7 burgundy lipsticks for chic wine-hued winter lips
Wallflowers beware; this shade was designed to stand out.
By Delaney Loane
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 13 2020
Burgundy is a lipstick colour that tends to be equal parts tempting and intimidating; few shades polish the face with such tenacity. And yet, as is the case with any statement look, it's not for the faint-hearted (or those opposed to multiple touchups).
Commit to the colour however, and it will prove its power, striking the ideal balance between gothic and glamorous, and thus adding both edge and elegance to any makeup look.
The power of plum also lies in its versatility—the richness of the shade leaves it looking luscious against all skin tones, always establishing lips as the clear standout feature despite the level of contrast between the complexion and the colour. The hue itself is universally flattering, and so success solely comes down to finding your formulaic fit.
And though there aren't any real rules as to when to wear which shades, the shift to cooler temperatures certainly inspires a renaissance for the shade. There's just something fitting about a vampy eggplant lip on a chilly winter night.
Here, BAZAAR's edit of the best burgundy lipsticks to try this winter.