STYLE & BEAUTY
12/16/2014 12:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Yes, Everyone Can Wear Winter's Go-To Lipstick Shade. Trust Us.

It's time to put the bright red lipstick down.

Don't get us wrong, we love a bold red lip, especially when we see stars like Taylor Swift running around town wearing the hue.

But this season's lipstick color is so good, you're going to want to break tradition. If you don't believe us, just take a peek at Pantone's winning color for 2015. This winter, opt for burgundy.

We believe that anyone can wear this season's shade of choice, so we talked to makeup artist Kari Bauce to give us the lowdown on matching different skin tones to the perfect burgundy lip shades. Check out how you can pull off this dark and brooding color below.

Amber Genuske, Multimedia Editor

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Bauce selected Mirabella Color Vinyl Lipstick in Icy Violet for Amber to wear with her fair skin. Bauce tells us that people with lighter skin tones (especially paired with light eyes) should aim for cooler colors, from baby pinks to magentas. "If you are fairer, you are better with a blue-based lip color, because you want to start with the base of your skin color and work from there," she says.

If you have a similar skin tone to Amber, try to avoid burgundies that are deep brown, because they will appear muddy. Instead, go for colors similar to the Mirabella lipstick, which has a cool blue base with its purple tones.

Tiara Chiaramonte, Associate Editor Of Social Media Graphics

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With Tiara, Bauce decided on a wine color, mentioning that it really complements her olive skin tone. Although we often think that color matching means we're exclusively looking at the shade, Bauce stresses the importance of finishes, like matte, satin and glossy, as well. Speaking of the Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry she put on Tiara, Bauce says, "This has a nice color payoff because it’s glossy, so it reads a little bit lighter, but it's still deeply pigmented."

Chanel Parks, Associate Style Editor

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Bauce admits she picked the Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick In Star to pop against a cheetah print outfit, but the redder color definitely matches with Chanel's nutmeg skin tone as well. This burgundy lipstick has red and orange hues, which gives people with yellow undertones a luminous glow. "Since this lipstick is more in the red and orange range of burgundy, for someone with very yellow undertones, it goes well," she says.

Lilly Workneh, HuffPost Black Voices Editor

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Finally, Bauce chose Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick in Dominatrix for Lilly, which Bauce says plays up her dark complexion. She says, "Darker colors on darker skin look really elegant, because the richer colors compliment those tones well." Bauce recommends pairing deep burgundy with a cat-eye to create a classic look.

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