I wore the lipstick a few days ago now, having had my little break for Christmas. After wearing a selection of more high end products, I wondered how this would fare. The Colorburst formula is quite luxurious feeling though and I wouldn't say I noticed a big difference in terms of texture or pigmentation. It stayed put whilst I demolished a mince pie so it gets a thumbs up for staying power. However, I can see from the lip swatches that it is less forgiving of winter lips.
It's a dark colour, certainly darker and more brown based than the other berry colours that I have. I made a bit of an error on my eyeshadow pairing with this (it accidentally turned in to smoky eye but more of that in another post) and ended up feeling like I'd gone goth. Unless this is for evening wear, I feel more confident with a bare minimum on the eye as the lips are dramatic enough.
Whilst I like this colour and the staying power and comfort are good, it isn't going to knock Nocturnal off the top spot. These are good lipsticks for the price but I prefer the less dramatic colours like Blush and Rosy Nude.