Pack those summer brights away – this season there’s a new colour that’s certain to have you embracing your inner vamp.
Seen all over the Autumn Winter 2015 runways, burgundy is the colour of the season – and not only for fashion, but beauty too. From deepest red wine to oxblood and berry hues, the colour’s rich, bold jewel tones bring a touch of sultry sophistication to eyes, lips, cheeks and nails. Here’s how to find your very own burgundy bliss:
Embrace your dark side with bold berry tones, as seen on the catwalks at Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera. Play with full-bodied bordeaux, plum, grape and oxblood shades to find your perfect match, while matte, almost smudged finishes give a more contemporary effect.
Nail polish is probably the quickest and easiest way to try the burgundy trend – after all, a classic red manicure never goes out of fashion. Opulent and intense wine shades are the most popular nail polish colours of them all.
Burgundy is a smoky eye’s best friend, and much more flattering than pure black alone, adding drama and glamour to evening looks. Otherwise, opt for a slick of eyeliner in a deep maroon shade for a more graphic take on the trend.
Burgundy can work for blush too; ensure it’s applied with a “less is more” approach for a deeper velvety flush that’s surprisingly flattering on most complexions. Pair with a nude lip for the day-to-day, or go all-out in the glamour stakes with a statement-making gothic lip.