Ruby Woo

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MAC Ruby Woo is a very cool-toned, medium-dark red with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.

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Editor's Review

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.

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Reviewed on 1/8/19January 8th, 2019

Not in a palette/set
B+
B+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Reviewed on 5/19/15May 19th, 2015

Not in a palette/set
B-
B-
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

Reviewed on 10/18/14October 18th, 2014

Palette/Set: Red Lip
B+
B+
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Claims / Ingredients

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips, M·A·C Lipstick is available in every nuance of your favorite color and high-fashion texture. It's the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. AMPLIFIED CREME (A): Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Color-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact. CREMESHEEN (C): Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. FROST (F): Excellent color payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish. LUSTRE (L): Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish. Very slick. Makes lips look soft, smooth, ultra-moist. MATTE (M): Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. SATIN (S): Color-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense color.

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Based on 6 Reviews, 37 Quick Reviews

The Good: Long-wearing (23), Easy To Apply (9), Great Value (8), Smooth (4), Travel-friendly (4), Blendable (2), Creamy (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (28), Scented (9), Non-sticky (8), Buildable (5), Thick (5), Thin (1)

The Bad: Dry (25), Drying (18), Hard To Apply (9), Tugs/pulls (9), Hard To Blend (4)

6 Written Reviews

By Zel 2 years ago.

Ruby Woo is my favorite red shade. The color is absolutely flattering on my medium skin tone, and I definitely understand why it is such a cult favorite among beauty lovers. However, this is not my favorite formula due to how drying it can feel and how it tugs when I apply it. Still, the wear is absolutely stunning. It is very matte, lasts long, wears gracefully, and leaves a pink-ish red stain.

Tags: highly-pigmented, dry, tugs-pulls, drying, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Seraphine 3 years ago.

I really wanted to love this lipstick, but I don't. The retro matte formula of Ruby Woo is difficult to apply because it is extremely dry and tugs very hard on the lips. I found it especially difficult to apply on mature lips. The red shade is bright and pretty, but the color has no depth to it. It was very drying on my lips and though it stayed on pretty well, it was not nearly as long-lasting as I thought it would be based on reviews I've read. There's a different version of Ruby Woo in a special 2017 holiday mini set. Instead of being a retro matte, the mini is in MAC's regular matte formula, which is much creamier, making it easier to apply and more comfortable to wear. Unfortunately, it is a limited edition. I hope MAC releases Ruby Woo as a full size regular matte lipstick someday.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: dry, hard-to-apply, drying, long-wearing
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Bea 5 years ago.

My HG vivid red, there is nothing like this. It brightens up my entire face and is my most complimented lipstick I've ever worn, it's velvety, and has zero stickiness. That being said... this is not a luscious creamy lipstick (think the opposite of Bite or Too Faced). I constantly moisturize my lips and apply heavy lip balm every night, so I rarely run into drying issues with any of my lipsticks. This can be drying if I reapply during the day (which is not often). I also haven't had tugging or dragging problems during application.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, thick, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, great-value
Skin Type: Dry - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Olive

By Roslyn 6 years ago.

This is hands down my favourite red. I usually pair it with MAC Cherry lip liner to tone down how blue it is. I can wear this all day with no need to re-apply. It is a little drying but i hate the sticky feeling from some lipstick so this works for me.

2 out of 2 users found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Lightest - Undertone: Pink

By Johanna 6 years ago.

If you're into matte lipsticks, this is the best! This product looks great, might be a touch dry but it lasts forever even if you're eating/drinking. My favourite red lipstick!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Yellow

By Monserrat 6 years ago.

I love it! It's the perfect classic red with a cool undertone. I think looks good on everyone. And it's suuuuper matte, for me, looks beautiful. Also, it's very dry, so, you need to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before apply ruby woo.

2 out of 2 users found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Neutral