MAC Lady Danger, Russian Red, Ruby Woo Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

01/07

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Lady Danger

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy, slightly denser/thicker texture, though it didn’t drag and didn’t feel heavy on my lips. The color went on evenly, but I did notice a touch of product pulled into my deeper lip lines. Luckily, it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance due the brightness and opacity of the shade itself. It wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients


01/07

MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick

Russian Red

MAC Russian Red Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly on my lips. It had a lightly creamy consistency that helped it glide across my lips without tugging. There was a touch of slip that seemed to ease a bit of product into my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. This shade stayed on nicely for six hours, left a soft, reddish stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

01/07

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Ruby Woo

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, more muted red with strong, blue undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly but had a tendency to drag as I tugged it across my lips. The consistency was much firmer and thinner, particularly compared to more recent Retro Mattes, though it was consistent with past iterations I’ve tried of Ruby Woo (notorious for its firmer texture). It lasted for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was drying toward the end for me.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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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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I have so many dupes that I’m literally wearing a dupe to Lady Danger right now, lol. A part of me does like that they took there most popular and put them in special packaging. However, the downside is that I’m sure many people already have these shades b/c they’re so popular, so the other part of me wishes they had created one or two limited edition shades to go with the pretty packaging b/c I want one but I have dupes galore.

I have both Russian Red and Ruby Woo so I am set. Ruby Woo is hard for me to wear just do to the matte texture but with a little balm I make it work. I do love the pretty packaging but not going to buy simply for the packaging. Thank you for reviewing these shades Christine.

I have the original version of all three of these shades. It looks like these three shades are different formulas from the original, is that correct? I would love to have Ruby Woo in a regular matte formula instead of the retro matte. (But my low-buy resolution would get in the way.)

(The title makes it seem like there’s a fourth shade called Lotus Lite…is that a mistake or am I missing something? Isn’t Lotus Lite the name of the packaging?)

The Ruby Woo in this collection was creamier than the regular retro matte one sold separately. Even the salesperson agreed!

Ah, Ruby Woo, I should have gotten you!
Cuz you wear like iron and don’t budge for many hours. Would have loved to have have you all dressed up in this cute new coat, too!

I love all of Mac reds especially Ruby Woo, that was one of the first red lipsticks I ever owned. I have tried many red lipsticks however, I always come back to this one. It looked really pretty on you too Temptalia with no effort.
I consider this a classic.

I am embarrassed to say I’ve never owned these three classics. I don’t have any of the listed dupes, which really surprises me. I just may splurge and get them in this pretty red packaging.

For once I can say, I have all three 🙂
I don’t have them in the pretty packaging and wont buy just for that. I sort of envy those who don’t have any of these and can get it now.
All of them are classics. My favourite is Russian Red.

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