Crossing the Bordeaux-Line: How to rock a red wine lip

heathermorrisheathermorris
Aug. 14, 2020
If you’re in a long term relationship with neutrals and petal pinks, it’s time to go deeper. Once you find your shade, you’ll fall drunk in love with the Bordeaux look. Dark lip colors aren’t just for goth kids anymore. Worn right, they’re the height of glamour and sophistication. 
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Smooth Operator

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For a flawless finish, start by exfoliating your lips. Deep colors cling to chapped skin, which can ruin an otherwise perfect pout. 
Blend 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of oil, and a drop of honey if you’re feeling fancy. Scrub the sweet concoction across your lips in little circles, then gently rinse. Now you’ve got the perfect canvas.
Stain Power

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You don’t have to go to extremes. A stained look is a great way to start, and you can create this effect with any lipstick. 
Start by applying the pigment at the center of your lips. Then, using a clean brush or your finger, blend the color outward. If you’re using a matte lip color, add a tiny bit of gloss to help it along. Blot any excess lipstick, then repeat until you get your desired look. Top with a light coat of sheer gloss for subtle shine.
Stick to the Classics

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When you wear a Bordeaux lip, your pucker takes center stage. Wondering what to do with the rest of your face? Try an ode to retro Hollywood with a modern gothic twist. Old school divas kept it simple with flawless foundation, a light wash of blush, and winged eyeliner. Who could ask for anything more?
Opposite Day

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So you’ve got your perfect Bordeaux lip, but your eyes are feeling left out. Pull out that color wheel and get creative! Try a light wash of color in a complementary opposite shade. Bailey’s winey lips have a red undertone, so they sing underneath her icy blue shadow.
Put a Ring On It

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Dark liner with neutral lips got a bad reputation in the 90s. Done properly, it can really enhance your pout. If you’ve got thin lips, or want to highlight your natural juicy-ness, this look is for you. Take your lip liner and carefully overline your mouth, filling your lips slightly toward the center. Fill the rest of your lips with a dusky pink, blending slightly with the liner. Top with gloss for an extra full look.
Indulge Yourself

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Not one for subtleties? Contrary to popular belief, you can have it all. Alinna balances her eyes and lips by sticking to similar shades. Her neutral shadow and deep blush are in the same family as her lip. Silvery white highlights create a wow factor, tying in her opulent ensemble.
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