I Back2Mac for this lipstick, and also bought my brush cleaner since I ran out of it.
Ordinarily, I wouldn't have paid for such a bold red color, but since I am exchanging my empty MAC stuff for a free lippy, this is when I get all adventurous when choosing colors. Actually I wanted Angel (frost) lipstick, but they didn't have it... so I decided on Russian Red, which is a Intense bluish-red (Matte). I seriously think I would wear this out at night, like for clubbing, or when I keep the rest of my face 'clean' and let the red lips take focus. But would I look like geisha makeup, or worse, clownish? The line between wearable and laughable is quite slippery when it comes to pulling off red lips. Maybe I am not confident enough.
A bizarre one eyed picture of me, featuring the red lips.
I just applied the lipstick straight from the tube, no brush, no pencil liner. And if I want this to look glossy, I can just dab some clear lipglass over. My sister said it goes well with my striped tee. LOL. There is something nautical about the whole combination, no?
The picture shows the color more 'orangey' but it is deeper and more blue tone in actual. And I noticed it is not as drying when I swatched another matte red lipstick called the MAC Red which felt like chalk. Russian Red applies rather smoothly and creamy for a matte texture lipstick.
Will keep you posted on how my red lips adventure goes! :)
Thanks for reading.