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How to Wear Burgundy Lipstick Shades: Burgundy and Maroon Lipstick

Woman with a medium skin tone wearing a warm burgundy lip

Maroon and burgundy lipstick shades fall into the red lipstick category, but they’re a little different than a classic red lipstick. Warm maroon lipstick or burgundy lip color shades tend to add depth and mystery for a moodier makeup look versus, say, a true red lipstick. These shades pair perfectly with a fall/winter backdrop but can be worn all year round for a chic, sophisticated look.

How to Choose a Burgundy Lipstick Formula and Finish

Deep maroon lipstick and burgundy lipstick often look the most luxurious and sophisticated when worn with a matte finish. We have two matte lipstick formulas that work to create a chic matte lipstick look. Our L'Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick is a soft matte lipstick that creates a beautiful soft matte, blurred lipstick effect. Deep maroon lipsticks and burgundy lipsticks often require some level of precision to apply, and the petal shaped bullet allows for ease of application for a beautiful soft matte color in one swipe so it’s perfect for creating a showstopping lip.

For a more classic matte lip, try our L’Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick which delivers bold and saturated color that sets to a luxurious soft powdery matte finish with long-lasting properties. Powered by pure pigments each shade delivers a vibrant matte finish that works perfect with maroon and burgundy lipstick shades. Rose extracts and hyaluronic acid are also included in the formula to provide lips with lasting moisture and comfort.

For a creamy finish try our L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipsticks which are a cream finish lip color for a luminous effect. Formulated with 30% moisturizing rose balm and hyaluronic acid each shade covers the lips in creamy color that feels comfortable and smooth on the lips.

How to Select the Best Burgundy Lipstick for your Skin Tone:

Maroon burgundy lipsticks are one of those lipstick shades that flatter most skin tones regardless of skin tone or undertone.

Maroon Burgundy Lipstick Shades for Light Skin Tones:

If you have a fair or light skin tone a classic cool burgundy or maroon shade will flatter. For a chic sophisticated lip try L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick in the shade 888 French Idol. For a maroon-merlot lipstick inspired shade try L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick in 265 Delice De Figue.

Maroon Burgundy Lipstick Shades for Medium Skin Tones:

For a medium skin tone, very few rules apply when it comes to burgundy lipsticks, but a cooler tone is likely to pop against your skin tone. For a burgundy inspired lipstick shade to try L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick in 888 French Idol.

Maroon Burgundy Lipstick Shades for Darker Skin Tones:

Darker skin tones have the benefit of switching between a warm burgundy lip color or a cool burgundy lip color. For a chic burgundy lip that complements darker skin tones try L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick in 289 French Prelude.

Makeup to Complement a Maroon and Burgundy Lip

With a burgundy lip color – less is more with the rest of your makeup. Think of burgundy lipstick as a statement piece but for your makeup. As a bold lipstick shade you want this to continue to be the star of your makeup look. Try one or two coats of mascara to create the “clean girl” style makeup look (think fresh brows, clean skin, and long lashes) or go for a classic winged eyeliner and burgundy lipstick combination. If you’re looking for a little edginess, try the Siren Eyeliner trend or get creative with an inner corner eyeliner or graphic eyeliner look.

For the face make sure to neutralize any redness with foundation and concealer. Try Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation for a matte finish or Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care and Glow Foundation in a shade that matches your skin tone. For (like dark circles) apply Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer which provides up to 24H of hydration and comfort. It’s important to avoid washing out the skin tone and complexion so don’t skimp on the blush or contouring.

Try a warm shade blush like Blush Subtil in Absolutely Happy or French Blush. You can experiment with your blush application to create a sunkissed look, sculpted look, or lifted look with blush.

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