Mac Matte Lipstick Russian Red Review
By Contributor: Tejinder Kaur
I bought this all time famous lipstick named Mac Russian Red online after reading its rave reviews from Temptalia, Makeupalley and other bloggers. And must say thoroughly impressed! This red lipstick is a gorgeous and eye catching blue toned red. It is one of the flattering, glamorous red lipsticks which suit all skin tones and can be worn with both western and Indian attire. It is insanely pigmented,only one swipe is required for full coverage. I really love Mac Russian Red for being one of the universally flattering red of all time…..suits Indian skin amazingly. The shade is very bright, perfect for night outs and evening parties. It stays for around 6 hours and leaves a red tint after fading. Even though the formula is matte, it is very easy to wear and does not dry your lips. The texture is creamy matte and transfers as well. The fragrance is signature Mac vanilla smell.
It comes in black tube with silver lining. It is very sturdy and travel friendly too. There is no indication of colour from outside but the colour names are listed at the bottom of Mac lipsticks.
- Pretty blue based red shade
- A red which unbelievably suits all skin tones.
- Superb Pigmentation. Just a swipe is enough.
- Glides smoothly on my lips even though its matte
- Does not dry out the lips. Better than Mac Ruby Woo in this department!
- Instantly glams up any outfit and look. Its a show stealer.
- Long lasting. Lasts upto 6hours on me.
- Fragrance is signature vanilla.
- Travel friendly. The tube is quite sturdy.
- A bit expensive. But then who am I to complain….its Mac!
- It does transfers a bit sometimes which can get irritating.
VNA Rating: 4.5/5
Final Verdict: Mac Russian Red is a blue based red which has a matte finish (not completely matte but has creamy finish too which makes it very wearable) and looks good on almost everyone. Every girl deserves a red lipstick of her choice in her makeup collection; this will be a serious contender! It stays longer and offers great pigmentation. Although on the expensive side, its great quality is completely worth the price. It glides on the lips really smoothly, does not pull or tug but transfers a little bit. It neither dries the lips nor looks patchy or accentuates the lines. I just love the feel of this lipstick and this is a must have lipstick in everyone’s vanity!
Editor: Mac Russian Red v/s Ruby Woo: Although Ruby Woo is a better choice when it comes to the shade but it is insanely drying! The retro matte formula makes it difficult to work with it and with times it gets even drier! But then it just stays on and on never budging from its place. But if you have dry lips then Russian Red would be a better choice. And oh yeah the newly launch Mac Riri Woo is just a dupe of Ruby Woo.
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