MAC Ruby Woo is iconic. Dubbed “the best selling lipstick” a couple of years ago, this shade is very popular, and for good reason!
Ruby Woo is a cool, blue toned matte lipstick. Retro matte, to be exact, so to me, it gives an “old Hollywood glam” type of look. Since it is a blue toned color, it won’t make your teeth look yellow, and it is said to be able to work on any skintone. This color is just like MAC’s Russian Red, except in a matte finish.
This color is also very popular with celebrities. Dita Von Teese, Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johannsen, and Rihanna are all said to wear this shade. Rihanna even released her own RiRi Woo a couple of years ago with MAC.
Since this is a matte lipstick, it can be drying on the lips, so I suggest applying a nice balm underneath. The staying power of this lipstick is AMAZING though. It stays true to color even after eating or drinking, and doesn’t wear off patchy.
While trying to locate a dupe for this $17 lipstick, I came across my well-loved Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in Stoplight Red.
This color is almost exactly like Ruby Woo, except it has a more satin finish. They look very similar on the lips, and Wet N Wild lipsticks range from $1-3 depending on what drugstore you go to. These lipsticks are really nice quality for the price, and have tons of shades to choose from.