4 ways to wear burgundy lipstick

How-to: Burgundy Lipstick - Olivia Munn MTV VMAs 2017

It’s the latest statement shade worth copying

Red lipstick is classic and nude lips have been enjoying time in the spotlight, but if you want to make a new kind of statement, it’s all about burgundy. Here are four ways this rich hue can work for you.

1

Balance bold lips with natural brows

“Ox blood looks especially amazing on paler complexions with just brushed-up brows and mascara,” says Lancôme National Makeup Director Lara Srokowski. Try Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir

2

Go soft for daytime

“Satin and cream lipsticks have lots of moisturising properties and are super comfortable, so they’re perfect to wear during the day,” explains Srokowski. Plus, they’re a happy medium between gloss and matte. Try Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin
DID YOU KNOW? A glossy, glassy pout can make lips look fuller. A sheer balm is best for ageing or thinner lips.

3

Pair with a subtle flush

Keep focus on the lips with subtly contoured skin and sheer blush. Lip colour to try: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine
FIND YOUR COLOUR: Cool-toned burgundy lips look best on fair complexions, while warmer burgundy shades suit medium to darker skin tones.

4

Try an all-matte approach

“Matte lipstick is my all-time favourite – it makes a bold statement and lasts all day,” says Srokowski. Pair with 
a velvety base and powder blush for a polished effect. 
On your lips, try Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Endangered Red.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Endangered Red
TOP TIP: Lip liner is essential for a crisp pout that lasts the distance.

Want your lippie to last longer? Copy this clever backstage trick for setting your lipstick.

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