Review: M.A.C Lipstick in Ruby Woo


Here's a review on M.A.C's Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

PRICE: P950.00
PLACE BOUGHT: Ebay.ph
OTHER LOCATIONS: M.A.C stores in: Trinoma, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, Powerplant Mall, New Eastwood Mall, Shangri- La Mall.

 THE VERDICT:

Since you now know that my most favorite red lipstick shade is M.A.C's Russian Red, you're probably wondering what's my second most favorite. This is it. I'd like to believe that Ruby Woo is one of M.A.C's most popular red shades. Who could blame us? It's impossible not to love this universally flattering shade of lipstick.

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 Ruby Woo is a blue-based ruby red shade with a very, very slight orange tint. The orange tint gives it a warmer tone. If not for it, it would literally look like an in-house dupe of Russian Red. The only difference between the two is the tone: The former is a fresh, bright red, while the latter is the subtler kind. I also categorize it as a Retro kind of red.

Ruby Woo has a Retro Matte finish. Its consistency is a hard type of wax. When applied, it drags for a bit because of its texture--it's even harder than the brand's Matte line. This is so not apt for people with severely dry lips as it will emphasize dry areas and worsen them big time. Staying power is fantastic: I've observed that it somehow resists moisture because even after one meal and a few sips of water in between, it's still intact, although it fades for a bit when I eat something oily. Normally, I don't have to retouch it during wear.

Here is Ruby Woo on me. I hate the texture, but I love the color so much that it's fine with me even if it causes my lips to crack and flake. I've been using it for a long time and I've found a better way of using it. Check it out:

1. Before usage, I apply a sheer layer of lip balm, let it stay for 2 minutes, and wipe everything off. This technique tames down the dry areas. Twice a week, I scrub my lips to get rid of them.
2. For easier application, I warm it up on the back of my hand to soften up its consistency.

It's one of my favorite reds. FYI, all of my favorite reds are from M.A.C. They're: Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Viva Glam 1, and Diva. I wanna get Lady Danger next because I've been hearing a lot of good stuff about it.

Stay tuned for my Fan Mail Fridays tomorrow as I am going to talk about how I work matte lipsticks. Incidentally, tomorrow's FMF will be the first- ever Youtube version! Make sure to drop by my blog tomorrow! :D

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20 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Love the color!!:) Looks good on you!:) Planning of getting MAC red lippy.. I'm torn between Russian Red and Ruby Woo.. Aaaargh!! So hard! LOL

    Mitchie
    http://mitchiekyuti.blogspot.com/

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  2. This shade looks really nice on you Ms. Martha. You look so gorgeous! Thanks for this review! :)

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  3. wow it looks so pretty on your lips <3

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  4. Yay! Another Red which looks good on you :D Nagpabile na ko ng Russian Red sa cousin ko fr. US sana bagay sakin. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Stunning! What face makeup are you wearing in this photo? I also love your hair color...no stylists I go to seem to be able to achieve the bronzed golden brown hue...what did you ask for in terms of color?

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  6. I think the Ruby woo suits you perfectly. It makes your face bloom. Ganda langs!
    Pretty Thrifty

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  7. omg you can pull off any color martha :p ..
    i scrub my lips 3x a week? bad b un? >.<

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  8. omg you can pull off any color martha :p ..
    i scrub my lips 3x a week? bad b un? >.<

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  9. It was love at first sight for me when I first saw Ruby Woo. It's such a classic shade with spunk. <3

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  10. I wanna try MAC Dubonnet. It's not matte but more of cream so it's more hydrating but not shiny. Also has slight brown tones so it might work with my skin well.

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  11. Yey! Thanks for answering my question Martha :)

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  12. it is very lovely on you! bagay na bagay Miss Martha! But I'd like to get an orange lippie from MAC, I think it suits me better than red

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  13. Hello girls! Thank you! :D

    Joyce: Thank you for sharing my dear! That's a good shade too and I want to get it, but figured that I already have a similar shade. :)

    Jenny: that's okay dear as long as there's a rest day in between. :D

    Jade: Hi Jade! The makeups used are indicated on its respective EOTD post. It's one of the most recent looks I've made so please go to the archive and click the EOTD CREATIONS link. :) As for the hair color, I had it done at JURO salon. :) They used Goldwell, a brand of hair color products. I didn't find out what shade was used on me though. :p If you're interested, please visit JURO salon at Kensington place, burgos circle, the fort. :)



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  14. wow! You're so so stunning Ms. M!

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  15. perfect lipstick for you!!! :)

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  16. Red is super gorgeous on your plump lips <3

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  17. Great moustache bytheway!

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  18. You could make a waxing before...eeeeks!

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  19. It looks good on you!
    I have this one and deeply in love with it!
    Nice post!

    www.nonahitampahit.com

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