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MAC Red Chili & Rusi Woo Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

MAC Red Chili Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep red with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin finish with barely-there ruby red micro-shimmer. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to my lips and didn’t accentuate lip texture or gather into my lip lines.

The consistency was lightweight, slightly firmer initially but not enough to tug or be uncomfortable to apply. It lasted well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Fenty Beauty Ma’damn (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Nyma Tang (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Chanel Nightfall (LE, $40.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Hi Striker (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay 714 (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Russian Red (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Rouge Ultime (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Como La Flor (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Lucky Red (403) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.1 oz. – $210.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, Vanillin, Bht, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

MAC Rusi Woo Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging during application.

The texture was lightweight, lightly emollient but slightly firmer in the tube (it warmed up as I applied it) and was forgiving of lip texture/lip lines. It stayed on well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Big Bang (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC Russian Red (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M401 (DC, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • NARS Power Trip (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Weekender (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Siempre Selena (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Guerlain Ruby Red (880) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Evil Queen (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Maybelline Red for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.1 oz. – $210.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, Vanillin, Bht, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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