I went to a MAC counter to check out their famous red lipstick the Ruby Woo... But for some reason I preferred the Russian Red, it's darker... I like dark red lips for A/W... MAC Russian Red is definitely in my top red lipsticks... I like the fact that it's a matte finish... Compared to my other matte red lipstick this one doesn't feel matte i.e drying on the lips, which is usually the problem with matte lipsticks, they tend to be not the most pleasant to wear... Russian Red feels creamy but without the sheen of a creamy lipstick... Perfection!