Monday, September 2, 2013

MAC Russian Red







Mac Lipstick in Russian Red - £15.00

One thing that is guaranteed to bring out the green-eyed monster in me is an amazing Mac lipstick collection. As a girl who is fairly new to the world of mid to high-end makeup, I only started purchasing these hugely hyped lipsticks when I started my blog back in February this year, so my collection is still fairly modest. When payday came around this month though, I had already cleared some spaces in my acrylic lipstick holder to make way for more Mac. 
Russian Red is described as an intense blueish red. It's been on my wishlist for so long now as I think a deep dark red looks amazing against paler skin and as Autumn approaches, I thought now would be as good a time as any to pick this up. 
This is the first matte lipstick I've purchased from Mac, and I have to say I'm really impressed. I haven't found the formula at all drying and the lipstick applies really smoothly, without any of that uncomfortable dragging that often accompanies matte lipsticks. The lasting power is also amazing, I wore this shade for work today and by the end of my shift it was still going strong, though it had dried down to more of a stain. 
I would recommend wearing this with a lip liner as 1) it's a little difficult to apply neatly as it's such a bold colour and 2) I'd imagine it has a tendency to bleed/smudge. 

I'm so glad I finally have Russian Red in my collection and I can't wait to wear it in Winter with a slouchy jumper and a pale complexion. This lipstick definitely makes a statement and isn't for the faint-hearted but paired with a flawless base and toned-down eye makeup, it creates a look that's bound to turn heads.

I'll be sharing my other Mac lipstick purchase with you soon!

What is your favourite ever Mac lipstick?

Holly xo

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  2. This looks stunning on you!xxx

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  3. Nice colour! I use 'Hug Me' A62 from the Lustre collection. It's quite a natural colour and has a shine to it - the good thing is it's not sticky like lipgloss!

    Fadeelah
    http://www.fadeelah.co.uk/
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    1. Ooh I don't think I've tried that one before, I'll have to take a look next time I'm at a counter :) xxx

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  4. Looks absolutely lovely on you xo
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  5. Amazing shade, one of my all time favourites :)
    www.lydiarosexo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. It's so gorgeous isn't it, so glad I bought it :) xxxx

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  6. It looks amazing on you! I wish I could pull off red so well

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  7. Amazing colour ;)
    Great!

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  8. I adore this colour on you, personally i prefer Ruby Woo but this suits you so well!

    I'm holding a giveaway of a MAC Lipstick of your choice on my blog if you'd like to enter!
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    1. Thanks Abigail :) I did swatch ruby woo as well I think but I wanted to try the darker/deeper red for A/W.
      Ooh I'll have to check that out! xxx

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  9. This looks abolutely stunning on you! I'm torn between this and Ruby Woo. and if i can pull off a bright red at all! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. I'm sure you can! You just have to be confident about it ;) You should try them both on at a Mac counter as then you know which one will suit your skintone and natural lip pigment better :) xxxx

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  10. You look ultra gorgeous! Such a good advertisement for it. I have riri woo which is a matte red but going to have look at comparable swatches now as feel I NEED this :)

    Love Kate at prettylittleus

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    1. Thanks so much Kate :)! Haha I understand that NEED for mac lipsticks, I have the same problem xxx

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  11. Very pretty color!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  12. It looks amazing on you!!
    This was one of the first MAC lipsticks I bought and I've hardly worn it. I've always found it really difficult to apply so maybe i'll invest in a good lipliner! I've also never found that it looked that great on me but I had darker hair when I was first using it, you've made me want to dig it out and give it another go!

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thanks Hannah, I'm glad you feel like trying it again! Yeah it definitely wears better with a lip liner, and I bet it looks great with your lighter hair :) xxx

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  13. Russian red is the perfect red :) You look amazing in that picture x

    Ana / www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.de

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  14. Wow this colour is stunning, it looks amazing on you. Mac lipsticks are definitely worth the price!
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  15. woow nice blog!! that lipstick looks wonderfull with your haircolour and your skin tone
    please check out my blog too, or we can even follow each other :)

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