Monday, 29 December 2014

Review ♥ Swatches | MAC Ruby Woo

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Here's another post to add to my undying love for MAC lipsticks. The first red lipstick I have ever bought at MAC. I don't know why it took me years to get this colour... Nonetheless, I am quite happy with my purchase since it is a strikingly vibrant (but wearable) head-turning, jaw-dropping, lip-smacking red.

NOTE: You may have seen me post a review on this lipstick (and a few more other ones) in the past. The reason why I had to re-post is because all my images were erased from my blong, and therefore had to start again. Hope you guys don't mind reading as much as I love sharing :)

Winter is upon  us, bring on the festivities! Let the flood of red lip lovers commence.  I tend to go for a more vintage look - oversized cocoon jackets, faux fur, and a dramatic winged cat-eye. I also feel matte lipsticks look better in the colder months; keeping it sophisticatedly composed with a minimalistic look in the winter (each to their own) whilst having a dewy, glowy, glossy lip in the summer.
Ruby Woo is my first ever retro-matte finish. The consistency is indeed more drying than the other finishes, however, with a bit of carmex beforehand,  there's no room for complaint. Ruby Woo glides on dry, sticky ( frictiony?) but will not. I repeat. Will not feather, bleed or wear off. You can also pop a clear gloss or a red gloss on top if the matte-finish isn't for you.

Described as a vivid red bluish red, this Marilyn Monroe lipstick is one of the most iconic and most-raved reds in MAC history, non other than Rihanna's favourite smacker. It is definitely a bold colour from the start (buildable coverage) and is definitely a festive seasons' must-have -perfect for Christmas and New Years' Parties. FYI. I did wear this on Christmas Day this year!
When I wear this, I find myself pretending to be a 50's starlet, cat-walking the high streets of London, or, as Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality would say, "We're gliding here!" 
Ruby Woo is a vintage classic. It is also a shade that can be worn for all skintone s. Highly Recommend. I mean. Look at all the beauty bloggers/vloggers raving about this colour! If that wasn't enough, the blue undertones in this lipstick also brightens and whitens your teeth. Who wouldn't want that?

What is your all-time favorite RED lipstick?
please comment below


  1. I'm yet to try this shade but it looks and sounds gorgeous! I love a good red lip!
    Cute blog too :)

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // Beauty Giveaway

  2. I would definitely recommend it hun! It's sucha gorgeous reich red that looks stunning on everyone x

  3. This color looks amazing! I have been looking for a good red for a while so this is definitely on my wish list now! Xx

  4. It really is such an amazing shade for all seasons x

  5. Ruby Woo is a classic but my favourite red lipstick is Mac Dubbonet or Natural Collection in Cedar

  6. Mac Rocky Horror Picture Show in Oblivion ...Love it :)