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on 1/29/2011 8:15:00 PM
More reviews by carastern
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I love this lipstick. I have a fair complexion and it looks dark, vibrant, and very sexy on my lips. I wanted it to create a gothic look, and it works extremely well. It's matte, meaning it is a bit drying on my lips, but it also means it stays on very well. I've worn it through dinner, and though I did touch it up after the meal, it was still mostly there and faded equally (rather than patchily) across my lips. This is definitely my shade of red.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/29/2011 12:02:00 AM
More reviews by Sadiejane3
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've been sampling various reds and this is the best one I've found. I have very fair skin and even though it is a bright red, it isn't trashy looking or too harsh. It looks very retro and applies easily. Other reds I've tried are dry and cake up on my lips, this goes on very even and feels moisturizing, but is long wearing. I think this red could suit most any complexion.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/28/2011 4:14:00 AM
More reviews by bettygrrl23
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I have to say that this is the BEST red lipstick I have ever bought in my life! Red usually looks terrible on me...mostly because I'm clueless as to what shade of red even goes with my complexion. The first time I put this on, I was blown away how immediately with I fell in love. It looked classy, geeky chic and elegant! The texture is amazing as well! It's a matte, but it's very luxurious and velvety...not drying what-so-ever! I am definitely going to wear this next date night out with my husband *wink wink*
on 1/27/2011 11:15:00 PM
More reviews by love2bphototaxis
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I love this red lipstick! It has been very hard for me to find nice, true reds for my complexion (NC35). Most colors look great in the package and on me they turn orange... Not true with Russian Red. Although the base blue is not recommended for my skin tone I decided to try it and I am sooooo glad I did! The lipstick lasts a long time and doesn't move much. I still have to watch my lower lip line but not a big deal...compared to other lipsticks that slide all over, this matte red is a dream. Great for wintery days or any season, nights. When the lipstick does start to wear off (like after a nap) you should wipe the remainder off and reapply or you get a messy look. Some transfer onto drinking glasses but plenty of color remains on the lips. Love this and will buy again and purchase as gifts for others.
on 1/26/2011 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by LondonBabe
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Love the texture, love the colour! A great red lipstick!
on 1/23/2011 9:43:00 PM
More reviews by princessheather007
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
my favorite lip color ever! cool-based bright red(though i't honestly wears really well on warm-based tones, as well); one of the truest reds i've seen. Matte finish is really eye-catching in addition to the bright scarlet shade; i generally go easier on my eye make up to really let it make a statement. i love how russian red make every woman, regardless of her skin-tone, look polished and dramatic. i am always appreciative of MAC's high quality and the pleasantly faint vanilla scent of their lip products.
on 1/23/2011 8:46:00 AM
More reviews by angekronaus
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I too like this colour & the creaminess of this lipstick very much. Sure its bright & bold but thats what its supposed to be. I wear this to work blotted down for the red stain & I wear it for evenings out. It kicks butt with black & white outfits. I really love it!
on 1/22/2011 8:55:00 PM
More reviews by danielleashleyb
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I have never worn red lipstick. I have always wanted to but had this fear that I would look clown like. I'm very fair and have dark blonde hair and this compliments my skin tone really nice. You must be careful and precise with application!
on 1/17/2011 7:27:00 PM
More reviews by sumug
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Best bright red lipstick on the planet - no doubt about it. Russian Red and Shu Uemura Red 165 are my 2 every day bright reds (blotted, un-blotted, mixed with darker reds) -- this is *the* bright red lipstick you've been looking for -- if you've been looking for a classic bright red lipstick. I've been using Shu's Red 165 since 1990 and just discovered Russian Red a little over a year ago - was so thrilled. Gives the best red stain when blotted.
on 1/9/2011 5:04:00 AM
More reviews by trustm3e
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this lipstick!!! It is the perfect matte red. I swatched Ruby Woo while at the MAC counter and it was a bit chalky, but Russian Red went on smoothly and beautifully. The color really stains and lasts for a long time. I've worn it all day and eaten meals, and the color still remains. It's a bright red, a little darker than a true red, and it was exactly what i was looking for. Unfortunately it's so pigmented that it's difficult to precisely apply, but that's my only complaint. Overall, i am very happy with this product and would definitely buy again.
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