Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a semi-opaque berry wine with soft raspberry shimmer. It has a glossy finish and feels lightweight when worn. It reminds me a bit of MAC’s Odyssey lipstick, though not as shimmery. The Moisture Renew formula applied smoothly, but the scent reminded me of a synthetic floral that was caught between perfume-y and wax-y–not particularly appealing but doesn’t last beyond the tube. Wear time is between two and three hours–just a little below average for me. The color itself is beautiful, and I love that it’s almost opaque without being heavy.
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.