Tagged as: Easy-to-use, Effective, Must-have.
Probably my favorite brush of all in a close rank with the other Z series brushes I have. (powder, cheek, large e/s) They are the very softest brushes when you need it. The only drawback to them ever is that they do not pick up as much product on harder pans but that is easy to work around. Completely spoiled and everything else feels scratchier and coarse now.
I don't have Ruby Woo but I am really starting to love matte lippies so when this restocked, I ordered it. I don't find it overly drying, even for a matte ( I use Chanel Rouge Allure Velvets, Rimmel London Kate mattes and Lime Crime Velvetines for comparison ) but I practice a pretty intensive regular lipcare routine to exfoliate, treat fine lines, hydrate, etc. I think that's the secret to successfully wear both mattes and the pale colors that show every little imperfection. Since it's well pigmented, I can get away with a little overdrawing so I'll likely use a lip brush for precision but even a quick application from the tube left a nice, clean edge. There are several color dupes for Ruby Woo but this one is as much about the formula and performance. I think it's worth splurging on if you normally buy drugstore formulas, and it's a smart all-season deep cool red to add to a higher end collection and won't underperform next to luxury brands.