Burgundy Chic

For a long time, the darkest lipstick I was prepared to wear was a true red, or an orange based red (as seen here). In the last couple of years, the red wine lip trend made a resurgence and every brand was releasing deep red shades that were too tempting not to try.

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Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish Lipstick #107

As the colour became popularised, more affordable brands began releasing similar shades.  This is always a great opportunity when this occurs to test out shades that you may not think will suit your complexion/comfort zone.

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Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish Lipstick #107

Rimmel is one of my absolute favourite drugstore brands. In particular, it’s lipstick line.  Well, even more specifically the Kate Moss for Rimmel line.  I own almost every shade because the formula is so rich, creamy and opaque. The longevity is comparable to any other high end brand.

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This deep burgundy shade (#107) has had many wears over time, and it is still one of my go-to shades when I am feeling like something a little more moody than a bright red lip. Rather than standing out more than a traditional red lip, I think the deeper reds are more subtle and complimentary.

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While I love experimenting with the latest trends and adapting to the seasonal makeup changes, I still enjoy mixing things up and wearing certain colours throughout the year. This shade is one that compliments a muted outfit, or complimentary deep red tones all year round.

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