MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick Review

by preetha on January 12, 2012 · 88 comments

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Hello Everybody,

I am here with another MAC review.  I know Jomol is going to be mad at me for this, but anything for IMBB.  Rati and this blog have made me fall in love with this brand so much.  I have never worn a red lipstick in my life thinking it would never suit me, but recently, my love for lipsticks is increasing and I feel that even I can carry them off easily.  All credit goes to IMBB.  I really owe a lot to this blog for giving me so much information and I now know how to choose my makeup and beauty products well.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

So, I just wanted to try how I would look wearing a red lipstick and headed to my most favourite brand MAC.  The MUAs there recognize me so well these days and that makes me so happy.  I told one of the MUAs that I always wanted a bright red lipstick, but never tried as I am afraid that I would look scary.  She was very sweet and allowed me to try all the reds in the collection and we finally got three in the list, Russian Red, Ruby Woo and Diva.  She suggested I take Ruby Woo because her complexion was similar to mine and Russian Red was more of an orangish red on me, Diva looked good, it was not red but more of a maroon shade on my lips.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

After trying Ruby Woo thrice, I finally made up my mind and bought it.  So, here is my first red lipstick and this is my fourth MAC lipstick.  I am very very happy and a million thanks to Rati for this.

Finish:

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

This is of matte finish.  I must say I really love the texture.  Some people say that matte finish lipsticks of MAC are very drying, but I love this finish the most.  I have three satin finish lipsticks, but this is the one that I really like.  It is very soft on the lips and not at all drying.

Pigmentation:

The pigmentation is just awesome, just one swipe is enough.  When I tried this for the first time, the MUA laughed at the way I was applying.  I told her that I applied it very lightly as I was afraid it wouldn’t suit me.  This fear was there in my mind, I am NC42 in MAC and used to think that bright colours would never suit me.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Staying Power:

Fantastic, I wore this and it stayed the whole day in spite of eating and drinking.  According to me, the matte finish lipsticks from MAC have the best staying power and I am highly impressed.

Price:

Rs. 990, I think MAC has increased their prices now, earlier, it was for Rs. 900.

My Experience with MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick:

This is my first red lipstick and will always be special to me.  It brightens up my face and I think this would be the best matte red lipstick for anybody.  I am not fair skinned but even I am able to carry this off so well.  One thing I have learnt from IMBB is that we dusky girls should never shy away from bright colours without trying, assuming that it would never suit us.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Rating:

5/5

Would I Recommend MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick?

Yes.

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{ 76 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol January 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Preetha…I am not mad at you….you bought a lovely lipstick…. :puchhi: :teddy: :teddy:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

aww..thanku Jomo.. :yahoo:

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jomol January 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Preetha….and you are not dusky :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Jomo..NC42 and above is considered dusky na.. :methinks:

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Aru January 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

i am an NC42 in the concealer dept atleast and dur dur thak i am not dusky..

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ..am happy then

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Gurpreet January 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

O wow..such a pretty shade Preetha.. Looking like you MAC collection is increasing day by day. Me planning for a loooot :phoolan:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

hehe..it is a lovely Red gurpreet..yeah my MAC craze n collection r increasin..but I limit myself to 1 or 2 products per month only..I dont simply splurge..I save n then buy :yahoo:

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Gurpreet January 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

O thats a good statergy Preetha..

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Gurpreet January 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

O wow..such a pretty shade Preetha.. Looks like you MAC collection is increasing day by day. Me planning for a loooot :phoolan:

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TA January 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Lovely Red Preetha… :woot: :woot: :woot: I also recently got my first red from Chambor and I know how u wud be feeling :love: :love: :love: :love: Nice review :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

yeah..Red is just an awesome color..I never imagined that even I can wear it before.

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TA January 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Agree Preetha….but I really love wearing them now :makeup: ….instantly brightens the whole look :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

exactly..njoi ur red lippie

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bhavna January 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

really beautiful colour preetha,why didnt u wear it & clicked the photo.

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Bhavna I badly wanted to post my photo with the lipstick on..But I have got a nasty small pimple above my lip..so didnt do it.. :waaa:

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

It’s a superrr gorgeous red preetha. I would have love to see it on you. totally my kinda red :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Rati. :puchhi: …I was wonderin how u didnt pick this up..its such a pretty shade na..totally ur kind…let this pimple dry out..il post some pics soon..

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

done!!! totally waiting for it. :woot: :woot: :woot:

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VibrantHues January 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

shade is pretty but I still hesitate to carry such colors

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

see..I told u na..even I was shy like u..but it all depends on the mindset..no harm in tryin

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VibrantHues January 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Hmmm yes Preetha honestly I alwaz opted for light shades and that too glosses :P
Next month planning all lipsticks :) :)
Will try my hands on reds then

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

russian red looks orangish on me too. bt this toh i am so going to check it out. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Rati..ul rock this shade.. :-* :-* ..but u have so many Reds na…put some on sale :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

at the moment i think i have only two.. O:) O:) O:) O:) :D

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zeeba January 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

niceeee………..but inglot has a dupe for this tooo….. …..i shall review sooooooon…. :) inglot lipsticks have dupes for almost all MAC lippies…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

zeebaaaz grrrrrr… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Inglot one is matte?

