Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review: MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick

I don't own Ruby Woo. As one of MAC's crowd favorites, Ruby Woo has charmed more than a handful of women. Rihanna's limited edition MAC collection, Rihanna Hearts MAC, contains a lipstick supposedly "inspired by" Ruby Woo. According to those who own both, the two lipsticks are practically identical.

I had been eyeing Ruby Woo for a while. When RiRi Hearts MAC was released, I grabbed it in a split-second decision. My approximate thought process: "There's... a signature on it! I don't know! Special! Everyone is putting up with computer troubles trying to nab this! Something!"

Luckily, this Ruby Woo doppelgänger more than lives up to expectations. It's a relatively cool-toned red that feels absolutely classic. The matte finish is almost velvet-like. It's a little more stiff and less creamy than most lipsticks, but that doesn't hinder application in any way.

The wear-time is truly impressive. Not only did it pass my "four hours and a meal test" completely perfectly, I subjected it to a particularly rough four hours. After stuffing my face with Eggs Benedict, walking around in 105-degree heat sans hat or umbrella (ella, ella, eh, eh eh), and giving my boyfriend a couple of (admittedly relatively chaste) smootches, it still looked as if it had just been applied. Indeed, I looked at my water glass at brunch after taking a few sips and thought, "Wow, there is absolutely no lip-print left over."

I mix up my lipsticks pretty frequently, but this product has captivated me enough that I have worn it consecutively Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (it showed up on my doorstep on Friday). I have a feeling I'll be picking up the classic Ruby Woo when I finish this tube!

Like all MAC lipsticks, RiRi Woo retailed for $15 for 0.1oz ($150 per ounce).


  1. I haven't tried either, but I've heard that Ruby Woo is quite drying, and this one doesn't look drying at all. I think it was the superior choice, and of course you look lovely in red.

    1. It definitely wasn't drying on me, although it might be on someone with very dry lips.

  2. How do you apply your lipstick? Just slap it on and call it good, or do you have a routine that helps it stay? It looks fabulous!


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