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MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, A Love Letter

Tracee Ellis Ross - Mac Ruby Woo
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, A Love Letter Posted on October 18th, 2012 in Beauty.

Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick is hands down the best red ever and one of my beauty “must haves”. I’m never without it! It was the first lipstick I discovered in high school, and has been a staple of mine ever since. I’m known to wear lipstick for my workouts (it makes me feel pretty when I look in the mirror even if I’m covered in sweat) and Ruby Woo is what I use!
It doesn’t slide and slip. It will stay put on your lips. It’s great with a clean face (and I mean clean, you can wear this with no foundation if you want). It can spruce up sweatpants or finish-off a “kick-ass” black tie look. It’s MATTE, and perfect, and truly works on everyone!!!

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  • LoveBrownSugar

    My absolute FAVORITE red lip is MAC Ruby Woo. Love love love it! Also a fan of Covergirl’s Lip Perfection in “Hot”. Here’s a link to a few of my other favorite reds:

  • I’ve never been a fan of lipstick because I’m not really a girly girl when it comes to makeup. Lip balm and clear lipgloss are my best friends. Lol Thanx for the tip though, I just might try it out

  • i so agree with it all! i love Ruby Woo with a great messy bun is my fave..and yes it wrks for every one

  • Alex

    Ermehgerd! Thank you for your lipstick suggestions! You and I are the same complexion, so I’m bitin’ BUT you are saving me from all of the same shade of lipstick! I don’t know how I manage to get near the same shade all the time but I do! The Nars Blonde Venus w/ the Luster lip gloss is my fav. I might be way too excited about that. “/

  • Daneisha Pittman

    I LOVE Ruby Woo!!!! I wear without foundation as well!! Such a great pick me up!!

  • hello ms. ellis,

    i hope that you are well! have you considered the unhealthy toxins that are often found in many of the cosmetics on the market? just a thought…

  • Detra Brand

    Hi tracee I love Ruby woo as well but do u use a lip liner? Just. Wondering. ;)

  • ellesauvignon

    Love this photo of you! I have on Ruby Woo in my profile pic. It truly is the truest of reds, and I love how matte it is. It’s so sexy.

  • kharena

    I wanna try this…. and thanks for updating your blog daily!

  • takiyahm

    Yes, Tracee! It looks great on ALL shades too!

  • Mega

    I’m a dark completion women and I LOVE!! This color it’s just perfect

  • Jay

    love it!!

  • K

    I absolutely LOVE Ruby Woo too Tracee!! The look and finish compliments just about any outfit.

  • Kisha

    I recently went to a nightclub and thought I lost two things: my phone and my Ruby Woo. I really didn’t care about the phone but was in an absolute panic over my dearest Ruby Woo!

  • I’ve been a MAC pro member and customer for years however I wasn’t always into lipstick.. I am now hip to Ruby Woo thanks to you and I AM IN LOVE.. I so agree w/ all of the sentiments in your love letter.

  • stacy

    I too discoverd this lipstick a few years ago and I haven’t been the same. Thank Tracee for giving this a shout out ;)

  • RE: Ruby Woo…i too, love this color, but have a problem with my lips drying out. Anyone have any tips for lip primers/moisturizers that still allow the ruby woo color to stand out? I converted to OCC lip tar in Vintage a few months ago…still get the matte red look, without dry lips.

  • This is my favorite lipstick too

  • J

    You are so cool. You wear ruby woo to workout. Lol. That’s so cute. Sometimes, I wear it to the grocery store by my house and or I’m just relaxing at home. lol. Love it.

  • I’m still a newbie to red lips. I wear Makeup Forever in Moulin Rouge. I might give your fave a try.

  • SherriEtienne

    Thank you for the advice on Ruby Woo! It looked amazing on my dark complexion!!!

  • FireMama_x3

    i have always felt that i should be able to wear red, but i have yet to find one that like on my face :( i may go in the mac store and have them put it on me…but idk if a matte will work for me, i prefer my lips glossy.

  • Miss Tracee,
    I heard about Mac’s Ruby Woo on other sites, but didn’t too much care for lipstick so I passed; until I saw it on you. I had to go into MAC to try this lipstick, and I instantly fell in LOVE. I have not taken it off since I brought it today. Thanks for the tips and I love your new site.
    Thank You

  • alex jones

    My FAVE!!!! <3

  • Mixo

    This is my favourite lipstick EVER!! I just need to sum up the courage to wear it as a daytime look

  • Absolutely love Ruby Red! It’s a great staple lipstick that anyone would love.

  • Peggy_Sue22

    I So need to try this one. Im currently obsessed with Lipsticks now, especially those by MAC. :)

  • This is how I feel about makeup forever’s matte 8…luv,luv,luv it! it’s sper matte. Have you tried it?

  • I can’t wait to try it out!
    Frugal Flirty N Fab!

  • Call me a late bloomer ;) I just discovered Ruby Woo a few months ago. It is killer. Absolutely love it!

  • I absolutely love love love Ruby Woo. It is the best all day wearing, hot to troot, sexy mama, luscious lip I’ve ever worn:-) I’m so happy others agree.

  • Nic

    Wore it today with a side pony! LOVE LOVE LOVE this color and always have…#greatcurlsknowcolor

  • K. W.

    Tracee! You are causing me to spend money, girl. I just picked up some Ruby Woo on a whim in Grand Central Station while waiting on my train to arrive. Of course, I look fab in it.

  • Shari

    Oh yes, the Ruby Woo! I always loved this lipstick and bought it as my go to birthday-present for all my girlfriends that were intimidated to wear red lips themselves and converted them all with this one. And seeing it on you I will go now and get finally one for myself. Can’t believe MAC hasn’t offered you a collaboration yet.

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