Ode to Ruby Woo (MAC)
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This is one of those obsessions where maybe once a week, I’ll find myself making plans to stop by a MAC counter. I haven’t given in because every time I do drop by and pick up a tube of Ruby Woo to swatch on the back of my hand, the uber-hard, “drying-clay” texture shocks me all over again.
I find myself asking the same question that I’ve asked a dozen times before. “How can a lipstick made in this century be this dry and hard to apply?”
Well the answer is simply that Ruby Woo is what MAC classifies as a Retro Matte. (Meaning, they intentionally made it a pain in the wazoo to apply, so that you remember it’s not “just another red”.) Gimicky? Maybe. But it’s also completely matte, even compared to other mattes.
But it’s an undeniably rich, beautiful, true pin-up red. If you can actually get it on to full intensity properly without rubbing your lips off.
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I’d liken it to the hot guy who just won’t look your way. It just makes you want him more.
Well, I have a staple red lip. It’s called (what else?) Russian Red. It’s actually a smoother, richer texture, and a heck of a lot more comfortable to wear than Ruby Woo. But then I know the next time I pass by a MAC counter, I’ll find myself going up to the lipstick rack and picking up a tube of that most gloriously-red and unbelievably-stubborn lipstick named Ruby Woo to scrape across the back of my hand.