The color I received is #604 Vamp, described as a "cool and mysterious bloody burgandy" which "creates a mystical and chic finish."
I adore the artsy graphic printed on the box- it stands apart from the rest of the packaging on the other items I have received which look mature, monochromatic and chic. This looks modern and edgy and perfectly exudes the hip Stylenanda girl lifestyle.The lipstick is boxy, light and feels nice in the hand. It fits perfectly in my acrylic lipstick holder, but may not fit in everyone's (check out fellow Bntgirl Joanne's review) as it is quite large.
I would describe the color as a dark purplish red and looks very different on my lips compared to the model's on the website. In the tube, the lipstick looks very dark, purple and intimidating but when you apply it, it somehow becomes much more wearable than you would think.
As usual, it is essential to exfoliate and apply lip balm before any lipstick. When I first applied it, I was surprised at how smoothly it glided across my dry lips. It is extremely moisturizing and gives a beautiful rich glossy finish! I have worn this lipstick 4 or more times and it stays put through eating and drinking and it does not bleed! It leaves a wine colored stain on your lips which I love because it reduces the need to reapply throughout the day or night. Another great thing about this lipstick is that there is no need for a lip liner, as you can see below it is possible to draw sharp lines with just the lipstick from the tube.
|Comparison: note that the color on the lips is more red and vivid than in the tube.|