50 Gorgeous Shades of Brown Hair

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They are saying blondes have extra enjoyable, however we’re taking a stand and difficult that notion. A few of our favourite seems and types of the previous yr had been sported by a brunette (or a brief brunette—no judgment right here). To not point out, the completely different shades and tones brown hair can tackle are mesmerizing—from amber to raven to sombré to espresso, we will not look away from an excellent brunette dye job.

Relating to getting the brunette hair of your desires, there is not lots of preliminary work to be performed, like with platinum or pink hair, for instance. Virtually each shade will be achieved from a pure base, so actually, all of it is dependent upon what you are searching for.

Certain, there are lots of seems to contemplate in relation to a terrific brunette coloration (highlights, lowlights, caramel ends?) however do not stress, simply search for a celeb you share options with (eye coloration, pores and skin tone, and so on) and use that as reference. The specialists at 9 Zero One say their most-requested shades are: smoky brown, pure brown, honey brown, chocolate brown, and cocoa brown, which to us, all sound like one of the best latte choices.

 

Preserve studying for our 50 favourite seems that includes shades you will need to bookmark ASAP.

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Pure Darkish Brown With Refined Highlights

Joan Smalls with wavy brunette hair
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We will not recover from Joan Smalls’s beautiful, wealthy coloration from summer season 2017. Refined lightness added all through the deep brunette helps to create dimension and exhibit her lovely curls. “Most brunettes need to be heat and wealthy so golden tones are regularly combined,” says Blatz.

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Chocolate Brown

Zendaya
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We will not say we had been shocked when Zendaya was introduced as CHI’s first-ever celeb model ambassador. She’s a robust advocate for pure hair and embracing your roots (actually), and we’re large followers of her grit (and her lovely chocolate-brown locks). For shiny strands like Zendaya’s, apply CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Conditioner ($17).

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Brunette-Meets-Bronde

Olivia Palermo
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Olivia Palermo seems regularly on nearly each one in all our Pinterest boards. Her garments, her marriage ceremony costume, her hair—we would like ’em all. Talking of the latter, we’ve not been in a position to neglect this brunette-meets-bronde dye job that accents her options.

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Darkish Pure Brown

Laura Harrier
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We love Laura Herrier’s windswept updo. Whereas she tends to maintain her hair a deep pure brunette, it is by no means boring or missing dimension. To assist hair keep in place, use a light-hold hairspray like Amika’s Fluxus Touchable Hairspray ($26).

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Medium Brown With Balayage Highlights

Lily Aldridge
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If we did not know higher, we might assume Lily Aldridge’s balayage was painted by Michelangelo himself. That is the proper method to carry lightness to brown hair with out going the full-blown spotlight route.

As a result of lightening hair may cause unpleasant injury, we advocate nourishing your mane with BioSilk Colour Remedy Conditioner ($10).

 

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Coppery Gentle Brown

Alexa Chung
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We’re dishonest a bit right here, however we needed to embrace Alexa Chung’s coppery strands on our roundup. Hey, nobody ever stated brunettes needed to be all brown, proper? Brunette on the roots provides extra dimension to the general coloration. “If somebody begins with heat tones and needs to be a extra impartial brown, then I’d combine ash tones within the formulation to cancel the heat and neutralize the shade of brown,” advises Blatz.

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Darkish Brown With Caramel Undertones

Gemma Chan
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Gemma Chan has superb darkish brown hair that is each elegant and straightforward. Plus, do you see how the center has a delicate lighter tone blended in? It is not as drastic as balayage however offers this coloration further (and unbelievable) dimension.

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Shiny Wealthy Espresso

Emmy Rossum
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Main voluminous waves? Examine. An enviably shiny shine? Examine. Emmy Rossum is a pure brunette choose we will not recover from. Whereas this can be a tremendous glammed-up model, her pure coloration is all the things that we love about going brunette.

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Darkish Onyx With Burnt Caramel Ends

Yvonne Orji
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Yvonne Orji has tried out a wide range of brunette seems, they usually’re all gorgeous, however we’re particularly loving how this deep espresso fashion goes heat on the ends. It is a much less intense method to incorporate further coloration, too.

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Strong Medium Brown

Maia Michelle
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By no means let anyone let you know brunette is not elegant or thrilling. In the event that they assume that, they have not seen Maia Michelle’s bob. It would not incorporate loopy colours, however it’s nonetheless tremendous fashionable and greater than noteworthy.

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Honey and Caramel Highlights

Beyonce
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Beyoncé usually rocks some critically wonderful highlighted brown curls. And we’re guessing she is aware of the way to take care of it. “Relating to bleaching or lightening your hair, it’s about understanding the underlying pigment and firming the hair after bleaching,” says Kandasamy. To take care of the look and guarantee it stays wholesome, we’re keen on the Shea Moisturizer Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Type Milk ($12) in relation to styling curly hair.

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Honeyed Amber Curls

Khadijha Red Thunder
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Mannequin Khadijha Crimson Thunder is aware of a factor or two about lovely curls. The proof is correct right here—these multi-dimensions ringlets are past, and embrace numerous gentle amber to chocolate brown shades.

