Monday, 27 January 2014

From 8 Till Late I Think About You | MAC Russian Red

Winter 2013 saw me delve into the realm of dark red and brown lipsticks. I had never tried dark shades before and always felt that my make up ended a little too 'try hard'. Once teamed with neutral eyes, I discovered dark red wasn't so scary after all and now I have a little addiction.

With Spring approaching (and with the kick start of my mac collection with Myth) I wanted to treat myself and my make up bag to a slightly brighter red. I wanted a shade with a blue tone to enhance the shade of my pearly not so whites. I asked Gabby from VelvetGh0st for her opinion on what shade to get as her make up is on point and I have severe lipstick collection envy. I am sure you can tell by the title I went for Russian Red

The shade is a lovely red which isnt too over powering but still lifts and adds a gorgeous pop of colour to yo face. It is a lovely texture but I found was a teeny tiny bit drying as it is a matte finish; I would recommend using lip scrub prior to wearing Russian Red as well as using a clear lip balm to ensure it glides on nice and smooth, no one wants to see your flaky bits girlfriend!

It lasts ages so is definitely worth its £15.00 price tag, one application lasted all day with eating and drinking. I must admit it did fade a little but the colour was still pretty enough without having to reapply more product.

I really like the look with a simple eye, here I used neutral shades from my Naked 2 palette with a slick of black eyeliner. This is my usual every day make up just with a little twist from the lippy. I feel this jazzed up my usual day time face without feeling too 'OTT' and felt confident for someone who usually sticks to pale colours during the day.

Have you tried Russian Red? What are your favourite lip products?

Want to add the perfect Nude to your lipstick collection, take a peek at my review on MAC Myth | How I style a green coat and bowler hat in my first OOTD of 2014 | The perfect boot for splish sploshing in the January Puddles, Dr Marten Serena

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  1. this color is so pretty on you! I need to check out more red lipsticks :)

  2. You look GORGEOUS :)

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  3. This looks so nice on you!!! Wish I was brave enough to wear something like that! ox

  4. You look so pretty in that colour. xo

  5. Swit swoooo this red really suits you huni. I went through a phase last summer were I was hooked on wearing red lipie too, I just felt naked without it haha.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx