Mac has created an amazing buzz around their name, I remember watching Youtube videos and reading blog posts about their products, leaving me lusting after the items mentioned. It wasn't until I got my first part time job that I could afford my first Mac product, a lipstick - 'Myth'. When I made my first purchase, their lipsticks retailed for £12.50 which I thought was the perfect price, they remained a luxury item but they were still affordable to most. Now, they retail for £14 which I'm slightly miffed at as they haven't updated the packaging, re-formulated or added to the amount of product you receive - all they've done is bump up the price.
However, pricing aside, the quality of the Mac's lipsticks are undeniably good. They're incredibly pigmented, smooth and come in a variety of finishes - all vanilla scented just to add an extra touch of luxury. The packaging of most Mac products are classic, sleek and they definitely look high end, I'm always happy to whip a Mac lipstick out my bag.
As for the lipstick featured today, 'Russian Red' this is undoubtedly my favourite red lipstick. For me, this is the perfect 'Old Hollywood' red that works well if I'm pale, or tanned. I'm incredibly picky with products, so to be hailed as a favourite by me means it has to be flawless.
So what qualities does a red lipstick need to have to be labelled 'flawless'? They have to be.. rich in colour, pigmented, work well with different skin tones, photograph well, matte finish, long wearing, smooth and easy to apply.