Mac's Russian Red matte lipstick full review

Well hello to you my reader chums! Christmas is always an exciting season for many reasons including jazzing up makeup looks. Bold red lips are a staple look many beauty bloggers rocks during Christmas and my favourite is the classic Mac Russian Red.

Whether you're a big lipstick fan or on the hunt for a new red, here is my full review of Mac's Russian Red lipstick.

Mac's Russian Red lipstick

Matte finish

I'm a complete addict when it comes to matte lipsticks. It's my favourite finish because it will compliment a shimmery eye, last longer than satin or gloss and give a bolder statement to any makeup look. Russian Red's finish is completely matte with no overall glossy shine. Despite the finish, the creaminess and comfort aren't taken away from the product. The lipstick applies very smoothly onto the lips and isn't drying. After a whole day or evening wear, my lips do begin to feel dry, however over the short period of a few hours, you're good to go.


Mac Russian Red's pigmentation is seamless. The bright, blue-toned red is ideal for any occasion, whether that's a Christmas party or a day out at the markets, the colour suits all festivities. I'd say, once applied onto the lips, you'll need one or two layers to achieve the full bold, colour pay off. As it's such a staple red, it suits many different skin tones and series of looks. I couldn't fault the richness, creamy texture or pigmentation of this product.

Lasting power

For some reason, I'm one of those people where lipsticks don't stay on no matter whichever Pinterest hack I use. However, Mac's lipsticks including Russian Red cling to my lips on many occasions, lasting a good few hours. The lasting power increases when I apply lip liner or use a dabbing technique, but ultimately for me, this lipstick wears incredibly well.

Mac's Russian Red lipstick review

Overall thoughts

Given the perfect festive shade, faultless lasting power and pigmentation, can you think of a better lipstick for this season? I'm obsessed and will continue to use this as my go-to red all year round, especially at Christmas time.

Mac's Russian Red lipstick full review.

I hope you enjoyed this post! What's your staple read in the festive season?

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  1. Perfect Christmas colour! It suits you!

    Merry Christmas!
    Darriyan xo


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