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Friday, 17 May 2013

Ruby & RiRi Woo - Retro Matte Lipsticks by MAC


Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Image

Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Image

Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Image

MAC Ruby Woo Retro Matte Lipstick

Ruby Woo is my absolute favorite Red Mac Lipstick.  I recently said in my '30 before 30' challenge post that I would like to find my 'signature scent and lipstick'.  I think Ruby Woo is a definitely a contender.  This is the second Ruby Woo I have owned, and I will continue to repurchase this as long as MAC keep making it. 

Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Image

Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Image

Ruby Woo 

Is a highly pigmented bright red color with blue tones.  It is very vivid and very matte - which I personally prefer - as would anyone else who prefers a matte lip.  It is a perfect 'standout in the crowd lipstick' .  

Yes the packaging is a bit underwhelming compared to some MAC designs but because the product is that beautiful -  I am happy with the sturdy packaging - less chances of damage!  

Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Image
One of the The only real negative I have with the Retro Matte lipsticks is that they are a little dry on application, my lips need to be extremely moisturized before hand.  This is easily remedied - I use a lip scrub and a lip balm before hand if my lips are feeling a little dry. 

RiRi Woo


RiRi Woo Retro Matte Lipstick- Yes I am one of those mad fans that snapped this little gem up when It was first launched - I actually paid a bit too much for it - I got it on EBay, I couldn't resist.  I kind of wish I had more patience but I had polished off a bottle of red wine, on the Saturday night, I claim diminished responsibility.  

I was drawn to RiRi Woo because it was compared to Ruby Woo and in actual fact there aren't many differences between them.  RiRi is slightly brighter and a little pinker than Ruby but just as beautiful - with its cool blue undertones.  I think it is gorgeous.  Rihanna herself said that she modeled  the shade on Ruby Woo because it is a personal favorite.  

Love her or loathe her you cannot argue that Rihanna has great taste in lipstick.  


I have to admit though for a Limited Edition piece, the packaging  should have been fancier - a little bit prettier like the Nikki or Gaga lipsticks.  I do however like the RiRi embossed signature on the lipstick itself.   


As far as I'm aware RiRi Woo is currently unavailable to buy from MAC however, they are due to launch the next phase of the Rihanna brand in June and RiRi Woo will be available to buy then again too.

However, if you are a Ruby Woo lover like me you can buy it from MAC here for £14.00


What is your favourite?  What do you make of Riri Woo?

Ps if you are wondering why I didn't post a picture of me wearing RiRi... well it's because i'm going to do a giveaway soon.  So keep your eyes peeled. xx
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29 comments

  1. They both look similar but verry pretty you seem to love red lip :) the colors look really good on you :)

    xoxo
    Leslie (Bravenezz.com)

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  2. The shades look very familiar. Riri Woo would be great to make teeth whiter, if it's blue toned. Ruby Woo looks great on you, brightens up your face. :)

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  3. Arrr they both look fab! Really want a mac lippy x

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. These look fab on you xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. ooooh I love this! I only dabbled in red lippies about a year ago when I final;y worked out how I could wear them best (nude eyes, red lips) I like a matte too, I think when pay day comes i'll order one of these! looking beauts as always laura x

    Kirsty Rockit Style

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  6. oh my goodness you look like snow white with the red lips and rosy cheeks!

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  7. I'm devastated to have missed out on the Riri lipstick. It's divine!
    Great review!

    Bekki / www.inguz-fashion.blogspot.com x

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  8. I missed out on the riri but definetly need to by the Ruby Roo as its amazing

    Carrieanne x

    http://imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. You really suit the vivid red lip - looks great on you Laura! I've looked at Ruby Woo but chickened out - maybe too much of a blue tone for olive skin? xx

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  10. Ruby Woo is my fave red lippy! I didn't get the Riri Woo as I just think they're so similar

    cllrs.blogspot.com

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  11. Ruby Woo is my favourite, it looks so pretty on you!

    x

    http://nouvelllevaguely.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. This is such a fab review of both babe! I think I prefer Ruby Woo actually, as it looks a bit more blue toned! I think I might need to get my hands on Ruby! You look so beautiful in the photo's, your skin is flawless! xxx

    Gemma | ♥ International MAC RiRi Woo giveway on my blog!

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  13. such a beautiful color! Looks great on you!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  14. I really hope they will sell the collection in the store when it comes out in june! Thanks Laura!

    lovelyinlipstick.blogspot.com

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  15. Love ruby woo!

    http://dolcebeautyx.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. Ruby Woo has been on my wish list for a long, long time and it looks beautiful on you!! Riri Woo looks gorgeous too and has potentially just joined my 'list' haha...

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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  17. Lovely post - It's great to see them side by side! And I'm excited for the giveaway!! :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  18. You really suit a bright red lip! I love how its engraved in the lipstick!

    chloeopinions.blogspot.com

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  19. I think from the swatches I prefer the look of RiRi Woo - will wait to see the pic of it on!xx

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  20. Oooh! I love both but I think RiRi woo is my favourite! Great post :)

    xoxo
    fashionable-addict

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  21. riri woo looks lovely but i must say i prefer ruby woo.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  22. They're so similar and both look great on you! :)

    www.hello-freckles.com


    x

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  23. I've heard so many beauties saying these are such similar in colour.
    They both look lovely on you!
    V xx

    Check out my blog:
    bellavoguebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Such a great review! Just found your blog... love it ♥

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

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  25. The Ruby Woo lipstick is CLASSIC!!! But I think I'll look for a lipstick that's a little more hydrating. Thanks for this great review though :)

    www.ziba-blog.com

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  26. What a gorgeous lipstick.. too bad is out of stock now!!

    x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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