Mac Cosmetics Russian Red is an intense bluish-red, creamy, and high-pigmented matte lipstick that is long-lasting and non-feathering. It is free of parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde and is available at Ulta.
Mac Cosmetics created this neutral-to-cool tone winter red for Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, and it was one of Selena’s favorite lip colors that has been a fan-favorite and on the list of the best red lipsticks since its birth (via Allure). Stylecraze considers this shade of red highly flattering on women of most skin tones. Plus, it is so soft and creamy and effortlessly glides on your lips.
The Beautyholic calls this iconic lipstick perfect for those with fair skin due to its bluish undertones, though it looks good on almost everyone because the color is intense and keeps your lips hydrated while looking matte. Into The Gloss calls this deeper shade of red the “vampier old sister” to their classic Ruby Woo. So, if you want to go red without going too bright, this is perfect for you. If you are looking for the ideal dupe for this classic deep red, The Drugstore Princess recommends trying Revlon’s Really Red or e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Rich Red, which are both really affordable. Swipe the Russian Red on your lips to feel instantly confident and beautiful.