When it comes to some of the most raved about makeup trends, you’ve probably noticed that a certain deep purplish-red hue (AKA maroon) has become the must-try shade. You may know it as wine-colored or burgundy, but you could definitely say it’s the season for rocking a maroon makeup look. After all, this warm-toned shade is just what you need to heat things up. If you’re ready to upgrade your beauty game, you’ve come to the right place. Below, find 21 maroon makeup looks to try—from maroon lipstick to eyeshadow—as well as two ways to take your beauty look to the next level this fall and winter. Hint: We see maroon nails and hair in your future.
#1: MAROON FELINE EYES
Why we love them: Feline eyes are a fabulous alternative for anyone that’s not too skilled in creating a cat eye look. They work in your favor to make a bold statement with ease.
How to DIY the look: Kick things off by smoothing an eye primer over your lid. Sweep the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-Ison Avenue all over your eye and lash line. Extend the color outward to create a dramatic winged effect. Amp up your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable in Blackest Black to achieve massive volume.
#2: MAROON SMOKY EYE
Why we love it: A smoky eye is a foolproof way to rock a gradient of color. We also dig that it complements every eye shape perfectly.
How to DIY the look: Always start with a thin layer of eye primer. Dust your lids with maroon eyeshadow. Using a fluffy brush, define your crease with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait. Blend evenly to achieve a seamless transition of color. Reach for a small angled eyeshadow brush and drag the maroon shade across your lower lash line. Then, smudge it out for a smoky effect.
#3: MAROON UNDER-EYES
Why we love them: They allow you to make your lower lids the star of your makeup look. Under-eyes also come in handy to add a chic pop of color into the mix.
How to DIY the look: Swipe a maroon eyeshadow along your lower lash line. Add some drama to your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume. Keep the rest of your makeup look subtle to seal the deal.
#4: MAROON CONTOURED BLUSH
Why we love it: This beauty trend is all about warming up your face and preventing your makeup from falling flat. Plus, it gives your face a sculpted finish for a flattering look.
How to DIY the look: Apply the blush of your choice to the hollows and apples of your cheeks to create a contoured effect.
#5: MAROON AND BRONZE EYESHADOW
Why we love it: This gorgeous duo gives your eyes just the right amount of shimmer. It’s a foolproof way to test the waters with the metallic makeup trend.
How to DIY the look: Start by priming your eyes. Sweep a maroon eyeshadow on the inner half of your lid. Follow up by applying the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Bronze Light to the outer side of your lid. Blend evenly to create a smooth transition of color. Next, line your lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Noir Cashmere. Finish your eye makeup by pumping up your lashes with a few coats of volumizing mascara.
#6: MAROON CUT CREASE
Why we love it: Applying eyeshadow only on your crease is a look in its own right. This trend offers a minimalist yet chic vibe that can transition from day to night with ease.
How to DIY the look: Grab a fluffy eyeshadow brush and dust your crease with a maroon eyeshadow. Next, line your lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black. Once you reach the outer edge of your eye, flick the ends to create a subtle wing. Layer your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara.
#7: MAROON LASHES
Why we love them: There’s almost no better way to steer away from traditional black mascara. You can rock this look solo or incorporate it with a neutral eyeshadow look for a stunning finish.
How to DIY the look: Apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer to boost your lashes. Next, coat your fringe with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Mascara in Deep Burgundy.
#8: MAROON LIPS
Why we love them: Maroon lips are a fashionable change of pace from the classic red pout. This shade adds a tinge of darkness and mystique to your look.
How to DIY the look: Set the stage by using the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub to exfoliate your pout. Next, hydrate your lips with a layer of moisturizing balm. Once your lips are prepped, you can choose from the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in I Dare, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stirred, or L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Doesn’t Matte-R.
#9: MAROON COLOR BLOCK EYELINER
Why we love it: This eyeliner look gives you free reign to rock two stunning shades in one. Not to mention, you can rock this look in various ways.
How to DIY the look: Line the middle of your eye with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Burgundy. Next, line the inner and outermost corners with the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Brown Denim. You can also combine this maroon makeup look with one of the above to take things to the next level.
#10: MAROON CAT EYE
Why we love it: A cat eye is a timeless eye makeup look, and adding a maroon shade into the equation ups the ante.
How to get the look: Grab a maroon eyeliner and check out our article, 7 Hacks For The Perfect Cat Eye, to create some magic.
#11: DOTTED CAT EYE
Why we love it: This artsy look is a fabulous way to step outside-of-the-box with your eye makeup. It’s playful, trendy, and everything you need to turn heads.
