By now we’ve made our obsession with oxblood pretty darn clear. So, it’s only logical that we would come up with new ways to wear the color that has taken over our lives. We’ve covered eyes, cheeks and even lips, but you know we’re overachievers! Which is why we had makeup pro Alana Dawn show us how to wear our fave (and trendiest) lipstick of the season three different ways. Enjoy!
Think of this as oxblood lips with a twist! Line your lips with your favorite deep red or burgundy lip liner and fill in the corners. Using a lip brush or your finger, smudge the color towards the middle of your lips, leaving the center of your lips only slightly tinted.
Yes, we love a matte oxblood lippie (as you’ll see next!), but this shade doesn’t HAVE to go gloss-free to be vampy. Try a high-shine formula and add an extra layer of gloss for a pout that stands out!
Product Recommendations: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor in Cherry Noir, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer in Night Viper
Matte is where it’s at! Line lips with a color similar to your lipstick and apply your matte shade using a lip brush for extra precision. Clean up any smudged lines with concealer since a lipstick this daring needs to look as perfect as can be!
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Photo: Carlos Moscat
Makeup: Alana Dawn
Model: Birtu Belete
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.