MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick Review

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.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

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.


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.


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



Would I Recommend MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick?


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89 thoughts on “MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick Review

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

    1. 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:

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

  3. 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:

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

  4. 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:

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

      1. Hmmm yes Preetha honestly I alwaz opted for light shades and that too glosses 😛
        Next month planning all lipsticks 🙂 🙂
        Will try my hands on reds then

  5. 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:

      1. ummmmm..i guesssss………. i shalll checkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.. 🙂

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

  6. thats a gorgeous shade 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:

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

  7. 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?

    1. 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..

  8. 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.

    1. 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 a pimple after a long time.. :waaa:

      1. :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!!! 😯 😯

        hope your pimple subsides soooon..

          1. yaaaa..what 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:

    1. :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:

  9. 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 😐

  10. 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:

    1. 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:

  11. 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! :(( :((

    1. 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..

  12. Hi girls, I use to read IMBB everyday. But, this is the first time I am commenting. I always read all the comments by lovely readers here. This site has helped quite a lot to improve myself a lot. I love to read the lip products reviews and have read almost everything. Good luck!

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