The Everyday Brown Lip

I'm still on that 90s brown lip trend bandwagon, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. I've got some deep browns and some more medium neutrals, but for everyday I can't stop reaching for some more sheer options. These five products basically live in my workbag so I can pull any out on a daily basis to reapply.

Glossier Generation G, 'Leo' | This is my new favorite shade from the Generation G line. It just launched recently along with Zip, a warm red. This is the perfect warm cocoa brown, and the sheer, blotted look it gives the lips is just perfect. Glossier also improved the formula and packaging of the Generation G's so they glide on more smoothly and are more moisturizing, and the packaging feels a bit sturdier. You can get 20% off your first Glossier order here.

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour, 'Milky Way' | I got this shade during the fall last year, and I'm still hooked. While this formula isn't exactly sheer, it does let a bit of your natural lip shade shine through in a really flattering way. Milky Way is a perfect more cool-toned brown that's a really nice twist on the 90s trend. This looks especially great over a more pink-brown lip liner, like MAC Whirl or Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk.

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy, 'Lush Coconut (01)' | My sister actually passed this on to me, and I'm pretty sure I had a brighter pink shade in the same formula that I gave to her. This sheer nude brown is as pretty as the packaging suggests, and it has some soft golden shimmer running through it to enhance your lips as well. It has a lovely smooth formula that feels quite nourishing on the lips, and it smells really good, too.

Clarins Lip Perfectors, Gloss + Balm, 'Rosewood' | I loved the original Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rosewood (06) so much that I had to get the balm version in the same shade. They both feel so lovely on the lips. The gloss is definitely my favorite gloss formula - it's not sticky or thick at all, so definitely one to try if you're usually not a gloss lover. And the balm feels just as nice. The only difference is the amount of shine left on your lips. Rosewood is such a beautiful, chic shade - it's basically "my lips but brown-er."

What's your favorite kind of shade to wear everyday? Do you have any recommendations to feed my sheer brown lip addiction?


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