23 March 2013

Review: MAC's 'Russian Red' Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick


Anyone who knows me knows I love a red lip. It's a staple lip colour for me that I know works well majority of the time. I remember my very first red lipstick, it was by Clinique and my Mam gave it to me as she didn't use it and I actually still have the tube! When I went to Newcastle last month (see my haul here) I picked up my very first MAC Lipstick. After being immediately drawn to the reds and being dazzled by all the other stunning colours I picked up the timeless Russian Red...

I'd just like to say I friggin' love this lipstick and don't have a bad word to say about it. Russian Red is an incredibly pigmented, rich, bold red and comes in my favourite finish; Matte. As much as I love glossy lips, there's something about the matte finish that I'm drawn too. It has the perfect balance of colour that makes it suitable and completely flattering for both warm and cool skin tones. Despite it being a matte finish, it's not particularly drying on the lips as long as you exfoliate and moisturise before applying. I use my Bubblegum Lip Scrub by Lush followed by any ol' lip balm I have lying around before I sweep this on. The lasting time on this is outstanding, I wore it for a full shift at work and even after I'd ate on my lunch break, there was still no need for me to reapply the product. I also found that it does not bleed/feather even when I wear it without a lip liner, which is obviously, a huge thumbs up. I've been super impressed by my first MAC Lipstick and am so excited to try another one. Overall Rating - 10/10

It's such a dark day today that I had to photograph with a flash, but I think it really brings the colour to life. What do you think? Have you got this shade? What's your favourite MAC lipstick? Make sure you let me know, thanks for reading gorgeous people!

Megan. xo
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  1. Eeeeeek it looks AMAZING lovely.. really suits you! xx

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  2. Wow, this shade is amazing! Looks great x


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  3. This colour looks gorgeous on you, do beautiful :)

    prettylittleus

    Kate xx

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  4. This is my favourite red lipstick of all time! This was also my first Mac Lipstick, and I'm working through it fast! I can see a repurchase on the horizon! :) Great review! :) So glad to find someone who also loves this lippy! :D

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    1. Oh is it? What a coincidence ha! Ahh I'm glad you love it too Hannah xx

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  5. Looks so pretty!xxx

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  6. such a gorgeous color!

    xx
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  7. mrb rujun aynısından bende kullanıyorum :)
    blogun çok güzel öpücükler
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  8. Russian Red is such a classic and it looks gorgeous on you!

    xo, alison*elle

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  9. this is my favourite red!

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  10. This is such a perfect red! x

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  11. ...and it friggin loves you back! I wish I had lips so I could wear red. FOXY!

    Tara
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    1. Ohh don't be silly, you SO could! xx

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  12. Gorgeous colour on you! MAC lipsticks are the best, I have a collection of nude shades! Rhiannon xx
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    1. Thank you! Ohh I'll have to invest in some nudes! xx

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  13. Every time I go to buy a MAC lipstick I'm instantly drawn to the matte finish ones!
    I think this colour will be my next little treat I see it everywhere it looks gorgeous.

    xx

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    1. They're amazing aren't they?! Yes, do it! xx

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  14. such a classic red! it looks great on you! :)
    xxx
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  15. Looks great, it suits you! x

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  16. Russian Red is such a great colour and it looks fab on you! You should also try Lady Bug it's such a nice red by Mac too x

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    1. Oooh thank you for the recommendation Gemma! xx

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  17. I've never had a MAC lipstick before, purely because I think they're way too expensive especially when there's so many good lipsticks a lot cheaper out there! It looks so nice on you though. I should try one out sometime :)

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    1. This was my thought, but when buying and using this you definitely begin to understand the hype! Everything about them is amazing. xx

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  18. It looks super pretty!xo

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  19. I have this lipstick and love it too! Such a classic perfect red :) I'm going to be doing my mac lipstick collection soon and will be including Myth so you will get to see it! I absolutely love it so thank you hehe. xx

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    1. Aww I'm glad! Can't wait to see it! My pleasure xx

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  20. Looks lovely Megan! I've never tried MAC before (blogger suicide I know) and I think I'm missing out haha.

    Amy xxx

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    1. Thank you Amy! Neither had I till I started blogging! xx

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  21. looks amazing...really suits you

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  22. This looks amazing on you! I love a red lip :) xx

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  23. Looks like such a lovely colour!

    http://danielleyc.com xx

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  24. such a pretty colour!

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  25. This colour looks gorgeous on you!! :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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  26. Ahh I really want Russian Red, I have MAC Red which is also an awesome colour! Love your blog, latest follower :) xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Katie! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  27. A red lips a staple for me as well, and I've had my eye on this for a while, looks lovely on

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    1. I just absolutely love it! Thank you xx

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  28. Now that's a brave colour Missy! I'd love to see it on if you do a review or in it or anything :)

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  29. Really want to pick up this shade but I think the pink undertones wont suit me as much as a deeper red! I love Twig by Mac, it's not raved about much but I love it!

    P.xx
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    1. Oooh I'll have to try that one out! xx

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  30. This looks amazing on you! When I bought Ruby Woo I was uming and ahing between that and Russian Red. Eventually I will get it as it's so pretty!

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  31. This is one of the only 2 MAC lipsticks I own and I love it so much! I find myself hardly ever turning to any of my other lipsticks! I want to save up and just buy every MAC lipstick!! xxxx

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    1. Me too!! It's so gorgeous isn't it xx

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  32. that lipstick looks so lovely


    xx

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  33. what a breathtaking shade, makes any girl go from normal to ultra glamorous x :)

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  34. This colour really suit you! great review

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  35. This is such a lovely colour! I'm still yet to purchase a MAC product/lippy! xxx

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    1. Thanks Lizee, ooh you need to do it! xx

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  36. you look so beautiful <3
    wanna follow each other??

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  37. I really like that color on you! I've been wanting to try this color out for a while now!!
    x

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  38. Really want to try this shade, it looks gorgeous and I definitely agree, I think I prefer matte finishes!

    Rosie
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  39. I love this brand.... amazing color!!!!
    Would you like to follow each other???

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  40. I won this in a giveaway and i love it! Stunning xx

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  41. Hi dear Megan,
    I like to review the use of MAC lipstick. Shiny and seemed to look lightly on the lips.
    Warmest regards,,

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  42. This looks amazing on you such a gorgeous colour! x

    Maydoll

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  43. I love a good red! x

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  44. russian red was my first ever red mac lippy! and i still heart it! BUT u now need diva for winter and lady danger for summer. just saying. ;P

    xx

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    1. Ooooh thanks for the recommendations lovely - I've seen Lady Danger before and LOVE it xx

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