Saturday, April 13, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo Review & Swatch comparison with MAC Russian Red




Hey all you pretty ladies :)

My today’s post is rather an occasion for me as this was kind of the beginning of my end..err..my money’s end :P this is that historical lipstick from which I came to know the brand name MAC *and of course kept on buying and buying :-/* :D and I can’t really recall anything else which made me run after it so relentlessly and for so long ! yes I know by now you guys have already guessed ;) its none other than Ruby Woo……

Frankly I had given up hope of getting ruby woo *yes that’s right I live in Kolkata where we get to see the tester only :’( * but a dear friend got for me and sent me *bearhugs* :D so ta-da!!!


What MAC says-
Ruby Woo is described as a “very matte vivid blue-red”  


*aahh finally I am able to write this phrase in my very own review woooo* :D


Price- 990 INR  for 3gm
  My take on the product:

Ruby Woo comes in the classic standard MAC black with silver tube packaging which is chic and classy and travel friendly as well 

Since MAC describes Ruby Woo as *very matte* that’s enough really to get an idea! Let me elaborate!

My first MAC lippie was Russian Red and that is matte too but somehow never dried out my lips or ever tugged while applying. Now I had the same idea of Ruby Woo but sadly it turned out to be less a lipstick and more a crayon :P and I am sitting in sweltering heat of Kolkata so you can imagine what will happen in winter 





To get the first deep swipe even on my hand I had to drag and tug the bullet and on dry/unexfoliated lips..well..let’s just not go there! It does take a bit of an effort to apply but once it does oh boy!! It is soo flattering :D I now understand what exactly is a cult red *you have to have Ruby Woo to realize* it looks good no matter what no matter when and how and on whom 

It is a perfect red which has blue undertones but does lean more on the orangey side than Russian Red which is a strictly cool toned red! Ruby Woo creates the balance . Where some ladies may not be able to carry off its close cousin russian red, Ruby Woo is a clear winner for all 

It is madly pigmented and opaque and a couple of swipes and you are set for the day! Does not bleed/feather and stays on and on throughout the day! And well it sadly dries out even my normal lips so it’s good to top it up with some balm when you feel uneasy.


The swatches- 


taken in daylight





taken with flash




Pros of MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo-

  • Classic MAC packaging which is travel friendly as well 
  • Ruby Woo is well..ruby woo! The perfect *cult* red which goes on everyone and makes every lady look elegant yet ravishing 
  • Ruby woo is the perfect balance of warm and cool tones which justifies why it looks great on all complexions :D
  • It lasts on and on throughout the day without any feathering or bleeding or fading 
  • It is insanely pigmented and opaque and 2 swipes is enough to get its full color.
  • Classic clean vanilla fragrance of MAC.

Cons of MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo-


  • The texture sadly, fails me :-/ I hate dry lippies and this is probably the driest I have ever come across  



My rating- 4/5 (-1 for the difficulty in application and drying out lips)


Do I recommend? :D I would be mad not to! Colorwise, crazewise Ruby woo is a must if you like everyone else wants classic red lips which will stand out yet not be too garish red  the color, the staying power and the universally flattering shade will never fail you that’s for sure!  

But weirdly enough for me *someone who has been running after this for so long* Russian Red wins more points! Russian red is brighter, more pigmented, less dry and more blue-red! On my complexion I feel it looks better *I can’t believe I am saying this:P* and I do love it more than ruby woo! *sorry blind ruby woo fans :-/ I have to be honest here*

Texture wise too Russian red behaves far better and is smoother without drying out lips .But ruby woo mostly remains OOS so if you do manage to get your hands on this baby hang on tightly! It surely is worth the investment :D



Comparison between ruby woo and Russian red-





Left-russian red, right- ruby woo *can you see the difference?*

My LOTD- (had to apply it on top of a balm)





And this is how it looks on me!! :D




So ladies shake off your dilemma rush to MAC and stay gorgeous <3 sayonara!!


Guest Post by Agnirupa




37 comments:

  1. It looks so good on you. I bought Ruby Woo too recently and I'm yet to try it on

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    1. :D haan saw ur status!! waiting fr ur rvw :))
      n thnxx :-*

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  2. Oh sweet! I was always fond of Russian Red but Ruby Woo looks equally ravishing.

    I'm loving your classy earrings too, with a lil hint of Indian jewelry.

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - beauty, makeup & a lil life

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    1. :D thanxx a ton sarah!! <3 yeahh ruby woo luks d most flattering in person rather thn in swatches or d bullet :))

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  3. Your lip swathes are fab!!
    :)

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    1. aww m flattered!! thanxx so much!

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  4. I can't get 'nuff of that lip swatch !!!!! Agniii tor bf ke chobi ta dekhas ;) ulte jabe !!! :D Am so getting russian red !!! hope the kolkata store has atleast one !

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    1. my bf doesnt like bright thngs on me :'( but thank u so so mch :-* hihih hya hya plz anao russian red if u have a frnd outside kol..kol er obstha u knw v well -_-

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  5. Beautiful cud be an understatement! Love that color, I am def getting it today!

    Also, love those earrings!

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    1. hehe :D that means a lot to me anushua!! thanxx so so much :D *hug*

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  6. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i just got one word in my mind..hot hot HOT!! Be it the shade ur pics or ur lips.atually especially ur lips.omgeeeeeee!! Smokin hot!! i want this crayon :(

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    1. twinnuuuuuuuu :D thanku thanku soooo much *_* ur comments r my jhar oe chadanewale thingies :D
      haan tereko rayons le dungi bachhi aa ja

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  7. looks great on your lips!!

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  8. simply hot agni... ^_^ i can imagine how sexy u are looking ... yaaaaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!!!! we are a proud owner of ruby woo and russian red.. :D

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    1. yipeeeeeeeeee thankuuuuu
      hi-5555555 :D :-*

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  9. The color looks gorgeous on you...!! n nice earrings .. :)

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  10. Loved the shade...The lippie looks great on you....

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    1. aww richa dats so swt of u :)) thnxx a ton

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  11. My fav Red shade ever n its looking gorgeous on you..
    Hina xx
    http://beautywidbrainz.com

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    1. :D aww its ur fav too ruby woo has a cult followng O:) thnx so mch!

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  12. I'm tempted to get a red lippie! Luv very much the last but one pic ;)

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    1. aww :D hehe dat was just a lame attempt at posing :P :P feeling awsum to hv tempted u!

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  13. You Carry Off The Shade Really Well! :)

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  14. the shades are to die for!

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  15. lovely post! red suits very few and it looks just so grt on u.
    cheers!
    kunj
    kohllined.blogspot.in

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    1. thnxx so much fr takng time out n reading my post O:) n thnxxxx so mch fr ur lovly wrds!!! muaahhss

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    1. *blussshhing furiously* :D thnkuuuu

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  17. indeed this one is to be whistled.. beautiful..

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    1. awww :-* *blushing again* thnkss hon!!

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  18. HOTTTT!!! u seriously look supah hot babe!! loved it on u!! <3 n i understood toota foota bengali but i agree with sukanya.. mr. G is super lucky..:P

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    1. haayyeee vandyy main to sharm se mar hi jaungi ab :D *dancing around* thnkuu babes!!! n omgg tujhe toh bengali aati hai samajh mein <3 lee ko bhi sikha de na zara -_-

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  19. I have none..but have gone thru a zillion review and swatches..and I cudn't agree more.. I like Russian red better than Ruby woo..
    And u have a lovely pout :)

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