Fall Trend Alert: The Burgundy Lip

Burgundy seems to be everywhere as we gear up for Fall, and we're excited to share with you some super simple dos and don'ts for rocking a burgundy lip this season.  Here is Washington DC makeup artist Aleah Rae Dorsey with her take on the burgundy lip:


Burgeoning and bold, BURGUNDY has burst on the beauty scene as a force to be reckoned with this Fall.  On everything from lashes to lips (and even fingertips) it begs to differ from the soft pastels of summers past with a sense of controlled abandon thats anything but "cute".  Just what the doctor ordered --- BURGUNDY serves up a dose of seduction strong enough to usher in the brand new season, and smart enough to wipe the taste of summers sugary sweetness right out of our mouths.  (I'm slightly pastel-ed out.  Can you tell? ) If you are as ready to pucker up 90s style as I am, follow these two tips and take the grunge plunge today!

  1. Skip the shine. --- This season's BURGUNDY lip is semi matte and super saturated.  Apply it straight from the tube and blot.  Then, repeat for a look that's soft but intense.
  2. KISS. --- When donning a BURGUNDY lip remember to KISS (keep it simple sweetie) the rest of your makeup! No heavy contouring or smoked out eyes.  Clean semi matte skin and lots of mascara are the perfect compliment to a statement lip.
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Be sure to touch base with Aleah for makeup tutorials, photo shoot makeup, event makeup, and more.  Have a wonderful Friday and Labor Day weekend!

- Steph, Aleah, & The Fortique Team