I have read more about MAC’s Russian Red lipstick ($14) than probably any other red lip color on the market. It is a celebrity cult favorite and has devotees like Gwen Stefani (shocker huh?ha!), Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johannson just to name a few.
Russian Red totally reminds me of the red on my Diet Coke can, so I just had to photograph it so you could see the similarity!
- 1. Fair complexions: Go for reds with blue undertones like Maybelline’s color Sensational lipstick in “are you red-dy” ($5).
- 2. Medium complexions. Go for goldish, almost orangey/brick colored formulas. I think “russian red” falls into this category rather than the blue category- but what do I know! I just know I fall into the medium skin tone category and this one works for me.
- 3. Dark complexions. Go for berry rich shades like Dior’s Replenishing lipcolor in “red premiere” ($29).