[Review] MAC Ruby Woo

Hi everyone! I’m reviewing Ruby Woo by MAC today, a lipstick which doesn’t need an introduction because of it’s popularity in the beauty community. This is the red lipstick of all red lipsticks, I’ve heard it being described as a classic, a cult favorite, and the “red lipstick every woman needs to own”.

I was a bit undecided about buying this lipstick, because I don’t wear red lipstick that often. Did I really need to buy MAC if I was only going to wear it a few times in a year? I was also a little hesitant to buy it because there are a lot of reviews out there which talk about how drying this lipstick is.

Anyway I tested this out in David Jones, loved how it looked on and bought it immediately. Ladies, Ruby Woo is worth the hype ♥ I am in love with this lipstick, read on for my review.

MAC Ruby Woo: Very matte vivid blue red

MAC Ruby Woo: Very matte vivid blue red

MAC Ruby Woo review


MAC describe Ruby Woo as a “very matte vivid blue red”. Ruby Woo is available in a retro matte finish, which makes it dry but also very long lasting. I usually apply lip balm before I do my base and eyes, then wipe the lip balm off and apply Ruby Woo to my prepped lips. The lipstick can drag if lips are not sufficiently moisturized before so it’s important to exfoliate and prep those lips!

The color of this lipstick is gorgeous, it’s bright and has the right tones which makes it wearable for all skin colors and undertones. It’s very pigmented, with one swipe giving enough coverage. I love how long lasting this lipstick is, it lasts a good 5-7 hours with eating and drinking and requires no touch ups. It also feels super comfortable on my lips once it’s applied, it doesn’t feel too drying and I haven’t noticed any flaking.

Swatched: MAC Ruby Woo on NC 42 skin

Swatched: MAC Ruby Woo on NC 42 skin

Overall, this lipstick is pretty amazing and I would definitely recommend it if you don’t already own it! It’s the kind of red lipstick that makes you feel powerful, strong and gorgeous. And who doesn’t want to feel like that? 🙂

What is your favorite red lipstick? x


  1. Have heard so much about the Ruby Woo but am yet to try it..looks amazing in your post.
    Sounds like it’s worth payin a little bit extra for something long lasting
    I think my first MAC lipstick purchase would be either this shade or Twig .

  2. Fatimaaa!! You deserve a hug for this post!!! 😀 I have been postponing writing about Ruby Woo from months now!! Seeing your post made me so happpyy and motivated me to write about it soon lol!! 😀
    Ruby Woo is love ❤ my other fav red lipstick is Lady Red from Maybelline! 🙂
    PS. I had no idea you wore abaya!! You look gorgeous MA!! ❤

    1. Yay!! I’m looking forward to your post! 🙂
      You look really lovely with red lipstick, I’ve seen a few pics ♥
      I don’t wear it all the time, usually only when I’m going to mosque but I wore it for Eid this year. Thank you! xx

  3. Terrific review hon – very well written and a pleasure to read! Might have to indulge in this baby – my current fave is DB Cosmetics Currant Kiss, has more orange in it than this MAC one, but I seem to be able to wear both warm and cool reds ♥

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