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MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Review, Swatches and FOTD

June 30, 2012

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

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Review

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick

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.

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.

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

MAC Ruffian Red, Russian Red and Red She Said Swatches

Left to right: MAC Red She Said, Ruffian Red and Russian Red Lipsticks

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

Wearing MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick

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

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

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  • Reply Constanze June 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful colour! ♥

  • Reply stephanie June 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    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 >_<

    • Reply Phyllis June 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      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 🙂

  • Reply Sue Lin July 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

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

    • Reply Phyllis July 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Sue 🙂

  • Reply Starletmuse July 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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

  • Reply Kayla July 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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

  • Reply Delyteful Speaks July 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

  • Reply Tanya May 6, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I love the red lips.

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