Spotted on celebrities like Rihanna, Priyanka Chopra, and Shay Mitchell, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this elegant eyeshadow trend back and here to stay, and it’s not hard to see why.
Intense red and purple shades give off a moody and mysterious vibe that don’t look as harsh and dramatic as the regular smoky eye if done correctly, and is perfect for any occasion, be it a more daring, yet still office-appropriate look, or a sultry date night makeup. However, if you’re still daunted by the idea of burgundy eyeshadow in fear that you’d look like you got punched in the eye, we’ve got you.
Here are some of our favourite burgundy eyeshadow looks on celebrities for inspiration.
Burgundy eyeshadow trend: Natural, subtle look
For a more subtle and natural approach to this trend, look to South Korean model Nana and Riverdale star Madeleine Petsch for inspiration. Both starlets have burgundy eyeshadow layered in light washes all over their lids, which is done using a fluffy brush and a light hand.
Since reddish eyeshadow can often lead to a washed out or swollen look, we suggest avoiding overly glittery shadows and using a warm dark brown eyeliner along the lash line, as well as generous coats of lash-plumping mascara to define your eye shape.
Burgundy eyeshadows that can help you achieve the diffused, natural look
Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Vintage Vamp
Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Vintage Vamp (SGD90) has four different stunning shades for you to choose from, although we suggest using the second shade to achieve this look.
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in Rose
You’ll have many options to create variations of this look with Fenty Beauty’s Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in Rose (SGD39). Try a brighter, more colourful look with the vibrant pink, or a moodier one with the brick red!
MAC Eye Shadow in I’m Into It
If you’re still not sure, MAC Eye Shadow in I’m Into It (SGD34) is the foolproof, classic choice of beauty lovers with rich, blendable pigments.
Laura Mercier Shimmer Caviar Stick Eye Color in Cocoa
Laura Mercier Shimmer Caviar Stick Eye Color in Cocoa (SGD49) is perfect for the busy or lazy, anti-morning person, just swipe it on, blend and then, go!
Burgundy eyeshadow trend: Glamorous and dramatic look
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For a more dramatic look like the ones above, amp up the intensity of your shadow by choosing more pigmented ones, as compared to a sheerer ones. Our tip? Use a flat, dense brush to pack on the pigment, before using a fluffier one to blend out any harsh edges.
Take celebrity makeup artists Patrick Ta and Charlotte Tilbury’s lead and sweep your eyeshadow upwards and outwards towards your temple for a sleek, cat-eye look, and to avoid the punched-in-the-eye appearance. Finish off with a bold red lip and false lashes like makeup artist Huda Kattan to really amp up the drama, or choose a nude lip and shimmer at the inner corners like Patrick for a more low-key look.
If you’re a makeup beginner, use scotch tape as a guide for a cleaner look, which celebrity makeup artist Hrush Achemyan demonstrates on Kylie Jenner below.
Burgundy eyeshadows that can help you achieve the glam look
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
One of the latest instalments in Urban Decay’s iconic Naked eyeshadow line, Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette (SGD83) provides you with all the options you can possibly think of when creating this look, from light shades for the base, to a rich brown for added dimension.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Ruby
Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Ruby (SGD55) was practically made for this look. The bold colours can be blended together to create a customised shade for yourself, although our preferred method is to use a lighter, shimmery shade as a highlight at the brow bone and inner corner for an instantly awake look.
tarte Tartelette Tease Palette
A travel friendly option, the tiny tarte Tartelette Tease Palette (SGD29) is a versatile choice for individuals who prefer a softer daytime look, but like to switch it up at night with a more dramatic look.
Etude House’s Play Color Eyes Peach Farm
No K-beauty junkie’s collection is complete without something from Etude House. The rich colours in Etude House’s Play Color Eyes Peach Farm (SGD25.60) are the perfect shades to recreate this makeup look.
Burgundy eyeshadow trend: Monochrome
The burgundy eyeshadow trend takes more inspiration from Western makeup, but this doesn’t mean that you can improvise it to create something that’s more in line with K-beauty techniques.
One such way is to do a monochrome look (that you often see on Korean makeup brand, 3CE’s models) and is well-loved by K-beauty followers.
Choose similar eyeshadow, blush and lip shades in matte or shimmery textures to recreate this moody, elegant look. Likewise, ensure the shadow is blended in an upward direction and is diffused enough to avoid a bruised appearance (you can always use a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover to clean up excess shadow!).
Burgundy eyeshadows that can help you achieve the monochrome look
3CE Triple Shadow in No No No
What better way to achieve this look than to use something from 3CE, which is known for the look? We recommend the 3CE Triple Shadow in No No No (SGD33), a shimmery trio of complementary shadows.
Sephora Collection Colourful Shadow Mono in 336 Velvet Cake
For a no-fuss approach to this look, opt for a single shadow like the Sephora Collection Colourful Shadow Mono in 336 Velvet Cake (SGD13), which has shimmer to it to keep your look from looking boring.
NARS Single Eye Shadow in Ishta
If you’re a matte eye makeup fan however, try a highly pigmented shadow like NARS Single Eye Shadow in Ishta (SGD33), that has great colour payoff so you can make a statement, even without the glitter.
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Shadow Gel Powder Eyeshadow in O!mercy
If you don’t believe in “too much”, layer the Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Shadow Gel Powder Eyeshadow in O!mercy (SGD42) under any similarly hued shimmer shadows for an impactful, dimensional look!
Burgundy eyeshadow trend: Using it as an accent
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If a whole lid of purple and reds still scare you, you can still take part In this trend by using burgundy as an accent colour, like Korea’s favourite makeup artist, Pony, and K-Pop idol Sun Mi.
Rather than blending the colour all over your lids like the looks above require, use a light colour as a base and only place the accent shade at the outer corners of your eyes – don’t forget to to wing it outwards!
Burgundy eyeshadows for creating a beautiful accent
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette
If you’re a makeup addict like us, try the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette (SGD69), which has a wide range of versatile colours that will take you from day to night with just one richly pigmented palette.
ZOEVA Matte Eyeshadow Palette
ZOEVA Matte Eyeshadow Palette (SGD28) is perfect for the frequent traveller, thanks to its slim packaging and wearable colours.
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon (SGD127) has four finely milled, shimmery shadows that will catch the light with each movement, adding extra glamour to your eyelids.
Burgundy eyeshadow trend: Glittery look
Lastly, if you’re not afraid to stand out in a crowd like K-Pop royalty HyunA, or just want a cool, party-ready look, try lining your eyes in a burgundy shade, then pile on chunky, matching glitter and gems! Although HyunA doesn’t wing out her shadow like the others, she keeps the shade close to her lash line only for a pop of bold colour.
Burgundy eyeshadows to create this blinding, glittery look
NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Quartz
Known for making quality makeup, you can’t go wrong with the NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Quartz (SGD49), with six light-reflecting shades that’ll make you stand out from the party crowd.
3CE’s Eye Switch Pot in Betting
For extra bling, use a wet, small brush or your clean finger to dab on 3CE’s Eye Switch Pot in Betting (SGD28), a chunky pink glitter under the eyes, like HyunA’s.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Rapture
Try Hourglass’s Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Rapture (SGD49), a weightless glitter option that has a foil-like sheen on your eyes for a bold pop of colour.