I was lucky enough to win this lovely lipstick from Selina's giveaway. It's one of MAC's most popular reds, yet it's something I never thought of picking up myself. I'm glad I own it because it's a high-quality reliable red. Although if you have an extensive lipstick collection, you probably already own something like this. Here are my thoughts on it:
I think what makes Russian Red so universal is that it's a primary red. It doesn't lean too blue or too orange so it appeals to many. It's completely opaque in one layer.
Russian Red has a matte finish. Not completely matte (like NARS Dragon Girl) since it retains a bit of a creamy sheen.
It wears well, but on special occasions I would definitely wear a lip liner underneath.
Russian Red is a great red. It's flattering and not overly glossy, which makes it very wearable. I would say this is my third favorite red lipstick, NARS Dragon Girl and Mascate are still in the lead.
What's your go-to red lipstick? Have a nice week, beauties!