When it comes to adding extra pizazz to your makeup, burgundy eyeshadow looks always tip the scales in your favor. Featuring a gorgeous dark, reddish-purple hue, it’s hard to resist adding maroon eyeshadow to your makeup collection. While it’s easy to think that this deep shade is only reserved for the fall, you can totally rock this beauty staple year-round—and we’ll show you how.
From bold looks to everyday makeup, maroon eyeshadow has become quite the makeup trend to try. If you’re ready to shake things up with your eye makeup, we think that now is the time to jump on the burgundy eyeshadow bandwagon. Here are 14 burgundy eyeshadow looks that will take your makeup game up a few notches.
1. BURGUNDY GLOSSY EYES
Ultra-wet, super shiny lids are always a great idea, and this eye makeup look will surely live up to the hype. Ideal for those who love to rock a sensational pop of color, glossy burgundy eyeshadow will deliver the intensity that you adore. Even better, you can count on this trend to last from day to night. Visit our article, How to Rock a Glossy Eye Makeup Look, to learn how to bring this look to life.
2. BURGUNDY SMOKY EYE
Can’t resist a classic makeup trend? Look no further than a burgundy smoky eye. Offering a gorgeous blend of matte and shimmery shades, this look is just what you need to make your eyes do all of the talking. Here’s how to get the look.
Step 1. Prime your eyes. It’s always smart to begin an eye makeup look with a touch of eye primer for the perfect base.
Step 2. Paint your lids. Sweep your lids and crease with a medium brown eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up. Follow up with a burgundy eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-Ison Avenue all over your lid.
Step 3. Bring on the shimmer. Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply a brown shimmer eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe in your crease. Blend until even for a seamless transition of color.
Step 4. Time to add the smoke. Reach for a small, angled eyeshadow brush and apply a mix of your burgundy and brown shades along your lower lash line. Add a little smudging action into the mix to achieve a smoky look. Voila!
3. BURGUNDY UNDER-EYES
You don’t always have to apply eyeshadow all over your lids to make a statement. If you’re looking for a way to step outside of the box, burgundy under-eyes may fit the bill. Simply use a small, tapered eyeshadow brush and apply burgundy eyeshadow below your eyes, pressing the color into your lower lash line. Finish up with a few coats of volumizing mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume in Extra Noir, for an open-eyed look.
4. BURGUNDY INNER CORNERS
Are you ready to take a walk on the bold side? If so, it may be time to flirt with burgundy inner corners. Typically, this look features a bright eyeshadow shade for an eye-catching accent, but there’s no harm in breaking the rules. Simply apply burgundy eyeshadow to your inner corners and line your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Noir Cashmere. Gently flick the ends of your eyeliner for a show-stopping finish.
5. BURGUNDY AND BROWN EYESHADOW
Maroon eyeshadow looks gorgeous all on its own, but it’s always a great idea to add a coordinating color to your look. Just like peanut butter and jelly, brown and burgundy are a perfect match. Follow our step-by-step guide to bring this sultry combo to life.
Step 1. Prime, prime, prime. You already know the drill! Prime your lids.
Step 2. Color your lids. Sweep a maroon eyeshadow onto the inner half of your lid and lower lash line. Next, dust the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait on the outer half of your lid and through your crease.
Step 3. Enhance your eyes. Apply eyeliner along your upper lash line using the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner in Burgundy.
Step 4. Add some drama. No eye makeup look is complete without mascara. Add a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara for intense length and volume.
6. BURGUNDY CUT CREASE
Nothing makes a lasting impression like a trendy cut crease. This unique look works to define your crease by cutting it with a darker eyeshadow for a high impact look. We also dig that it looks amazing on everyone, making it a universal trend. Pick up your burgundy eyeshadow and follow our tutorial, How to Create a Cut Crease for some inspiration.
7. BURGUNDY HALO EYE
Another burgundy eye makeup trend we can’t get enough of? The halo eye! This eye makeup look brings two contrasting shades together to help call attention to your eyes. Perfect for those who love to play with color, this trend will cover all of the bases. Click through our article, What Is Halo Eye Makeup? Here’s How to Rock This Buzzy Makeup Trend, to master the trend.
8. BURGUNDY WINGED EYESHADOW
As beautiful as winged eyeliner looks, it can be a bit challenging to perfect. Before you give up entirely on bringing the angular trend to life, allow burgundy winged eyeshadow to help you out. This eye makeup look extends eyeshadow toward your crease and brow bone to create a winged effect sans the fuss. Learn How to Create A Winged Eye Shadow Eye Makeup Look for a unique spin on the classic look.
9. BURGUNDY AND GOLD EYESHADOW
In the mood to add a luxurious vibe to your eye makeup? Burgundy and gold will get the job done. Simply remix look five by swapping your brown eyeshadow for a gold shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold. Perfect for date night or anytime you want to rock a glamorous look, this pairing won’t steer you wrong.
10. BLOCKY BURGUNDY EYESHADOW
There’s no denying that runway trends have been gaining major traction in the beauty world. One trend in particular that we love? Blocky eyeshadow! An excellent option for those who don’t have a handle on blending eyeshadow just yet, this trend makes rocking a burgundy eyeshadow look oh-so-easy. Grab your go-to maroon eyeshadow and apply the color on your lids, then extend it upward and outward to cover your entire eye area. Keep your look simple with a coat of mascara, and you can channel your inner supermodel.
11. BURGUNDY AND COPPER EYESHADOW
What’s better than one eye makeup trend? Two, of course! If you ask us, it doesn’t get much better than burgundy and copper eyeshadow. Providing your peepers with a deep, metallic hue, these two shades are a great pick for those who like to add a bit of edge and mystique to their look. Here’s our favorite way to wear the two together.
Step 1. Prime your eyes. Smooth on an eye primer.
Step 2. Paint your lids. Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, sweep your lids with burgundy eyeshadow.
Step 3. Define your crease. Reach for a copper eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Amber Rush and apply the shade to your crease. Make sure to blend until even.
Step 4. Line your lash line. Help accentuate the shape of your eyes by lining your lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner.
Step 5. Lash it up. You’re probably a natural at this step. Swipe on a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara, and your work is done.
12. BURGUNDY OMBRÈ
Ready to elevate our eye makeup game? Consider it done with burgundy ombré eyes. Known to give your eyes effortless depth, this look is all you need to turn heads. Once your eyes are prepped with an eyeshadow primer, apply a shimmery burgundy shade on the inner corner of your lid and a light brown shimmer shade in the middle. Finish the look with a darker brown shade on the outer corner and blend evenly for a beautiful gradient.
13. GEOMETRIC BURGUNDY EYES
We touched on bold burgundy eyeshadow looks, but geometric burgundy eyes need some love, too! A real crowd-pleaser, this look gives you free rein to experiment with various shapes or keep it simple with geometric lines for a head-turning look. First, color your lids with burgundy eyeshadow, then use burgundy eyeliner to line straight across your upper lash line. Next, line only the outer corner and inner corner of your lower lash line for a geometric touch.
14. BURGUNDY CREASE
Typically, if you want to add depth to your look, you should always have a darker eyeshadow on hand. Thankfully, burgundy eyeshadow takes the guesswork out of selecting the right shade. A fabulous way to add an unexpected pop to your eyes with a minimalist touch, it’s just what you need to explore your creativity. Swipe your crease with burgundy eyeshadow then top off your look with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Grey on your lower lash line for a touch of edge.
Next up: Want to match your maroon eyeshadow looks with your locks? Check out our article, How to Get a Maroon Hair Color for 2020, to transform your mane.
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