Burgundy: The New Neutral

Ok, so the title of this blog post may be a little misleading because in fact, burgundy and maroon shades are not neutral.  However, if you’re ready to make your neutral eye shadow look pop without being over the top, keep reading because I’m going to show you just how to do it.  And one of the best parts?  It’s great for all eye colors!

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Matte Burgundy Pressed Powder Eye Shadow

I recently decided to venture into the world of burgundy and maroon for eye shadow color.  To be honest, I was a little nervous at first.  I’m not really sure why, I mean, I’ve tried lots of colors:  blues, grays, purples, greens, golds, etc.  But for some reason, this shade made me nervous.  Maybe because I think of it more as a lip or cheek color, but boy, was I wrong!  I’ve learned that a burgundy or maroon shade on your eyelids is a fantastic way to switch up your typically neutral/brown look to add a little pop of color without being over the top.

Going with a matte burgundy shade was my first choice.  It’s a new shade to me, but still subtle.  It’s great for using all over your eyelid, in the crease, or even applied with a damp liner brush to create a new eyeliner shade.  Plus, it’s easy to blend.  There’s really so much you can do with it.

You can also use it as a blush color if you’re in a pinch, or dab it on your lips over some gloss to create your own custom color!

Metallic Maroon Cream Eye Shadow

Once I decided I was really liking the matte burgundy shade, I decided to go a little more bold and try a metallic maroon shade.  Because it’s a cream eye shadow, it applies a little differently, really showing off the metallic (pearlized) finish.  And, because I use a brush for application, it goes on smooth and evenly, so I don’t have to worry about clumping or creasing.

This color is a little more bold, mostly because it’s a cream shadow with a metallic finish.  However, it still gives the perfect amount of pop for an everday look.  So, it’s a great addition to your makeup bag.  Not only will you get a new eye shadow color, but you can also use this in different ways.  Try using it as an eyeliner with a damp liner brush or dab it on your lips, and top it off with a clear gloss to get more out of this one color.  It’s a great way to save some money!

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