Selecting wine lipstick feels a lot like selecting the bottled stuff: seriously intimidating. At least, that’s the case if you don’t know where to start! Pro tip: like any other color choice, it starts with your skin tone.

From deep, dark merlots to lively scarlets, wine-colored lipsticks are among the most wearable. Yes, yes, we know, it certainly doesn’t seem that way. But here’s a fun fact: if you’re not ready for full, vampy intensity, you can sheer ‘em out for a romantic stain. Either way, opaque or sheer, burgundy is beautiful. Let BeautyMNL be your personal sommelier with these 6 flattering wines!

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, P390
While this vampiric burgundy brings out the richness of tan skin, its vibrant red tones pop on fair faces, too. The blue undertones in it create the illusion of whiter teeth. Win-win! Shop it here.

2. Skinpotions Smooch Ink in 4, P244
This versatile pen tint can take you from work to cocktails. Apply one layer for a raspberry stain or build it up to a bold jam-like lip. Shop it here.

3. Wet N’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Cherry Bomb, P299
This berry-sweet bordeaux breathes life into pale skin tones. On deep skin, it delivers just enough intensity to make your face glow. Shop it here.

4. Imagic Smudge-Proof Liquid Lipgloss in #12, P175
This plummy wine is robust without being too loud. With its rich, warm undertones, it enhances a bronze tan while adding vitality to alabaster skin. Shop it here.

5. L’Oréal Paris Rouge Magique in The Fort, P400
This blackened purple is exactly like good wine: full-bodied with just the right amount of sweetness! While it’s gorgeous on light and deep complexions, it has a particularly balanced look on medium skin. Shop it here.

6. DETAIL Matte In Detail Liquid Lipstick in D11 Alexandra, P299
Only for the brave at heart, this intense burgundy borders on brown. The contrast it creates on fair skin is to die for. On deep skin, its red undertones can be clearly seen for a touch of spice. Yum! Shop it here.

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