If you were to be asked the question, “What color is burgundy?”, you would most likely come up with more than one answer. You may say maroon, or deep red, or a variant of purple, or reddish brown, or Indian red, or cranberry, to name a few. To me, a true burgundy is a rich, royal, dark red. A shade of color that you know when you see it, yet the color is precise. A candy apple red doesn’t count, and purple doesn’t cut it. In order to be burgundy, there must be a shade of deep, regal red.
Burgundy is a dark red color associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France.
The color burgundy makes for beautiful makeup! And with autumn on the horizon, and some cooler whether no doubt coming our way, autumn and winter months are perfect times to create a stunning makeup masterpiece on your magnificent face!
In fashion, the color burgundy was the most popular lipstick color among women in the 1990s and early 2000s. In recent years, this regal, royal color has made a lipstick comeback in the high fashion industry.
Dip into glamour girl gorgeousness with the burgundy lip! Cool, suave and hip!
Burgundy lips cannot be ignored, and definitely take over your face with their powerful punch and their glorious pizzazz. When your puckered, pouty lips are coated in bold burgundy, your lips will most certainly emphasize other makeup that you might wear.
When your mouth is adorned in burgundy lipstick or lip gloss, a more natural look to the rest of your makeup makes for a sizzling contrast. Some eye shadow colors that highlight burgundy lips are golds, browns and pastel pinks. A light swoop of pink or purple blush on your cheeks, and black mascara on your eyelashes, polishes this look off nicely.
However, and I really want to make this point here, if you love burgundy and you want to paint all of your fancy facial features in the exquisite color that is burgundy, then go for it! Eyes, cheeks and lips look burgundy wine wonderful when worn together!
Burgundy Lipstick Fun Fact: You are never too young or too old to wear your preferred shade or type of lipstick. Burgundy lips look kissable whether your lipstick is a more subdued, matte finish, or whether your lips shine and shimmer in burgundy, gooey gloss!
To enhance your lips to their fullest pout potential, line your lips with a burgundy or plum color lip liner pencil before applying the lipstick. This not only improves and accentuates the shape of your mouth, but it helps to ensure that your lipstick doesn’t bleed or smudge.
In the realm of the eyes, if your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your eye shadow is the drape that decorates the window! Whether you were born with eyes of bedazzling brown, baby blue, glamorous green or happy hazel, burgundy shades of eye shadow work wonderfully with all colors of eyes, and with all complexions!
Burgundy Fun Fact: When referring to the color, the word burgundy is not usually capitalized. The first recorded use of burgundy as a color name in English was in 1881!
Whatever your skin color and whatever color you have your hair, burgundy cheeks and burgundy nails are flashy, vibrant, sexy colors to wear!
Burgundy Fun Fact: The color burgundy represents vigor, elegance, richness, refinement, leadership, maturity and expensive!
No matter where you are going, let your face make a fabulous, dramatic entrance painted artistically and classically in luxurious, deep red, magical makeup that is burgundy!
Fashion has a place everywhere, in everyday life! Whether you are walking the red carpet or walking the grocery store aisle, walk in regal, royal splendor with brazen, brilliant, bright shades of burgundy!
Colors of clothing that accent burgundy makeup to perfection are shades of tan, cream, gold, black, white and green!
Fall into autumn with a burgundy makeup makeover and have people falling for you!
You breathtaking, beautiful, bombshell belle of burgundy brilliance!
Burgundy Fun Fact: The color burgundy is sometimes used by dream interpreters as a symbol of wealth. Do you dream in color? If so, and you see yourself lying somewhere in the lap of luxury with a face full of burgundy as you snooze away, perhaps you may want to play the lottery when you wake up!
There is no denying that the color burgundy is a becoming, romantic color that resonates fiercely and fashionably with the seasons of fall and winter. However, burgundy can never be ignored or sent to the back of the room. Shades of burgundy makeup stand out in spring and summer, as well.
Burgundy shades never go out of style, not even for a little while!
Beguile in a face of burgundy bliss! It’s those burgundy lips he’ll be dying to kiss!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has woven her love of detective work and her lifelong addiction to style into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website at http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.