Crimson- vibrant red VLS NF- MAC Russian Red clone




Every woman needs a red lipstick, and if you still don't have one- this is a great one to try.  It's a dead-on clone of MAC's Russian Red, a deeper cooler toned red.  Crimson is the classic, quintessential, never going out of style red lip.  It's slightly warmer than Vroom.

 You'll love our creamy stay-put formula- it's moisturizing, comfortable, and lasts a few hours.  You can blot it to make it matte, or set it with a little blush to make it last for ages.  It's richly pigmented, has a slight natural vanilla scent, and has a shelf life of at least a year (2 or 3 years wouldn't be surprising).

Ingredients: Organic Castor and, Jojoba Oils, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Organic Candelilla Wax, Organic Carnuaba Wax, Vanilla Infused Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Also contains:  Mica, Iron Oxides, FD&C Color

Vegan & Gluten Free.  Made with over 80% organic ingredients

Additional Info

Formula Vegan Lipstick
Lip Color Family Red
Tone Cool
Finish Cream
Shimmer Scale 0(0=Matte 5=Glitter)
Vegan Yes
Depth 3 (1=white, 6=black)
Opacity 4 (0=Sheer 5=Opaque)
Gluten Free Yes
Dye Free No


Review by Mildred A
This is a very pretty red that goes very well with my fair skin. I imagine it will go well with darker skin tones also.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 12/6/2016)
Review by Abigail M
Even though my skin comes off as fair to many, I still lean a little toward the warm side. Which is why, I'm surprised that a lipstick as cool-toned as this was able to compliment my skin and my teeth. While I have never owned a Mac lipstick, I can say that I do love the bright red color and the moisturizing texture, which gives me a boost of confidence and a pop of color in a daily routine.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Black Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 9/27/2016)
Review by Hannah O
Very pigmented and the tube will last forever because so little is needed to achieve a great red lipstick look. This is one of the few lipsticks I can wear while eating and it won't need any touching up.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 5/10/2015)
Best classic redReview by angelica j.
Best classic red I've tried so far! One of my favorites from SN.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 6/20/2014)
This is myReview by Alex B.
This is my new favorite red! Its a dark yet bright, bold red, and looks fairly neutral (slightly more cool than warm, which I prefer). Some of the other reviews made me worry it would be too brown, but it doesn't look brown at all to me! I can tell I'll be reaching for this one a lot!

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 4/18/2014)
To those fair-skinnedReview by Jennifer E.
To those fair-skinned redheads out there. Ladies; let me just tell you, I found my Life Lipstick! I've been searching for a cool-toned red natural lipstick for YEARS. Everything I've found has ridiculously heavy coverage or just has an unpleasant smell, this has neither one of those things. This lipstick feels natural (not like I have a ton of heavy grease on my lips) and the color is AMAZING and has very buildable coverage. I've never used MAC lipsticks since I don't like their ingredients (or the fact that they now test on animals), but this shade is a really perfect 1940's red that isn't overpowering even on my extremely pale skin. To sum it up, it's my holy grail. THANK YOU!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 9/9/2012)
Been loving thisReview by Brenda J.
Been loving this color of L/S. It is a blue red on me. Now that is it is winter this L/S is great for moisture on your lips and stays put for a long time.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 1/8/2012)
This doesn't lookReview by Mai Lei M.
This doesn't look "brown red" to me! This is RED. I was hoping it would be the perfect shade of tomato red, which is supposed to be flattering for nearly all women, but it has a hint of raspberry in it, and I can see why it's listed as being a "cooler" red. (And by raspberry I do mean the color, not flavor.) The circle picture online does not indicate this lippy's true nature, and I think the skin swatch makes the lipstick look warmer than it really is. I haven't tried Mac's version so I can't comment on the clone factor, but I was pleased with the potency of this lipstick. It's MUCH bolder than I typically wear, and it does make for a very nice stain. Precision application is a must, so be sure to apply this carefully, preferably with a lip brush. It has very good lasting power.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Black Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 9/25/2010)
I agree withReview by stacey y.
I agree with some of the other reveiws. I do not find this to be a blue red, but more of a brown red. Also i compared it to my old mac Russian red and it is quite different. So i am dissapointed as i was really looking forward to replacing my old Mac lippy.
BUT on the up side this lipstick has a nice texture and taste and is okay for those days when you don't feel like wearing a full on red

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 9/24/2010)
Let me startReview by Rachael B.
Let me start out this review by saying that this is not at all a blue-red. In fact this is a rather dark brown based red, still pretty but not at all like MAC RR. I was expecting a dupe so I was disappointed, however, the texture and moisturizing properties of this are FANTASTIC! There is a good amount of slip, no smell and a nice glossy finish.

I will most likely gift this shade to a friend with a more suitable complexion but I will certainly be trying the other shades soon.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Very Oily

(Posted on 8/31/2010)
Sadly this lipstickReview by Tippy T.
Sadly this lipstick was not the perfect vibrant fingerpaint red I had waited by the mailbox for *sigh*. Rather, it was rather deep and surprisingly warmish with even that tiny hint of brown on my skin. I felt more Mrs. Doubtfire than Megan Fox with this on but that's not entirely bad, it's a good sophistocated color, just not the head-turning vibrant "who's that lady?" red I had hoped for. The formula was opaque and thick and I actually didn't need any lip-liner to pull this off. No bleeding PERIOD.

Age: Under 18 Eyecolor: Black Haircolor: Dark Skintone: Black Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 8/9/2010)
The perfect cool-toneReview by Joyce C.
The perfect cool-tone red. Incredibly moisturising and this definitely gives any MAC lipstick a run for its money.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Olive Skintone: Black Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 12/13/2009)
Ok so IReview by Melissa F.
Ok so I LOVE all of Silk Naturals products but especially the lip products.
They are creamiest, long lasting lippies ever.
The reds and nudes in particular are fabulous.
Crimson is the perfect classic red for me and believe me I have looked.
Very hard to find great reds in an all-natural formula but this is it.

Age: 44-49 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 11/7/2009)
I've been beggingReview by Andrea D.
I've been begging for a clone, and it was worth the wait! I wore it out (50's style makeup) and for daytime too, at work (blotted). Amazing color, love love love :)

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Black Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 11/2/2009)
I love this,Review by Julia T.
I love this, I got so many compliments when I wore it out last week. The color is AMAZING, the texture is great, and the best part is that it lasts and lasts, I didn't even need to reapply it!!!! I was always afraid to try MAC's Russian Red, but now am in love with the color!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 10/13/2009)
This is labeledReview by Samantha E.
This is labeled as cool but actually seems a bit orange on me. It is, however, a perfect marilyn monroe red- it begs for a color block on a black and white photo.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 10/12/2009)

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