I love wearing red lipstick, although i am not one of those people who wear it on a daily basis. For me, i think a bold, red lipstick is all you need to brighten up your face and gives such a strong statement.
I have had MAC Russian Red lipstick for months and i am only now just getting to write a review! The great thing with Russian Red is that it compliments all skin tones, so warm and cool skin tones can wear this red. It is highly pigmented and you only need one swoop of this on your lips!
This is a matte finish lipstick, and it was one of the very few MAC lipsticks that didn't dry out my lips. It feels quite creamy but still has a matte feeling.....if that makes any sense? I would always wear a red lipstick with a lip liner because of the boldness of the shade. I wouldn't want it to appear feathered! One thing that you have to remember is that if you have filled in your entire lips with a lipliner, the shade of Russian Red may slightly change, depending on the tone of the liner.
What are my thoughts on this overall? I can't fault this lipstick at all, it's a simple, bold red. If you are unsure of which red to purchase, try Russian Red, just because of the versatility amongst different skin tones.
MAC lipsticks retail at £14 and can be purchased HERE.
Have you tried MAC Russian Red?