Sunday, November 24, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo Review, Swatches and LOTD

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo Review:
Review By Samannita,
Hey Beauties,
There is a common proverb that “when in doubt wear red” and I understand this line after ending my 1.5 year of blogging and after spending my money on pinks and browns and corals near about 50 lipsticks I finally brought my first red lipstick and it is none other than “the show stopper of all mac lipsticks”, “the hottest selling shade “RUBY WOO”. Yes finally…

About The Product:
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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo Review, Swatches and LOTD
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo 
Price: - Rs.990/- for 3g.
Available at MAC stores

Product Description:

MAC lipstick claims to be:-
Color plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M•A•C famous.

To see the ingredients please look at the picture.

My Experience with MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo:
Now coming to the packaging:-
Although it is the hottest selling shade or the show stopper but it comes in a usual packaging. It comes in a black bullet with the very own vanilla smell. And this Ruby woo falls under the collection of “retro matte collection of Mac.”

My Take:
Mac retro matte collection lipsticks are super matte and so are the ruby woo. It is super matte so one has to be very careful with this lipstick as it might end up looking flaky on lips. So exfoliation and moistening of lipstick before applying the lipstick is suggested. But I am a matte lover so I think Ruby woo is just perfect for my choice. The shade is “blue base red” so I think this kind of shade will look good on any skin tone, only one should have the confidence to carry it.
As winter is here so it’s the ideal time to wear red. But the lipstick being super matte may tends to tugs or pulls the lips during application so whether its summer or winter application of lip balm before applying the lipstick is suggested. The lipstick being matte doesn't transfer into cups and mugs and so it doesn't left the history of your where about.
Coming to the pigmentation, definitely will give 9 on 10 as one swipe is just perfect to give opaque coverage. The staying power of lipstick is around 7hours on my lips which I think is pretty long time. After that it starts fading but leave a nice red tint. If you like to wear it as tint like me or else has to re-apply once it fade…

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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo Review, Swatches and LOTD

Now coming to the pros and cons

Pros of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo:
• Have variety of shades.
• Perfect for winter.
• Matte finish.
• Excellent coverage of pigmented lips.
• Pigmented.
• Stays near about 7 hours without fading.
• Doesn't transfer.
• Leaves a nice red tint after fading.

Cons of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo:
• The formula is super matte which lead to super drying of lips followed by accentuates fine lines of lips.
• The lipstick tends to tug your lips while applying.
• Availability might be a problem as it is the hottest selling shade; in fact I have to pre-book this lipstick in our Kolkata mac store before to get it.

My ratings:- 3/5 due to all cons.

My final verdict:-
If you never wear red or want to play safe with red then try this hot shade , I bet it is the most versatile shade that will suit everyone from fair to dusky, but like I said before all you have to need “the confidence to wear it”.

About The Writer:
I am Samannita belongs from the “city of Joy” Kolkata…Being a housewife and a mother of a 2 yrs. old son ,I love to spend my leisure hours reviewing makeup or talk about cosmetics or surfing net about online going offers on cosmetics. My hair color is Black and it is wavy, trying hard to straight it naturally…as I love straight hair. I am NC 35 means fair with warm undertone but blessed with oily skin which I just hate most about my skin. When it comes about makeup, I am obsessed with lipsticks mostly. I believe “anybody can be beautiful by proper using of makeup and makeup doesn't mean wearing a mask on your face but to enhance your beauty by hiding your flaws and highlighting your best feature “. Well, that’s it …Keep smiling because this is the best exercise that you can do to tone your facial muscles and can look younger for ages :)

See you in some another review…
Till then stay healthy and don’t forgot to leave your precious comment below to show some love.
With Love Sam


  1. that's such a gorgeous color....loving the lotds samannita :)

  2. Wow, pretty shade and lovely LOTDs.. :D (k)

  3. Lovely review, lovely swatches dear.

  4. Ah! This is such a cult favorite and one that looks extremely pretty on u Sammy! Loved the review n pics!

  5. Its a beautiful red by mac
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  6. Wow what a bright red shade loved your lip swatches Sam (o) (f) Nice Review dear :D

  7. I just love redssss......
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  8. Very pretty reds! You have such great lips for red!
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  9. OMG what a shade dii <# luks super hot. want fotd with this lippi... :D

  10. The shade is pretty.. nice review and swatches (h)

  11. Amazing review Samannita! Loved the swatches :)

  12. wow!! Looking loveing on you Sam! :) Ruby woo here I come.:)

  13. I love that red..awesome review sam :)

  14. Its such a great shade.. i don't think I can carry it off well..

    1. Thank you and do try out in store too..i bet you wil love it and it is a blue base red so i thnk it will suit all :)

  15. Seriously such a great shade.. It looks awesome!

  16. Wow.... I love this hot shade!!!!!!!!

  17. I have dry lips, so I think I have to skip it. Lovely LOTD.

  18. Thenred lipstick is Fantastic on you!

    Have a good Sunday

  19. Ruby woo is just a stunning shade!!!!
    Looks more gorgeous on you <3

  20. I have this shade and love it, it looks pretty on you, xoxo.

  21. Such a sexy shade and your pout Sam ;)

  22. Someday soon I am walking into the MAC store and trying this! It is a gorgeous shade :)

  23. awesome shade n loved the lip swatches :*
    hot hot

  24. Red Hot Shade and Hotter are those lip swatches <3

  25. lovely! I have Russian Red which is a bit darker.

  26. I love this color hoping to purchase soon. Lovely review and beautiful images.


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