Today’s review is going to be on the MAC Russian Red Lipstick. There are so many red lipsticks in the market these days and each complexion has reds that match them beautifully. I am medium olive skin toned and MAC Russian Red Lipstick tops my favorites list where not even the much raved MAC Ruby Woo could make it to. Let’s get into the review already, shall we?

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MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review
MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review

What The Company Claims?

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous.

MAC Russian Red Lipstick is an intense bluish-red with matte finish.

PRICE- $17 / 1450 INR

MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review
MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review

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How Did MAC Russian Red Lipstick Work For Me?

The MAC Russian Red Lipstick comes in a classy black and silver bullet packaging that is both sturdy and travel friendly. Like all MAC Lipsticks, this one too has that subtle vanilla fragrance which I am really a fan of. All of the MAC Lipsticks have a nice weight to them which makes it really easy to figure out the fakes from the real ones. The shade Russian Red is a medium red shade with blue undertones which is a gorgeous red that isn’t super bright to wear. It has a matte finish which is super comfortable to wear all day. The matte lipsticks in MAC aren’t drying at all they are very creamy to apply and they literally glide on to the lips with zero tugging or skipping.

MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review
MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review

The MAC Russian Red Lipstick is highly pigmented and it goes on opaque in just a single swipe. It also doesn’t settle into the fine lines which is great. This shade stays on for a good 6-7 hours before wearing off and it does leave a faint red stain on the lips. It looks great with a variety of different makeup looks and outfits. MAC Russian Red will be universally flattering on all skintones and it looks beautiful on each skin tone. Also it isn’t drying like MAC Ruby Woo and Riri Woo.

If you are someone on a budget and do not want to spend $17 on a lipstick then I have the best and affordable MAC Russian Red dupe which is the Revlon Retro Red Lipstick.

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MAC Russian Red Swatches-

MAC Russian Red Lipstick Swatch
MAC Russian Red Lipstick Swatch
MAC Russian Red Lipstick Swatch
MAC Russian Red Lipstick Swatch

Turn Ons-

  • Pretty shade
  • Wonderful pigmentation
  • Matte formula but isn’t drying
  • Stays on really well
  • Classic black packaging
  • Signature vanilla fragrance
  • Turn Offs-

  • Expensive
  • Transfers easily

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    Would I Recommend The MAC Russian Red Lipstick?

    I highly recommend you to try this out if you are on the hunt for a gorgeous red lipstick.

    RATING- 5/5

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    12 Comments on MAC Russian Red Lipstick Review, Dupe, Swatches & Price

    1. renji anooj
      August 3, 2015 at 11:27 am (6 years ago)

      Russian Red is one of my fav red shade too 🙂
      Nice pictures! you look gorgeous!

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        August 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm (6 years ago)

        Thanks Renjoo 🙂 Russian Red is one awesome red!!

    2. Grace
      August 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm (6 years ago)

      You Look magnificent in this look…

    3. Ketakee
      August 3, 2015 at 5:24 pm (6 years ago)

      You look amazing!!! Loved the shade and your images!

    4. rachna
      August 4, 2015 at 1:10 am (6 years ago)

      this is such a pretty shade…definitely trying this next time i go to mac!

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        August 4, 2015 at 10:44 am (6 years ago)

        Yes Rachna definitely give this one a try I’m sure you’ll love it. 🙂

    5. [email protected]
      August 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm (6 years ago)

      Gorgeous shade! Looking very good on you Pavithra! 🙂

    6. [email protected]
      August 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm (6 years ago)

      OMG the shade is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!


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