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Medium Brown

Jessica Biel
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OK, not solely is Jessica Biel married to Justin Timberlake, however she additionally received the genetic lottery. Sigh. Whereas we have seen her rock a ton of bronde and balayage seems all through her profession, we discover ourselves swooning over this easy, natural-looking hue. For wholesome locks like Biel’s, attempt quenching dry strands with PHYTO Botanical Smoothing Balm ($23).

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Medium Brown With Refined Balayage

Selena Gomez
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We will not get sufficient of Selena Gomez’s medium-brown mane with delicate balayage. Whereas easy in nature, this coloration elicits an air of mystique.

To imitate this putting look with out the expensive salon go to, we recommend making use of Oribe Glaze for Lovely Colour ($58) over pin-straight strands.

 

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Medium Chestnut Brown

Kate Middleton Hair - Lead
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There’s an attractive slight auburn tone to Kate Middleton’s signature bouncy blowout fashion, and it actually enhances her complexion. Her hair seems easy and undone with a mixture of heat and brilliant brunette shades. To emulate her shiny mane, check out a shine-boosting serum, like ColorWow Pop & Lock Excessive Gloss ($20).

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Darkish Brown Sugar

Eiza González
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Showcase gorgeous cheekbones and flawless make-up with a glossy center half and glossy caramel mocha-colored hair like Eiza González. Take a look at how fairly delicate face-framing highlights look in the direction of the ends of her hair. On the spot brightness!

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Mocha Brown

Meghan Markle
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Maintain on, allow us to seize our sun shades to defend our eyes from the amazingly vibrant mocha coloration taking place right here. Meghan Markle’s modest mane is proof that you just needn’t hit the dye or bleach closely to realize gorgeous coloration.

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Pure Brown Virtually Black

Kendall Jenner
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Whereas she’s not practically as a lot of a hair chameleon as her sisters, Kendall Jenner’s darkish pure strands are not any much less memorable when untouched by dye. If it ain’t broke, do not repair it, proper?

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Darkish Espresso Brown

Rosalia
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Rosalia is all about embracing her pure coloration, which is once more proof you needn’t add a lot of something to make a brunette fashion pop. There’s already an attractive caramel spotlight interwoven that is glossy and shiny. P.S.: To maintain your scalp and hair nourished, attempt a hair oil.

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Darkish Brown With Copper Ombré

Jenna Dewan
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There’s at all times that one celeb who’s so aesthetically good it is virtually upsetting, and that particular person for us is undoubtedly Jenna Dewan. It doesn’t matter what chop, coloration, or fashion she opts for, it is at all times undeniably flawless. This sombré bob is one other instance of how lustrous her hair is, transitioning from a deep brown to a sassy (but delicate) copper.

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Darkish Brown With Crimson Tones

Olivia Wilde
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Olivia Wilde informed us she attributes her youthfulness to wine, however we’re considering her colorist has a hand in that as properly. We’re digging this darkish brown bob with delicate pink tones.

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Gentle Brown With Face-Framing Highlights

Halle Berry
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Halle Berry has that whole lit-from-within factor happening, however these face-framing highlights assist, too. It is such a delicate contact to brunette hair, however it makes a world of a distinction. If you are going to go lighter, Kandasamy says to go to a salon first (in different phrases, do not do that at house). “In case you are making use of a vivid or rainbow shade, it’s simpler as a result of your coloration will conceal your uneven bleach utility,” he says. “However in case you are searching for a fragile and complex blonde tone, you would want knowledgeable.”

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Honey-Hued Bronde

Sofía Vergara
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Name it bronde, soiled blonde, or no matter you want, however we expect Sofía Vergara’s honey-hued (pseudo-brunette) locks are a must-try, irrespective of the season.

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Gentle-Bronde With Seen Roots

Jourdan Dunn
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We’re all about discovering sneaky methods for protecting our roots, however we expect Jourdan Dunn’s seen roots listed here are an exception to the rule. Couple these with a light-bronde bob and you have a critically pink carpet-worthy head of hair. We recommend utilizing Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Warmth Protectant Cream ($26) to get a equally glossy end result.

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Gentle Chestnut Brown

Jessica Alba
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Additionally rocking roots, Jessica Alba seems beautiful on this chestnut coloration. Pairing the colour with messy-on-purpose strands, she’s making the case for imperfect hair.

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Refined Ombré

Shay Mitchell long, textured hair
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Shay Mitchell’s prolonged tresses serve to create a super-subtle ombré that begins on the very backside of the hair. There are even a number of highlights labored in, however the distinction is so delicate that it makes all the look very pure.

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Darkish Brown With Chestnut Gloss

Constance Wu
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Constance Wu’s wealthy, deep coloration is sort of black—however when the sunshine hits good, it picks up the chestnut overtones. This look will be achieved by asking for a chestnut or amber gloss over darkish brunette hair. The look provides sheen and hydration in addition to coloration.

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Basic Balayage

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Olivia Wilde attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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These balayage streaks completely spotlight Olivia Wilde’s options. Discover that they do not start on the high of the pinnacle, which may create a striped, unnatural look. As an alternative, they resemble pure highlights from the solar.

