When it comes to Autumn and Winter we can all get away with wearing darker lipsticks. This year I've been addicted to this particular shade, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry. When you first look at it in the tube it can seem a little daunting. It looks EXTREMELY dark, but when swatched it looks a lot more wearable.
This lipstick is expensive for a lower end brand (around €10.) However, for the amount of use I have gotten out of it so far, I feel this is well worth it. As far as colour goes, it's very close to MAC's Media (so you can save a good bit of money by picking this up instead!) It's a dark red that has a tiny, tiny hint of purple. It hasn't got dominant warm or cool undertones, so it will suit a lot of people. Although the lipstick itself has no shimmer particles, it has quite an evident sheen visible when swatched. I sometimes dust translucent powder over it to make it less shiny and to create a matte finish.
I find that when applied to the lips it really accentuates every dry patch, more so than other lipsticks I own. For this reason, it's very important to exfoliate your lips properly if you want to wear it! It also tends to sink into fine lines in your lips, so if you really hate that then beware. I just rub my lips together if I ever notice this starts happening during the day and it solves that problem. The lasting power isn't anything too spectacular, but not too awful either. It's fairly standard in the sense that if you were to eat a huge burger, you won't have much left afterwards...But most lipsticks are like that. I have noticed that by using a lip liner underneath it helps with some of these issues. Since this lipstick is quite moisturising it is very comfortable to wear and does not try your lips out at all
I would really recommend this shade to anyone who wants to try out a dark lipstick. I swatched the darkest lip colours I could find in Boots one day and this was by far the darkest I could find. Since it's so dark to begin with, you can really control the intensity depending on how heavy you apply it, so it's a really versatile lipstick to have. Wow, that was a lot of darks...
Although I prefer this lipstick applied with a lip liner underneath, for the purposes of the swatches below I did not use anything other than the lipstick itself. I also included swatches of the lipstick applied lightly and with a bit of gloss mixed with it. If I'm not trying to look so vampiric for the day, I'll apply it this way.