Today I choose a dark burgundy lip - it's almost spring so it's about time to put it away. It's a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned. Although I believe a classic red is season-less, darker red feels fall/winter and pinks seem spring/summer.
I really like Nars' Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($25) they are worth the price if you find a color you love. It's a smooth consistency, very portable, and richly pigmented.
Here is a comparison of Nars "Damned" versus some similar colors as I have:
So above I look a little washed out - but add some oh la la lips!
But I love the instant lift of this deep color. The lip color lasts about 3 hours (or more depending on if you eat or not). It wears off pretty evenly and leaves a bit of a stain, that I usually just put gloss over. Although it is matte it doesn't dry out my lips terribly, but I do always "marinate" my lips in a balm before I do a matte lip.
So do you think dark lips have a season?