Sunday, 31 May 2015

MAC 'Russian Red' Dupe!

Hello! ♥

Since exams have been taking up most of my time and I haven't been able to blog as much as I've wanted to, I thought I'd do a short and sweet post quickly!

MAC's 'Russian Red' lipstick is an extremely well known and well loved lipstick. It's a true red in a matte formula, and suits all skin tones! I know people may want to try out colours before they spend £15.50 on a MAC lipstick, so I've got an incredibly close dupe for you!

My dad bought me Rimmel's Exaggerate lip liner in the shade 'Red Diva' (£3.99) quite a while ago and I've found it to be a dupe for MAC's 'Russian Red'. They're so so similar, except 'Red Diva' is ever so slightly more on the pinky side.

Top: MAC 'Russian Red'. Bottom: Rimmel London Exaggerate lip liner 'Red Diva'
My photos never come out right - the lighting makes the shades look different but they're actually almost the exact the same in person!
I do prefer 'Red Diva' though, because it's much more matte, longer lasting and transfers a lot less than the 'Russian Red' lipstick.

Let me know if you have anymore MAC lipstick dupes!

Thanks for reading, Thahira x


  1. There's quite a few similar Rimmel and MUA lipstick shades too that could pass :) I do generally really like Rimmel lip liners, they're great for the price :)

    Velvet Blush

    1. Rimmel lip liners are my absolute fave, along with Kiko! x

  2. Thanks for this ^_^ as a firm boycotter of MAC it's always nice to know there are dupes available,
    Rimmel lip liners are amazing, some of my absolute favourite lip products in general!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

    1. Samee! Rimmel do amazing lip liners and their lipsticks are great too! x