NYX Violet Ray Round Lipstick ($4.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep raspberry red with fuchsia sheen. it’s semi-opaque and goes on a touch streaky, but it’s a great affordable option for a sultry lip this season. It wears about three to four hours, but it’s not drying at all. I like how there is some glossiness in the finish, which helps to make it look smoother. This is a versatile shade that works for the vampier fall lip but also as more festive holiday lip color.
The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.