MAC Russian Red

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MAC Russian Red Matte

I may have got another MAC lipstick, but I won this in a giveaway so it's ok, right?  I have bought a few MAC lipsticks over the past few weeks, and my bank balance now hates me, so winning this was a pleasant surprise! I entered Cat's giveaway over on Je Suis Cat, and then had the choice to pick a lipstick, I've been wanting a nice red lipstick for a while, so of course I had to go for Russian Red. 

I seem to have every colour in a MAC lipstick, except red, so I was happy to finally complete a collection. At first I thought I'd kind of have a horrible Snow White look from this lipstick, as I'm so pale, I just thought it would clash awfully making me look as pale as a white sheet. Surprisingly, Russian Red is a blue toned red which is perfect for my pale complexion; the cool tones really make the lipstick stand out against my skin. It has a matte finish, which prolongs the wear time and creates an opaque look instantly, definitely making it my favourite MAC finish. Even though it has a matte finish, it isn't drying on the lips at all, it has a creamy formula which applies easily, and stays put on the lips. This lipstick lasts through eating, drinking and general day to day stuff, meaning I can wear it without wondering where my lipstick has drifted off to. 

MAC Russian Red Matte Swatch

This red is such a versatile shade, I don't think I've ever seen someone that it doesn't suit. Red is difficult to find a perfect shade for you, but this is just amazing on anyone. It is one of my favourite red lipsticks now, it's that true perfect red. It is 100% going to be my Christmas lipstick. 

Also, who doesn't love MAC packaging? I cannot wait to buy a lipstick holder to sit on my desk just so I can display my MAC beauties, and some of my other lipsticks. You really get your moneys worth with MAC, and even though they keep putting up their prices, we all keep running back don't we? It's a naughty habit, but we love it! I think an orange toned red is next on my list, for the spring..

What MAC lipstick should I pick up next?




34 comments

  1. Love this MAC Lipstick - it's such a perfect red!!
    My faves are Creme cup and Rebel (complete opposites as rebel is a dark purpley shade whereas creme cup is pinky nude)

    Beth // Bethany Georgina

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    1. It definitely is! Rebel is my fav, I really want Creme Cup too x

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  2. This looks like an amazing shade of red, I need to swatch it in store. Congrats on the win, would you believe I also won a MAC lipstick recently but sadly it hasn't arrived yet & I'll be heading home for Christmas tomorrow morning. I picked out Rebel so I can't wait to rock it in January x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Definitely swatch it!! Aw no that sucks, Rebel is such a great colour though, you'll rock it x

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  3. This looks beautiful! I never know whether to purchase russian red or ruby woo though! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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    1. I had to make that decision, I really want Ruby Woo too! x

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  4. Russian Red is so beautiful, I love Ruby Woo too! Matte is my absolute favourite finish from Mac x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. I need Ruby Woo too, couldn't decide between them to begin with x

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  5. This is such a gorgeous colour! I'm quite scared of wearing bold red lips but I'm sure this looks gorgeous on you! I really want to try some nude MAC lipsticks like velvet teddy or creme up! Please do a mac lipstick collection I love your blog!

    Beauty Girl

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    1. It's amazing, I always used to be like that, but now I love it! Creme Cup is top of my list for nudes x

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  6. I love this shade its sooo pretty xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. this is such a perfect red! Every girl needs a red lipstick in their life X

    www.rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This colour looks absolutely stunning! I've seen a few friends of mine wear it and it's such a beautiful stand out colour, perfect for the party season - lovely post hun, now following! Xx

    www.diaryofadeera.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely my party lipstick now! Thankyou Zahra x

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  9. This looks such a gorgeous colour. My fav Mac lipstick is Chatter Box - especially for the summer months! x

    www.vanillabeautyx.blogspot.com

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    1. I've looked at that so many times and just can't decide whether to buy it or not! x

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  10. nice color and perfect for the holidays

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is my favourite and most used MAC lipstick and my go to red. I couldn't ever go on holiday without it!
    http://thegirlwiththestrawberrytattoo.blogspot.ae/

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    1. I can't wait to use it a lot more! I love it so much already x

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  12. You cannot beat a deep red lipstick, my all time favourite is Rimmel Kate Moss in 01. Its perfect for the party season x
    http://latteincoventgarden.wordpress.com/

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    1. I still haven't picked that shade up, I keep forgetting it! I'll definitely buy it asap x

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  13. Amazing shade! I''ve actually got this shade on my list of "What MAC lipstick shades to get" and I may need to bump Russian red to the top! I have just purchased MAC Lady Danger and currently loving my Ruby Woo which i did a review on. You can see a bit of a red trend going on...
    Thanks for sharing. As always, love the photos x

    Shanna | Curves and Lashes

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    1. It's great! I'd definitely recommend getting it asap, you'll wear it constantly! I really want Ruby Woo, thankyou! x

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  14. I love MAC lippies and this looks like the perfect red! x

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    1. It definitely is the perfect red! x

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  15. Russian Red looks so gorgeous on so many skin tones, I need to get it! :)
    You should definitely pick up Patisserie if you haven't already, it's the perfect nude I love it

    Kat x
    KatHorrocks.com

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    1. It literally suits everyone! I've been recommended that one so many times, I need it x

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  16. This is such a beautiful shade!

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  17. I love Russian Red! I recently picked it up before New Year I was so surprised at how long wearing the formula was really suits my skin tone such a universal shade :) xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com

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    1. It's such a perfect shade, and the formula is amazing too x

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