Red’s, burgundy’s and anything on the dark side are my kind of shades when it comes to lip colours. Every so often I think; “Yeah why not, I’ll try pink” and then I remember that I’m just not a pink girl, and I go back to my favourites.
Basics: £6.90 . 2.84g . Burgundy . Made in Italy . Cruelty Free
The packaging is simple, the pencil winds up at the bottom (so no need to sharpen it) it’s light, small enough to put in your pocket, and the formula is un-flavoured and tasteless. In a good way that is. The texture is also lovely, it’s not too runny and holds nicely without being overly sticky (a personal pet peeve of mine).
Now that I’ve mentioned the good I’ll move on to what was not so good. With a name like “Burgundy” I expected it to be a little more pigmented that this, or at least a little darker.
The colour was pretty, just not what I expected
I had hoped to wear this colour for a night out when I just wanted something quick, simple and dark, but this colour is just…red? I will probably wear it a lot as a day colour, or over a darker matte lipstick to give it more shine. It is perfect for that ‘just ate strawberries’ colour, but I wouldn’t call it Burgundy.
It’s a lipgloss, so it doesn’t really have the staying power of a lipstick. It will last around four hours before you need to top up, I’ve had it last up to six, though that was without drinking or eating anything, and even then it was starting to look a little worn.
Overall I do like this lipgloss stick, it’s a lovely day colour, but don’t expect anything as dark and mysterious as burgundy from it, not matter how much you try to layer the colour.