Halloween might be long behind us but the Goth look is making a big comeback just in time for winter, with the triumphant return of the burgundy lip.
If you were a child of the 90s, this look should be as familiar as flannel shirts and ripped jeans. However, burgundy newbies shouldn’t be afraid of this bold and beautiful shade.
At first glance it can look a little intimidating, but dark burgundy is a shade that works on everybody. It’s the perfect statement for a holiday party or a night on the town.
Here’s how you can rock this show-stopping look with confidence.
Step 1: Prep Your Base
A bold lip looks best on clear, glowing skin. To achieve this look, exfoliate your face and always use a moisturizer afterward, for a flawless foundation base.
To make sure the lip color goes on evenly you can use a lip scrub when you’re washing your face, or take a towel and gently wipe your lips with it.
Step 2: Go Goth
For an updated Goth look try focusing on one element of your makeup and going minimal on the eyes, and cheeks.
If you’re focusing on the burgundy lip, have a matching lip pencil and apply that first, starting with an outline so the color won’t bleed. Fill in with your favorite burgundy lipstick and voila!
Another Goth-like trend to capitalize on is dark lined eyes. Try giving yourself a smoky eye by adding eyeliner on both of your top and bottom lids. It may take awhile to get used to the darker hues, but if you pair this look with a nude lip and lighter cheeks, it will give your eyes a dark and mysterious look that can really make them pop.