From makeup to clothing and accessories, this autumn is all about this red wine shade. Recently, burgundy has been rocking the runway and red carpet. Aside from fall fashions, the best way to embrace the craze is with eyeshadow and lip colors but not necessarily both at the same time. Try a neutral eye with a burgundy lip color or a burgundy-plum eye with a nude or pale, matte lip.
For the lips, MAC’s matte Diva lipstick is a current bestseller on their website. It treads on the darker side of burgundy and appears as a vampy plum, a definite statement shade. Paired with a smoky eye, this can be the perfect nighttime color for the season while giving you quite an alluring look.
On the other end of the spectrum, Revlon’s moisturizing and glossy ColorBurst lip butter in Red Velvet is also very popular with its much lighter and redder tone. This can be worn as an everyday color, sheered or pigmented. It can also be built up to a soft red for the coming holiday season.
For the eyes, Urban Decay’s eyeshadow in Last Call is present as a single shadow and in the Ammo Palette. It is a medium, classic burgundy color with some shimmer. You can wear this color on its own for a warm autumn feel or add a matte dark brown or black in the crease to intensify the look.
Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Pomegranate Punk is another wonderful classic burgundy with a golden shimmer. This shadow can be used as a base for a powder shadow for a long lasting effect or to enhance the powder pigment. It may be paired better with a dark brown rather than black to match the warm undertone found in the gold shimmer.
Burgundy is a color that can suit any eye color and complexion because of its wide range of pigments. It is best to experiment with several different shades to see which complement your features best. Are you more of a deep plum or a light red or somewhere in between?