MAC Russian Red – Review, swatches and FOTD

Hey beauties 🙂
As I already mentioned in one of my last post, my 2015 started with RED. O yes, I am so much into Red these days. Previously I shared a lovely red lipstick by L’oreal, you can check the review here. This time I have come up with my all time favourite red lippie, MAC Russian Red. Its a perfect shade which will brighten any dull day and still wouldn’t look like overdone. 

MAC Russian Red - Review, swatches and FOTD

What the brand says – 

MAC Russian Red - Review, swatches and FOTD

Mac became famous through the colours, textures and formulas of its Lipsticks and to this day, it’s what brings new fans to MAC. From the signature matte finish specially created to work on the runway and in the studio to our famous Lipglass, our line has evolved to embrace an entire range of textures and formulas. 

Price –
Rs. 1450/- for 3 gms of pure pleasure 🙂 (the price is a pain :P)

Ingredients –

MAC Russian Red - Review, swatches and FOTD

My experience with Mac Russian Red –

Being a girl its pretty normal to get mesmerized by RED lippies, not always but definitely sometimes. MAC has many variants of red lipsticks but I think Russian Red is the one which suits every complexion, specially Indian tone. Those who don’t dare wearing red lippies, can go for this one without any second thought. This is a bold colour but isn’t that much bright, it will perfectly compliment all perfectly.

MAC Russian Red - Review, swatches and FOTD

It is a highly pigmented colour. You will get perfect stained lips with good pigmentation in a single swipe, but you may swipe 2-3 times to get that intense look. So wear it the way you like it, totally upto your mood. 

What I love most about MAC lipsticks, is the long staying power. It easily stays for about 7-8 hrs, surviving all drinks and meals. It does transfer onto objects but doesn’t look patchy even after that. It is neither too dry nor creamy, just perfect matt. I am so in love with this one that I have already finished 2 bullets of same shade and not just me but even my mom loves it. Its kinda family affair with russian red….hehehe. Once you try it, you will never replace it with any other red. 

Apply it with a lip liner, to make it stay much longer and for those fuller lips. 

Swatches and LOTD –

MAC Russian Red - Review, swatches and FOTD
MAC Russian Red - Review, swatches and FOTD

I am wearing the same lipstick here too- Red Saree OOTD.

You can also check a dupe of MAC Russian Red here.

Pros –
  • Very rich, creamy and pigmented matt lipstick.
  • Suits all Indian skin tones well.
  • Very long lasting.
  • While it is matt, it causes no drying.
  • Soft and creamy.
  • Survives meals easily.
  • Doesn’t bleed.
  • Good quality.
  • Available easily at all MAC stores.
Cons –

NO CONS at all except that it is expensive. But, MAC offers great quality to compensate that ;).

Overall Rating –


MAC Russian Red is a must buy and I highly recommend this one. I am so addicted to this and will surely repurchase one. Already on my 3rd bullet. Need I say more!!

0 Replies to “MAC Russian Red – Review, swatches and FOTD”

  1. Love MAC's lipsticks!
    That red looks amazing on your lips!

  2. Beautiful shade. Glossy and suits your skin very well.

  3. Oh my god! That looks so pretty
    I love the MAC lipsticks. Great post girl.


  4. I have Ruby Woo and Relentlessly Red but have yet to get my hands on this. This look brilliant on you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  5. Great color, I have Ruby Woo but I think I might buy this one as well, it looks more moisturizing.

    Lera's Affordable Fashion Blog

  6. the shade looks absolute gorgeous on u!

  7. I love red lips! That shade is absolutely stunning and looks great on.

    Keisha xo

  8. The shade looks lovely .. I have heard a lot about this shade…

  9. Gorgeous shade

  10. Wow that red is very pigmented more like cherry red than it look stunning on the images.

  11. MAC has nice lipsticks… red looks great on you… unfortunately I'm too pale for the red color but there are plenty of other lovely colors xox ♡

  12. A painful price but a color fit for a princess 🙂 Very lovely! Thanks for you very sweet comment, dear! xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

  13. Nice review Charu…. And lovely shade. It really looks great in pictures and I am tempted to pick this up :)))

  14. It is one of my favorite shades it <3


  15. nice

  16. wanna try this
    Great Post. Lovely Blog. Really loving your blog.
    Following your blog. Hope you will follow back. xxx Keep in touch

  17. awesome shade..the lipswatch is gorgeous 🙂

  18. Wow.. it is such a brilliant red lipstick.. would love to flanuuut it !

  19. Excellant lipstick! it is stunning on you! Red color looks so prestigious! It is my favorite :*

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