Swatch Watch: Brown Lipsticks For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Swatch Watch: Best Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Brown have never been my favorite color. Not in school when I was into painting and not now when I am into lipsticks a lot! Yes I do love brown on my eyes and more than any color if I have to chose just one. So I was not really sure I would have enough of browns to show you guys for this last Wednesday Swatch Watch series. Well when I started counting, I was shocked and relieved to see around 20+ brown lipsticks with me.  😐 Anyways I did some shorting and today I have 16 brown lipsticks for you in this post. Most of these have a strong terracotta orange base, but I do have few clean browns and some with plum and pink base as well! So here we go. 🙂

Best Brown Lipsticks For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Best Brown Lipsticks For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

You can also check my office wear lipstick swatches for more shades of browns 🙂

16 Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone:

Best Brown Lipsticks For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Best Brown Lipsticks For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Best Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Best Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Top Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Top Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Must Have Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

16 Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Must Have Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

Brown Lipstick Swatches For Medium-Fair Indian Skin Tone

[alert-announce]All swatches and recommendations on the basis of my complexion medium-fair with neutral undertones (MAC NC35)[/alert-announce]

A : Avon Colorlast Lipstick “Warm Chestnut” :

Avon Colorlast Lipstick "Warm Chestnut" Swatch

Avon Colorlast Lipstick “Warm Chestnut” Swatch

Price : INR 229/- (Last year’s price. Not sure about the updated cost)

Color Description: Neutral brown

The color is a neutral brown that every body can sport very easily. Not too brown to make use look aged, but deep enough to add some color to your face. The semi matte comfortable texture makes it just perfect for office goers. Stays on for 4 hours easily. My most used brown so far! 🙂

Rating: 4.5 /5

B : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Hina” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Hina" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Hina” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Plum brown with a sheen (shimmer)

Hina is one unique color in my stash. It has a mix of a lot of colors and sometimes it leans more towards a maroon than brown, but overall a pretty color to own for those traditional affairs we Indians have to o through! 🙂 The texture is creamy with a satin finish and it stays on for 4-5 hours easily. The sheen looks polished and not gaudy due to the negligible fine shimmers. If you are going for a typical traditional bridal look on your wedding day, this would fit the bill perfectly! 🙂

Rating: 4.25 /5

C : Lotus Pure Color Lipstick “Rosewood” :

Lotus Pure Color Moisturising Lipstick "Rosewood" Swatch

Lotus Pure Color Moisturising Lipstick “Rosewood” Swatch

Price : INR 245/-

Color Description: MLBB rosy brown

Rosewood is absolutely my kind of a brown. Its one shade you can go out with to anywhere. Hospital, office, jogging…anywhere that you are not comfortable with a solid colored pout. Stays on for around 2-3 hours, but quite comfortable and moisturising on lips. A perfect everyday wear MLBB brown for most Indian skin tones and a must have too. 🙂

Rating: 4.25 /5

D : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Pepper” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Pepper" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Pepper” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Brown with a hint of red

Pepper is one of my favorites from the glam on range apart from Starlette . It is opaque, pigmented has a beautiful satin finish and stays on for 4 hours easily. If you want to try out browns but don’t it want to make you look old and mature, you should try red based browns. I have quite a few similar shades in my kitty and I feel these are the best kind of browns for our warm Indian skin tone.  🙂

Rating: 4 /5

E : Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipsick “Butternut” :

Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick "Butternut" Swatch

Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick “Butternut” Swatch

Price : INR 350/- 

Color Description: Brown with a strong hint of red

Avon Butternut has been one of my favorite shades of all time because of the versatility of the color. It is a brown with strong red tones to it that at times can make it look more red or orange depending on what you are wearing and how you have paired it with the makeup. The brown being low lying, it does not look like a typical brown would and I like the fact that it compliments all Indian skintones very easily. The texture is creamy, the finish is a little glossy and pigmentation amazing. A must have for everyone IMO. And once you have it, you wouldn’t need another red-brown ever..and even if you do, you wouldn’t opt for others while going out. 😛 Speaking from personal experience. O:) Its rich than Faces Pepper, but very similar anyways.

Rating: 3.75 /5

F : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Zak” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Zak" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Zak” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Brown with a strong hint of red

Again very close to Faces Pepper and Avon Butternut. Zak is one tone more red than Pepper and one tone less than Butternut. Also the orange tone in butternut is almost not there. Staying power being better than Avon UCR lipstick , you can opt for this if that’s your priority. I still love butternut better due to the richness of color and pigmentation. 🙂

Rating: 4 /5

G : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Hodri” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Hodri" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Hodri” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Rusty orange brown

A typical bridal color in my opinion. When you browse through bridal makeups, its usually the red lipstick or a rusty orange one that rules even in this age. Not that I am against it. I really like this color, but whenever I put this on, I get the same feeling. Like I have to attend a wedding or I am a bride. 😛 perfect for the upcoming wedding season. It stays on for more than 4 hours, so again a good pick from faces.

