Wear This/Drink That: Russian Red

New recurring feature alert! In the spirit of Martinis and Mascara, I’m going to spotlight a tried-and-true favorite beauty product of mine… along with a cocktail recipe inspired by that product, just for kicks. Since “Beauty and Booze” just didn’t sound right, I’m calling this one “Wear This/Drink That.” Cheers!

Wear This: Russian Red lipstick by MAC

One of those questions I’m often asked is “What’s the best red lipstick?” Trust me, I’ve tested just about every lipstick on the market, and the closest I’ve come to the perfect red is the cult classic Russian Red. It’s an intense bluish red (think Gwen Stefani on the red carpet), but not overly cool to the point where warm toned gals can’t pull it off. Russian Red’s highly pigmented formula glides on smooth stays put for hours with a matte finish. The universally flattering lipcolor also counteracts teeth yellowing and helps create the illusion of extra pearly whites.


Drink That: Russian Red Martini

1 oz Stoli Cranberry Vodka

1/2 oz Cointreau

3 oz POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice.

Strain and serve straight up (in a chilled  martini glass, of course!)

*Please drink (and wear red lipstick) responsibly.

Fun Fact: Cointreau cover girl Dita von Teese is also an avid Russian Red fan.

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