Frosted eyeshadow, overdrawn lips, hair accessories galore—’90s beauty trends are officially back. The latest Spice Girls look to get the revival treatment? Brown lipsticks.
Once the calling card of the decade’s most prominent icons, including Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, and the inimitable Winona Ryder (#winonaforever), brown lipsticks are popping up on our beauty radars this season in modern iterations of brick, cinnamon, caramel, and deep espresso shades. Not without good reason: brown is a universally flattering lip color that translates well no matter the finish (matte, satin, gloss, you name it). Plus, it looks just as good on its own as part of a subtle, nude makeup look as it does with a dramatic smokey eye or a wash of glitter.
Ready to give your trusty scarlet or traditional pink bullet a rest? Keep reading. We rounded up the 14 best brown lipsticks to inject a little ’90s-era nostalgia back into your life. The heavy glitter finishes and drying matte formulas may be gone (thank goodness), but the enduring appeal of slicking on a rich, chocolatey brown lip lives on.