MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Review, Swatches and FOTD

By . Posted in Lipstick, MAC, MAC Lipstick, Product Reviews, Rating A Plus, Red Lips

Published on June 30, 2012 with 8 Comments

Finally, I got to play with my Ruffian Red Lipstick from the MAC Ruffian Collection and tested my new Canon EOS Rebel T3i camera for a quick FOTD. Read on to see more!

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Review

Described as a “classic rich blue red”, the Ruffian Red Lipstick comes in MAC’s signature black tube with a rounded cap and a special Ruffian box. It is also vanilla scented like all MAC lipsticks.

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick


Compared to MAC Russian Red Lipstick, this is a little lighter, brighter and slightly more orangy/warm on me. Despite the Matte formula, the lipstick felt creamy and applied smoothly without drying out my lips or highlighting flakes. The staying power was also good and lasted at least 4-5 hours.

MAC Ruffian Red, Russian Red and Red She Said Swatches


To bring out the red theme, I added a pop of red on the eyes with Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Iridescent Red to go with the lipstick. Other products featured include:

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #127
* Senna Form-A-Brow Eyebrow Stencil Kit in Neutral
* Jealousness Diamond Beauty Fake Lashes in JS-504 Extravagance – sliced in half and placed on the outer corner
* Estee Lauder Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara in Bold Brown/Rich Black
* MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating – lower waterline
* NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross – brow bone and down the nose
* MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick and Make Up For Ever Iridescent Red Aqua Liner Face Of The Day
Wearing Make Up For Ever Iridescent Red Aqua Liner
Wearing MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick


What do you think? Did you pick up anything from the Ruffian collection?

Overall Rating:

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick is available only at maccosmetics.com for $14.50.

Disclosure: The product in this review was purchased by us. Please see our Disclosure for more information on our posting policy.

8 Comments



There are currently 8 Comments on MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Review, Swatches and FOTD. Perhaps you would like to add one of your own?

  1. Beautiful colour! ♥

  2. I’ve seen this everywhere and I so wana check this out but it’s not out in the UK yet… I like blue tones reds so I might pass on this >_<

    • This is supposed to be a blue red, it just shows up more neutral on my NC30 skin. You might want to check it out in person first, the color is gorgeous :)

  3. Hey Phyllis, I love how ya rocking that red eyeliner. The orange tones in Ruffian is gorgeous.

    • Thanks Sue :)

  4. I lovvvvvvvve this lipstick you pulled the red off so well.

    Thestarletmuse.com

  5. UGHHHH I want this so bad, I’m so upset it’s online only. Looks gorgeous!

  6. Hmmm I don’t like that it tends to run a bit orange.. Ruby woo is definitely a better red for me..

Leave a Comment