In the bullet, it looks a bit meh. Sure it's a pretty pink, perfect for spring but, for lipstick lovers like us who favour the brighter and more dramatic shades, it isn't exactly inspiring. However, on the lips it's a whole other story.
Lustering is, funnily enough, a Lustre finish. That means that it is quite sheer but, the colour is most-definitely buildable to a highly pigmented finish. It looks glossy on the lips without feeling sticky and it isn't at all drying or heavy.
Colour-wise, I would probably describe this as a pale watermelon pink. It is predominantly blue undertoned but, I can see some warmer yellow tones as well which I think would make it work well on most, if not all, skintones. It's what I would describe as the "perfect" neutral/nude lip but, more on that later this week!
This lipstick is everything I look for in an everyday spring/summer shade. The colour is juicy and fresh and brightens up even the most minimal make-up look (or tired, sleep-deprived face!) while the slick, shiny finish is light and carefree and makes a nice change from the heavily pigmented mattes and cremes of winter. I would happily wear this lipstick to work, to college or on a night out; it really is that versatile. It's also perfect if you are a bit afraid of colour but, want to dip a toe in the bright lipstick pool! Think of Lustering as Impassioned's more conservative little sister if you will!
Swatches: Lustering (Bottom) and Impassioned (Top)