I can honestly say that burgundy is such a beautiful shade. It is deep, dreamy, classic and all the sophisticated words that can be thrown out there. Obviously, this is spring and everywhere we look there is a pastel here, a pastel there. Yet, I am one of those people who will wear dark nails all year round, I just don't care. Why not indulge in some deep sexy burgundy, wine reds, even bright reds for that matter. The two I have as my favourites so far are by two different brands. Number one is China Glaze and the second is Rimmel London. I will go through the pros and cons of each shade/bottle so you can see the difference. I swatched china glaze, which in the picture looks surprisingly similar to rimmel but close up they are remarkably different.
So, lets get on with it:
RIMMEL LONDON 'DESIRE':
Ah! such a treat this one, if you ever thought of a perfect evening burgundy with subtle shimmer in it this is the one. It is true to the colour on application and is even easier to apply with one coat. You can get full coverage with only one coat. The thick brush allows for clean, even distribution of colour on the nail (especially if you have long nail beds like me.) The undertones of the shade are on the cooler blue/cherry side with a deep purple shimmer in the light. It claims to have a 'professional finish' which it does and this lasted me 7 days straight without chipping.(unless i was careless opening bottles etc.)
CHINA GLAZE 'PREY TELL':
Well, this is my favourite of the two mainly because of the deep wine colour, venturing into a deep red/brown. This is part of the 'On safari' 2012 collection. Firstly, the formula is great, I have seen other reviews where some people complained about the streaky formula. To clarify this, I personally love the formula but it is the brush tip that lets it down (the streaky application.) You have to be quick when you use this polish especially if applying on long nails. The narrow brush really needs to be improved by China Glaze, the first coat is a bit fiddly but when I started on the second coat things seem to smooth out evenly leaving me with a dreamy full cover burgundy manicure. It lasts me 4/5 days, it does chip quicker than the Rimmel if you don't add a top coat. Only con is China Glaze costs more.
Let me know any other beautiful burgundy shades you have, that I can try.