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Oxblood Lips: 3 ways


HOW TO | by — December 22, 2012


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

Do you think you’ll try the oxblood lip trend? Is oxblood more burgundy or vampy in your book?

3 Responses to “Oxblood Lips: 3 ways”

  1. Beauty Box says:

    Oxblood looks so scary in the tube, but on you, it looks freaking amazing. I’m inspired to invest in either the Chanel lippie or the Tom Ford lip gloss. I’m leaning towards the lip gloss because I’m a scardy cat but seriously…your lips look lovely here.

  2. Jane says:

    This was such a great idea. I love the idea that the gloss is ‘sensual’. Maybe it’ll be the only red lip that my boyfriend will think I don’t look like a clown in 😉

    • Yishan says:

      Hi Jane, yes a burgundy lip is much easier to pull off than a red. If you want a sheerer burgundy, I also love Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “Fiction”

  3. […] brightens teeth but your complexion as well, making it an excellent choice for getting onboard the oxblood lip trend.  The polished yet comfortable formula makes Rouge Coco a great choice for everyday […]

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