How to Wear Burgundy Lipstick this Fall

One of my favorite beauty trends this fall is burgundy lipstick. It’s dramatic, it’s edgy, it’s a head turner. It’s a little bit tricky because I feel like it can look amazing or disastrous. Luckily I found some great tips from Lucky Magazine (mixed with a few I have found out through trial and error) to help you pull it off!ft_3455e4bde31ad8f1d8469a73dcfdf4b9

1. First, find the right shade for you. If you have darker skin you can go with a richer shade, closer to plum. If you have light skin, you want to stick to a more red color (otherwise you might look a little too goth, unless that’s what you were going for.)

2. You cannot make mistakes putting it on. With a dark color, it’s going to look really funny if you get it outside of your lips. You can do two things to help with this…

– Use a lip pencil. Yeah, I know this is really 90’s, but it will help and you won’t notice it once you get the color on and blended together.

– Use a lip brush. It will give you a lot more control. Especially if you have small lips and the stick is bigger than the space you’re drawing on.

3. Don’t wear heavy eye make-up. It’s too much with a dark lip too.

4. Make sure your lips are moisturized. Most lipstick looks bad if your lips are cracking, but it looks worse with a dark lip. 

5. If you wear a primer, or even just chapstick, it helps the color last longer and not fade. I’ve noticed that sometimes mine starts to fade in the middle and give me the lipliner look so you definitely don’t want that!

I hope these help! Now you just have to decide what to wear! A simple outfit that will show off the lip or a fantastic ensemble with the lip as a finishing touch?

Shop Burgandy Lipsticks

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color – Prune Avenue; MAC ‘Mineralize’ Rich Lipstick – All Out Gorgeous; NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – Vulga; NARS Satin Lip Pencil – Palais Royal; Bite Beauty – Burgandy; Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor – Ruby Star

Favorites Lately – Frye ‘Jessie’ Satchel

Frye ‘Jessie’ Satchel – nordstrom.comFrye Jessie Satchel

Leopardeau Jacket – anthropologie.comLeopardeau Jacket

Ecote Slouchy Moto Sweater – urbanoutfittersEcote Slouchy Moto Sweater

Essie ‘Shearling Darling’ from the Winter 2013 CollectionEssie-Shearling-Darling_Shearling-Darling-collection_Winter-2013

Leopard Jacquard Flounce Skirt – anntaylor.comLeopard Jacquard Flounce Skirt

I want to get this made into a poster and frame it.c7366e45b2001f48888c3579dc913c85

Bina Peep Toes – anthropologie.comBina Peep Toes

David & Young Leopard Print Baseball Cap – nordstrom.comDavid & Young Leopard Print Baseball Cap

Obsessed with Kate Bosworth’s cover for Lucky Magazine November 2013 (I want that dress and the white Altuzarra dress below she wore in the spread)kate-bosworth-lucky-magazinepeuf_20131008_5477

Ingrid Michaelson – ‘How We Love’

Three-fer Thursday Link-Up and some Crazy Fashion Week Shoes

It’s Thursday! You know what that means. Time to link up and meet some new blog buddies! Thank you to those who linked up last week. As always, we enjoyed reading all of your posts and seeing your fabulous posts. We are excited to see what you have in store for us this week!
Meet this week’s featured three…IMG_5627
Elle from Living in Color found the perfect way to incorporate fall fashion while beating the heat by pairing camo skinnies and leopard pumps. We love how the peplum top adds a little feminine touch.IMG_1093-670x1024

Kristin of Wild One Forever‘s nude leather skirt is such a fab find for fall. We love how she paired it with black. And how about that necklace?! And those shoes?! Swoon.


We love how Fonda of Savvy Southern Chic transitioned from summer to fall by pairing orange shorts with classic black and white stripes. The leopard flats and statement necklace added the perfect touch.

Link up for your chance to be one of the featured three next week!

How it works:
Three-fer Thursday is a linkup party where you submit your favorite post from the week and link it up here at Perfectly Coutured and Everyday Fashion and Finance. The following Thursday, we will choose three of those posts that we particularly enjoyed and then share them with all of you! If you’re one of the chosen three, we will email you on Wednesday evening to let you know so you can post about it on your blog (if you want)!
Your post can be about anything fashion related! Think of it as show and tell for your favorite post that you have worked so hard on! We do ask that you please follow Perfectly Coutured and Everyday Fashion and Finance in order to link up. Also, don’t forget to post a link back to Three-fer Thursday so that people can come visit! Feel free to use the button below or you can create your own text link if you prefer.
Why should you link up?
Do you like discovering new blogs and building new relationships with other bloggers? We know we do and Three-fer Thursday is a way for us to do just that!

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Now for some fashion week fun! I have a problem with shoes. Like Rachel Zoe says, “Here’s my rule about shoes: Buy them.” But these next ones are a little crazy even for me. Here are a few of the craziest shoes seen a New York fashion week.
Rebecca Minkoff: I never thought I would see pink ,floral gladiator sandals.Rebecca Minkoff
Thakoon: Nope…not tights. Boots.Thakoon
The Blonds: Did Christmas come early?The Blonds
Thom Browne: Princess Lea chic?Thom Browne
Nicholas K: wrapped suede…also reminds me of another Stars Wars oufit, but does have a cool effect.Nicholas K
Proenza Schouler: Kinda loving the curved heel.Proenza Schouler
Alexander Wang: These looks like they came straight off of a barbie. Alexander Wang
Wes Gordon: Like a terrarium for your feet.Wes Gordon
Threesafour: These scream Lady Gaga.Threesafour
Tocca: Tea Party anyone?Tocca
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