Ultimate Guide To Wear Bordeaux Lips

AgataAgata
Aug. 17, 2020
When it comes to choosing your daily lip colour, dark red isn’t usually the first shade to spring to mind - but these deep, warm hues are actually universally flattering shades. With the right product and a little precision, it’s surprisingly easy to pull off Bordeaux lips. Keep scrolling for our Bordeaux lips inspiration board.

IG@nikki_makeup

Glossy, red-toned shades are perfect for nights out and special occasions. Add multiple layers of colour for a bold display of pigment, and top with a clear gloss to lock it in. Use a cotton bud dipped in micellar water to tidy up any bleeding pigment.

IG@kaleteter

This chocolate shade is perfect for elevating a no-makeup makeup look - proof that a classic red isn’t the only way to pair a bold lip with simple, toned-down eye makeup. Build up the colour for a vibrant finish and blot in-between layers of minimal transfer. To ensure an even shape, you’ll want to find a matching lip liner to map out the colour.

IG@jamesmolloymakeupartist

This rich, wine red is a great way to ease into the trend before you experiment with something darker. If you don’t want to look too ‘done up’ take your cue from this look and pair with softly glowing skin and brushed up brows.

IG@hungvanngo

You can’t go wrong with a soft matte formula with a flat, opaque finish. Paired with sleek hair and a minimal makeup look, this warm red is the perfect pop of colour.

IG@patrickta

With blonde hair and pale skin, a Bordeaux lip can look extra vampy. For a look like this, choose a dark shade and apply just outside the lip line for maximum control over the shape.

IG@katiejanehughes

Diffused orange eyeshadow looks beautiful paired with a warm, Bordeaux red on the lips. Wearing contrasting colours allows for a put-together look that shows you made the effort.

IG@beautyisboring

Everyone knows that red lips instantly elevate any makeup look, but opting for a darker shade of red can be both more flattering and easier to achieve. For this look you’ll need to blot your pigment to prevent smudging.

IG@juliaadamsmua

If you’ve gone all out on your hairstyle and eyeshadow, you’re going to need a lip look that holds its own. As seen here, a Bordeaux red pout is the perfect accompaniment to a bronzed smoky eye and peachy cheeks.
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