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MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo- Review & Swatches

I firmly believe that inner confidence can make you look beautiful…that or a stunning red lipstick! And what better tribute to an eternal classic red lip than the most stunning red lipstick of all times! MAC retro matte ruby woo is a cult favorite across continents whether its celebrities on the red carpet or mere mortals like us. This lipstick does no discrimination as you can see from the MAC Ruby Woo Swatch below and definitely needs no introduction!

Mac describes retro matte ruby woo as Vivid bluish-red (Matte). You can check out some other reviews and swatches of MAC lipsticks here.

This lipstick scores bingo on the shade and its ability to turn heads. The shade is an absolute matte ruby colour as the name says. The texture is not the best you will come across since it’s a matte lipstick and hence very drying. Put some balm 5-10 minutes before applying this and your life will be much easier. Once applied, it’s opaque to full coverage and pigmented lips will love this. The staying power is commendable since it’s both MAC and MATTE and this will not leave your side even if you come back home after eating a full buffet! It does not accentuate fine lines and there is no tugging or pulling on lips if you apply a lip balm underneath. The smell is vanilla like all MAC lipsticks and this shade despite being the hottest selling shade comes in a regular black packaging. This is a shade which I don’t think will ever see a dupe in any drug store brands and you will have to see it to believe it! This shade made MAC what it is today and every girl across all boundaries, skin tones, ages will rock this colour! You just need some confidence. You can check out MAC Ruby Woo Swatch below.

If you ask me about my thought on the eternal debate on MAC Ruby Woo vs Russian Red, i think that Russian Red is a more wearable version of Ruby Woo as it is of the normal mattes range and is not as drying as Ruby Woo.

The price of this lipstick is around 1750 INR.


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MAC RUBY WOO DUPES: – There are no exact dupes of this particular shade of MAC. If the colour is the same, it’s not matte. If its matte, the colour differs. Riri woo is similar but is a bit bright and neon-ish compared to Ruby Woo. Bourjois lip pencil #20 in rouge soyeux is comparable. Maybelline 14 hour super stay lipsticks in timeless crimson, enduring ruby and continuous cranberry are matte and red so you can try those if you want a matte red lipstick!

Highly recommended! This lipstick is addictive! Did you like the MAC Ruby Woo Swatch?

Which is your favorite red lipstick??

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. misskays

    I;ve heard so so much about this lipstick.. maybe some day.

    1. mily

      Pls do try it Krupa…you will fall in love with it!

  2. Simera

    Great review. I love this lipstick and wear this and Russian Red often.
    Beautetude

    1. mily

      yeah even russian red is beautiful Simera!!

  3. Rhea

    What a beautiful shade. I have been reading such good reviews about this 🙂

    1. mily

      its the bestselling shade for a reason 😛

  4. rose

    i want this lipstick so badly… m jealous of u…btw nice review doll 🙂

    1. mily

      haha…..Thanks Rose!

  5. Gowthami

    I will try out someday sure! beautiful shade dear xo

  6. Ruby woo has been on my list and this one looks so so close.. thanks for listing the dupes.. will have a look at them!!
    BTW Red poutt.. is killeerr!! 🙂

    1. mily

      gee…thanks poonam 😀 yes ruby woo is like the queen of reds!!

  7. Megha

    How much does this cost?

    1. mily

      Hey Megha..Mac lipsticks retail at 1190 INR 🙂

      1. Megha

        Are u planning to sell this anytime soon?

        1. mily

          no…but i have mailed you about some other lipsticks which i am selling 🙂

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