I bought this NYX lip liner to go under the deep red lipstick, Runaway Red by Mac. Some people say RR leans more brown-red and some claim there is a version that is more blue red. I find it is a very deep red hue which is almost a wine stain colour. Finding the perfect pencil for a lipstick online is a pain, the swatches are mostly poor and usually non representative of the actual pencil but this one is pretty accurate. As soon as I saw the colour swatch, I knew that this was what I was looking for. The NYX pencil then, is a deep red also and yes it is burgundy. Sometimes lip pencils can be very dry and drag on the lips upon application but this glides on fairly well making it good quality for a cheap price. It is not drying upon the lips but you must moisturise before use and if you suffer with dry lips, it is going to show up any flakes or imperfections so pre exfoliation is paramount. I didn't notice it settling into the lines of my lips and it applies evenly. A great choice for those on a budget who want to add depth and sophistication to a dark red lip!