Fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand, and you really can't have one without the other. What I love about both is that you can mix and match different styles to create your own bespoke look depending on your current mood, and you can use one to enhance the other. You can, for example, easily dress up a relatively low-key outfit with some funky makeup, to turn it from zero to hero in an instant!
One of the biggest fashion trends we are seeing as we move into late summer and early fall is all about the lip. We have gone from loving bright red lipstick, to being a little more muted and ultra-sophisticated, with a bold, burgundy choice. Of course, as with any new trend, there are various ways to wear it, so let's check out how you can incorporate this fresh and funky look into your seasonal style.
The High Gloss Burgundy Lip
Burgundy is a color which is meant to pop, and with a high gloss you can really ramp up the fashion stakes. This beauty look is best reserved for a simple outfit, e.g. not too much pattern, to avoid clashes. Any skin shade can wear a glossy burgundy coat, which is what makes it so accessible to all! Remember to blot a little before heading out, otherwise you may end up with slippage. And bring your gloss along for regular touch ups to keep the high shine throughout the day or night.
The Matchy Matchy Burgundy Lip
How about matching your lip to your outfit? We love how Christina's jacket coordinates with her berry shaded lips! There are many distinct hues of burgundy, so you can easily find a shade that matches your outfit, and per Christina's look below we actually prefer if it's not an exact match - but something in the same color family will offer some edge to an already stylish look.
1. L'AGENCE Skinny Jeans 2. J. MENDEL Lace Blouse 3. ILLESTEVA Round-frame Sunglasses 4. TOM FORD Lipstick 5. MEL BOTERI Grey Saffiano Leather Christy Max Tote 6. BONY LEVY Stack Ring 7. PRADA Platform Sandals
The Casual Burgundy Balm
If you're not the world's biggest fan of high gloss, or you just feel that a super dark lip doesn't work well for you, there is still hope for rocking the burgundy trend! A simple balm ticks this trend box, and it is quite honestly much easier for all to wear. This is the ideal look for day time, and requires minimal upkeep and effort.
1. JOSEPH GROSGRAIN Crepe Jumpsuit 2. VINCE Striped T-shirt 3. MARC JACOBS Lip Creme 4. MEL BOTERI Kat Tote in Black Textured Leather 5. SMITH CULT Lacquer 6. BONY LEVY Band Ring 7. BIRKENSTOCK Sandals
The Glamorous Burgundy Pout
Burgundy is a bold color in of itself, so it works fantastically well for when you are ready to step out of the norm. Tiffany's burgundy pout pairs perfectly well with her funky print top, boyfriend jeans and colorful accessories. She mixes high and low to create this casual glam outfit, and the lips are the quintessential cherry on top!
If you are loving burgundy as much as I am, here are three more ways beyond your lips to incorporate this shade into your closet and everyday life...
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Ok, now that you've got one of Fall 2017's biggest beauty trends under your belt, let's move on to making the new season transition with pieces you already have in your closet. That's right! Next week we'll be showing you exactly how to wear your favorite summer pieces into the fall. See you then ;)