MAC Keepsakes/Red Lip Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Keepsakes/Red Lip Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Red Lip Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Red Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.31 oz.) includes three, full-sized red-hued lip products, plus a glittery bag to put them in. The set launches October 17th online and will head in stores on the 23rd (see full details here. The set contains $47 worth of products (plus the bag). Though I love the color of Ruby Woo (a very classic red), it is drying on me over time, so you may want to carefully prep lips and be aware that you may need a little balm beforehand. Topping with the gloss helps to mitigate some of the drying qualities of the lipstick, but it had a tendency to feather after a few hours (which I don’t usually experience).

Ruby Woo Lipglass is a brightened, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a thick, tacky texture. It bled slightly on me after three and a half hours of wear, though the color wore five hours on me in total. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is darker. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is very similar. MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is more shimmery. MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is sheerer. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is not quite as blue-based. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ruby Woo Lipstick is a deepened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It has full color coverage that wears for hours and hours (I took mine off after eight hours). It was somewhat drying on me, unfortunately, after about two and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is less blue-based, darker. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is similar. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is similar. NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is similar, slightly pinker. Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $16.00) is less matte. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Ruby Woo Lip Pencil is a medium, pink-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It’s not a comfortable product to wear on its own, and it takes some work to get an even layer of color if you actually fill in all of your lip area. It does cling, and it makes my lips look like raisins. It lasted for eight hours on me, but it was very drying on its own. It was surprisingly a lot lighter than the lipstick, though. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $19.50) is darker. MAC Trust in Red (P, $19.50) is similar. Urban Decay 69 (P, $19.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Did you do wear testing on all the products combined Christine? Just wondering if layering would help the gloss from bleeding at all. Love the pouch it comes in!

I almost want this. Just for the liner lol. I kinda regret skipping the RiRi Woo liner. I can live without the gloss and lipstick though.

I really like the color. The pencil sounds like it’s better suited just to lining and not filling in the lip. Bleeding gloss, though, is a deal-breaker. It sounds like one would be better off just buying the lipstick on its own.

Ruby Woo really looks good on you! I’ve hesitated on this color in the past thinking it would be too cooltoned, but since it looks good on you, I may reconsider but get a demo first at the MAC store.

I’m so happy, in an odd way when there are sets I don’t want to buy! I have Ruby Woo, the lipstick, and I love it even if it’s a bit drying. If the gloss feathers on you, it will on me, and that’s not a look I go for 🙂 Money saved for other things, yay!

Will you review the Dior holiday edition? I saw it today, and while I liked the look of everything, I found it disappointing when I swatched. I though the palettes lacked in pigmantation, the shimmery highlighters, if that is what they are, a gold and a pink one were very sparkly, the lipsticks nice, I only checked two of them, but the half-half idea would probably annoy me. The mono eyeshadow in whatever they call the formula was very sparkly, sheer fine sparkle. I didn’t take a closer look on anything else. Anyone else tried this? If so thoughts?
Sorry for putting this here, right in the middle of MAC lip products 🙂

It would be interesting to see what you think about it, but if you have to buy it, I’d pass if I were you. The quint without the purple eyeshadow was a bit more pigmentet, but the middle colour, the silver wasn’t very good. The one with the purple was quite bad, I thought, especially the purple, but the middle, gold shadow was OK, if you like very shimmey golds, that is.
I had high hopes for the Dior holiday edition, but I will not get anything from it.
Now I’m leaving this Dior talking to say that Ruby Woo is a fantastic lipstick, a true classic, at least that’s what I think.

Does each product come with a box or does it all come just in the pouch with no other packaging? Because I love everything except the lipgloss and it would be a cute stocking stuffer and if it came in a box, it would look less… used? hahah x

While all three together have some serious wow factor, I have to admit I saw ‘Ruby Woo’ and…yawned. I mean, if you were really wanting the set, then I guess…? But I would actually have hoped for LE stuff (I know, MAC doing something LE? When does that ever happen? ;-P ).

I think I’ll get this set for my friend for Christmas, she tried Ruby Woo on at counter and loved it. I’ve told her I’m getting her the lipstick, but she doesn’t know I’m getting her the bag 😉

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