and will remain silky-smooth without sacrificing color integrity. New obsession, for sure!
The Maybelline Creamy Matte Brown Nude Collection is available on BeautyMNL for P299. Shop it right here!

Portraits by Cine Escalona