Burgundy is a deep, purple-red hue that was practically made for fall—meaning we know just the color to inspire your makeup looks this season. Rock burgundy eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick, swiping the seasonal shade onto your lids, lips, and lashes for the ultimate monochromatic look—or wear them separately for a singular statement. It’s really all up to you! Here, we’re breaking down how to wear burgundy shadows, burgundy mascara, and burgundy lipstick—plus how to put them all together for a major makeup moment.
HOW TO WEAR BURGUNDY EYESHADOW
While we love natural eye shadow hues and smoky eyes, it’s time to put your go-to eye shadow looks on the back burner and focus on creating a burgundy eyeshadow look instead. Here’s what to do.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES
Before we get to eye shadow, make sure you apply an eye primer to your lids.
STEP #2: CREATE YOUR BASE
Use a shimmery beige eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Little Beige Dress, to color your lids. Pack it on with a flat eye shadow brush.
STEP #3: COLOR YOUR CREASE
It’s time to grab your burgundy eyeshadow! Pop the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-Ison Avenue into your crease with a fluffy eye shadow brush, swiping it back and forth to blend out any harsh lines. Drag this same color along the outer half your lower lash line, stopping midway toward your inner corner.
HOW TO WEAR BURGUNDY MASCARA
On an everyday basis, you probably reach for black—maybe brown—mascara to coat your lashes. But why not mix it up? Instead of applying mascara in a completely expected color, use burgundy mascara. Try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy, which separates and builds lashes for a full look in a surprising shade. Once you’ve pulled the brush through your upper lashes, don’t forget to coat your lower lashes, too.
Editor’s tip: Want your lashes to look even longer? Instead of searching high and low for burgundy falsies, layer a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer underneath your mascara.
HOW TO WEAR BURGUNDY LIPSTICK
Moving onto your lips, it’s time to color them in a burgundy hue of their own. Pucker up!
STEP #1: APPLY LIP LINER
Instead of jumping right into applying your lipstick, you’ll want to line your lips. It’ll help your lip color last longer and prevent bleeding—which can be pretty unsightly and obvious with a burgundy lipstick. Line around the perimeter of your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Truly Burgundy before using the lip liner to fill your lips in completely.
STEP #2: APPLY BURGUNDY LIPSTICK
Now, layer a burgundy lipstick over top of your lip liner. As for what to use, we recommend a long-lasting formula like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stirred. Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges, following the contour of your mouth. Then, glide across your bottom lip and fill in.
HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A BURGUNDY MAKEUP LOOK
Ready to put the above to use? Below, find steps to put it all together and create a monochromatic burgundy makeup look.
STEP #1: CREATE A NEUTRAL BASE
In reality, you can’t have every single product you use be burgundy. You’ll need to start by creating a normal, natural-looking base. To do that, begin by applying makeup primer in your preferred finish—either the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Then, apply the coordinating foundation, whether that’s the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. You’re almost done with your base, just use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage to cover up any imperfections you can still see, then it’s on to your next step.
STEP #2: FILL IN YOUR EYEBROWS
One more step before we can get to your burgundy products! To pull your look together, you’ll want to fill in your eyebrows. Of course, you won’t want your eyebrows to totally steal the spotlight. Instead of filling them in for a super-bold look, create a subtle, brushed-up eyebrow. How, you ask? Brush the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara through your eyebrows in short, upward strokes to boost the appearance of volume.
STEP #3: GRAB YOUR EYE SHADOW
You know what to do—follow the tutorial above to create your burgundy eyeshadow look.
STEP #4: LINE YOUR EYES
This burgundy makeup look calls for a little something extra on the eyes. Add a touch of intensity by using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black to create your sharpest winged eyeliner look.
STEP #5: COAT YOUR LASHES
Apply a few coats of your burgundy mascara to color your fringe with this stunning hue.
STEP #6: PAINT YOUR POUT
Seal the deal with a kiss—and a burgundy lip color.
STEP #7: SET EVERYTHING
Obviously, you don’t want your burgundy makeup look to fade away as the day (or night) goes on. That’s why you should be sure to set your makeup before heading out the door. Dust a light layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder over your face with a fluffy makeup brush, or use a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to help lock in your look. Either way, you won’t have to worry about your burgundy makeup budging.
Now, are you ready to learn about another color we’re loving for fall? Next, check out our article, Shade Spotlight: Orange Eye Shadow.
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