It's a pretty red but it's dry (as people have said). I also have the hardest time getting this to keep put. It feathers so badly on me that I rather just not deal with it.
I much prefer Red She Said to Ruby Woo. I'll most likely finish my tube eventually but I won't repurchase. There are just so many better reds out there.
A lot of hype is really given to this lipstick. Honestly, I think it's extremely overrated. My interest was first sparked when i saw a friend of mine wearing it and she looked amazing with deep luscious red lips (but now that i think about it, it was 11pm and let's just say i wasn't in the most sober state). Nonetheless, i asked her what she was wearing and she told me Ruby Woo by MAC. After doing some research and reading "rad reviews" on it, i decided to try it out for myself! So off to the MAC store i went. When i was testing out the lipstick, it was close to impossible to apply due to it's extreme matte texture. Looking like a complete idiot trying to battle with the lipstick i decided to apply some chapstick and start over. After what seemed like a decade, i decided that this was NOT the lipstick for me. It seemed too orangey on my lips and looked plain disgusting. I give credit to the owners and users of this lipstick, but for me, it's a NO GO!
It's soooooo dry! I wanted to warm it up with a lighter so I could put it on! I had to go back and forth over my lips a million times it seemed. It wasn't bad when I finally got the color on, but it needed something so I put some clear gloss on over it and BAM! Normally I don't do red at all, but this is the red to wear if you don't like red. I also felt very professional with this on. A def must have in your collection. This color is sooooo pretty on me! I'm in love!
UPDATE: Although I love this color, it's annoying how many times I have to go back and forth to get color. I've been using it with my Wet N Wild 911D just to get the color I want. I'm keeping it, but I'm going to see if Russian Red is better.
I'm NC50 and this is my go-to red. I'm not the type of girl that only wears red for a night out. I wear red lipstick to the grocery store, library, work, and many other places. Everywhere I go this lipstick gets compliments. Previously, I had tried Viva Glam I (too much of a brick red), Russian Red (too yellow), and Lady Danger (I like it, but it's too much for the daytime). I always come back to this. I hear often that it is too dry, but if you properly moisturize your lips it should work just fine. I did notice that Ruby Woo has a drier texture than Russian Red, so if you're used to Russian Red then Ruby Woo just might be too dry for you. Overall, I recommend this color to people with cool undertones and I think WOC who are afraid of red will like this color, too.
I bought it and both me and my mum fell in love with it!
Although I'm not that brave to wear bright lips this is a must-have.
It's a dark red, very chic and lasts almost all day, I ate pizza and it was still intact!
The only thing is the smell, it's funny reminds me of the whitening teeth thing from the dentist.
Its a BEAUTIFUL bright red (blue-based) lipstick which is capable of raising ur x-factor all by its own. whats so good abt it is u can wear it as a stain (by putting on a little bit on ur lips and then rubbing it in with ur fingers) or u can use it as the full-on gorgeous red lipstick that it is. its a matte lipstick but once u get used to the texture u wudn't mind that because the colour pay off is grand! it stays on all day and survives meals too (which is saying something for me!). Its my HG red lipstick now and i think its a classic bright red that would suit most people- I've seen it on pale as well as tanned skin- i have tanned (NC40) skin and it is so seductive. cant praise it enough!
a little bit dry but stays on with minor touch up throughout the day, bold and noticeable but not necessarily in a bad way
This lipstick looks really good in all the pictures I've seen here of various people wearing it. I bought it a while ago and I can say it was nearly hideous on me. It was really fluorescently bright and I like bright lipstick, but it really clashed with my skin. It had the quality of a color one would use for a road sign, on me. A MAC MA later claimed that anyone could wear it, even when I told her I couldn't. I really like red lipstick and other MAC reds look good on me (ie., Russian Red gloss and the matte Retro). For reference NARS Jungle Red looks good on me. My skin tone is between NC15 and 20 but my skin has an unusual amount of gold and some pink, according to people like my hairdresser who has much more sense about skin tone than I do. I have cool blonde hair with different colors of lowlights from time to time. I still gave this product a 4 because I think it is obviously a good product. I took it back, but still believed it was worth a try.
Best red lipstick ever! It's my HG for red lip colour. It is a little drying but that's what chapstick is for! :) I feel like it's versatile because I feel like I can wear it matte or add a little Clear gloss to make it more creme. A little pricey but whenever I wear it I feel great and beautiful ;) So it's worth it and I will be repurchising.
This is my favorite red lipstick. I really want to have a nice red lipstick. After browsing the review on nice red lipstick, my choice squared into Russian Red and Ruby Woo. Someday I've run into the Mac Store at The Bay. I've tried both of the lipstick and hooked up instantly with the Ruby Woo. It's a perfect color for me. Not too light or dark, just red and longlasting. I've found Russian Red is just too glossy and light for me. The lipstick is drying, so I always use lipbalm beforehand. I also use lip brush to use the lipstick.