"Afghan red" is, in fact, not a red. When swatched it looks like it would be a really deep purple when applied but when applied on the lips it was a whole different story.
The colour was drastically different from its swatch (how?!?!) and left my lips with a browny-pink shade that is a little darker than my lips.
I found the formulation quite hard to work with as my lips are very dry so the lipstick slightly tugged at times. The product leaves you with a semi matte finish which looks great but, again, is quite drying so i advise you use lip balm under it. An advantage of the matte finish is that it is quite long lasting and lasted around 2-3 hours with drinking and eating.
"Afghan Red" retails for £18.50 (here).