Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick
MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick

MAC Ruffian Gold Layered Over Ruffian Red Lipstick

If we weren’t absolutely positive whether Ruffian Red was warm or not, you’ll definitely turn it into a warm red by layering Ruffian Gold on top of it.  Red and gold is a very popular combination, and while it might not read summer (or even fall), it’s certainly a go-to layering for the holidays.  The small sized particles in Ruffian Gold make it ideal for layering, because it really mixes and blends with the underlying lipstick, rather than just sitting on top, like a gloss might. The effect between this and a gold-shimmered gloss is still very close, so if you already have a gold gloss, try layering it over your favorite red lipstick.

When layering, it’s best to use a separate lip brush to apply Ruffian Gold over Ruffian Red, but if you’re pressed for time or are on-the-go, you could try applying Ruffian Gold first, and then applying Ruffian Red–you’ll get some particles on the tube of red lipstick, but you won’t turn your gold lipstick all red.  With gloss, I like using a fingertip to really blend the colors together after the initial application.

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MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick
MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick

MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick
MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick

MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick
MAC Ruffian Gold layered over Ruffian Red Lipstick

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34 thoughts on “MAC Ruffian Gold Layered Over Ruffian Red Lipstick


    This reminds me of Chanel Dragon so much. Really pretty combo.

  2. I like this combination a lot and reminds me of the covergirl duo’s

  3. alicedewa

    Great colour mix, and the red is so pigmented! I never thought to layer gold on top of red before :)

  4. Great combo! You’re right, gold and red almost always read holiday to me. I can see it working on an overcast fall day, though — it’ll inject some glamour into the dreary day! 

  5. wiggitywhack

    wow i never liked frosty lipsticks until this

  6. Oh yum. Now I want both lol

  7. Dominique33

    Gorgeous red, so bright ! I do have red lipsticks but this one is just a must-have !

  8. Separately, Gold is kinda meh and Red is pretty but isn’t terribly unique–but these 2 together are gorgeous!

  9. andromeda18

    That’s such a beautiful color! I’m in love!

  10. shertz1981

    Oh wow, now I’m glad I bought them both.

  11. okay, so I don’t feel so bad about caving..  it looks fab!  

  12. niche

    nooooo, now i have to get ruffian gold.   

  13. BethaneyMars

    you cant even see the gold! the maxfactor flipsticks are much better quality!! mac is seriously going down the toilet in my opinon!

    • artemis

       @BethaneyMars what exactly do you want it to look like? a christmas decoration?

      • CNo64

        I think it looks great!For the really un-shy, Kryolan (I think; it’s one of those theatrical makeup lines) makes a lipstick called “Gold Ice,” that looks very similar to Ruffian Gold, but may be a bit more opaque.A light dab in the center of the lower lip, over a deep lipstick, gives an “ombre” effect.The Kryolan is an option for those who miss out on Ruffian Gold.

  14. Marian57

    love this!!!

  15. That is GORGEOUS and it looks great on you!

  16. RehiaAnderson

    I think it was pointless doing it over the gold, i’m pretty sure people want to see how the ruffian looks by itself, but you’re still gorgeous as always

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  18. Makeup Over Mind

    Adore this combo! Stunning! :)

  19. Makeup Over Mind

    Adore this combo! Stunning! :)

  20. Natalia Leguisamo De Pardo

    very pretty!!!!!!

  21. Mél Any

    I love it!!! perfect together!!!

  22. karen

    Loving this. Think I will get this when I get paid. Wish it was at Dillard’s or Macy’s

  23. Irina001

    That’s perfect!

  24. I got pretty bummed when I missed out on Chanel Dragon, but I daresay this is something that could replace my lemming! What do you reckon @Christine (Temptalia) ?

  25. MHS 0927

    You can get a similar effect using the nars lipstain duo in Indian Red/Moon Fleet

  26. CMG

    I just bought the three lip colors! OMG!

  27. ellejay785

    Very va va voom Christine! Love your earrings too :)

  28. samanthaL

    What eyeshadow are you wearing? :)