Sunday, 18 September 2011

Brown Tones

Hey Dolls,

I have fallen in love with brown toned lipsticks - this is not a statement I ever thought I would make. I generally stayed away from any form of nude or natural lipsticks, instead much preferring bright toned pinks and purples.  However, I have since realised that these are not practical for everyday wear, when I'm stumbling around in the dark at half six in the morning.  

I have picked my favourite three lipsticks that have definite brown tones, all of which are in different price ranges - Chanel Rouge Allure 81 Insouciante, NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita and L'oreal Colour Riche 254 Kiss & Blush.

Chanel Rouge Allure, 81 Insouciante

Out of the three, this is the most brown, though there is a hint of a muted pink that makes Insouciante so wearable.  The Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks are amongst the most amazing I have ever tried, they blend seamlessly and opaquely onto my lips and leave a beautiful sheen.  The colour is long lasting and doesn't settle into the lines of my lips.  It is the most expensive of the three at £24 but for the quality of the product, I believe it's worth it!

NARS Sheer Lipstick, Dolce Vita 

I have only had DolceVita for a week and already cannot believe I've never owned it before - it's beautiful! It's much rosier than Insouciante but there is definitely a beigey/brown hint that makes this lipstick so natural.  I've never tried a lipstick that is as moisturising - it literally glides onto the lips.  I really want  to try the matte pencil version as I read they used it on Christina Hendricks on Mad Men - her lip colour was always beautiful! If you're not too sure about brown toned lipsticks, I think Dolce Vita is an excellent place to start!  NARS Sheer lipsticks are £17.50.

L'oreal Colour Riche, 254 Kiss & Blush.

Kiss and Blush is the least pigmented of the three but leaves a pretty brown toned sheen to the lips.  The Colour riche lipsticks are supposedly tailored according to hair colour, however 254 is made for blonde's and I think it looks OK on me!  Again, this is a good alternative if you want to dabble in beige/brown lipsticks as it isn't very expensive - around £8.  

Lots of Love


  1. These brown lipsticks look so fall ready! It's like wearing plum except not so out there! I need to try one :)

  2. think out of the three colours Kiss and blush looks so natural on you. Especially it goes really well with your eye makeup. :)

  3. They're all gorgeous! I'm the same as you, tend to stick with pinks and stay away from browns. x

  4. Love the color of Dolce Vita! They all look so nice on you..

  5. They look pretty on you! Even though they are brown-toned, it doesn't appear brown but natural

  6. I feel the same way about Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks... they have an INCREDIBLE formula!!


I do love a good comment!