This Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in WN296 is pretty amazingly vampy! It is a deep burgundy purple in the tube and translates almost exactly to the lips. It can also be patted onto the lips for a gorgeous bitten lip look. A whole lot easier to wear!
The formulation is quite slippy, with a different shade, especially nudes this is perfect. It is certainly very moisturising. However, with this dark shade it makes it difficult to wear as it ends up looking uneven quite quickly. It really needs to be applied, blotted and then reapplied. Using a lip liner helps too.
The packaging of Shu lipsticks is stunning though, glorious clear Perspex (it feels like Perspex at least). I’d definitely try a different shade, this one requires a little too much work for my liking!