mac russian red

Monday, September 02, 2013
Before we get started here, you should probably know that this is one of the boldest and brightest lipsticks you'll see. The infamous Russian Red lipstick is one of MAC's best selling products, and you'll definitely be able to see why! This was actually my first high-end ish lipstick and I was so excited when I bought it! Although it's saved for special occasions (or when I'm brave enough to wear it), I still love it nonetheless.






This is a matte lipstick and when you first apply it, it's really thick and seems moisturising. It definitely doesn't hold the problem like other matte lipsticks where it drags the product across the lips. It glides and feels very creamy. However, with it being matte, it super super dries out your lips. This is where a good primer and lip scrub comes in handy! 

One swipe of this lipstick and you're seriously good to go. It is so extremely pigmented that you only need one tiny sweep of it and it'll last all day. Because it has blue undertones, it also has the teeth-whitening effect. You really do need a lot of patience and time to put this on, because it is incredibly staining if you get in the wrong place! I use a Real Techniques detail brush to get a fine defined line as it's quite difficult to apply and not have it smudge everywhere! I'd definitely recommend the Cherry lip pencil, again from MAC to just make the line of your lip defined and precise and also to act as a base to make it stay putt for longer. As for staying power, I've found it to last around a good 4-5 hours before I need to reapply. 

Overall, I would really recommend this to anyone looking for the ultimate bright red. It's a timeless intense blue-toned red, and would really suit just about everyone. This lipstick looks incredible with a black winged eyeliner and it screams Hollywood glamour. It's slightly pin-up girl-ish, but I can almost guarantee that if you wore this out, you'd get at least one comment on how amazing it looks.

24 comments :

  1. ahhh this looks amazing, a true red! your teeth look insanely white too!x

    www.oliviaroses.blogspot.com

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    1. I know haha! It's amazing :) xx

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  2. I never tried mac lipsticks. Shame on me! Russian Red looks perfect!
    I think I will start investing in some of their lipsticks to see if I like them :) xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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    1. They are amazing! Russian Red is one of my favourites that I own. Definitely! And let me know if you like them :) xx

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    2. I've always wondered if they are worth the 18,50€ they cost here. But I guess buying one or two shades to try won't hurt :) Everyone says wonderful things about them and they have gorgeous shades! xx

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  3. This is top of my mac wishlist! I do love a matte red :) x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Such a lovely colour, the perfect red lip :)

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Frankie xXx

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    1. I know right :) Sure, i'll have a look now! xx

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  5. This looks amazing on you! I wish I was confident enough though to pull off red lipstick :) xx
    xtouchofbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I just started wearing it out to stupid places like the shop but you get used to it after a while! xx

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  6. I've wanted this for ages it looks so glamorous!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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    1. It is! It's a lovely colour xx

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  7. This looks like the perfect matte red lipstick! xo

    Rachael | beautypea.com

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  8. Perfect. Just perfect. As a red lipstick lover/addict I can't get enough of seeing different reds! This one is still on my wishlist :)

    X

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    1. It's such a deep red and it's beautiful. You should definitely get it! You'll love it :) xx

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  9. I've been wanting this for so long now! its gorgeous!
    Great post so detailed :)

    http://l1ttlemiss.blogspot.co.uk/

    kat xx

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    1. Get itttt! I'm telling everyone to get it because I love it that much haha :) Thank you! xx

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  10. Russian Red has been on my wishlist for a while.. Think I'm going to have to make it a higher priority now after reading this ;)
    Sophie | The Style Picnic

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  11. Are you kidding me, I'm looking for a lipstick like this for ages!! It's so beautiful. And again, love MAC.
    Thanks for sharing I'm so so happy now!

    Sanne
    Confessions of a blonde

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  12. This is such a beautiful lipstick...i've been looking for a red to suit me and i think this is the one, thanks :)
    www.samkbarker.co.uk
    xoxo

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    1. I love it! It's a gorgeous colour :) xx

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