Monday, January 28th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Russian Red, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Russian Red! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

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21 thoughts on “Look Book – What would you pair Russian Red lipstick with?

  1. Tekoa

    Lips: Cherry lipliner, Russian Red l/s, and Russian Red l/g on top.

    Cheeks: Strada

    Eyes: Bare Canvas as a base, Gorgeous Gold e/s all over lid, Nylon e/s in inner corner. Blacktrack to line the upper and lower edges of your eyes. Add mascara!

    Don’t be afraid if Gorgeous Gold looks very yellow. I promise it looks great when the look is done.

  2. Shefali

    OMG Christine I’m so glad you posted this question. I have this lipstick and haven’t worn it in so long because I needed ideas for the eyes.

    Tekoa – I will definitely try the eye makeup you put. I don’t have Gorgeous Gold…but hey, I needed an excuse to buy something from MAC anyway :)

  3. I love this post–because I bought Russian Red and have yet to use it. I bought Brick Red to use with it. Looking forward to hearing people’s suggestions.

  4. LOL! I ALSO bought it, but have yet to wear it! It’s such a classic color, I had to have it.

    I was thinking just a light, shimmery taupe shadow and black eyeliner. Maybe really light blush. But nothing that would take away from the lips!

  5. Pia

    Russian Red is a great pick-me-up especially when you just can’t bother with tons of make up. On such days, I’ll just pat lightly brown shadows, any brand will do. Line my lips and fill them in with the lippie. On days when I want to look done I use knight divine on the lids up to the crease, and carbon on the outer corner and crease for definition. Use light hand, you want light smokey eyes.

  6. Annie

    With this, I keep it simple, but dramatic… No cheek color, only the lipstick, and eyeliner- black eyeliner- on the waterline and lashline… I love this color!

    • taj

      same here, but I would wear Armani blush to give a “barely there” cheek colour, and tons of mascara <3 <3
      I wish I had a perfect canvas to wear this look well !!!!

  7. Tonee

    I love Russian Red – fabulous, dramatic color! I like using it with a light neutral blush and smoky eyes.

    Blush: Mocha (day) and NARS Sin (night)


    Day – Fresh Cement as base, Ricepaper on brow, All That Glitters on the lid, Woodwinked in the crease and outer lid, upper lash lined with Blacktrack, Smoulder smudged lightly along the waterline and lower lashline. Mascara in Plushlash or Pro Lash in Brown or Black.

    Night – UDPP, Ricepaper on brow, Seedy Pearl (possibly the oldest MAC e/s I own) on the inner lid, Scene all over the lid, Knight Divine in the crease, outer lid and along the lower lashline, upper lid lined with Inky, Blacktrack on the waterline, and Plushlash in Black.

  8. Beau Nelson

    Id pair it with Brick lipliner and russian red gloss

    Frankly Scarlet blush over taupe blush in the contour of cheeks

    on eyes I would use Makeup forever eyeshadow in the bright purple matte they have and then blend Parfait amour over it from MAC, Id line inner rims in a matching purple eyeliner and use black mascara…

    Very YSL 70’s

  9. G

    I would use Chanel Quad in Dreams with Mac Raven pencil & eithe Chanel Horizon Blush or Chanel Rose Bronze Blush for a softer look

  10. emily

    i wore this out on sat evening

    lips : cherry lip liner, l/g russian red and l/s in russian red.

    cheeks: margin (a light application)>

    eyes: soft ochre paint pot as base, ricepaper as highlight, soft brown in the crease, a light line of espresso drawn under lower bottom lashes and liquid liner on top.

  11. whitney

    I wear russian red with some random red lip liner i have and put mac’s clear lipgloss over it, dior blackout mascara for the eyes and thats it