Review: MAC Russian Red


Here's a review on MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red

Price: P950.00, locally
Bought From: MAC Changi Airport, Singapore
Other Locations: Available in the following MAC Stores: MAC SM Mall of Asia; MAC New Eastwood Mall; MAC Trinoma; MAC Ayala Center Cebu; MAC Glorietta 2; MAC Powerplant Mall

THE VERDICT:

I keep on saying in a couple of my posts that MAC's Russian Red is my HG red lipstick, but I can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet! Ack! I thought I reviewed it already way back in 2009, but I realized, I just featured an FOTD with it! :p

The first time I owned this lipstick was way back in 2004, and MAC's lipsticks still came in cylindrical tubes. Vintage, huh? I remember, my math teacher confiscated it from me because she saw me putting it on while in class and the next thing I know, she's already wearing it-she didn't return it to me anymore! Bad teacher! :p

Anyway, click READ MORE now and know why I love this lipstick shade to death! :D


MAC RUSSIAN RED IN DETAIL

The reason why I love this lipstick so much is because of its chameleon personality: It can look young if worn with fresh, clean makeup, and can look sultry and more grown- up if worn with slightly smokey eyes and contoured cheeks. Love it!

MAC RUSSIAN RED IN ACTION


MAC's Russian Red is a blue- based red, and is considered as one of the universally- flattering reds of all time. It's a magic freshening wand on a stressed or haggard day because its overall tone just makes your face glow. :)

Russian Red on me.

L-R: Russian Red and Ruby Woo

If compared to my second favorite red, Ruby Woo, Russian Red is lighter and brighter, whereas Ruby Woo has a deeper, more sultry tone. I've also noticed that under natural lighting, Russian Red is a truer kind of red, while Ruby Woo has a teeny weeny hint of orange, just like Rubies. Also, Ruby Woo's texture is more drying than Russian Red.

When I feel like looking pretty, I go for Russian Red. If I'm feeling more romantic and sexy, (Usually, this feeling hits me when I'm with the BF haha!) I go for Ruby Woo.

TIP: Revlon's Really Red is a good dupe for this lipstick shade.

MAC RUSSIAN RED RATING


How about you? What's your all- time favorite red lipstick? :)

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13 Lovely Thoughts

  1. MAC Lipsticks are good indeed!thousand of beauty bloggers have used it, and you are one of those who perfectly looks good on it.:)

    you are glam in Ruby Woo Ms. M!:

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  2. These are two beautiful red lippies!:) No doubt why they're crowd favorites. I'll buy these when I already have the courage to wear red lip color outside. Haha.

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  3. bad teacher!!! so this is the shademmy sister is talking about about err bought her the wrong shade

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  4. Russian Red looks awesome one you, but I also like Ruby Woo.

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  5. Russian Red looks awesome one you, but I also like Ruby Woo.

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  6. Bad teacher! Why didn't you ask for it back? Haha!

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  7. If I know, the only reason why your teacher confiscated your lippie was because of its gorgeous shade, lol.

    Love the shade on you :)

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  8. ruby woo p dn! ahahah kala siguro ng teacher mo di mo mahahalata na suot nia un lippie mo! gosh dapat kinuha mo un uli! or sinumbong mo sa admin, gossshhhh

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  9. what a shameless teacher. xD
    red lippies are so perfect on you :)

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  10. i can't blame the teacher for using it! both shades look really good on you :)

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  11. Maybelline's Red Revival could be a pretty good dupe for Russian Red too.

    You look good in both. Trivia: Ruby Woo is part of Emirates Airline's uniform :)

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  12. Rae: Hi there! Thanks for the cool trivia!

    Issa: Hahah. Well, at least I was able to give back to her for keeping up with me during the times when I didn't want to listen to her lectures haha!

    Miz Eloise: Hahaha. True. oh well, I was never the type who'd bother over simple things. :p

    Harmony: Thank you! :D

    Yette: That is so true! :D

    Aviva: I tried but she kept on saying she left it in her house haha.

    Kolca: Thanks! :D

    Arya: Well, there's always a next time. :)

    Ohms: Thank you my sweet! :D

    JaS: Thanks dear! When you're finally ready to wear red, go for Russian Red--it always works on any skin tone. :)

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  13. lol bad teacher!! that shade looks gorgeous on you^^ I am totally addicted to red lipsticks! i wear it almost all the time and my absolute favorite red lippie is Mac-Russian Red:-)

    xoxo
    Rofique

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