Lippie Review: MAC Ruby Woo

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo

I’ve always thought of true red lipstick as high maintenance. It’s a color that typifies glamor and sophistication. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I wore the color on the lips. Nevertheless, I know MAC Ruby Woo is hard to come by, especially in a place like Laoag, so I was enticed into buying this red. Call it an impulse purchase that turned into serendipity. Comparing it to other reds I’ve owned in the past, this is the kind of red you’d often see on Hollywood stars like Rihanna, who just launched with MAC her own Riri Woo, a red lipstick that fans say is not so different from Ruby Woo.

Grooving on the hype, Ruby Woo is a classic vivid bluish red that’s appropriate for everyday wear. It’s fresher to leave the rest of the face simple and wear it with a laidback outfit. I found the retro matte formulation incomparable. Though dense, but without the heavy feel, it actually needs no liner, lasts the whole day, and still looks and feels good without lip balm. I have thin lips and I am supposed to stay away from matte lipsticks, but for some reason unimaginable, my lips don’t appear too skinny. I know there’s something in this red that brightens up the entire face, making the skin seem fairer.

Wooed!

MAC Ruby Woo
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NYX Nude on Nude Palette Review

NYX Nude on Nude Palette

At my Makeup Designory (MUD) class, we were taught to be more creative with colors, avoiding being stuck in rut. However, you won’t always have the luxury of time to play with different color mixes, so a no-brainer back-to-basics palette is still a girl’s most-coveted arsenal. I didn’t hesitate to buy a NYX Nude on Nude palette. Firstly because the price is very reasonable and the rest stems from fact that the colors in the palette maybe neutral, yet current. Not to mention a newly discovered respect for NYX cosmetics.

A lot of reviewers have compared NYX Nude on Nude with Urban Decay’s Naked. Love UD’s color range, but my skin apparently does not love some of the chemicals in their eye makeup. Pre-Naked, I remember buying 4 eye color singles in the palette when UD was a young brand, but never got to buy anything UD again.

NYX Nude on Nude Palette

It’s nice to know that NYX does not test on animals. I haven’t tried any of the 10 lipcolors, but among the 20 complementing eyeshadows, I’ve been wearing the taupes, golds, highlighters and the black (used as liner) the whole time during the hectic days earlier this week. The eye colors are velvety and pigmented, some are matte and some are shimmery, but do well, brighten up tired eyes. I find the applicators too short, and who wears sponge applicators these days?

NYX Nude on Nude PaletteNYX Nude on Nude PaletteNYX Nude on Nude

Definitely, Nude on Nude is one of my most practical buys as of late. Wearing MAC Ruby Woo on the lips, I think the best red ever! No wonder it rates so high. It goes well with the neutral eye. Will post a separate feature soon.

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