I think that I've finally found my HG pin-up red lippie! I thought that Dubonnet was close, but seeing Ruby Woo next to it, I realize that it's just not. IMHO Ruby Woo seems like Russian Red for warm/neutral skin tones. Compared with Russian Red, my experience with Ruby Woo is the opposite of other's experiences, because Russian Red looks a bit more cool against my C5/NC42 coloring. I honestly didn't think that I would like Ruby Woo very much. But as I said, I really feel like this may be my HG pin-up red! It pairs perfectly with MAC's Cherry Lip Pencil and I'm so glad that it's not LE, because I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out.
If I could wear this everyday I would. I thought I owned the reddest red (MAC Red) but I was mistaken. It gorgeous on my NC 43 skin, sure its a bit drying but nothing a little chap-stick can't fix.
Love this, not my perfect red but it's a top fiver, for sure! Stays on pretty good too. Must use a liner though because it initially will wriggle about but is a dead sexy gorgeous red.
The Perfect red lipstick!
It has a lovely vibrant red colour and matte finish!
I start by exfoiliating my lips with The body shop lip scrub and then moisturise with Burts bees lip balm. Next I apply Benefit Lip plump to neutralise the colour of my lips and enchance the lipsticks staying power. Then using MAC's Redd Lip liner I fill in the whole of my lips and then finally apply a coating of Ruby Woo!
Stays put through a night of drinking and dancing :-)
Ok, I am NOT a red lipstick type of person. . . but I've literally been wearing red lips pretty much EVERYDAY ever since I bought this. It just looks great. . .. on ANY skintone. . .
YES, YES, YEEESSSS to Ruby Woo!!!!!!!! <3 -Clawz G'Law continued >>
I tried Ruby Woo at the MAC counter after the assistant recommended it for my colouring (fair with cool undertones.) I wasn't enamoured with it. The colour was OK, not bad, but it didn't look like a true red on me at all. It had a lot of pink tinge and I don't think it really flattered my complexion even though apparently it's supposed to be great for cool-toned people. The thing I really hated though was the texture; it's extremely matte and felt very dry on my lips. It did not apply easily and I found it very chalky. However, I can imagine that it would be really long lasting as it wasn't easy to remove! I think definitely try before buying as I know it's a really popular colour and I know for some people it's perfect. I ended up getting MAC Red-MUCH better for me! :)
Such a beautiful true red lipstick! Very bold, very sexy I love it! Because it's a matte lipstick I make sure my lips are moisturized before applying so it doesn't dry them out.. (the downfall is that it can be pretty drying) Recently I've preferred matte lipsticks because I don't have to worry about the "bleeding" of the color! To give it a little shine I apply a little bit of red lip gloss to the center of my lips and it looks great! Every time I wear it, I get compliments on it ..they always want to know what lipstick it is! :)
oh! if you are searching for a more affordable dupe for this I recommend Revlon's Matte lipstick in "really red"
My favorite red lipstick!
It's a beautiful blueish matte red. I adore it. It's long lasting, highly pigmented and buildable. Perfect.
I love the idea of RED lips...and give them a go every now and again...but always find that when I look back at photos of myself from the night before...I feel that it somehow makes my face look 'fat'...However...I now think it might be because I have been using the wrong reds in the past. Even though they were gorgeous they may not have been right for me.
Ruby Woo...looks really good on I reckon. I'm Eurasian....so in summer time my skin is a bit more olive and here in the midst of winter it's slightly fairer. But like most of these reviews say I think this will look good on most skin tones.
I had a look on the MAC USA website and the MAC UK website...and the colour they show for RUBY WOO is nothing like what it is in real life. But if I had to chose one I think it looks more like the one shown on the US website.
It looks stunning with the MAC REDD lipliner. Makes a huge difference esp for my not so full lips. (I might try to add a pic later)
It feels like a nice matte lipstick. Stays put more or less, although I did have to reapply after stuffing my face for lunch.
I think my new years resolution will be to make this lippy my staple!!
Great red lipstick. I have tan skin and it looks great on me!
I highly recommend. It does stay on after you eat, but obviously it's not as red. I have no problem with drying lips or with the lipstick being hard to apply.