MAC matte lipstick – ruby woo

Being delayed at an airport only means one thing..duty free shopping! When we went on holiday, we were actually delayed at the airport for 6.5 hours. Now for an avid shopaholic like me you would have thought that this would have been amazing. But in actual fact when you have a selection of about 5 shops to keep wondering around it can become quite boring, especially when you are there before payday and have no money.

I did manage to treat myself at the MAC counter though (of course!). I actually let out a squeal of delight when I saw those 3 letters as I have never been to an airport that stocked MAC before, simple pleasures eh? I spent a good while swatching and ended up picking Ruby was a toss up between this and Candy Yum Yum but I decided this would get more autumn/winter wear from me.

I apologise in advance for doing the bloggers cardinal sin of using the product before photos, but it was just too pretty for me not to be able to use it on holiday! 😉

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Now Ruby Woo, is a huge hit with bloggers and I really can see why. It portrays as a bright red with ever so slight blue tones to it but not as blue as Ronnie Red which it reminds me of. For me, this is a classic Marilyn Monroe red, very elegant.


It is a matte formula, which I must say I am growing to love, just for its longetivity alone. This lasts a good couple of hours without even budging at all. Although sometimes it can be slightly drying once on the lips due to the formula, so I always have to remember to moisturise first. As this is such a bold colour, I tend to use a lip brush to smooth the edges off and make them perfect and prevent bleeding.


I absolutely love this colour and have worn it so many times since I have brought it. Yes it can be a little drying, but as long as I prep my lips it doesn’t seem to bad for me. 


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    • 29th October 2013 / 10:28 pm

      Amazing, I really wanted to try riri woo!

  1. 24th October 2013 / 11:33 pm

    Oh wow it looks so pretty on you Emily. I have RiRi Woo, which is a stunnnnnning shade, and pretty similar to this! I love MAC's matte lipsticks xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • 29th October 2013 / 10:28 pm

      Thankyou sweet! matte are amazing aren't they?!

    • 29th October 2013 / 10:31 pm

      Thankyou! MAC red looks a lovely shade too!

  2. 25th October 2013 / 10:54 pm

    This shade looks great on you. Nice post.

    • 29th October 2013 / 10:31 pm

      Thankyou lovely!
      Sometimes you can't help it, I just get too excited I can't wait before taking photos haha!

  3. 5th November 2013 / 9:59 am

    Ruby woo looks gorgeous on you x

    • 10th November 2013 / 9:13 pm

      Aww thankyou! <3