A deep dive into Love Island Faye Winter’s brown lipstick

The more chaotic her mood the darker the lip liner? We investigate...

Love Island Faye Winter lipstick

by Aimee Jakes |
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Love Island's Faye Winterdeserves to the win the entire show. Yep, the whole damn thing. Just give Devon's resident diva the 50k and be done with it.

From her sassy one-liners to the way she makes herself the centre of every storyline, we are simply ob-sessed. Listen, it's Faye's Island and everyone else is just living on it.

The emerging star of Faye's Island, however, is her overzealous brown lippy which is quite frankly a work of art. The dark liner seemingly gets more exaggerated during periods of heartache (see: the arrival of the Casa Amor postcard) and it's almost so bad, it's actually really good.

Despite Twitter users begging producers to confiscate Faye's lipstick (lol) we believe that instead of it being a nod to a 90's trend, it's actually a visual cue to the outside world on how ✨chaotic✨ she is feeling.

Don't believe us? Scroll down for the proof, people!

Episode 1 - Faye keeps it natural

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Faye Winter enters the villa full of energy and vigour. 'Will I find love?' she naively thinks whilst opting for a pinky-nude lipstick. Everything is great with the world.

Brown lipstick rating - 0/10

Episode 5 - Faye's love life is heating up (and so is her lipstick)

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Faye is fed up with Brad McCelland (/can't understand a word he says) and decides to couple up with charming WelshmanLiam Reardon. All of this drama, dates and dares has left Faye reaching for a subtle brown lipstick. A sign of things to come.

Brown lipstick rating - 4/10

Episode 12 - Faye meets Teddy

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Teddy enters the villa and dates four girls including our Faye. They hit it off instantly and it seems like Teddy could be the yin to Faye's yang.

Brown lipstick rating - 4/10

Episode 14 - Will Teddy pick Faye?

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There's nothing like a recoupling to up the emotions in the villa and the proof is on Faye's lips. Teddy has to choose between Faye and Rachel Finni (nail-biting stuff!) and decides to choose the former thanks to their 'naughty tension'. Oo-er. Faye knew her time in the villa could be over so naturally upped the ante on her liner game.

Brown lipstick rating - 7/10

Episode 15 - Faye is not bothered

Faye brown lipstick

Bombshell AJ Bunkerenters the villa and instead of shrieking from the balcony, Faye did what Faye does best - she donned her deepest, darkest lippy and acted like she was totally not arsed. Bow down to your Queen.

Brown lipstick rating - 8/10

Episode 22 - Faye's ready to face the public vote

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Faye is happy with Teddy and things are going well. They've just been on a cute bicycle date (#goals) and are fast becoming our favourite couple. However, it's public vote time which is always nerve-wracking stuff - especially when you've put yourself slap-bang in the middle of every drama so far.

Brown lipstick rating - 7/10

Episode 28 - Faye receives THAT postcard

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Faye receives THAT Casa Amor postcard of Teddy smooching newcomer Clarisse and now she means business. In Faye speak, that means going wild with a brown lip liner pencil and proving she doesn't need no man! Nuh-huh, honey. Kylie Jenner will be shaking.

Brown lipstick rating - 9/10

Episode 29 - Faye's epic showdown with Teddy

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Does Teddy think he can do Faye over? Ha! She's seen the receipts babe, you wait until he walks in and sees Faye proud as punch, arm in arm with Casa Amor's Sam! Her lipstick and liner combo at this point is legendary. Iconic. She literally cannot even be bothered to blend. Hang this in the Lourve and be done with it, tbqh.

Brown lipstick rating - 10/10

Episode 30 - Teddy is back

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Faye's tough-girl exterior starts to waver as she realises that the postcard was an (awful) ploy from the producers. Her brown lipstick is still there (Faye's not the same girl as she was in episode 1 after all) but she's toned it down since Casa Amor. Nature is healing. Our favourite couple is back!

Brown lipstick rating - 6/10

SHOP: the best brown lipsticks to channel your inner Faye Winter


The best brown lipsticks

Nars Audacious Lipstick – Mona, £24.501 of 5

Nars Audacious Lipstick – Mona

Described as like satin on skin, Nars Audacious Lipstick promises full, unadulterated colour in just one single stroke. The soft-matte finish means it's comfortable to wear, but don't be fooled into thinking that it doesn't have staying power. This award-winning formula with brick-red tones promises not to bleed or feather, while keeping lips hydrated and soft.amazon.co.uk

REVLON Super Lustrous Everything - Superstar Brown, £7.452 of 5

REVLON Super Lustrous Everything - Superstar Brown

If liquid lipsticks aren't your thing, there are plenty of classic formulas out there. REVLON's Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything in Superstar Brown is moisturising, lightweight and creamy, without compromising on pigment. Velvety smooth and even in application, it's great for a daytime look and can even be jazzed up with a gloss to see you through until the early hours.amazon.co.uk

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour – Unveil, £193 of 5

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour – Unveil

When it comes to durable lip colour and shades for every skin tone, Fenty is really leading the way. 'Unveil' is no different, delivering on both counts. Surviving whatever life throws at it (including meal times and even showering, according to reviews) it glides on easily, stays in place all day and is 'hand-picked' by Rihanna, so you know it's going to be good. boots.com

NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick - Cold Brew, £84 of 5

NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick - Cold Brew

A dark, warm brown with a hint of red, this lippy will suit those with fair skin, bringing depth and a pop of colour to any makeup routine. Matte finishes don't seem to be going anywhere and so this suede result is totally on trend. Velvety, non-drying and super light, you won't even remember you're wearing it - except for all the compliments you'll be receiving, obviously. cultbeauty.co.uk

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Roach, £17.505 of 5

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Roach

Teaming intense, pigmented colour with lip-nourishing properties, Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick in Roach is comfortable but striking. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu (to name just a few) nurture and soften lips while the formula succeeds in providing excellent colour dispersion, rich payoff and creamy texture. Coppery, rose-gold undertones are accentuated by the added shimmer, meaning it's the perfect all-rounder.urbandecay.co.uk

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So, what lipstick does Faye Winter actually use?

Okay, so we currently don't have the exact lipstick and liner combo deats, but we definitely have a few strong possibilities for Faye's iconic lip look.

First up, is Doll Beauty. Faye was spotted holding the iconic Doll Beauty highlighter palette in an earlier episode and it's very possible she is a die-hard DB fan. We mean, if it's good enough for Khloe Kardashian...

The next obvious choice is Mac, especially for the dark lipstick and liner combo seen during Casa Amor. We reckon it's a toss-up between Whirl and Antique Velvet.

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