Rating: 4 /5

H : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Susana” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Susana" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Susana” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Rusty brown

Susana is again one of those rusty shades apt for brides and the upcoming festive season. You should always have one of these rusty browns or reds with you as it compliments Indian wear beautifully! This stays on for a decent 4 hours on my lips.

Rating: 4 /5

 

I : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Adu” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Adu" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Adu” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: MLBB Beige brown

Adu is one of the unique browns with me. the beige tones brown with a hint of rust looks very natural on lips and even though I do not use it often I do like to use it once in a while when I don’t want too much of color on my face, but don’t want to play it low key as well. 😉 Adu stays on for around 3 hours on lips.

Rating: 3.25 /5

J : Colorbar Velvet Matte “Iced Tea” :

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick "Iced Tea" Swatch

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick “Iced Tea” Swatch

Price : INR 275/-

Color Description: Rose-cocoa brown

Iced tea a great office wear color for working women. Its not all brown and has a mix of pink that goes really well on all kinds of Indian skin tones. Also it stays on for a long long time (around 5+ hours) which makes it just perfect for those who do not like going for touch ups. A must have if you like rosy browns or browns in general.

Rating: 4 /5

 

K : Colorbar Velvet Matte “Love That Rust” :

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick "Love That Rust" Swatch

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick “Love That Rust” Swatch

Price : INR 275/-

Color Description: Rusty brown with a strong hint of red

My favorite rusty brown in my collection with a strong tint of red. I am not a fan od these kind of shades , but you got have at least one for days you feel like it and “Love That Rust” is perfect for my need. Stays on for 5 hours easily and leaves behind a red tint on lips. Highly recommend it if you are into rusty brown shades.

Rating: 4 /5

 

L : Avon Glazewear Shine Lipstick “Red Shine”:

Avon Glazewear Shine Lipstick "Red Shine" Swatch

Avon Glazewear Shine Lipstick “Red Shine” Swatch

Price : INR 375/-

Color Description: cocoa brown with a hint of red

If you are into browns and have dry lips, then this one would be the best pick for you. Highly juicy, semi sheer wet lip color (almost like a gloss) that would go really well on medium to dusky skin tones, but worn as a light stain it looks gorgeous on medium fair skin tone as well.

Rating: 3.5 /5

 

 

M : L’Oreal Rose Caresse Lipstick “Irresistible Expresso” :

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick "Irresistible Expresso" Swatch

L’Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick “Irresistible Expresso” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Chocolate brown with a hint of red

A very very sheer chocolate brown with a hint of red. If you are into sheer lip colors you can give it a try. The formula is like a lip butter, but not as moisturising. This is a muted version of “Avon Red Shine” . Stays on for a good 3 hours. Not a must have IMO.

Rating: 3.5 /5

 

 

N : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Luisa” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Luisa" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Luisa” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Rusty Orange brown (chunky shimmer)

Not my favorite due to the finish, but the strong orange base does make it work for my complexion. Thats the reason I included it in the list. Its especially good for young girls who really wouldn’t mind the shimmer it has. Luisa stays on for around 2 hours and removing the glitter is a task. Also I am not a fan of how it clings to the dry areas on my lips.

Rating: 2.75 /5

O : Faces Glam On Lipstick “Devika” :

Faces Glam On Lipstick "Devika" Swatch

Faces Glam On Lipstick “Devika” Swatch

Price : INR 499/-

Color Description: Pink based brown with a hint of red

Devika has very strong pink tones which is why it is suitable for most Indian skin tones. On different lights it comes out as a light brown toned maroon at times, which also makes it a great color for the older generation! Stays on for about 4 hours easily, Devika is a good option to pick from the Glam on range of lipsticks.

Rating: 3.5 /5

P : L’Oreal Color Riche Intense Brunette Lipstick “Fever Brown” :

L'Oreal Color Rich Intense Brunette Lipstick "Fever Brown" Swatch

L’Oreal Color Rich Intense Brunette Lipstick “Fever Brown” Swatch

Price : INR 745/-

Color Description: Plum-brown (frosty shimmer)

The shade brightens up my complexion beautifully, but the shimmer doesn’t make me use or like it much! If you like shimmery lip colors, it would be a beautiful match to your ethnic wears for the festive and wedding season. Fever brown stays on for 3 to 4 hrs on me with food.

Rating: 2.85 /5

Personally I love Avon Butternut, warm chestnut, and colorbar Iced tea over the others. I know I have too many similar shades listed above, but I did that hoping it would be helpful in case you want something from a similar color family!

And with that, this swatch watch series has come to an end. I hope you enjoyed the series as much as I loved doing it. Shall come back with something new and interesting soon! 🙂

Do comment and let me know your favorites from the lot! Any suggestion for a new series is welcome as well! Would love to know what you are interested in! 🙂

9 Comments
  1. July 23, 2015
  2. July 24, 2014
  3. July 23, 2014
    • July 24, 2014
  4. July 23, 2014
  5. July 23, 2014
    • July 24, 2014
  6. July 23, 2014
    • July 23, 2014