MAC Lipstick in Russian Red Review

I admit, I'm one of those lipstick girls. I am very much convinced that everything else in my makeup bag can go but never ever my lipsticks! Everybody looks instantly fab just by wearing their favorite lipstick. Some girls feel naked without their eyebrows lined and filled, but for me it's a different story. I feel helpless without my lipstick. chos!

Recently I decided to purchase another lipstick. I bought one from MAC which is in Russian Red. I love red lipsticks and I believe every girl needs one. Most of my red lipsticks are on darker shade so I decided to buy one which is lighter.















PACKAGING
Just like any other MAC lipsticks, Russian Red comes in a black bullet shape container. I love how sleek and portable it is. I also the fact that it doesn't have a loose cap like other brands. It closes tightly so I don't have to worry if the cap will open by itself once I place it in my makeup bag. 
The lipstick also twists up smoothly from its container. If you are an owner of a lipstick from MAC, you'll notice that faint vanilla/butter smell on it. It smells amazing so before I apply my lipstick, I couldn't help smelling it first hahaha
The bottom of the container also indicates important details about the lipstick like its color and finish. Details like its manufacturing date and other information are written all over the lipstick box.

PRICE
MAC lipsticks usually cost $15 to 16 USD. In Rustan's outlet in the Philippines they usually sell it for 1000php which is a little over $22USD. I was about to get one from Rustan's but then a friend in Instagram offered me one for only 840php, that's $18 USD. The price of the lipstick of course, depends from where you buy it. But I must inform you that MAC lipsticks are indeed quite pricey. It is pricey but it is worth it! I'll give you the reasons why on the PRO's list below.

Russian Red is one of the best red lipsticks from MAC. It is a classic red color which is suitable to any skin color. It isn't too light or too dark. It is lighter than Viva Glam I and a little darker than Ruby Woo. It has a matte finish but light and smooth on the lips.

It is best for a night out or classic/retro look. Depends on how much you eat or drink while wearing the lipstick, it is long lasting. I wore it for 6 hours long and it did last for six hours although it slightly faded when I ate something.
















MAC Lipstick in Russian Red

PRO's
-glides smoothly on the lips
-lasts for long hours compared to other lipstick brands
-has a sweet vanilla/butter smell
-comes in a great packaging
-has a very pigmented color that matches all skin color
-matte but not drying on the lips
-doesn't stain or "bleed" when applied
-could pair nicely with just about any eye shadow look

CON's
-a little pricey 

MAC lipsticks always have something that is great in color and in texture. It's no wonder how it could make anyone's lips runaway ready. It is a little pricey but considering its positive features, it is worth it. It is super matte and very long lasting that I really do not need any retouch. I love my purchase and I will definitely love to buy another MAC lipstick.

If you own the same lippie, let me know your thoughts below. Feel free to share to me which is your favorite MAC lipstick too and I will gladly check it out :)

love lots,
Tin

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53 comments:

  1. Hahaha, this is the second post for Russian Red on my blog feed :p It really is a stunning color! I don't know if I have enough confidence to leave the house with red lipstick, but once I'm comfortable, I'll be looking into buying this.

    Aissa // tea in january

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    1. hahaha that sounds funny hahaha
      I have the same perception about pink or other lighter shades, I don't have confidence wearing them. I'm more into darker shades like red.

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  2. Wow you look gorgeous on red Tin! Nganong d man bagay sa ako oy! Haha.

    Janine
    Lime & Life

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    1. Thanks Jan!!! bagay pud na nimu ui! ako nuon di bagay pink nako hahaha panes ang result lol

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  3. That color is so bright and wow! And a double wow for the gorgeous lips it adorns :) Cool review dear :) Much love!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  4. ugh. MAC products are just too pricey but there are good quality products though.
    looks good on you my dear.
    great review.
    :)


    Ms. Kei

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    1. yes sis, medyo masakit sa budget prices nila pero worth it naman hahaha
      thank you so much Keyti!!!