How to DIY the look: Using a burgundy eyeliner, carefully trace dots along your lower lash line and passed the outer corner to create a winged look.
#12: MAROON GLOSSY EYES
Why we love them: They work wonders to give your eyes a wet-like appearance that will go the distance. Maroon glossy eyes are a cool way to add fashionable flair for the ultimate model-inspired look.
How to get the look: Visit our article, How To Rock a Glossy Eyeshadow Look, for inspiration.
#13: MAROON HALO EYES
Why we love it: Instead of only deciding on a solo shade, halo eyes allow you to flaunt two hues in one look. They also help to give your eyes a bigger and brighter gaze.
How to get the look: Click through to our article, What Is Halo Eye Makeup? Here’s How To Rock This Buzzy Makeup Trend.
#14: MAROON INNER CORNERS
Why we love them: Maroon inner corners are just the ticket for a simple look with major impact. They’re a colorful accent that can be worn alone or with other makeup trends.
How to DIY the look: Dust your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach. Apply a tiny amount of maroon eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes. Coat your lashes with mascara.
#15: MAROON CREASE
Why we love it: This stunning shade adds warmth and depth to your crease. You can rock it all on its own or mix and match with other warm-toned eyeshadow shades.
How to get the look: Get the ball rolling by sweeping your crease with maroon eyeshadow. Blend until even. Layer your lashes with mascara.
#16: MAROON OMBRÈ EYES
Why we love them: Maroon ombré eyes are a multi-colored masterpiece that allows you to show off your blending skills and play with color.
How to DIY the look: Coat your lids with an eye primer. Dust the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up on the inner corner of your lid. Next, sweep Acro-Matte onto the center of your lid and bring the maroon hue to the outer corner. Blend well to create a seamless transition of shades. Line your eyes with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black. Layer your lashes with mascara for a flirty fringe.
#17: MAROON EYES WITH INVERTED WINGED EYELINER
Why we love them: These two trends come together to enhance your look. They’re also one of the hottest eye makeup looks on Pinterest that will surely add a fun and playful element to your makeup.
How to DIY the look: Dust your lower lash line with maroon eyeshadow. Sweep the shade from the middle of your lid outward, extending it upward to create a winged effect. Follow up by lining your upper lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black and flick the ends to create a wing. At the end of your wing, add a small diagonal line that extends toward the center of your eye.
#18: NEGATIVE SPACE CUT CREASE EYESHADOW
Why we love it: This look is all about using eyeliner to define the shape of your eyes, while leaving a blank space in the middle of your lids. It serves up inventive and futuristic flair that can’t be beat.
How to get the look: Click through to our article, How To Create a Negative Space Cut Crease, to add a cool spin to your eye makeup.
#19: MAROON OMBRÈ LIPS
Why we love them: There’s no need to narrow down lip colors with ombré lips. They give your pout a multi-tonal look that won’t go unnoticed.
How to get the look: Check out our article, How To Do Ombré Lips, for all the details.
#20: MAROON BOTTOM EYELINER
Why we love it: You can use this trend to shake things up on the makeup front while making your lower lash line the center of attention. It’s another option that pairs well with a variety of eye makeup looks.
How to DIY the look: All you need to do is line your lower lash line with maroon eyeliner. Fluff up your lashes with a volumizing mascara and keep the rest of your makeup look simple.
#21: MAROON FLOATING CREASE EYELINER
Why we love it: This simple yet bold look adds an avant-garde approach to your makeup repertoire. We also love that it’s oh-so-easy to create.
How to get the look: Visit our article, What Is a Floating Crease? Your New Favorite Eyeliner Trend, to craft this look with ease.
TWO WAYS TO TAKE YOUR MAROON MAKEUP LOOK TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Chances are, you can’t get enough of the maroon makeup trend. We don’t blame you! Here are two ways to kick your maroon makeup up a notch.
MAROON BOOST #1: MAROON HAIR
No rule says you can only use makeup to flaunt a maroon beauty look. Trust us, adding the purplish-red shade to your mane with a wash-out hair color like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Raspberry will do the trick. This temporary hair color washes out in just one shampoo, so you don’t have to worry about committing to permanently changing your locks. If you’re ready to embrace maroon hair fully (for the long haul), color your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy.
MAROON BOOST #2: MAROON NAILS
Let your mani do the talking and amp up the maroon vibes by rocking maroon nails! We may be biased, but we think this is the perfect nail polish shade for fall and winter. Head to your salon ASAP or pick up a maroon polish to paint your fingers and toes in this gorgeous hue.
Now that you know all about the wonders of maroon makeup, it’s time to explore another shade you can wear all over. Check out our article, How To Pull Off Rose Gold Makeup Looks to get started.