I know I’ve been featuring a lot of Maybelline makeup recently but that’s because they keep releasing palette after glorious palette and I can’t get enough! When the Burgundy Bar came out I had to have it because burgundy is one of my favorite shades to wear and it looks sexy on every skin tone.
The mesmerizing shades range from soft champagne, bronzy-gold, silvery-grey and even a seductive burgundy-purple that makes your eyes look glamorous! The only thing missing is a gorgeous matte burgundy for crease definition but there is a matte brown and creamy taupe. The applicator is a bit old-school and not very functional but I never use the brushes that come with my palettes so it doesn’t bother me.
Now let’s discuss pigmentation because I am very impressed with the quality! The shadows are soft and velvety with great color payoff and a radiant finish. Even without primer they look magnificent and blend effortlessly with no creasing or fading. I use this palette with the matte hues in my Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette because when you combine the luminous burgundy with burnt red and orange tones they create a smoldering effect! This is definitely a palette you need in your collection, it retails for $17.99.
If you really want to embrace the burgundy trend (which I highly recommend), pair the pretty shadows with Maybelline’s Matte Ink in the shade 50 Voyager ($11.99). These liquid lipsticks are incredible with the longest lasting formula I’ve ever used (the women in my family are addicted). The pigment glides on rich and highly saturated before drying completely shine-free and the color clings to the lips all day like a temporary tattoo (don't worry about the sticky feeling, it doesn’t last). I always wear the Inks to parties and events because I can sip cocktails and eat without any fading or bleeding and after binging on popcorn at the movies I don’t have to reapply! Click HERE to see more shades with swatches.
The Burgundy Bar also goes well with the Vivid Hot Lacquers ($10.99 ea) and if you prefer a glossy finish these are stunning! The wand drenches lips in dramatic, high-impact color with a reflective vinyl finish that is plumping and juicy.
Shades left to right: 70 So Hot, 72 Classic and 68 Sassy
Maybelline is available at drugstores nationwide