4 December 2014

Winter Makeup Edit | Mac Russian Red Lipstick

Apologies if "Red Lips" or the colour "red" in general aren't your thing, I have a feeling it will be the main colour theme of this blog over the next month, "Hello December!" Where did you come from? Anywho getting back to the subject in hand.

I was browsing my quite extensive (it's getting ridiculous) red lip collection and I came across a particular shade that I had never worn, I know (slaps wrists). Mac lipsticks are too precious to be ignored, so I gave it it's first outing on Sunday to a Christmas fair and I had to document the occasion.

Mac Russian Red Lipstick
On My Face |
YSL Youth Liberator Foundation
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Nars Sin Blush

Eyes |
Tarte Light Camera Lashes Mascara

Mac Russian Red Lipstick
Lips |
The two qualities I look for in a red lipstick or any lipstick really are, staying power and comfort, if they feel tight or smear it's a no go for me. Luckily, Mac came up trumps with Russian Red, this blue toned, completely matte stunner of a lipstick.

I always make sure to apply a lip liner underneath, for added longevity and for the first coat of lipstick I use a lip brush to help create a cleaner line as I am a bit of a messy beggar, especially when it comes to the lipstick outline.

This shade actually stayed on really well, I was so impressed! I could barely feel it on my lips at all. The removal process was pretty easy too, a bit of Bioderma on an exfoliating cotton pad and that was it.

What are your favourite Christmas Reds Lipsticks?

XOXO Claire


  1. Um, you look amazing! Really suits you :) I love red lips xx

  2. It's a lovely red! red really suits you, I'm just really getting into red lipstick myself I've come across Sonia Kashuk Rogue Red matte and its lovely

  3. Red lips suit you so much! xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Claire this suits you so much! I feel sad... This looks like everything I wanted Ruby Woo to be - gorgeous red with a little sheen to it. Ruby Woo is lovely but a little too matte, meh!

    Zoe xoxo

  5. Aww thank you, I'm pretty lucky that most red and tend to suit me, though with nude lips it's a different story haha :)

  6. Aww thank you Zoe, I know what you mean, I used to own Ruby Woo but I had to sell it in a blog sale as it just ruined my lips :(

  7. Need to get my hands on the Youth Lib' foundation! It looks so beautiful. x

  8. It's the perfect Christmas shade :)

  9. Awww thank you, it is quite expensive so I don't wear it all the time I tend to save it for special occasions :)

  10. I love a good red. At the moment, I am head over heels in love with NARS Audacious lipstick in Olivia (review and swatches only blog if you've missed it) and will wear it at Christmas for sure!


  11. Oooh Olivia is gorgeous, Nars are definitely doing something right!

  12. What a beautiful shade of red. I love red lips but I don't wear them often!

  13. Ooh you should they can completely change your look, and with the staying power of lipstick these days you dont need to worry if it got on your teeth haha :)

  14. Looks gorgeous on you! I love a good Red Lipstick! www.shehearts.net x


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