It's times like these that I turn to the slightly sultry Russian Red by MAC Cosmetics.
Russian Red is a blue toned lipstick, therefore an instant smile brightener.
It's often compared to the cult MAC shade Ruby Woo, though it's slightly darker.
While both shades are a matte formula, I find that Russian Red is a little creamier and doesn't stick around as long as it's sister shade, but this minor glitch won't stop me wearing it. :0
You can find this vampy lippy at your nearest MAC counter with the extortionate price tag of £14, but perhaps this is a small price to pay to trot about feeling a bit like Rita Hayworth?
As always, thank you for reading :*
p.s. Does anyone else find MAC stores a bit scary? :0