5 Ways to get the perfect burgundy pout!

It's time to swap that red lipstick for a deeper, darker shade! High-drama burgundy lips are hotter than ever and a sexy, alternative to red. I'm totally into the film-noir inspired shade because it's super sophisticated and a great way to bring on the glamour. But picking the wrong shade or not correctly applying can make your makeup look intense and outdated. Check out my 5 easy tips on nailing this glamorous look!


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  1. The first step is to find your perfect shade. If you have fair skin, go for a purple based shade like NARS Pure Matte lipstick in Volga. Medium skin women should stick to a burgundy that has a tint of berry like Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in Curtain Call. A stronger reddish tone like L'Oréal Paris Color Caresse by Colour Riche in Cherry Tulle looks great on darker skin tones.  
  2. Deep lipstick shades like burgundy requires smooth lips—never chapped! So start off by exfoliating lips with an at-home lip scrub. Take a tablespoon of brown sugar and add a few drops of olive oil. Mix and rub onto lips. Want a quicker fix? Try the Lip Scrub by Sara Happ in Brown Sugar to remove dry and flaky skin.
  3. Once your lips are polished apply a hydrating lip treatment to seal in moisture. I love Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy!
  4. Use your finger to apply touches of the lipstick to the center of your lips, and then blend out towards the edges.
  5. Too much oil from your lipstick can cause the color too fade. So after applying make sure to blot your lips with an oil absorbing face sheet like Neutrogena Shine-Control Blotting Sheets or a tissue, so your color stays put!

 Would you try a burgundy lipstick? Tell us in the comments below!

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