jarona's review of MAC Retro Matte - Ruby Woo


669 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$



Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

OK. This is a review for all my Over-50 MUA girls out there.
Lately, I've been becoming pretty bold with the lipstick thing. (I wrote another review regarding a Maybelline lipstick of my daughter's which I really liked). I recently saw an ad in which a makeup artist explained the use of concealer to prep the lips for a deep, red lipstick. Naturally I was intrigued because it has been years since I even wore lipstick with a color..so here goes:

Over the weekend I was lurking the MAC counter at my local Nordstrom store. I was checking out the lipsticks. Matte. I saw this one lipstick the color was a beautiful red--not an orangey red, but a lovely, lovely flattering red. It was magnetic. I tried it on my hand to see if it would turn orange. It did not. I turned the tube over to see the name of the lipstick. "Ruby Woo". OMG. This lipstick called to me. Last week, our 16-year old Yellow Lab, Ruby passed away. Was this my Ruby's way of letting me know she was in a better place. When the S/A came over to me, I was in a daze..and after explaining the story to her, the rest of my lipstick experience was nothing short of great. I also decided to purchase the retractable lipstick brush--why not? So I went home and started playing with my Ruby Woo. I'm telling you, with a dot of primer, concealer very carefully applied around my mouth and well-blended (I use erase paste with a light hand), I prepped my mouth for the most lush, delicious looking red around. My mouth appeared to be twenty years younger and I ended up with a lighter hand in applying my eye makeup.
Listen--I'm one of those women who, in the past has said. "WOMEN OVER 50 SHOULD NOT WEAR RED LIPSTICK" I WAS WRONG!!!!!!!

We CAN wear red lipstick--especially the dramatic and georgeous and cheeky Ruby Woo!

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