MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo {Product Review}

I want to send a quick birthday shout out to Dorothy, an avid ghost reader of my blog, who happens to be my sister from another mister… Kidding! Same mister.

I love the fact that we not only share clothes, but the most beautiful of memories, thank you so very much for being an awesome sister! My life would be super boring without you. As you begin a new year today, I wish you happiness, health and prosperity. Happy Birthday!!!

Hard to believe that I was once intimidated by red lipstick.

So over that!

Now, for all you ladies out there who are still not comfortable spotting a red lip, maybe the quote below will change you mind? I hope it does ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œBeauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.โ€ โ€” Gwyneth Paltrow.

I have a confession to make, I’m currently cheating on my other lipsticks with this little number and no, I’m not remorseful for my infidelity, read on, you’ll understand why.


Classy is what pops in mind when I look at the packaging.

The shade name and ingredients are mentioned on the lipstick case, very practical, the lipstick itself comes in a matte black base and silver A-shell with a simple twist up packaging and a tightly closing cap which makes it easy and convenient to carry in a handbag, clutch, even in a pocket! Total win!


If you know me on a personal level, you’re aware that I’m a sucker for anything with the smell of vanilla. The sweet vanilla scent of this lipstick always gets me when I swipe it on my lips. 


Yassss! Just…

MAC Ruby Woo is a blue based bright red lipstick, it has a cool undertone and it reminds me so much of the lipstick that
Taylor Swift usually wears during her performances or red carpet looks
in general.

finish is the mattest matte you can ever imagine. Because of
this, I find itโ€™s quite drying on the lips, but nothing that a lip balm canโ€™t solve. The pigmentation is amazing, one or two swipes of the product
and your lips are completely covered.

Ruby Woo is such a versatile color, it is one of those classic reds which wonโ€™t discriminate how
it looks on you. I call it the โ€œsafest redโ€ as I believe it canโ€™t go wrong
on any skin tone. 


I’m still a student, with a slim bank account to back it up, honestly speaking, if you ask me, this lippie is pretty pricey, it retails at Kshs. 1500. You get value for your money though, the payoff is excellent.

If you’re interested in buying this lipstick in Kenya, you can get it at either of the two MAC stores in Nairobi, one is at Village Market, the other at Garden City Mall.


Ruby Woo is a retro matte which means it grabs on to the lips
better than a creme or glossy product. Plus, it’s red and reds always
leave a stain behind on the lips, the combination of high pigmentation and its matte
texture make this a very long-wearing lipstick, but of course, this doesnโ€™t mean it
will look as good after a few hours, a meal or a couple of drinks. It
will fade, and possibly highlight any imperfections on your lips as time moves on. Make sure, as I always do, to carry the tube of lipstick with you and a mirror so you can touch up as necessary. This will ensure you
look polished and perfect all day.


I would recommend this lipstick to any lady looking for a perfect, super long-lasting red lipstick, but all in all, MAC Ruby Woo should definitely be in every woman’s makeup stash.

 Ever tried this lippie? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know.

Have a great weekend and a beautiful week ahead!


54 Comments on “MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo {Product Review}

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really like the matte lipsticks ๐Ÿ˜€ Haven't tried this one,but I will give it a go. My recent favourite red lipstick has been Bourjois Velvet. It is actually a matte lip stain and it is super long lasting. Highly recommend it ๐Ÿ˜€

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