I adore this colour on me. A deep and mysterious wine-berry that's great for dramatic nights and sophistication. I bought it because I heard it's a personal fave of Drew Barrymore...and I LUVVVV Drew. Was completely impressed with the colour.
The only thing I don't like is the drying texture and how it emphasis fine lines on lips. It's also high maintenance in order to keep it even for long.
After a less-than-perfect MAC experience, I asked the MA for Viva Glam V and by mistake she gave me this instead. It definitely wasn't what I was looking for, it's a deep crimson red/burgundy that looks too harsh and scary to wear anywhere but the club. Not my type of lipstick, and I'll be returning this back to MAC ASAP.
Like the review below, I'm an NC35 and this lipstick really suits me. It's a dark crimson but with enough brown to safely be worn in the daytime. I wear it also with some untempered gold lipglass over the top. Despite its heavy coloration, the lipstick is not trying and stays well.
I'm a MAC NC 25 with dark brown hair and eyes. This matte lippie is fab-u-lous! It is a dark plum/burgundy. It brings out the blushy/flesh tones in us yellow toned girls. The matte formula is wonderful looking but requires some exfoliation and moisturizing before hand. This color is awesome for fall. Looks great with Oyster Girl lipglass on top.
EDIT 11/3/12:This color is still fabulous after all these years. I wore it with a black business suit, Pink Swoon blush, L'oreal Infallible Gel eyeliner in blackest black, and a swipe of haux, sketch, and grain eyeshadow.
Looking for a great red? This is the one! Slightly warm, slightly cool, but always fabulous. The matte formula can be a bit drying, but smooth a little bit of Rosebud Salve (or gloss) over your lips, and you're good to go! Talk about drama......Fabulous!
i juz loveeeeeeeee this colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i will wear to all my dinners n special occasions!!!!it's truly a nice purplish mix mauve mix pinkish(i dunno how to say it) colour!!n recenlt i purchased Fluid, Twig n Spirit.They were juz great with any kinda outfit!!!!!bravooo mAC Lispticks!!!!!
I can't believe there aren't more reviews for this. My sister gave this to me because she just didn't like the way it wore, but the trick is to just dab it onto the lips and to regard it as more of a stain. It's a beautiful deep rose shade that's both warm and cool. It brightens and warms up the complexion, but it has obvious blue undertones. A very flattering, complementary color that mixes well with just about any other shade. If I had known how superb this lipstick was, I would have bought it myself years ago.
I think this is my favorite of the Viva Glam series. Gorgeous! A very heavy cream red plum brown. Heavy in matte texture and color. It's pretty, but again use with a light hand and maybe tone it down with balm, or use it full on and put on some dark sunglasses for the incognito filmstar look!...it'd work as blush as well. Great vanilla scent.