Burberry Union Red (17) Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is an orange-based red lipstick with a subtle shine and nearly imperceptible shimmer. It’s opaque in just one layer, and it wears comfortably on lips, as it feels lightweight and smooth. With these deeper red shades from Burberry, I get about four hours of wear and then some staining for another hour or two. It is scented with a rose-ish kind of scent that doesn’t bother me (nor does it linger on lips, just in the tube), but those with more sensitive noses may want to try before they buy.
The lipstick is embellished with the brand’s check pattern, and the packaging itself is a gunmetal square with a magnetic enclosure. When you slip the case back on, it automatically twists into place and clicks together (very fun to play around with!). You get a good amount (lipsticks average around 0.12 oz.), and the price is in line with other designer high-end brands.
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- Product: 29/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
RECOMMENDATION: If you like creamy, rich shades of red that lean a little orange, Union Red might be something right up your alley. I like orange-reds best on warmer skin tones, but this one doesn’t lean too orange, so it can definitely be worn by those with cooler skin tones as well.