MAC Russian Red, Viva Glam I, Cockney, Dubonnet Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick

Russian Red

MAC Russian Red Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged during application. The consistency was lightweight, just creamy enough to glide on but not enough to slide around while worn. This shade lasted for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

Viva Glam I

MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. There’s a hint of brown to it, which gives it a slightly retro vibe. The lipstick felt smooth, lightly creamy as it glided across the lips and delivered even, opaque pigmentation in a single stroke. This shade wore well for six hours, left a faint stain behind, and was non-drying. I can still remember the first time I wore this shade, it was absolutely love–it was such a beautiful, flattering shade that made me feel so confident.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick
MAC Cockney Lipstick

Cockney

MAC Cockney Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with warmer, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had a Lustre finish, so it had more translucent coverage–semi-sheer to medium pigmentation–that appeared almost stain-like. The consistency was firmer initially but melted and felt more emollient as I applied it. Not all Lustres wear well for me, but Cockney is one of the more versatile and comfortable to wear shades within that finish for me. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Lipstick

Dubonnet

MAC Dubonnet Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep red with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a creamy, light-medium thick consistency. It covered the lips evenly and made my lips appear smoother and did not highlight my lip lines. This shade lasted for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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All of these look amazing on you. Russian Red is and Viva Glam 1 are perfect MAC classics! I wish both were in Retro Matte finish which is my all time favourite formula.. I’ve got to go drag out Russian Red from the coffers.

I just swipe it on from the tube – nothing extra or special. I have met few red lipsticks that don’t wear a really long time, though.

I have been working my way through the permanent lipsticks I swatched several months ago to get reviews up whenever there’s a little lull in releases, lol!

I think with all of the LE drama and rapid-fire releases, it’s easy to forget how many killer products MAC actually does have! I have quite a few of their Sheertone Shimmer and Satin finish blushes, and their Matte, Satin, and Amplified lipstick formulas are just amazing.

Sheertone Shimmer has always been one of my favourite blush finishes and the Amplified Cream lipsticks are among the best out there, IMO. I just wish they’d come out with some new colours.

I love Viva Glam I. One of my faves and I always recommend it. I don’t have Russian Red, not sure I need it though! Dubonnet has been on my radar for years, but I think I’m allergic to its formula 🙁

Oh no! I wonder what is in Dubonnet that’s not in VGI that is bad for your lips! I know the finishes are different, so obviously must be something there.

The Amplified formula (and a few other MAC finishes, but not Matte or Satin) contains lanolin oil, and I have some sensitivity to lanolin products. But I may try it anyway next time I Back to MAC…

I love this! Viva Glam I is one of my all time favorites, and now I see I might also love Dubonnet. I do wish there was a Viva Glam I that was retro matte too. I also like applying it with MAC clear lipglass on top.

I love Dubonnet! I’ve loved it for years. I love everything about it – the colour, texture, wear and even how it fades. If I could only wear 1 lipstick for the rest of my life, Dubonnet would sure be in the running as the 1 I’d choose (aaack – a dystopian world with only 1 lipstick choice???? what a dreadful thought).

I could look at these all day. Those that I haven’t acquired are always on my back burner. Confirmedly duped to death, but always floating around the periphery of the oh, really must get list. MAC really does excel at red lips, which is probably why we get inundated at times. Finally got VG 1 last year, and it is all that and more. Classics, thoroughly. Thanks for doing classic perms.

I’m so sad about VG1! It was my “second” mac lipstick (I bought it and twig at the same time!) And I fell in love with it in the tube!

But time I’ve he second I put it on, it turns straight up unflattering brown on me 🙁

So it went back after I tried to work with it for a week!

Dubonnet was my first MAC lipstick and is still my favorite. My old tube melted so I need to get a new one!

So much beautiful reds. I can pull off any red in my NC44 (yellow)/Y445 (neutral) skin, but I didn’t find THAT red yet. Cool reds turn pinkish on me due to my warm undertones. Warm reds are not easy to come across, either too neon or too dark.

I have got to hand it to MAC, they truly *know* how to do a really great red lipstick! These 4 prove it! Got Russian Red and VG I in my stash, plus a wonderful dupe of Cockney in their LE Yoni Crush. If I wear a significant amount of UD Bad Blood and a few other darker rich reds down, I may have to give Dubonnet a gander!

Dubonnet was the 1st red lipstick I ever bought at a MAC salesperson’s suggestion. I had never thought I could wear a red lipstick but I rock it. 20 years later I still do and it is my favourite lipstick. I MUST wear it more! So lovely to see you review it! Thank you!

I don’t know what it is about VG1…it doesn’t look particularly exciting in the tube and seems like it will be a slightly boring brick-y color, and then you put it on and BAM. So good (and good on a wide variety of skintones). There are supposed dupes, but I’ve never found anything that matches it exactly. It’s just a strangely special color. Hope they never discontinue it. I would be bereft.

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