Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick: Swatches & Review

by mehak on December 20, 2012

in A- Grade, Lip Products, Lipsticks, MAC, Reviews

Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick

Guest Review by Priya R. (Light Skin Tone, Normal To Dry Skin)

Product Description:

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

My Views:

I know, I know MAC Ruby Woo is “The” Red Lipstick which everyone raves about around the globe, I thought to talk about it too as Christmas & New Year are around the corner and it is the perfect time to flaunt your red lips;) MAC Ruby Woo is a blue based bright red color. It is the classic retro red color which gives that vintage kind of feel and it is a must have in every gal’s vanity. Ruby Woo is such a versatile color that it suits the brightest, the palest, the fairest, the dukiest & the darkest skin tone. It is one of those classic reds which won’t discriminate how it looks on you. I call it the “Safest Red” as I know it can’t go wrong on any skin tone.

MAC Ruby Woo is a part of MAC’s permanent collection and it packaging is standard as well. The texture & finish of this lipstick is matte and it is one of most drying lipstick I have ever tried. Though it glides on easily on the lips but within minutes it gives that drag-y & tugging feeling. I recommend not only using a clear lip balm below the lipstick but I would suggest going through proper lip scrubbing & exfoliating procedure beforehand. For me, the color is gorgeous and I really don’t mind the extra pre-preparation for this beauty. Ruby Woo is extremely pigmented; a maximum of two strokes is good enough to get the opaque finish. The combination of matte texture & high pigmentation makes it a long wearing color – it lasted on me for about 4 hours before it started to fade and I did not have any meals in between. Though this lipstick does not bleed but once it starts fading away it can easily highlight lip imperfections, if any. So, I suggest doing a touch up every few hours if you are planning to stay out long.


Pros of Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick

  1. Classic red color which will suit any kind of skin tone
  2. Highly pigmented
  3. Matte finish
  4. Gives classic retro feel/look
  5. Long wearing
  6. Does not feather or bleed. It starts to fade after few hours.

Cons of Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick

  1. Requires exfoliating lips beforehand
  2. Very Drying texture

Verdict: A-

Price: Rs 990/-

Recommendation: MAC Ruby Woo is a classic vintage red color and it looks absolutely gorgeous & any gal could rock this shade easily.  Even though the texture is very very drying, with proper lip care this lipstick truely makes you stand out! Worth every pain & I highly recommend it!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Preetha December 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

gorgeous shade n ur review is simply superb as usual Priya..this is one of their best sellers n def a must hav for everyone..<3


Priya December 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thanks preetha… surely it is a classic one from MAC :)


Parul December 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

This one is just so so dry that I cud never pick it up thanks to my ultra dehydrated lips…but on you its just super gorgeous Priya


Priya December 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

true parul it requires extra care but its totally worth it :)


Embellished December 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

Ahh, I wanted this but it was out of stock. So I got the Viva Glam 1.


Karishma December 21, 2012 at 2:20 am

It’s a cult famous MAC colour. Great review :)


Sarah December 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

A really pretty shade. Want to try out the Lady Danger one too..


Priya December 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I heard about Lady Danger but never checked it.. will see next time i m visiting MAC


Dollie December 21, 2012 at 7:48 am

I love Ruby Woo too…but it actually feels like I’m using a child’s crayon on my lips! The colour and texture are identical to a crayon don’t u think?


Priya December 21, 2012 at 3:14 pm

lol Dollie! Now that you mention I can totally relate it to crayon.. hehehe


Arunima December 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

i have dis one and its such a vintage 40’s -50’s red..i wear it as a stain everyday …i waaant mac viva glam 1 or lady danger now though…


Priya December 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

great tip arunima! i use mine mostly on occasions..will try as a stain


Tanmayee December 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Lovely shade :) ….my all time fav… I have it and its my most used red lipstick…


Rajvi Bhow December 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

This does look like the vintage red. Ive bought a similar shade from Colourbar but feel it looks good only with Indian wear


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