Vamp It Up! The Burgundy Lipstick Review


Nothing says fall like the perfect burgundy or oxblood lipstick. If red lips are your go-to, now’s the time to change it up! You’ll find that a deeper, saturated wine shade like the ten favorites we’ve rounded up is something you won’t be able to live without as winter approaches. 

Inglot Cosmetics

Lipstick in #134 Cream | $13 | shop it

Deep and dark in the tube, this go-to color looks like a dark fuchsia on, and is especially beautiful on a darker complexion. Dab on a light layer to create the perfect transitional shade for the changing seasons.


Lipstick in Bordeaux | $17

Warm undertones make this look a bit brown at first glance, but it give lips a fresh, slight berry hue. So pretty! The creamy formula is also packed with antioxidants to keep lips looking their best. 

Make Up For Ever

Rouge Artist Intense Color Lipstick in #48 | $20

Glides on with full coverage and leaves behind a healthy, moisturized shine. The red undertones make this deep shade a true red wine color. Perfect to wear to a tasting—no one will ever detect the wine stains on your lips! Bonus: it has a slightly sweet taste.

Too Faced

La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Divine Wine | $21 | shop it

Cool and brown-based, this sheer, glossy, balmy lip color is very sexy and sultry. It stayed in place and left my lips feeling moisturized throughout the day, and even long after.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics

Long Wear Lipstick in Street Smarts | $21

This bright cranberry color calls for a loud personality to match. The color is deep, but with an electrifying undertone—a hint of vanilla scent that adds to the upbeat feel. This is a great color for brightening up a dreary fall afternoon!


Lipstick in Femme Fatale | $24 | shop it

More on the very warm, red side of the burgundy spectrum, the color is muted by a slight pink hue, which makes it a good day option. Formulated with rose hip oil for anti-aging, this is a healthy, natural break from your everyday red.

Le Métier De Beauté

Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Kona | $32

A bewitching plum wine that’s striking on fair skin and more enchantingly subdued on dark complexions. With a light lustre, this formula lasts long and looks great blotted down as a stain. It’s incredibly moisturizing without feeling too heavy or balmy. 

Giorgio Armani

Rouge Ecstasy in #602 Night Viper | $34

This is the darkest shade in Armani’s range—raisin-toned with a glossy finish—and while it may seem daunting, the gothic glam look is pitch perfect for the season. The ultra-balmy quality protects lips from chilly autumn winds.

Kevyn Aucoin

Expert Lipcolor in Blood Roses | $35 | shop it

This is one killer long-lasting lipstick, inspired by the late, great namesake makeup artist’s favorite color. Glides on thick and rich like melting chocolate, with enough opaque pigment to stop traffic. Fruit butters in the formula really nourish lips and gives the product a refreshing, light scent. It’s so worth the extra cash.

Check out all of our Lipstick Reviews here. What are your favorite dark, glam lipsticks? Share in the comments!

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