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Wealthy Brunette

Olivia Munn's sleek lob
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Olivia Munn’s wealthy brunette coloration is accented by her minimize. The blunt ends and layers towards the underside of the hair permit motion, so the colour seems much less one-dimensional.

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Excessive-Distinction Highlights

Logan Browning
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Logan Browning’s hair is all about distinction. Right here, darkish brown mixes with gentle, virtually bronde highlights. The impact is enjoyable and suave and appears particularly nice with braids or locs.

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Reddish-Brown

Kerry Washington
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Kerry Washington’s pure darkish hue seems spectacular when worn naturally in order that the feel serves to spotlight the reddish undertones.

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Medium-Brown

Allison Williams
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This shade falls someplace between darkish and lightweight. Waves, moderately than straight hair, assist additional exhibit the hue and picks up the pure highlights all through.

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Heat Highlights

Priyanka Chopra faux lob
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When your hair is darkish as Priyanka’s, chestnut highlights might help add depth with out sacrificing the sophistication of the bottom coloration. A shine spray might help make sure the look stays well-moisturized and gleaming.

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Brown With Babylights

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Ashley Graham visits on May 10, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
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Ashley Graham’s brown babylights are concentrated on the mid-shaft and ends of her hair. The result’s a good way to spotlight the very fact and loosen up your search for summer season.

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Darkish and Shiny

Lucy Liu with a fishtail braid.
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Lucy Liu’s high-glossed shade takes her darkish brown hair into critically stylish territory. The look is horny and complex. Simply ask your stylist so as to add a gloss throughout your subsequent journey to the salon (it helps coloration last more and offers a pleasant sheen to the general look).

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Brown Highlights

Padma Lakshmi layered mid-length haircut
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Padma Lakshmi’s brown hair is barely kissed by lighter shades of brown. It is not a full-on spotlight, however the look has extra dimension than one shade.

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Basic Highlights

mindy kaling blue dress
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Mindy Kaling’s look is a traditional. Right here, brown hair will get highlights from the basis to the tip. The end result may be very multi-dimensional (made much more so by beachy waves via the ends of the hair).

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Shiny Mocha

Hair Colors Olive Skin Tones Glossy Mocha Zoe Saldana
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Zoe Saldana’s deep, wealthy mocha hue is offset by critically shiny waves. Strive a shine spray over seashore waves to duplicate the fashion. And keep in mind to maintain hair well-moisturized, which is vital for combating any undesirable frizz.

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Cinnamon

Solange Knowles
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Solange’s cinnamon-hued hair is proof that brown can work in quite a few methods. The middle half (and complementary pink under-eye liner) assist add additional impression to this look.

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Bronde

Kate Beckinsale
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Kate Beckinsale’s bronde second combines traditional brunette hair with face-framing highlights. The highlights listed here are a lighter brown however not absolutely blonde, mimicking lowlights and looking out extra pure than a stark distinction would.

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Honey Ombré

Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson’s golden ombré look is fashionable, because of blunt however asymmetrical ends. Maintaining one aspect tucked behind the ear provides to the trendy look.

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Cool Brown

Jamie Chung beach waves with blonde highlights
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Jamie Chung’s cool brown hair is veering so near blonde, however the darker roots and thick strips of her pure brunette hair preserve it within the brown territory.

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Gentle Chestnut

Naomi Campbell long, wavy hair with caramel highlights
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Naomi Campbell’s gentle chestnut base performs completely together with her honey-hued highlights. For the same look, ask your stylist to maintain the highlights concentrated largely across the face.

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Ash Brown

Lily-Rose Depp
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Lily Rose-Depp’s ashy hair falls someplace between gentle brown and bronde. Right here, the hair eschews highlights in favor of an all-over, tonal look.

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Caramel

Taraji P. Henson - Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
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Taraji P. Henson’s caramel curls supply a stark distinction to her darker roots. This fashion (which is a contemporary tackle a pineapple) showcases the look.

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Auburn

Janet Mock
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Janet Mock’s deep brown hue is richer because of a contact of auburn. The red-brown shade works on a number of hair varieties—simply ask your stylist for a brown shade with red-gold undertones.

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Espresso

Emily Ratajkowski with Dark Espresso hair color
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This deep espresso shade is tremendous darkish. For hair that begins wanting uninteresting, attempt a product corresponding to IGK’s Combined Emotions Firming Drops ($29) so as to add life again to drained tresses.

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Mahogany

Jenny Slate 2020 Critics' Choice Awards
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Jenny Slate’s curls supply loads of pure motion and texture. For these with related textures, a wealthy hue works very well to enrich. Strive a wealthy mahogany shade like this one, which seems equally nice down and unfastened or up and informal.

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Sandy Brown

Natalie Portman - Brown Hair With Caramel Highlights
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Natalie Portman’s sandy shade presents giant swaths of highlights atop naturally brown hair. Focus the lighter coloration close to the face for a younger, summery look.

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Golden Copper

Halsey Copper Hair
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Halsey’s copper-toned hair places a spin on conventional brown. Berry-stained lips and pink eye make-up (plus a terrific set of false lashes) add additional impression and complement the colour properly.

 

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