MAC Matte Lipstick #Russian Red- Review and Swatch.

194-001Red is Timeless beauty and never fails to look stunning . I am fond of red lipsticks and after trying #Ruby woo, #RiRi Woo, I was eyeing #Russian Red lipstick for so long. A lipstick with hundreds of hues. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous. Yes, MAC cosmetics is the master of shades, And after Ruby Woo, Russian Red is one of the top selling shade. Alright now let’s jump into actual review 🙂

What MAC Claims:

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous.

PRICE: 1450 INR or $17.00 for 3gm.


Ingredients:197-001Mac describes #Russian Red as Intense bluish-red in matte finish. It is medium dark cool tone red that observes differently on different skin tones. Depending on skin’s undertone it may look different. Ruby woo is lot brighter and matte-r where as Russian red is deeper classic red with more of neutral undertone to it. After trying this I must say I love Russian Red more than Ruby woo. It’s a true red that will go with many different skin tones.


Texture: As mentioned #Russian Red is less drying, less offensive on lips. It is creamy, smooth and has a satin matte effect on lips. I am not at all fond of extreme dry matte lipsticks like Ruby woo, such shades need extra protection before applications. However, MAC Russian Red goes onto the lips with ease; has no pulling or tugging effect.  MAC describes it as matte formula but it has satin matte finish that is non-drying and comfortable on lips.


MAC #Russian Red is a part of their permanent range that comes in similar black packaging. The colour is long lasting on me, almost 5 hours before it fades.  Although touch up is important after having meals because the colour from inner rim of bottom lips fades away and look weird. It is a fabulous classic true red that is flattering on any and every skin tones.

207-001What I like about MAC Matte Lipstick #Russian Red:

  • It is very flattering deep red that looks great on any skin tone.
  • A classic timeless red.
  • Has satiny matte effect on lips.
  • Non drying and comfortable on lips.
  • No tugging or pulling.
  • Doesn’t make my lips dry after sometimes.
  • Last long for 5 hours before fading.
  • Doesn’t sit on dry flakes or accentuate lines.
  • Vanilla scent.

What I don’t like about MAC Matte Lipstick #Russian Red:

  • It is perfect red with perfect formulation.
  • No complaints apart from increasing price.

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Rating: 4.7/5

Do I need to say again?? Okay- Yes I do Highly Recommend to try MAC #Russian Red lipstick.


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3 Responses

  1. Harman says:

    Your lip swatch is literally OMG

    I will check this one out sometime 🙂

  2. Ankita says:

    Wow Kinkinee, your lip swatch is breath taking!! Best color pick for red lips.

  3. Ankita says:

    Ohh I by mistake mentioned Kinkinee’s name instead of Sushmita. :p

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