MAC Ruby Woo Review

Red Lipstick lovers should take note of the amazing Ruby Woo shade by MAC – it’s simply stunning.  I thought I had found my number one red lipstick last summer, when I discovered MACs Lady Danger.  But then I found Ruby Woo and thought ‘woo hoo’ – now I have two favourite red lipstick shades.

(Photo Credit - MAC Cosmetics)

(Photo Credit – MAC Cosmetics)


Ruby Woo is a deep red, plum-like hue.  It’s a cool, blue-based red that is screaming with sophistication.  This shade is best for those with cool or neutral colouring.    Like with any other red lipstick – I need to wear a good base to get away with this shade.  Red lipstick as well as other bright shades, tend to highlight skin imperfections on my face.  So its essential to have a good base of concealer and foundation on to hide it all!  I love wearing this shade with smudged dark brown kohl on my upper lids with lashings of black mascara and some pink blush on my cheeks.   It’s a simple and classic look that never dates – perfect for winter.


Personally, I think MAC do it best when it comes to lipstick.  Not only do they offer a range of amazing and vibrant colours, they also offer a range of different textures and finishes.  I prefer a matte finish when it comes to red lips – I think the colour last longer.  The only disadvantage I find with matte lipstick is that it can dry your lips out so be mindful to look after your lips with regular scrubs and balm to keep them in luscious condition and looking lovely!

MAC Lady Danger Review

I reference this lipstick on so many occasions I thought it might be useful to do a review on the product. Mac Lady Danger has been my lipstick of choice all summer long, except for the days where it hasn’t matched with my outfit of-course. This lipstick suits everyone.  My sisters and I have different complexions and colouring, yet we all suit this amazing shade.  Here’s a photo of us on holiday in Spain earlier this summer, all wearing it.  


The bold, red-orange hue makes your teeth look incredibly white and it really brightens up your whole face. I love the matte texture and how it feels so creamy on your lips. I even love the smell.

One word of advice though girls, a flawless complexion is a must for this shade. It has the tendency to highlight imperfections on your face because of the bright colour. Therefore, I always make sure I have some good foundation, concealer and blush on to compliment my lips.

Many would argue this shade is too bright to wear with done eyes. I disagree. I love it with some flicked eyeliner for a Hollywood-inspired glamorous look. At only £15, it’s a bargain and a make-up bag staple that will carry you through the seasons.