Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

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.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

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.

See photos and swatches…

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick
Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

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49 thoughts on “Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Moisture Renew Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Grace

    This color is beautiful on you! It kinda reminds me of MAC New York Apple just a tad sheer!

  2. Meagan

    Oh no, I love berries plums and wines! The Sultry Season is going to kill my wallet!

  3. Julie

    I actually own this and it is more plummy on my lips than yours! The formula is very slick but not particularly moisturizing for me in any way. Looks gorgeous on you!

  4. Jenna

    The rimmel moisture extreme lipsticks are pretty awesome though I like the smell of of mac lipsticks much more. I have the shade Vintage pink, and its perfect, if I put it on heavily, its a darkish muted pink. My lips naturally have a purpley undertone, and this shade is exactly my lips but better. The other MLBB shade I love is Faux by mac, even though that one is pinker.(I am paler than NW15)

  5. Kiwi2002

    Does it smell like all the other lipsticks by them? The scent gives me a headache. :(

  6. Cynthia M.

    oh so nice! just up my alley. looking forward to your Sultry Season pics as i love Fall and it’s colors esp. wine! :)

  7. Paige

    That lipstick is perfect! Now if only it smelled like Maybelline Moisture Extreme.

    I will definitely be buying this!

  8. Kailey

    this color looks gorggg on you!

  9. beril

    wooo hooo for the sultry season! my kind of lipsticks! :) i am definitly picking this up tomorrow on my way home from school haha. reminds me of shopisto (built up) from mac, that i just got as my first b2m lipstick

  10. CJ

    ahhh. that colour looks soo pretty! <3

  11. Jasmine

    Yes! I think I will be getting this! Rimmel is one of the few brands in Canada that seems to be the same price as the states (I suppose because it’s from the UK).

  12. Ashley Marie

    August is still summer, isn’t it?

    • Not in makeup land :) I’ve already reviewed at least half the fall collections!

      Plus, the idea is to still post a little ahead, so we’re giving you useful suggestions/content so you can use them as the season starts and progresses.

  13. Jula

    Pretty! I really need a deep wine shade for the fall and this may be it!

  14. Jakara

    I never thought to try Rimmel lipsticks but I am really feeling this color. Will have to pick it up.

  15. Connie

    Love the name of this series and love the shade!

  16. Geez, is there a lip color that looks bad on you? I have yet to see one.

    I’m looking forward to this new season of lipcolor, I’ve already fallen in love with so many over the last few seasons I can’t wait! :)

  17. inaya

    is the summer season over? :'(. a BIG part of me just died

  18. karen

    I really like this lipstick!

  19. ali

    wow! i love dark colors on you so im definitely looking forward to the rest of the sultry season :)

  20. Wendy M.

    I love wine, berry and plum-hued lipsticks!
    I’m so picking this up tomorrow. 😀

  21. AnaG.

    Humm…just the type of colour I was searching for fall. Hope to see more reviews to pick one (ou two :-) )….

  22. Hilana

    What a gorgeous and totally afordable colour too. Love it. And it looks beautiful on you. I would buy it as soon as it’s in the shops here.
    Thanks Christine. :)

  23. Maya

    So beutiful!
    I Think I found my new lipstick:)

  24. nicci

    The color sort of reminds me of my Guerlain Giovanna lipstick

  25. Sam

    So far I’m thinking The Sultry Season suits you the best. These colors totally flatter your skin tone and look wonderful on you! You must love fall!

  26. Looks gorgeous on you Christine! I can’t believe I’ve overlooked this colour before, definitely going to be picking it up :) x

  27. Rae

    Lovely!! May I just say that I am supersuperexcited for the Sultry Season? These are going to be gorgeous!

  28. aleksandra

    I really like that you’re branching out a bit into ds Christine :) its very helpful :)

  29. meghan

    CHRISTINE: Do you know of any lip liners that would work well with this?

  30. Michou

    I’m so often impressed by Rimmel’s lipsticks. This is a lovely color and I may need to grab it!

  31. i love this color…it looks amazing on you too!

  32. This post revived the lipstick fiend in me!

  33. Lana

    Again another beautiful natural color! I love it! :3 Keep up the lovely pictures, you look very pretty in them. ^_^

  34. Stephanie

    Man, it’s really hard to decide which colours are the best when they all look SO GOOD on you! :S