Ruby Woo by MAC

MAC Ruby woo review and swatch

I can’t believe how long it took me to get my hands on this lipstick. I always loved how this one-of-a-kind-shade looked on others, including my beautiful sister, but was hesitant to try it. I decided to give it a go, even though I wasn’t sure if it would work with my skin tone. Ruby Woo is rumored to be a favorite of beauties like Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese, both of whom have beautifully fair skin.

MAC Ruby woo review pictures

Ruby Woo is a “Very matte, vivid blue red”; because of the blue base, this shade is supposed to compliment everyone.  This lipstick is very highly pigmented/opaque and it will last on your lips for ages, I kid you not. It has a beautiful matte finish, which can be a little drying.  The trick is to make sure that your lips are exfoliated and moisturized. I love using my OCC clear lip tar as my primer, along with the Make Up For Ever’s lip line perfector to prevent any feathering.

Products to keep ruby woo in place and make it last

This has very quickly become on of my favorite red lipsticks. Anyone else loves Ruby Woo as much as I do? That rhymed. Totally accidental.

Paula xx

  • The lip perfector looks amazing, I’d never seen it before!! Macs ri ri woo was actually my first mac lipstick and theyre practically identical! It looks so pretty on you

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    • It’s an amazing liner! It’s clear so it goes with any lipstick. Yes, they’re almost identical! I like Ruby Woo better because it was slightly more matte, but they’re practically the same :)

  • Ozden

    I totally love this lipstick.The colour is just amazing.It looks so nice on you :))

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  • the shade is sooo beautiful!♥ lovely post!:) and thank you so much for following me back dear!:)

  • It looks good on you! I’d like to wear more intense red lipstick colors like that one, but when i’m in a rush to work i kind of “forget” it always :P.

    x Marjaana

  • I’ve heard so much about this lipstick!! But I’ve never tried it myself…I need to!! Looks gorgeous on you Paula =)

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  • Such a gorgeous shade! It suits you wonderfully! Oh, and the red-blue shade is meant to make teeth appear whiter! That’s always a plus, hey?! haha!

  • Totally smashing this gorgeous look Paula! Love the way it contrasts with your dark hair and skin tone; think it was made for you :D

    Must say I haven’t heard one bad word said about Ruby Woo either, it’s always had good praise!

    Sophie xox

    • Aww thanks Sophie! It was a little intimidating at first, but I really like this color. ;)

  • Oh, my! What an intensive red! It looks hilariously gorgeous on your lips!!!

  • Ambi

    i am in love with this lip color :) xx

  • It looks good good on you!
    Nice post!

  • Iztherapist

    As a South Asian, I usually get berry shades – e.g., Diva or Media – but I was looking for a red and thought about Ruby Woo but went for Russian Red instead (I’ve just ordered it, so we’ll see if I made the right choice). Have you tried the Russian Red?

  • Iztherapist

    Oh darn it, forgot to say Ruby Woo looks fantastic on you!