Mac Ruby Woo Retro Matte Review & Swatch


mac retro matte ruby woo lipstick

mac ruby woo review

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mac ruby woo swatch on lips

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After seeing the gorgeous Hannah from Away With The Fairies sporting Mac Ruby Woo many moons ago, I just knew that this would be my first red mac lipstick. She mentioned that Ruby Woo is a favourite for Rita Ora and Gwen Stefani, so if it's good enough for them it's definitely good enough for me!

So why is it so amazing? Well for starters the colour is gorgeous, it's a mixture between bright and dark red lipstick, making it the ultimate LBD accompaniment. Plus the formula is matte, and very matte it is! It's a lot harder to apply than Mac's creme sheen formulas as it does drag a bit and feels almost like rubbing a wax crayon on your lips, plus you need a perfect base to start with, any cracks or dry skin show up instantly. However once you get passed that you're left with a gorgeous very red matte finish which lasts super long compared to other lipsticks I've tried. I'd say the colour lasts around 4 hours and it doesn't go wandering up your face or onto your teeth. Plus if you get bored with matte, then just add a gloss or balm over the top and you have glossy lipstick (I did this in the last photo).

You can buy this lipstick from Debenhams who offer a huge range of beauty items, and a crazy amount of Mac products that I'm lusting over.

What do you think of Ruby Woo? Do you like matte finishes?

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  1. Ooooh ruby woo is so pretty, If I was going to buy any MAC lipstick it would definitely be this one :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  2. I have this on right now! Isn't it the most amazing shade! Suits all hair colours too. I'm pretty blonde, I love a versatile lip colour! X

  3. This shade looks gorgeous on you. I hate applying matte lipsticks but they last forever and if I apply balm over the top it feels great.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  4. This matte red is definitely on my wishlist. Looks gorgeous on you. x

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

  5. It's such a gorgeous, wearable red! Not too orange and not too blue toned, perfect! x

  6. Ah, this looks so nice on you! Lovely!

  7. this shade looks so pretty! love it :)

    x x

  8. the colour is just PERFECT! I want to buy it now ♥

  9. looks lovely on!

    Love From Georgina

  10. This looks like an absolutely beautiful lip stick :) x

  11. That color looks great on you!

    xo Jennifer

  12. I just got ririwoo... Lovig rubywoo on you, looks gorge :)