MAC Russian Red Lipstick - Matte
I recently bought MAC's Russian Red Lipstick as part of my search for the 'perfect' matte red lipstick and I have finally had the opportunity to wear it a few times. Mac describes Russian red as an 'Instense bluish red'. I find that this shade looks a lot more better on me as Ruby Woo brings out the yellow undertones in my skin which make it look a lot more brighter on my lips.
When I bought Russian Red I didn't try it on in the shop or even swatch it so I was taken back a little when I opened it up and it looked like it had a sheen to it. Considering I am on the hunt for a perfect matte lipstick I was a little disappointed however, after trying it on at home I realised that the slight sheen to it disappears after it is applied to the lips and dries with a matte finish.
(Blurry iphone pic wearing my new 'geeky' style glasses)
I teamed the Russian Red lipstick with my L.A Colors Forever Red lip liner, which I wore to dinner last night and found that it lasted all night even after I was digging into my crab meal lol.
Russian Red compared with Ruby Woo looks quite similar in colour however you can see from the above picture that Russian Red has a sheen to it despite being a matte lipstick. I think this slight moisture to it helps to keep the lips moisturised during the day and it's not as drying as the Ruby Woo lipstick which I have heard is very drying to lips over the course of the day.
I would recommend that anyone who loves Ruby Woo to try Russian Red, if you haven't already. It's a colour that works well on all skin types, fair skin to dark skin.