MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick – Matte

I recently bought MAC’s Russian Red Lipstick as part of my search for the ‘perfect’ matte red lipstick and I have finally had the opportunity to wear it a few times. Mac describes Russian red as an ‘Instense bluish red’. I find that this shade looks a lot more better on me as Ruby Woo brings out the yellow undertones in my skin which make it look a lot more brighter on my lips.

When I bought Russian Red I didn’t try it on in the shop or even swatch it so I was taken back a little when I opened it up and it looked like it had a sheen to it. Considering I am on the hunt for a perfect matte lipstick I was a little disappointed however, after trying it on at home I realised that the slight sheen to it disappears after it is applied to the lips and dries with a matte finish.
(Blurry iphone pic wearing my new ‘geeky’ style glasses)
I teamed the Russian Red lipstick with my L.A Colors Forever Red lip liner, which I wore to dinner last night and found that it lasted all night even after I was digging into my crab meal lol. 
Russian Red compared with Ruby Woo looks quite similar in colour however you can see from the above picture that Russian Red has a sheen to it despite being a matte lipstick. I think this slight moisture to it helps to keep the lips moisturised during the day and it’s not as drying as the Ruby Woo lipstick which I have heard is very drying to lips over the course of the day.
I would recommend that anyone who loves Ruby Woo to try Russian Red, if you haven’t already. It’s a colour that works well on all skin types, fair skin to dark skin.


11 Responses

  1. Tass says:

    It looks great on you! I asked the SA to recommend which one I should buy and said Russian Red would suit me more. Which do you prefer?? xx

  2. definitely pretty! so glad you like it!

  3. Marilou says:

    I bought this baby ; IT IS THE PERFECT TRUE RED.

  4. Annette says:

    I was recommended Russian Red but to use with a darker lip pencil.. And it looked chic!! Mind you back then I chose Ruby Woo over Russian Red.. But on my next trip to mac Russian Red it shall be..

    Looking gorgeous as always!! And those glasses suit you.. So please don't give up on those shades honey!!

    Hot Happenings!

  5. I like the Russian red on you and i think i will like it personally…i recently bought Ruby Woo after so much noise had been made about it, and i found it a little too matte & dry for me….i love the sheen on the Russian Red, looks like i might get one too….thanks for the heads up 🙂

  6. Sharon says:

    U look absolutely gorgeous babe&love those glasses,I tried ruby woo instore,I hated it seeing as we are jus abt e same shade I shall give Russian red a try. Thanks for swatches

  7. That color fits you so well! Love it!

  8. Maria Flicka says:

    Woww…you look gorgeous! Love your glasses! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3


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  9. Lovely, and I dig the specs. I own Russian Red, but I always go to my Nars Red Lizard.

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