Seeing Double? Pinky Brown Glosses

It always happens doesn’t it. You close your eyes and when you open them before you know it you’re seeing double, triple, quadruple and clutching four brown-tinged pink lipglosses in your hand. These seem to be my new lip obsession – sheerer than a lipstick, the most natural of nudes and wearable with any makeup look, I can’t seem to stray from them at the moment. Here’s a little run down of my favourites…

The Laura Mercier Lip Glacés are some of the best lipgloss formulations I have come across (full review here). This shade, Bare Peach, does lean towards more of an apricot hue but does have a bit of pink and brown thrown in there too making it a gorgeous natural nude on the lips. For a more opaque colour, the OCC Lip Tars are great. I have the shade Interlace which deposits a pigmented dash of pink and brown in equal measures on the lips. Due to its liquid lipstick texture it’s not the easiest to apply but definitely has the most coverage. If I fancy something a little more pinky, then I grab the Chantecaille Lucky Brilliant Gloss*. This imparts a hint of a pinky brown nudey sheen to the lips with the tiniest amount of sparkle – very pretty, very girly and very easy to wear. Finally, the gloss that solidified this love of pinky brown lipglosses for me is from Illamasqua’s newest collection (full review of that here) – the Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy. Probably the truest brown toned pink of the bunch this gives a nice amount of colour to the lips, is pretty long lasting for a gloss and smells rather nice too. Plus, who can’t love the name? Saucy!

Right I’m to douse my lips with some more gloss! What is your favourite lip trend at the moment – are you loving the Summer brights or sticking with safe nudes like me?

*PR Samples


  • amelia liana

    I love the Chantecaille too! I think I’ll be investing in some LM lip glaces soon!

  • Jolien

    NARS have a lovely one, too, called Belize. My favorite, especially on top of  MAC Modesty!

  • I’ve got a gorgeous Bobbie Brown lipstick in a pinky-brown colour but no glosses (yet!). I’m just easing myself back into glosses after hating them for so long. I know they’re not all a sticky mess but it’s a hard thought to kick x 

  • leetal tusia

    swatches please?

  • Emily

    These look great!

  • EmilieHG

    Wow! I just started on the same obsession with nude glosses! Glad it’s not just me… Must be a spring/summer thing.
    – love from Denmark!

  • Becky

    I love the idea of brights and always envy people that can wear them without looking too made up. Me however I always play it safe and stick to the nudes, less faffing around with smudges and re-applying as often. 

    Beckys Makeup

  • Clay Butterfleyes

    The OCC Lip tars sound amazing ! xx

  • You have made me fall in love with gloss. The Laura Mercier glosses are jusy amazing!! Have you tried the limited addition balm/glosses from no7 they are an exact dupe to the clarins ones. xx

  • pinky brown gloss is my favourite nude lip! I love the Korres cherry lig gloss in nude, it’s a pinky mauvy orangy browny (:p) colour. When I want more definition, I use Essence lip liner in honey bun underneath.

  • Diane11792

    Viviana I can’t choose  between brights and nudes. Pls don’t let me choose it’s so hard. haha 🙂 Kidding aside I’m  really loving the 2 trends. Brights 1 min, nude the next min. For brights I’m loving my Avon Colordiasiac lipstick. Gorgeous intense shades, perfect for summer. While my nude lip product choice is my beloved  17 Mirrorshine in Belle- my love for this product is like a mother to a child. Seriously inlove with it. 🙂

  • Alice H

    you should add little pictures with them on your lips, fleurdeforce style! as i find most things look different on than in the tube ?! great post though :)))

  • Kellinas Thoughts

    i luv both trends!! I think they’re both perfect for summer

  • Jade Gillett

    I need to invest in some of this colour! xo

  • I have Chantecaille’s Modern Brillant Gloss and I love it soooo much! I haven’t found any other lip glosses en par with this one. I love everything about it, and it’s a nudey brown as well 🙂

  • Marie

    I love the Pixi Lip Booster in No.13 ‘Freya’, it’s a perfect pinky brown and an excellent formula, would recommend it!