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


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


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'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.


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!:

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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

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

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

  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 :)

  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. :)

  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:-)



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