You Can Actually Do All Your Makeup Using One Brown Lipstick (Photos)

by Brit + Co

I was on a myth-busting mission.

The claim is that a single tube of brown lipstick can act as a one-hit makeup wonder in a pinch.

Like a beauty Swiss Army Knife for lazy girls, the lipstick reportedly brings color to your cheeks, lines, eyes and even the contours your face.

I tried it, to see if I could actually rely on this one throwback (but totally trendy) product.

Turning to Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mink, I began my investigation.

For base makeup, I wore a BB cream, a few coats of mascara and powder to fill in my brows.

Then it was just me and the brown lipstick.

Here's what went down when I smeared brown lipstick all over my face.

Step 1: Contour like a Kardashian.

Add shape and definition to your face by using the lipstick as a contouring product.

Apply it to the sides of your nose, right under your cheekbones, along your hairline, under your bottom lip and on your jawline.

Yes, you will look crazy at this point.

Use a damp beautyblender and blend it all in.

See? No more crazy, just a face with a little more color and shape.

Step 2: Become a real life brown-eyed girl.

Swipe the brown lipstick over your lid up to your creases as you would with normal powder eyeshadow.

The slight sheen on this lipstick makes for a really gorgeous shade on your lids. Tap with your fingers to blend it in a bit.

Then, using a tapered eyeliner brush, line your upper and lower lash lines with the brown lipstick.

The shape of the eyeliner brush will hold on to more product, so the liner should look noticeably darker on your lash line than on your lids.

Step 3: Turn that brown upside down.

Now is finally the time to use lipstick for its intended purpose!

Slick on a couple coats of this flattering shade and blot using paper (not a tissue!).

Done and done.

Step 4: Admire your new, one-product look.

It’s pretty easy to see the difference between my before and after photos.

The brown lipstick added some healthy color to my face, added definition to my cheekbones and really brought out my eyes.

It's natural looking, but still has a little oomph.

Lazy girls, this is the modern way to wear a throwback '90s trend.