Out of the hundreds of red lipsticks in my collection, this is by far the best. I favour mattes when it comes to reds, so this was a must-have. One of the first things I noticed about Ruby Woo is the amazing smell (it smells like cake!) and it's my first MAC lipstick so I'm not sure if they all smell this great. Then I noted how matte is really is. It's almost dry, so it's very important to apply lip balm/a treatment and allow that to absorb beforehand. I have cool, fair skin so picking out the perfect red lipstick can be tricky, but it suits my skin tone perfectly. This is my HG red lippy!
Perfect red lipstick!
It has a blue undertone to it, which suits 'almost' everyone.
I think it's just me who doesn't like this colour...
I'm NW 15 and on my it's really bright, almost childish even. also the lipstick is super dry, I can never apply it with my brush.
I usually have lip balm on at least five minutes before I use Ruby woo as it's super dry. this makes it easier to apply but doesn't cause it to melt.
it's a very durable colour, seriously doesn't budge from my lips but I can only wear it when I'm tanned. not my favorite =/
After looking for a red lipstick for a while, I ended up buying Ruby Woo because it seemed to be one of the most talked-about shades. I really love the colour (it does seem like a magic shade that suits almost everybody), and the fact that it doesn't budge. That said, the first time I wore it it ended up feeling quite cake-y and drying on my lips by the end of the day. I've played around and found that if I put on a tiny bit of lip balm (I use Lucas's Paw Paw Ointment), then apply Ruby Woo, it still sticks to my lips like glue but doesn't dry them out as much.
This is my first MAC Lipstick and most certainly not my last.
worth every single penny in my book.
I do like this colour but not when i have pale skin i feel it's too bright, i was on the bus and a little child was screaming at her mum wanting some lipstick after she seen mine, her mum must of hated me! But deffinately when i have false tanned on (nw25) it looks lovely! gives you a lipliner effect after a few hours but i don't mind reapplying <3
For red this is IT. Completely opaque, true to color and has lasted through meals and the whole day with only miniscule amount of fading which is not noticeable. I've worn this three days in a row from 7 am to 6 am with the same results. But yes this is a head turner and an instant teeth whitener! Will definitely always repurchase till they keep making it.
Swapped this out a couple of years ago, I instantly regretted it. Just got round to repurchasing as I couldn't get any of my other reds (NARS, Illamasqua, YSL, Shisedo and other MACS) to quite work as well. On me it's a very bright cherry red, I'm PPP with almost black hair. This shade really pops, makes my whole face luminous and teeth look extra white. I work this with a sweep of apricot blush and understated cat eyes for a real vintage look. This is a headturner so be prepared. Will repurchase again and again... and please ladies do not let me swap this one ever again!
This and Rebel, also by MAC, are without a doubt my favorite lipsticks ever. Ruby Woo is, quite simply, AMAZING. I have yet to see a person it looks bad on, whether they be very dark or the palest of the pale. It's the most beautiful rich red, and I absolutely love the color.
What I love most, though, is the formula. I'm the kind of girl who loves lip products because I love bright lips, but at the same time I hate them because they're such a hassle to keep up with. I'm always worried that the color will end up around my mouth, on my chin, etc. Ruby Woo is in a league of its own. The formula is so matte that it doesn't move off your lips at all. It isn't marketed as a long lasting formula, but that's what it is for me. The formula is dry, but I like that about it. It means it'll last longer. If you find it drying at all, a slick of lip balm before application is all you need.
Basically, if you like red lips, bright lips, or are interested in trying them, get this lipstick. Heck, even if you won't wear it more than a couple times a year, buy this lipstick. It's amazing. I love it. That's all there is to it.
I absolutely think that this is the best red lipstick from MAC. This is a great shade for any skin tone. My skin is very fair, and I just love the shade. It is my must-have, all-time favorite red lipstick.
I would encourage people who may be on the fence about purchasing a red lipstick and wearing red, to swatch this color, and try it out. I don't know why some people are afraid to step away from neutral colors, and wear a more vibrant shade, such as this. I love neutral lipsticks as well, but I am certainly not afraid to wear bright lipsticks.
The lipstick can be drying because it is a matte finish, however, if you moisturize your lips, this is not going to be an issue. Everyone should moisturize their lips, because lipsticks, in general, can be drying.
I have purchased this lipstick several times, and I will continue to do so.