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From dark berry lips to plum nail polish, burgundy is the makeup color of this season. And it's easy to understand why: the sexy color is universally flattering and can take your look from day to night seamlessly. The dark color is also a great alternative to a traditional red lipstick when you want to add a touch of sophistication to your look. Even YouTube beauty guru, Desi Perkins swears by the color and even created an awesome tutorial for perfecting the look. Whether you want to call it mahogany, oxblood, Marsala, or Merlot, one thing is for sure — this gorgeous rich hue is worth trying at least once. So read on and use these expert tips from celebrity makeup artist Claudia Betancur as a cheat sheet for nailing the burgundy look.

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