15/01/2013

Mac Russian Red lipstick review

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. 
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34 comments

  1. Love this shade, looks fab on you! xx

    paintedglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I think it would look great in most people :)

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  2. Love this shade! I just followed on GFC

    Here's my link www.aztecmess.com would love if you'd take a look!

    xxxx

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  3. I think you're gonna be hooked on MAC lipsticks from now on! :) I wanted to get Russian Red for ages, but now I have too many red lipsticks, so I'm gonna splurge on something else. ;)

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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    1. I could definitely get a mac lipstick problem ;)

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  4. Gorgeous shade of red, it really suits you! xx

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  5. This is a gorgeous colour!! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the colour. Gonna do a post on my new lipsticks in a bit too x

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  7. Such a beautiful shade! Really suits you!:D xxx

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  8. Hello my dear - I LOVE IT! Great minds think a like I have a post scheduled for tonight about my favourite winter reds. I also do not own any MAC lipstick. It should be a crime. xx

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    1. I love a red lipstick! Will pop over and read your post x

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  9. Lovely shade - I've still to try MAC make-up too! Would really love a proper red lipstick but never know whether to go for a cool or warm shade. x

    www.lottys-luxuries.blogspot.com

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    1. Cool toned ones usually are good for pale skin, but go swatching to make sure! :)

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  10. This shade is on my wishlist! It looks gorgeous on you :)
    Catherine x
    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks :) it looks good on everyone that I've seen! X

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  11. I've wanted this since, well forever! Love the way it suits anyone and everyone. Never seen a FOTD that it looked bad on. x

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  12. I love russian red but always been a bit nervous about getting because I'm so pale, this is a great post thankyou :) xx
    http://esmeonthemooon.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I think it definitely works on pale skin :)

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  13. Looks stunning on you hun!! you can't beat a classic red. x

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  14. I need this colour in my life, it's the perfect red!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  15. This looks amazing on you!

    So perfect xo

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  16. Wow. You look amazing! Russian Red is definitely the perfect shade for you. =)

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  17. Looks lovely on you x

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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