Love it!! A true red. Goes great for day or night.
Ive seen many good reviews on utube about this prouct so @ my first my first Back 2 Mac I got it, Im an NC35 so it shows nice on me only f im wearing light sheer eyeshadows or no eyeshadows @ all, i like that its Matt but still it doe'snt dry my lips & that it has an amazing lasting power, I work 4-12 hours a day & I dnt touch up at all when wearing it.
its very pigmented so its better applying a lil bit first then build it up.
I think that its a beautiful color but still doopable as many brands now have true red's. continued >>
This is my HG red lipstick. Definately the best shade of red. It makes my face glow without packing on makeup and it stands out in the way you want. Very glamourous look. Love ..love...love. Must have lipstick!
I've long searched for the perfect red. I have a lot of pink in my face so its hard to find one that I can pull off without accentuating that. Russian red is sex in a tube. Its glamourous. Its sexy. It instantly makes you feel like a pin up or movie star. The texture is divine for a matte lipstick. I pair it with cherry lipliner and top it with russian red lipgloss. Only complaint is that if I get anywhere near my lips I get red everywhere but that may be due to the gloss and not the lipstick. I will buy this red forever.
A friend of mine raved on about this lipstick but I was very hesitate to try it because of my skin tone & the fact that I acne around my chin/mouth.
I went into MAC & asked the girl who was helping me if she honestly thought it would work on me. She sat me down, told me about concealers & how I could most definitly make it work. She did me all up giving me step-by-step directions & when I looked in the mirror, I was floored. It looked SO good. The color is so amazing..such a beautiful shade of red. With the concealer, the redness in my face has completely disapeared & made this color pop on my very fair skin. I've never been much of a lipstick person but I most definitly love this one!! I'll forever be addicted to Russian Red!! continued >>
The blue tones really pop out - which is nice compared to the orangey tones found in a lot of reds. Wearing it makes me feel like Sophia Loren in the 1950s.
I deliberated over buying this lipstick for a long time and finally did for a big night out. I have a really olive-y complexion and light brown hair and the shade wasn't exactly the right red for me. I disagree that this is a "true-red"... in some light it seems very pinky/bluish undertones. Frightfully expensive but stayed on all night and didn't dry my lips at all. Next time, I'll go for something a little darker.
Russian red is a cool-toned red matte lipstick. It's not overly dry but packs some serious pigment - if you stray with this it will stain.
Looks great with pale skin but it's simply too cool to look that good on my warm-toned skin. Still love it in the winter when my skin turns, uh, white, and seemingly lacks undertone.
Very bloody red, but has a tendency to turn pinky on me after a while.
Mmmmm I have always wanted a red (true red) lipstick, but just couldn't find the perfect red. All drugstore brands were either too orange-y or too purple-ly. After some time on Makeupalley, I happened to stumble upon MAC's Russian Red lipstick and (literally) read all the reviews for this lipstick. I have a golden/olive undertone, black hair and dark brown eyes. I read all the reviews because I wasn't sure if it would suit my skin tone very well and am a bit timid to try this at the MAC store. I bought the Russian Red lipstick and Redd lip liner.
I went home and couldn't wait to try this stuff on. I knew matte lipsticks can be drying, so I applied the lightest layer of chapstick on first, then I applied the liner (need more practice as I seem to be making many crooked lines) and swiped the lipstick on. It applied more smoothly than I had thought (perhaps the chapstick?). The colour was very pigmented so I used a kleenex to blot out some colour. After that, I was VERY pleased with this red lipstick. I have never in my life worn red lipstick, I tend to stick to neutral/natural colour enhancers. After applying this stuff, it didn't look weird, it just looked damned good. What a sexy SEXY red!
I gave it 4 lippies because it wasn't staying on my lips.... Like if I touch my lips with my finger, there is some lipstick transfer. It might be the chapstick that's causing it, I'm not sure. But I will definately rebuy because the red colour is just so gorgeous!
This and Ruby Woo are my two favorite MAC reds. Well, there was Merry Mistress, but it's long discontinued. I'm pale, but I actually veer towards a neutral skin tone, so I can wear warmer and cooler reds.
I actually saw a woman on the train wearing the most gorgeous red lipstick and had to ask her what it was. Guess what, it was Russian Red! I'm always gravitating towards colors I already own. Heh.
Anyway, it's very matte and pretty dry. Try prepping your lips with a thick balm first - not a greasy one. Then wipe off most and apply the lipstick. It looks fairly casual straight from the tube. If you want it to look more glamourous, I'd finish with a lip liner (freshly sharpened so you get that precide edge.)
I have an uneven lipline at the corners, so I do the lipliner trick most of the time.