Monday, 26 November 2012

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

I absolutely love red lips! I can't seem to make myself buy anything else recently, it's red or nothing. My collection has been building up pretty quickly. Recently I have been looking for matte lipsticks more than anything (see my post on mattes here). Also, I'm really loving the Kate Moss matte collection at the moment!

I am always looking for reviews on lipsticks and I love looking through blogs and reading about what people are buying. I always love the colours that Eating Lipstick has, I wish Black Cherry by Revlon would be in stock in just one of the shops I've been looking in!
Beauty and Baggage suggested that I try Russian Red by MAC. I like to see things in person before I buy them, so when we were in Glasgow I had a look at it, as well as Ruby Woo. At that time I couldn't decide so I left it for a while as I knew that I would be going to Edinburgh this week so I could visit the counter there. After swatching them again and getting my mums opinion I decided on Russian Red.
It really is a true red, a lot of people would describe it as a universal red as it suits most skin tones. I'm very pale and it suits me nicely. I've worn it a couple of times since buying it, and I must say I do like it a lot. Perhaps not as much as Really Red from Revlon though, I find it lasts better.

The Good.

Highly pigmented.
Smells beautiful.
Decent staying power.
Classic packaging.
Universal red, will suit most people.

The Bad.

Could last longer.
Slightly more expensive at £14. (Only because I'm usually on a budget!)

As you can see the good definitely outweighs the bad with this lipstick. I think it is a staple product that any lipstick lover should have, especially if you love reds or mattes. Or in my case, both!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!



  1. Russian Red is perfect! Glad you like it too! :)
    S xx

    1. Thanks very much for recommending it to me! :) Xxx

  2. Mac lipsticks are amazing, they smell so good:D had the same dilemma between russian red and ruby woo, went for ruby! x

    1. They do smell amazing! I'm glad it was a dilemma for someone else, the decision did take a lot of thought! Maybe I'll get Ruby Woo eventually haha. Thanks for commenting, I hope you're well :)



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