This is one of my favorite red lipsticks ever, and as the proud owner of 40 shades of red, that says something. It is a bold red that's not too moist (i hate that slimy lip look) but not too dry (ewww crusties!). It lasts even through eating and in my opinion works for day or night. This is one of those lipsticks that makes you look good even if you're not wearing any other makeup. (Hooray,a quick fix for those "ugly" days.) This lipstick ensures insta-glamour! I promise.
i must say i am impressed :D it's a very very bright bold red, i'm not sure anybody can pull it off ! me, i'm a brunette, so i can wear it :D anyway, what i don't like is that this is a lipstick for photoshoots and a bit unnatural for daylight but hey , you can't have them all !
This is the perfect standard red color. Its a blue-red so its great on essentially every skin tone and I'd absolutely recommend it and repurchase it.
Russian Red is so beautiful. On me it's on the orange side oppose to MAC's Ruby Woo which is a red red red on me. I tend to pair Russian Red with MAC's brick or burgundy lipliner. For a more toned down look I will blot it on my lips and wear it as a stain. This a must have in your makeup bag!
This is generally a very beautiful, classic red. It goes on smooth and thick, and has a very matte finish. The color stays on your lips the entire day! Not even exaggerating! I wore it to work for an eight hour shift, even ate lunch with it on, and did not have to reapply by night fall.
This lipstick also has a pretty strong fragrance, however. I can smell it throughout the day, and I even received comments from my friends that they could smell it when they stood next to me. That's somewhat off putting.
I also feel that it's a little too bright for my porcelain skin. I much prefer reds with plum undertones, as opposed to this one which had hints of orange and yellow. I had numerous comments from people at stores, "Wow! That's really red!!" Sometimes that's not the reaction I'm looking for.
When I'm up for something extremely bright, this is what I turn to.
Wow! Truly a classic pin up red lipstick that looks great with my NW15 skintone. It glides on smoothly and looks flawless, but as others have said it is easily transferred if you touch your lips, which is why I have taken one lippe off. It doesn't really matter though, since the color is to die for!
I recently purchased Russian Red having never in my life worn a red lipstick or any bright color lipsticks for that matter. I usually only wear Nudes and Light Pinks. However I've always been a huge fan of the Pin-Up Girl Makeup and you can't achieve the look without red lips. So I took the plunge and Wow! What a perfectly gorgeous Pin-Up Red! This is such a SEXY SEXY Red! I feel like a glamorous movie star when I wear this and it looks HOT with sunglasses! My husband is loving this look on me.
The pigmentation is amazing and the formula is so silky smooth. This is a Blue-Red not Orange-Red. Since matte formulas tend to be a bit drier... if you want your lips to be more moisturized try applying a thin layer of lip balm first to prime your lips, then apply the Lipstick and for extra moist lips apply a gloss on top. As for myself...I Love that this lipstick is a Matte because sometimes I prefer not sporting the wet lip look but I still like that the option is there with a touch of gloss. Would I buy it again? Absolutely Yes! What Lip Liner would I suggest? Rimmel Red Diva. It's a perfect match!
Like I've said in other reviews, im not a big lippie fan, but this has to be my all time favorite red lipstick. I dont wear it much because it makes my lips feel really dry, but I am still in love with it. If I could find a creamy formula in this color....well then that would be my HG lippie I would wear every day all day!
russian red is my signature red lipstick. i get tons of compliments whenever i wear it. i love the matte look, i'm pale with dark hair so my lips really pop with this color. it doesn't last very long but that's to be expected. smells great and doesn't dry out on me.
PERFECT pin-up RED!! I recevied this in a swap and i'm so thankful I found it so quickly. It's not drying just as long as you moisturize before application, I use Naked Honey Skin Salve, works great! I don't like to use gloss on top because I like that matte look. Great lipstick, the perfect blue red that makes your teeth look white! I will def repurchase once I run out. Love love love my Russian Red.