I absolutely never wear the colour red. Ever. I'm pretty strict about that. The only exception is lipstick. Colour anywhere else on my face makes me feel like a clown, I'll stick to boring nudes and soft pinks THANK YOU. Yet on the lips red makes me feel daringly brave. There's something about the in your face shade that is just so appealing and MAC Russian Red is Queen of them all.
Russian Red is part of the MAC permanent collection (and my own) for a reason. It's won the award of "most perfect red lipstick." This medium-dark vintage red with neutral undertones is flattering on every skin tone and super easy to wear. The deep crimson velvet colour is bold and unapologetic. The formula is a non-drying, creamy matte, which applies smoothly and evenly. Russian Red typically wears for around four to six hours leaving a light stain, meaning if you don't get around to touching it up, you can drink cocktails and blow kisses without having to worry about patchy red lips.