MAC's Ruby Woo | The Good and The Bad

Hello m'fellow Trustinvoguers and newbies! So, I've been a pretty rubbish blogger lately, I know. I haven't posted hardly this month, due to the amount of uni work I've been given, however, I've found some time to write some more, so expect quite a few posts these next two weeks to make up for it! I will also be posting more Youtube videos soon, so please make sure you're subscribed! 

Today I'm going to be writing about Mac's infamous 'Ruby Woo' lipstick. I have never used this colour on myself before until recently, when I won 'Petit Promise's' giveaway! (THANK YOU!) but it is a staple red lipstick in my kit as it gives the classic matte red look and it looks even better on fair to medium skin tones. Now, I know you've all heard of it, and it's been highly blogged about etc etc. However, I thought I'd be a bit different, and actually mention the positives and negatives to it. A lot of bloggers just rant on about how good it is, how they love it, and think it's the best Mac lipstick around. But, I'm here to challenge that a little. Don't get me wrong, I do love the lipstick itself, but everything has a good and bad side to it! So, without further ado, I'll start off with the bad points first, just to get the negatives out of the way!


- Extremely drying on the lips - bit too matte for me

- It isn't easy to apply without lip-balm underneath as the texture is quite chalky and can drag on your lips.

- I would say to use lip gloss or something on top of the lips after applying, as I personally just hated how dry it felt


- Great pigmentation with the colour
- Long-lasting, I went out for the night and lasted me until I got home 6/7 hours later.

- Beautiful sleek, typical Mac 
packaging, as with all Mac lipsticks!

- Doesn't have a blue undertone to it as much as the 'Russian Red', which looks nice with a wide range of skin tones.

- Universal, classic red lipstick.

All in all? I think the positives outweigh the negatives. Ruby Woo is perfectly sultry and great for that date-night look. As I said earlier, although it is rather drying, it is a classic matte lipstick which makes it universal - and you can just add a clear lip-gloss to give it some moisture if you don't like dry lips such as myself. In conclusion, Ruby Woo is a fab lipstick for everyone. 

I also liked it that much, that I chose to wear it at the Cosmo Blog Awards 2013.
You can buy Mac's Ruby woo online and in stores for £15.

What do you think to Ruby Woo?
Do you own it?
As always, leave a comment down below and let me know!
Lots of love,
Hannah xoxo

With Special thanks to Holly from Petit Promise. You can find her blog here.

Hannah Briggs
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  1. Was debating whether to get this or Russian Red, think I'll go with Russian Red..
    Thanks for the post

  2. I've done a review of this also and I love it but have to agree with you, it is really drying on the lips and you need to use a nourishing balm before! Great review :) XX.

  3. I love revlon lip butters, but so sad that I lost my pink one :(

  4. I think everyone should have a true red lipstick in their collection. However, I'd rather have one that's a bit more of a satin finish.

    Would appreciate if you checked my blog :)

  5. Ahhh Ruby Woo is my favourite ever red!! Yes it cam be a little drying but it's so beautiful ahhh :D

    Holly Mixtures

  6. Great post, Thanks for sharing!:)
    Lovely blog:)

    Please check out my blog..

    Hugs, Brittany, xx