This is an excellent red for anyone who struggles with a blue based red. Most red lipsticks look hideously garish on me and I was on the point of giving up my quest for a flattering red lipstick when I chanced on this. The colour is beautiful on my pale skintone, NOT garish, and the lipstick does last very well, and is neither too drying nor to shiny. It's one of the few really good Bobbi Brown product that I've used, but having said that, NARS does much better liptsticks in this colour range.
When Bobbi Brown first came out, this is one of the first lipsticks I invested in & wore when I wanted a more dramatic look. Now I look back at pictures & can't believe I ever wore it - talk about unflattering! I can't imagine that this orangey red would look good on anyone but those with the darkest of skintones.
Since trying Revlon's Rum Raisin and getting a compliment from an employee at Sephora, I allowed her to try other colors that I didn't expect to work for me, trying Burnt Red was an amazing epiphany. I had been trying to find a dupe of my HG lippie that I purchased in France in 1998. I couldn't replace the tube because by the time I tried they d/c'd the color. So now, 15 years later, I have found an awesome replacement. It's really a warmish red - a slightly bright brick red - and I can't wait to start wearing it - perfect for the fall!! Bobbi Brown lippies are way over priced and I usually go with MAC because I just love MAC, but this color is so original that it was worth the splurge!
Burnt Red = sophisticated red. Not "I'm trying to imitate Maryilyn Monroe red" or "I'm showing you my vixen side red (never works) or the worst "I think I can pull off looking like Grace Kelly red." Burnt red is an urban red, "museums, art galleries and downtown cafes are my habitues, I wear undiscovered designers and custom perfume.
I am deeply complicated but amusing and captivating red and you don't stand a chance of being able to look away." For $23!
Beautiful red color with slight berry tones. Nice creamy formula. Color can be more red or brown/red depending on the liner you use. Makes teeth look whiter too. I'm Asian w/yellow undertones, NC30.
This is my 'date night with the husband' lipstick. Very dramatic, very lovely. The texture is perfect, not too dry, not too gloopy. It's a staple of mine. Just a delightfully long-wearing, dramatically (not wine-y red, not plum-y red) perfectly deep red.
I have some special occasions coming up so was looking for a more dramatic lipstick hence a red lippy seemed like a great idea. I tried 'burnt red' and' red' lippy from BB to see which one suited me better..I think burnt red suits anyone with medium skintone or olive skin maybe. Red would suit someone who is extremely fair.I dont have to pair this with a liner which is great.It adds sophistication to my look and I cant wait to wear it again! Love!!
Yesterday morning I decided to do a Red lip for day look.
I used my Painterly paint pot, and then a matte bone (BB) on top -- I did my contour with Wedge and then on the outer V, I used Omega.
Lined with Graphite ink (BB) and winged it slightly. I must say it came out great!
For blush I used my Ungaro Beauty Powder and then the Becca Eggshell powder... I wanted it all light and soft but defined.
For the lips I used this Burnt Red -- which on me is a true red with slight burnt orange/brown tones. It was perfect.
I will always have this color in my stash!
I'm on the fence about this one ... although it's certainly not a blue red shade, I've found that I must use a beige lipliner with it or it turns bluish on me. That said, my lips are a strongly pigmented blue-pink so many lipstick colors tend to turn on me. However, if one did not have this problem, I think the Burnt Red would read as a true red, a shade that flatters most women. That said, it's not sufficiently flattering to me that I would repurchase ... just too strong and dark a lip color, which I'm trying to get away from as I don't think it flatters me now that I'm over 50 (by at ways!), continued >>
I love, love, love this color. It's the perfect brownish-red for me. And one of the best things about Burnt Red is that it matches so many of my red clothes. I think if you wear red clothing you should wear lipstick that matches it. Otherwise, that's all I notice is that the lipstick clashes with the clothes!! This one matches so many reds. I love it. Not only would I buy it again, I have several tubes in my stash. The story of my life is that I find a product I love and the company discontinues it. So I want to be on the safe side.