How was your first? MAC lipstick: Ruby Woo

MAC lipstick ruby woo matte

 {Perfect pout}

My first ever MAC product graced my teen make up bag back in 2004 (oh god it’s been a decade). A friend’s mum saw my love for her lippie and treated me with a trip to the MAC (department store) counter back home to get something conservative for this young beauty enthusiast. Of course I went with a dupe for Star Nova – a pearlescent, mauve. This was back when the lipglosses were in squeeze tubes. Le sigh…

Fast forward four years and 19-year-old me decided it was time to take a walk on the wild side. My first lipstick was Ruby Woo. The perfect matte, red lippie that lasted a while on the lips — it was everything I dreamed of.

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{MAC attack}

Ruby Woo is still my favourite shade of red that the brand has to offer. It’s a healthy blend of Russian Red and Lady Danger. Seven years strong and I’ve always preferred a matte lip over a glossy one.

How about you?



  1. October 16, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Ruby Woo is gorgeous on you, I don’t think a lipstick exists that you couldn’t pull off though.

  2. October 9, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    Ah gorgeous. I still don’t own this (can you believe it?). I feel like we need to change that, ASAP. I do love Lady Danger and Russian Red though.

    My first MAC lippie was Shy Girl, back when I wouldn’t even come close to any bright or dark lips. Oh how times have changed!

  3. October 8, 2014 / 11:03 pm

    I’m a matte lover too! Can’t stand sticky gloss! Ruby Woo is a gorgeous shade! I adore my lady danger as well!

  4. October 8, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    This summer I bought my first ever MAC lipstick (cream cup) and now I’m just addicted! My latest purchase was Ruby Woo (!) as my collection was missing a classic red. I can’t wait to find an occasion to wear it! xo

    • October 8, 2014 / 1:46 pm

      It’s such a beautiful red I love it. Just make sure you exfoliate and moisturize with a light balm before you apply. I’m going to check out cream cup!

  5. October 8, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Back in the late 90’s I used to own so many MAC products, the only one that is still my staple is Spice lip pencil. But still remember going to MAC store like a candy shop!

    • October 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

      Spice is a classic! I was just talking about it the other day.

  6. Celeste Theirin
    October 8, 2014 / 4:09 am

    I’ve actually never owned any MAC products. :S

    • October 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

      For the quality they are REALLY well priced. You should check a store out sometime!

  7. October 8, 2014 / 2:37 am

    Fun post, Rema! Although 1994 was actually 2 decades ago (gulp)! 😐 My first ever MAC lipstick was Viva Glam IV. A friend of mine showed up to our friends Christmas dinner eons ago wearing it and I had to know what it was! I still credit her with starting my long-standing love affair with MAC Cosmetics!

    • October 8, 2014 / 2:50 am

      Haha WHOOPS. I was reminiscing a little too far back. Thats interesting that Viva was your first! I’ve never had one! I feel like MAC is the staple makeup brand, don’t you?

      • October 8, 2014 / 4:09 am

        I *still* feel like 1994 was 10 years ago! Wasn’t it?! I don’t even know how that happened. I feel like Viva Glam 1 was made for you! And yes, MAC, to me, is definitely my #1 staple brand. They just have EVERYTHING. Basics to LE. They do everything so well!

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