MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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I’m not even gonna talk about the ordeal of the MAC store, second only to Abercrombie & Fitch on the annoying scale. All I will say is if I wanted to be in a nightclub I would be in one, which is why I haven’t for about 10 years. I’ll say no more because I’m having a bad day and don’t want to make myself any angrier. I’ll get straight to it. After this: why is no one ever free when you want actual help but when you’re just in there to put a full face of slap on without buying anything they’re all over you? Now I will get straight to it.

Great lipsticks come and go, but if you want an investment it’s Ruby Woo. A shade of red that goes with everything, looks good on everyone, and it’s ultra matte texture plumps up the volume big time. I can understand some people aren’t that in to the kind of half dried cement effect it gives to the mouth; it’s not a glider and if you rub your lips together after 30 mins of wear it will bobble like an old jumper. Personally I like the fact you can always feel its presence, it’s got ego this lipstick and has my respect. You never forget you’re wearing it and that you are fierce.

It’s not perfect. This lipstick is an old school icon, and like any old school icon it’s effing fabulous but gets more high maintenance and problematic with age. The Bette Davis of slap. Throughout an evening it’s been known to recede and create a big line of red cack right across the back of one’s bottom lip. A mirror and a tissue, in which case, is essential packing and if you’ve room for neither it’s important to always know exactly where the loos are throughout your day & evening to keep tabs on Bette-Davis-cack-mouth.

So worth it though. Like Bette, this will never go out of style for it simply it won’t allow it.

Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo


Rebecca Humphries