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The Ultimate Burgundy Lip Edit

The Ultimate Burgundy Lip Edit
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We love a bold lip and now we're moving into Autumn, there is only one choice; the burgundy lip. It was all over the catwalks for Autumn-Winter 16 and this is a trend we can really get behind; whether you go subtle and juicy for the day or deep and bold for a special night.

How to Wear a Burgundy Lip

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A deep, dark lip can seem intimidating but it doesn't need to be. There are a few things you can think about to make it easy to incorporate into your look.

  • The Tone. For a more modern, bold look, head for more rich, brown tones. For a softer look, juicier berries are the best choice.
  • The Opacity. If you prefer a 'just-bitten' look, try out sheer formulas, stains and glosses, but for full impact, go for full coverage, highly pigmented formulas like liquid lipsticks.
  • The Finish. A glossy lip can look fresh and is amazing paired with really dewy skin. For a sleek and modern look, go for mattes.

Whichever look you go for, this is the colour of the season.

Our Best Burgundy Lip Picks

Youngblood Vain Matte Lipstick (4g)

This is a rich dark red burgundy with a slightly brown undertone that makes it beautiful for Autumn. It has a rich matter finish with incredible pigmentation but we love that you can dab it down for a subtle look or layer it up for more intensity.

Lord & Berry Twistick

This is formulated to be a 3-in-1 gloss stick, which makes it feel incredible on the lips and so easy to apply. Its gives a sheer and juicy finish. We love the shade Must-Have for a subtle take on the trend.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick 0.12 oz (Various Shades)

This silky soft lipstick gives beautiful, multi-faceted colour that gives your lips incredible dimension. We love the shade Brazen for a deep plummy burgundy.

theBalm Liquid Lipstick Meet Matt(e) Hughes 7.4ml (Various Shades)

This is one of our favourite liquid lipsticks. It dries down to an amazingly opaque matte finish and lasts all day long. Try the shade Loyal to test out the trend.

Rimmel The Only One Lipstick 3.8g (Various Shades)

This high-street favourite is an incredible choice if you're looking for an affordable way to try out the trend. It has a soft, nourishing formula and gives great colour payoff. We are in love with the 810 One of a Kind shade.

Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipstick - Various Shades

It says it in the name, but the finish of this lipstick is so velvety. It helps plump the lips for a really smooth look and the applicator is amazing for a precise result. Pin Up is our favourite for this season.

RMK Classic Film Gloss (Various Shades)

These gorgeous lip colours from RMK's fall collection have our heart. The tones actually adapt to you for your own unique colour but the 04 True Rose gives a light, juicy berry shade that is ideal for everyday.

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick 4g (Various Shades)

The shade Vampette is one of our all-time favourites. It looks scary in the bullets but glides onto the lips as a beautiful deep burgundy. All in Illamasqua's signature packaging, it is the perfect vampy look.
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