If a woman is asked to choose just one color for her lipstick which color do you think she would choose? In my opinion it will be red. And if she is given to choose a particular red lipstick, undoubtfully that would be the Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick. This is a lipstick that has made so many fall in love with a red lipstick, not to mention it’s become a lifeline of many. I’m also one of them. Red always attracts me, even though i hesitate wearing red in real life. But as fashion blogger, I totally love to apply red on my lips. I bought my first Mac Ruby Woo lipstick 4 years back, but couldn’t find the time to write a review of my favourite lipstick. Recently I bought a new one and this time I decided to write about it. Today is the day and I’m with my all time favourite lipstick which you have seen on my lips uncountable times in my outfit posts.
What company says…
Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street. What made Mac famous.
Mac describes Ruby Woo as a very matte vivid blue red.(Retro Matte).
Teen Vogue 2014 Readers Choice Beauty Award: Best Red-Ruby Woo.
Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Kaolin, Ceresin, ParaffinIsononyl Isononanoate, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Carnuba,Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Vanillin, Tocopherol, Glyceryl linoleate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Mica, Titanium hydroxide, Iron Oxides, Blue 1 Lake, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Red 30 lake, Yellow 5 Al Lake, caprylic, orange 5 lake, red 33 lake, yellow 6 lake, yellow 10 lake
In the mirror of my own experience
Mac Ruby Woo lipstick comes in a black bullet packaging with a silver ring in the middle. It’s a regular Mac packaging that is not very fancy but enough to race the heart beats of any woman in this world. The bullet is safely kept in a black outer box that contains all important information about the lipstick printed on it. The lipstick has been kept inside a regular lipstick with the logo of MAC at front, it has the regular twisted bottom to keep it handy and easy to use. On the bottom part, you’ll be able to see the product name and code.
Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick Review, Swatches Mac defines it as a blue based perfect red in, I’m not sure what color it based I just know that it’s a perfect red of this universe. Yes, you can’t even imagine any other red that can exceed the beauty of Mac Ruby Woo. The shade is so magical and gorgeous that suits all skin tones. You are going to look beautiful and stunning after applying it, no matter what your skin color is. It gives a glamorous touch to the face.
The texture of Mac Ruby Woo lipstick is completely matte. By saying ‘completely’ I mean it’s an ideal matte lipstick I have ever used. There are lot of matte lipsticks in my makeup stash but the meaning of complete matte I realized after using this lipstick. Some may find it a bit drying on the lips but I think You can’t expect being buttery texture from a matte textured lipstick . The trick for wearing of a matte lipstick is to exfoliate your lips before the application. As far as I am concerned, I never exfoliate my lips before applying it because I have no time to do such tricks of makeup. Whenever I do an outfit shoot, always remain in hurry. Just dressed up, applied makeup and got ready to shoot. But surprisingly, I never felt any problem in the application. I have to apply slight pressure while applying it on the lip at its first swipe but after that it glides very well.
The pigmentation of Mac Ruby Woo lipstick is just amazing. It’s a highly pigmented lipstick that can cover all pigmentation of the lips. You get the right color in just one swipe. To make it more intense you can obviously layer it up. You can apply your foundation or concealer before applying this lipstick to give it more brightness and intensity.
Coming to the application and effect, I have already said a lot about it. I apply Mac Ruby Woo lipstick on my lips after outlining it with a red lip liner. I never apply it without lining my lips. In this way, I find the application quite easy. Do an outline of your lips with a similar shade lip liner and just fill it with Mac Ruby Woo. I mostly apply two or three coats to get an intense effect especially for my outfit shoot. I rarely wear bright lipsticks in my daily life but apply this for festivals or marriage functions. For such occasions, I exfoliate my lips before applying this. It never settles into fine lines of the lips. The best part of this lipstick is that it never bleeds or transfer at all. Whenever you wear a red lipstick you always remain in fear of bleeding or transferring it but with Mac Ruby Woo, you can live comfortably.
Now about the effect, oh my God, it’s just fabulous. It always makes my mood fresh. It looks beautiful no matter what clothes I’m wearing with it. The best thing that I have noticed, it always gives a new outcome to my face, you know the feeling as if you are wearing it for the first time. I don’t know about others but I always feel it. I have never felt this with any other lipstick.
Coming on to the longevity of Mac Ruby Woo, I must say that like rest of other qualities of this lipstick, this part is also outstanding. It stays for about 7-8 hours on my lips. I can say it confidently after testing it my self. For a relative marriage, I applied it in the morning, and had been so busy in the functions of the marriage that didn’t even get enough time to reapply the lipstick. Anyways when I came back from there and started to remove my makeup, I was surprised to see the faded beautiful reddish hue on my lips. That was looking so pretty and when I saw the marriage pics I fell in love with the charming effect of this lipstick in my pictures. Undoubtedly, you can call it the best picture perfect lipstick in this world. The only down side of this lipstick is its high price but as it’s said that every (or almost all) precious thing costs high so one can invest their money to get hold of this fabulous product. Believe me, you will never regret it.
Perfect red shade
For all skin tones
Gives a beautiful effect to every woman
Brightens up the all complexions
Amazing staying power
A bit expensive
Swatches Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick
No need to say how much I’m obsessed with this lipstick. It’s a lipstick that every lady of this world desires to keep in her makeup stash. Every actress either from Hollywood or Bollywood love to apply Mac Ruby Woo. No wonder this lipstick is one of the most favorite of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Scarlet Johnson. The shade is universal, you can apply it for both day and night occasions. It brighten up any face. It suits all skin tones of this world. You wear this lipstick and go to any party or function, it’s not possible that your friends will not ask you which lipstick you have used. What should I say now, just that I’m in love with Mac Ruby Woo and recommend it to all my readers without any hesitation.
INR 1450 for 3 gm
Available HERE and at Mac stores
What do you think about Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick? Which one is your all time favorite?