Sultry Red and Bordeaux lipsticks were my last selection from Bobbi Brown's Scotch on the Rocks collection (here are my reviews of the bronze highlighter and the lip gloss in Scarlet). I skipped the two lighter colors offered (though I admit that Malt Shimmer looked tempting) and went straight for the reds. Bordeaux and Sultry Red have a creamy texture and a matte yet healthy finish. They feel comfortable on well-prepped lips and have a good staying power, minimal transferring, and leave a nice stain behind, though you will need to touch up after about four hours.
As always, my personal preference is to apply with a brush and work the color into the lips as a first layer, then add another coat (even without a brush). This ensures an even coat and more important; an even wear with no rogue patches. The lipsticks contain fragrance and smell faintly makeupy. I like it--- this scent goes well with the classic elegant colors and old-school finish. I think my other Bobbi Brown lipsticks have a similar scent.
The names of these lipsticks are spot-on: Bordeaux is a wine color while Sultry Red is a cool toned screen siren red. Both look glam, so it's no wonder the packaging for this limited edition collection is all gold (regular Bobbi Brown lipsticks come in a black tube). I'll be wearing these two for several Holiday events, and that's the whole point.
Bottom Line: Holiday or not, these are great colors for those of us who wear dramatic lipsticks.
Bobbi Brown Sultry Red & Bordeaux Lip Color from the Scotch On The Rocks Collection ($26 each) are available at the counters and from bobbibrowncosmetics.com.