Bordeaux, or burgundy, has to be my favorite shade of red. It’s grown, sexy, and its deep richness makes it a perfect shade for winter season. It’s a statement color that looks good in nearly every art form, be it textiles, interiors, cuisine, in paintings, and of course, makeup.
The star product of this looks was the MAC Burgundy x9 palette, which I could not resist picking up. Although I purchased it last Fall, it most definitely still holds up in this year’s beauty trends.
My goal was to layer the different tones and textures the palette offered - deep and matte underneath with metallic and bright on top - to create a multidimensional, smoky look. Since I wanted this to be “evening” or “cocktail”, I lined the eyes with kohl and liquid liner for extra intensity. The wispy lashes add a playfulness to keep it fresh.
Obviously the eyes are the focus of this look so I kept the lips simple and neutral but glassy, because I feel a shiny finish adds to the overall glam .
Full product details in the recipe below +
BABOR Cleansing Spray
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
BECCA Skin Perfector in Topaz for strobing
Danessa Myricks Vision Creme Cover mix of N07 + N08 all over and N06 as highlight
MAC Studio Fix powder in NC45
MAC Blush in Stubborn
MAC Prep + Prime 24HR Eye Base
MAC Burgundy x 9 palette:
Crease - Embark
Lid - Antiqued layered with Star Violet
Outer V & Lower Lash Line - Sketch
Inner Corner - Honey Lust
MAC Technikohl Liner in Graphblack
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
ULTA Automatic Lip Liner in Intense
Pat McGrath Labs Flesh 2 Lipstick & Clear Vinyl Gloss