MAC: Ruby Woo (Re-Do Review)

Sunday, August 30, 2015


If you can remember, I already reviewed this shade before and it is my sister's lipstick now. Lately though, I am trying out red shades just because I like it even though it does not look as appealing as nude shades when I wear it. As advised by MAC makeup artist, I can still use any shades that I want and just control the opaqueness of the color by adjusting the layers that I apply on my lips. 

I am sold and I purchased Ruby Woo for myself with their Retro Matte Collection. Ruby Woo is a permanent shade but it has been reintroduced on the Retro Matte Collection. For my previous review, my photos are in low quality so I want to re-do all my MAC makeup reviews because they are my favorite makeup collection. You can read my previous post here: Ruby Woo Old Review. I did say that I will not re-purchase it because it is red and I do not wear red lipsticks as much as possible but I changed my mind. I thought that I will wear any shades that I want even though it does not look as pleasing compared to shades fitting my undertone. For basis if it can also work for you, I am a MAC NC20 user.

For the review, here we go (again):

Brand: MAC

Type: Retro Matte

Edition: Permanent

Shade: Ruby Woo

Weight: 3g

Product Description: (From MAC website) Very matte vivid blue-red

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Kaolin, Ceresin, Paraffin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Mucrocrystalline Wax, Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcitalline, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernica Cerifera (Carnuba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Polyisobuten, Vanillin, Tocopherol, Glyveryl linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, [+/- MICA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Orange 5 Lake (CI 45370), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005)] <ILN30524>


Surprisingly, when I tried applying it again and again, I realized that is does not look as red as it is. I only used one layer and it looks a little orange on me. You can add layers to reach your the pigmentation that you like. 

I like that its rich and bold shade and it lasts for at least 4 to 5 hours. It leaves a little uneven stain on lips when removed.


It is because it is matte, it has a very dry texture that it tugs on my lips whenever I apply it. It causes dryness too. The lipstick settles on lip lines and creases after removal. I noticed that after a few hours, it feathers out of my lips a little even with the use of a lip liner.  


What do you think? Do you think I still had it in me to use it again? I hope yes. My mouth just seems a little bigger when I use red shades compared when I use nude shades. Anyway, life is too short for me to avoid wearing dark shades! Don't you think so too? :)

The sample photos below is just one layer of Ruby Woo lipstick.

Under light and natural light

Buy again? 80% (I will try the other MAC red shades first  before I buy this again.)

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 1000php

Where to buy? MAC Counters (Trinoma, SM North, Rustan's (except Gateway))

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