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zeeba January 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

ummmmm..i guesssss………. i shalll checkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.. :)

ratiiiiiiii :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:

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kumkum jain January 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

wow preetha, now u have inspired me to own a red lipstick. Please do an LOTD / FOTD

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

sure Kumkum..thanx for the kind words

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srishi January 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

ohhhh…daring red! cool

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Parita January 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

thats a gorgeous shade preetha..you are dusky???? :stars: :stars: i have seen your pics and you are quite fair girl :yes: even i am NC42 and as of now I have absolutely no confidence to carry such a bright color off :( this is the reason I am mostly attracted towards nudes and browns..i’ll def try out this lippie next time i visit mac just to see if I can carry it off :thanks:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

same pinch for being an NC42 Parita..yeah do check this out..its a very pretty red..I have always been surrounded by fair people..like my mum,sis n frds..so I consider myself dusky compared to them..thanx for the lovely words..hope u get ur red soon..am sure ul rock it as well :puchhi:

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Shai January 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

It’s very pretty. It seems cool toned, is it? I’ve had my eye on dubonnet for a while, did you try that out? And do tell us which your other MAC lippies are…i think twig is one, no?

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Shai I have Twig,Amorous,Rebel and Ruby Woo as of now…this is cool toned but I think Dubbonet is more on the maroon side..I have not tried it..

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Shai January 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

wow :). No MAC here, but that doesnt prevent me from lusting!

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Aru January 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Preetha – I totally agree with you. The IMBB site has given me a lot of info too and has made me fall in love with MAC and for good reason too. its my favourite brand in cosmetics. this lipstick shade is fabulous. do send us pics soon.

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hey Aru…hru?..I saw ur two month haul post and died laughing…MAC is my fav brand too..interms os pigmentation,stayin power n color range,MAC totally rocks…yeah wil click some pics n send soon..got a pimple after a long time.. :waaa:

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Aru January 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

:lol2: :lol2: isnt it?..that was one crazy thing yaar..i went nuts putting that stuff out and i was shocked like what the heck..when did i pick up so much stuff you know!!! :shock: :shock:

hope your pimple subsides soooon..

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jomol January 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Aru….we should make e-cards like “Hope your pimple subsides soon” :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Aru January 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

yaaaa..what fun..bet those will really sell..some others can be “hope you get that L’occitane you always wanted”; “hope you managed to chori karofy Jimmy Choos from you-know-who” :woot:

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I know who :smug: :smug: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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jomol January 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I also know who………Aru….you should be our creative designer for the e-cards :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Rati January 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

i remember that :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

thanku Aru.. :puchhi:

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jomol January 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Aru :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rashmita January 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Lovely red Preetha! :waytogo: sunday bazaar mein Mac coming up kya?? :woot:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

:nonono: :nonono: ..Rashmita..I have just started buildin my kit..Rati,Rajol,Rashmi,Jhanavi are already MACoholics here..ask them to put their items on sale n vl all pick up happily :yahoo:

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Sukanya January 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

wow! this is really red!!! loved it ..me hv to get one red now :P (dont hv a single) :secret2: :secret2:

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Kimi January 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Gorgeous red Preetha!! :inlove: waiting to see your LOTD!! :)

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

thankoo Kimi…everyone here askin me for LOTD..am helpless :waaa:

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fly girl January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

wana see ur facegorgeous red :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

dis pimple is makin my life hell :spank: :spank: ..wil def send pics soon :makeup:

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Swati January 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

such a nice red preetha! :waytogo: post pics here as soon as the pimple goes..
i am still scared to try out red on me… somehow trying to get comfortable with pink now :|

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Noorie January 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Nice review, Preetha! :)
The shade looks lovely. :yes:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

thanku so much Noorie..it is a gorgeous shade

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nids January 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Preetha is bcuming the new MAC Lover here… :spank: :spank: :spank: for tht dear :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: .. awesum shade… n i agree it wud b a gr8 matte red for all skin tones :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

hehe…thanx Nids…the best part is it is totally matte and just stays put until I remove it..n transfer resistant..u can wear this n kiss ur hubby without any worries :yahoo: :yahoo:

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nids January 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

:woot: :hihi: :hihi: :D :D :P :P :P

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Ida January 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Congrats on the first red lipstick Preetha, that color is absolutely gorgeous! :))

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

thanku so much Ida

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Deepshikha January 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Nice review and beautiful shade Preetha… Eagerly waiting for your pictures !! :puchhi:

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

thanx Deeps.. :puchhi:

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Naomi January 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

No MAC red lippies yet for me! :waaa: I’m NC 45 so hoping this will work for me too!

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

hope u get ur best Red lippie soon..good luck

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Richa January 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

great shade Preetha… n u r not dusky Preetha… :spank:
I am O:)

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

ohh thanku Richa :puchhi:

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Bee January 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

wowww even I got a red MAC lippie and I’m in love… MAC lippies do fell really great- :)
congrats Preetha :)

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

thanx Bee..which one did u get?

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Tinkerbell January 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

preetha i love the shade :inlove: :inlove: …but you know what, being afraid of red is more psychological than coz of the complexion :-/ ..i have a maybelline one in red, lying somewhere in my cupboard and i have never worn it outdoors…i m so scared of bright colors that i only wear tinted lip balms normally! :(( :((

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

ur rite Tinkerbell..wear it n am sure ul rock red..I wore this to a mall n ppl were just starin at me..I didnt mind and just walked boldly..

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Jyotsna January 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

awesome shade Preetha..!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: nice review :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: … and waiting for your LOTD… :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

thanks Jyotsna

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sunetra paul December 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

i want that mac lipstick #ruby woo….

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Preetha January 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

sorry Suma..my face is not in a gud condition now.. :( ..

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