Perfect Party Reds from MAC

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean the red lip is dead. New Years, my second favourite holiday, is quickly approaching! Which means more parties and reasons to wear a bold lip. I thought I’d share these two reds from MAC because I cannot get enough of them right now.


It isn’t always easy to find a perfect red. Some are too orange, and some are too brown. That’s why for such a bold colour, I shopped at MAC and got their ladies to simply show me what would look good. You pay a bit more versus the drugstore, but I always have a better shopping experience and it’s less overwhelming than swatching 10 different reds on yourself and ruining your clothes.

Above are Russian Red (left) and Diva (right). Both of these colours are perfectly dramatic and I swear by them now.


Russian Red (top) is my go-to for a perfect bold red and I always get so many compliments. It’s sexy and I can wear it for 8 hours and only do minor touch ups, even with eating and drinking!

Diva (bottom) is a perfect wine red for a bombshell look. It looks simply amazing with curled hair. This is a great colour if you want to switch from a traditional red and add extra sexiness! It does need a few more touch ups than Russian Red however, since it is much darker.

These two beautiful colours are $16 each, so a bit pricier than drugstore finds, but they last a long time and I’ve had no problems with bleeding. Since they are matte, make sure your lips are moisturized before applying.

xo J



  1. December 28, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    I love the top one! I’m never brave enough to wear red for a night out because nine times out of ten I forget I’m wearing it and will end up wiping my face with the back of my hand… Does it really last for eight hours without budging?! That’s pretty decent.

    • December 28, 2014 / 9:03 pm

      Yes it does! I’ve worn it to work and only needed minimal touchups! 🙂

  2. December 28, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    I absolutely agree that though makeup is a little more costly than at the drugstore, it is typically worthwhile to go to a counter such as Mac because of their expertise! I especially love these reds, particularly Russian Red – I have this shade in their Lipglass and I absolutely love it for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

    • December 28, 2014 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much! Yes it can be SO overwhelming without help. Glad you like the same colour 🙂

  3. December 29, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Russian Red is so gorgeous

  4. January 5, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    I am a huge(!!) lover of a red lip. I love Diva but i’ve never tried Russian Red (its definitely next on my list though!). My all time favourite is MAC Red, and I’ve just bought Viva Glam 1 though I’m yet to try it!
    Great post! <3

    • January 6, 2015 / 2:26 am

      Thanks so much! Yes Russian Red is gorgeous 🙂

      • January 6, 2015 / 11:17 am

        I must definitely try it out then! <3

  5. January 13, 2015 / 3:32 am

    I need Russian Red in my life! I am attached to Ruby Woo and have Riri Woo too, but as soon as I use one of these up Russian Red will need to be added to my collection. So pretty! <3 Janet

    • January 13, 2015 / 3:38 am

      I always wanted Riri Woo but I was too slow to buy it when it was available 🙁 But Russian Red is great!

      • January 13, 2015 / 3:42 am

        Yeah I was surprised it was available but I realized the trick was to call the MAC store as soon as it opens and place your order over the phone. They ship it to you but the ladies at Mall of America are always so nice and hold it for me until I can come in on the weekend. I plan to do that for the Viva Glam Miley Cyrus because I may not love MC but the cause is great and that pink looks amazing!!!

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