Russian Red: A Matte Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics
I’ve been aching for a nice true red lipstick. And I found myself in search of a lipstick that either had bluish undertones, or was simply a nice neutral red. I think I found my new “go to” with MAC’s Russian Red matte lipstick.
Described by MAC as an “Intense bluish-red” it certainly sounded like it fit the bill. Items from this lipstick collection cost $14.50US or $17.50CAD for 3g of product. MAC’s Russian Red is also currently a shade featured in MAC’s “Fashion Sets” collection where they are offering lipsticks, glosses and nail lacquers all of the same shade.
I found I had a bit of a hard time capturing the true colour in photos, so I have provided several pictures here, in different lighting to try and give you the best idea of what it’s truly like.
I always love to swatch on the lips as well because I really find that it helps capture the colour. And in order to give proper swatches, I made sure that I took pictures of MAC’s Russian Red lipstick both with flash and without flash. The first one here is with flash:
And without flash:
I’ll try to use this lipstick in a look soon so you guys can see it in action.
What do you think of this shade? What is your favourite product to get that bold red lip?