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How to: Rock an Oxblood Lip for Fall

Eliminate any redness on your skin before swiping on a burgundy shade. You never want to swipe on lip color with red undertones without eradicating any redness on your face first. Here's why: Any red or wine-colored tint on your lips will immediately call more attention to the redness on your skin. So be sure to spot treat any redness with concealer before applying a deep red lip color.

Apply your lipstick with a lip brush. "The best way to put on burgundy lipstick is with a lip brush," makeup artist Sandy Linter says. "This dark of a shade can get messy quickly — even more so than red lip color — so you want to be sure you’re precisely putting it on. I swipe it on from the outer corner of the mouth to center on both the upper and lower lips, then I fill in the rest of the pout."

Apply liner later. "Once you’ve applied your lipstick with a lip brush, run your liner in a matching shade along the perimeter of your lips to give them a borderline," she says. "Burgundy lip pencils can be overwhelming and take the focus away from the actual lip color, so to avoid that, I always put the lipstick on first."

Wear it with confidence. "A burgundy lip, no matter the undertone, is a statement and a strong one at that, so my advice is to wear it like you’re going to own the room because everyone will be looking at you," she notes.

Shop our signature oxblood lipcolor, stormy, here:

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