I know other beauty editors differ in opinion with me on this, but when I think of oxblood lips, I think of cool toned burgundy instead of reds, warm toned maroons or a purply black. It’s also more alluring than the darker gothic wine lip, which is rarely seen beyond the red carpet, editorials or runways. I find cool toned burgundy to be most flattering of all – as it instantly brightens your complexion, whitens your teeth and channels instant glamour.
I have three oxblood lip shades for you today that do all of that, are easy to wear & suits every comfort zone. If you prefer the other shades, for a warm toned wine lip try MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in ‘Extended Play’ or for a vampy lip try Chanel Rouge Coco “Rouge Noir” or NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Train Bleu’. But promise me you’ll try a cool toned burgundy first!!
1. Guerlain Rouge G L’Extraits “Orgueil” is my favourite out of the three, because you know much I like to make a statement with a bold lip! It oozes decadence, looks matte but is actually very soft and moisturising, and fades gracefully into a soft stain. It comes with a hefty price tag, so you might like to make it a birthday / Christmas wish list item for others to spoil you with this luxurious liquid lipstick.
2. Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour “Rivoli” is a sheerer & more sophisticated take on the oxblood lip trend, with a lightweight moisturising texture that revives tired lips into a juicy pout. Ideal for those who love understated glamour. It’s not as intense in pigment, but you can easily use a burgundy lip pencil to intensify the lip colour.
3. Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss “Naivete” is the easiest out of the three to get onboard the oxblood lip trend. The pigmented gloss creates a high shine lacquer finish that gives lips a sensual mouth-watering look. As with Chanel’s “Rivoli”, simply fill in lips with a burgundy lip pencil to intensify the look.
Burgundy lip pencil suggestions
- Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner – Wine
- MAC Lip Pencil – Currant
- Chanel Precision Lip Liner – Amarante
- Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Pencil – 10C