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  5. I've heard about this shade from MAC and personally I think that it's very pretty. And as you noticed, this lipstick has so many pros, so it's worth to buy it - especially I love that it lasts long hours! And btw - this shade suits to you, Tin!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much love! <3 you are amazing!!!

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  6. this is such a classic red shade!!! :D mac lipsticks can be pricey nga no? i tend to get them on outlet/discount stores here!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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    1. Yes Sybil medyo mahal tlga..better talga pag may discount nakakatipid kahit konti hehehe

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  7. Now, I really want to try this one. Great review...and it looks so perfect on you.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hope you had amazing day and I wish you great weekend, dear Tin :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  9. Stunning,
    I love bright colours and this is so awesome
    Cheers

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  10. nice post :) your blog is great :)

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow! Tin this shade of red looks so glam on you. It's made for you. Absolutely gorgeous.
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  12. Ohhh Russian Red! I was tempted to get this before but I find it a little bright for me, so I bought Viva Glam I instead but I love it on you! Try Diva or Sin next time! :) Truth with scent, sometimes I wanna eat it nga e hehe

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    1. Yay will gladly check them out sis! <3
      yes, that MAC scent is amazzing!!!

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  13. OH MYY! I think I need red lipstick too! haaayy.. I wish I am into make ups too. :D

    xx,
    www.jewelclicks.com

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  14. I hope you had great weekend, dear and I hope that you relaxed a little, Tin :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great color! I'm using MAC's Ruby Woo right now and I love it! Red din sya <3

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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    1. Bagay sa'yo lahat ng shade Kylie! especially those bold colors like red! <3

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  16. loving your blog dear,
    I am now following you through Bloglovin & GFC.


    ❤❤ Nybel

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  17. Love the shade Tin angayan kaayu ka! one of my next purchases na :) hehe..

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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  18. Red is my favorite color at the moment! but I've never wear any red lipstick before. but this Mac lipstick is probably gonna be my very first one! ;D
    thankyou so much for sharing! Gorgeous lips by the way! ;)

    http://immekristiani.blogspot.com/
    From Bali, Indonesia - with love, Imme ❤

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    1. Aww please try that one, MAC have great lipsticks in various shades :) I'm sure they would look great on you Imme <3

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  19. Just visited your blog just bloghopping. Please let me know if you have new post. I am eager to revisit your blog again.

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    1. haha thank you for visiting my blog John! :)

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  20. Just popping in to say Hi, Tin. Hope you've had a lovely Easter weekend, dear.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  21. Awesome shade, need to try this out!
    Great review!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  22. wow this shade really suits you
    looks lovely
    kisses

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  23. Love the shade on you! I also had Russian Red (but it kind of run out already.. hehe) now I'm using a Wet and Wild one, but sticking to the pink shades (Since I look more bitchy in red hehe).


    Nice review!
    www.jhanzey.net

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    1. Thanks Jhanz! Aww sometimes I use Wet n Wild too! but mine is in a dark shade of red :) Hindi kasi bagay sa 'kin pink hahahha I have a friend who thinks she looks "btchy" in red too hahahha so she doesn't wear one also hahaha

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  24. I love the color!!! I need to buy it ASAP <3

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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    1. Please do and let me see also Kylie!!! SUre it looks great on you! :)))

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  25. The color looks great on you! I've never used any MAC lipsticks, but I do use a few Nyx Cosmetics lipsticks.
    Paint It Rogue

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    1. That sounds cool! I love MAC and NYX lipsticks! I adore both!
      Thanks a lot Sarah!
      :)

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  26. Oh my. That colour looks nice against your skin.

    Olive Needs Popeye

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  27. well hello fellow lipstick addict! i feel the same way, my makeup would be very incomplete with out putting on lipstick. partly cause i have discoloration on my lips that i prefer to cover up. btw this shade looks sexy on you! its on my wishlist right after riri woo ;)

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