As part of my recent haul, and at the ripe old age of 28, I purchased my first ever (yes, I know) MAC lipstick.
I'd been thinking about what shade I wanted for a long time as when I wear lipstick, I tend to go for either a really strong look, or something barely there. After a few hours of googling, and some swatching in store, I bit the bullet and decided to go for Russian Red.
Russian Red is a blue based, matte, classic red lipstick. It has a slightly vintage feel to it, and from what I've seen, suits most skin tones beautifully.
The formula is matte, but is still quite creamy on application. It's a tiny bit drying after a few hours wear, but nothing a slick of lip balm doesn't sort out.
|Russian Red swatched|
This lipstick has been compared a lot to Ruby Woo, another matte red. I would say that the two are very similar in colour, but do vary in texture. Ruby Woo felt a lot drier and had no sheen whatsoever, whereas Russian Red feels more creamy and has a slight sheen to it on the lips.
|Russian Red on the lips...|
I really love this lipstick. I think it's a classic shade that won't date, and I'm pleased it was my first MAC lipstick purchase.
Russian Red retails at £14 and can be purchased from MAC counters or online.