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MAC Ruffian Red: It's As Brilliant As Ever, & It's Baaaack

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    If you're a true beauty nerd junkie like we are, you probably already know all about MAC Ruffian Red lipstick (worn by such glamazons as Moda Operandi's Lauren Santo Domingo, who says "it's like crack"). This covetable shade of blood red is the brainchild of Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, who teamed up with MAC back in 2009 to create the perfect limited-edition lippie for their fall fashion show. Due to overwhelming popularity the shade sold out almost instantaneously, but now, three years later, the original Ruffian Red is back, along with two additional Ruffian-inspired lipstick shades: Ruffian Naked, a creamy beige, and Ruffian Gold, a dazzling 24-carat metallic.

    Further fueling the obsession, MAC is offering a killer set of ready-to-wear half-moon nails in three sophisticated color combinations: Spectator, Demoiselle, and Demilune. These multi-use manis are changing the way we look at press-on nails: They feature an adhesive on the back of the nail, so you simply press it down on the nail to stick, then peel it off from the sides when you are through. Since they're temporary, the adhesive won't damage your nails, but it's still strong enough to hold the tips in place for a few hours.

    Check out the cool video below to learn about the Ruffian world and the "good-girl-gone-bad" inspiration behind the collaboration — and click through the slideshow to see all of the products in their gorgeous glory. Once you've been properly inspired, get your booty over to their site to snag the beauty goodies for yourself, before they sell out. Some of us missed Ruffian Red the first time around — and we promise, it's not a good feeling.

    MAC Ruffian Collection, $14.50-$25, available at MAC.



    Photo: Courtesy of MAC

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