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.
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?