Friday, July 5, 2013

Widgets

MAC Ruby Woo vs Russian Red

Today I thought I would do a quick comparison of two of my favorite lipsticks... Ruby Woo vs Russian Red!


COLOR: Russian Red is definitely a cooler (more blue toned) slightly deeper red. Ruby Woo is slightly more neutral leaning and brighter in color.

FINISH: Ruby Woo is a Retro Matte meaning it is extremely dry. I didn't know it was possible for a lipstick to be that dry! Russian Red is a Matte finish but it is much smoother to apply. If you look at the swatches below you can see the difference in the two finishes. Although Russian Red is Matte you can still see a slight sheen to is, but Ruby Woo is completely flat.

APPLICATION: Because of its incredibly dry texture Ruby Woo is somewhat of a pain to apply and I find it difficult to use a brush with this lipstick. Typically I apply Ruby Woo directly from the bullet and then touch up with a lip liner. Russian Red can be easily applied from the bullet or by brush

WEAR: They both wear extremely well, although I would say Russian Red is a bit more comfortable.



top Russian Red; bottom Ruby Woo
(I'm not that pale in person -- the camera washed me out)



When it comes to red lipsticks, your skin tone will be the biggest factor in deciding which looks best on you. Russian Red will suit cool tone ladies best, while Ruby Woo will look great on a variety of skin tones because it is more neutral. I think Russian Red is more of an evening/night color because it is slightly deeper and a more vampy red. I prefer to pair both with Cherry Lip Pencil by MAC. You could also use Brick if you wanted a little contrast. No matter which lipstick you choose, it is necessary to wear a lip balm or primer underneath. I like MAC's Prep + Prime... it really keeps my lips feeling moisturized. I will be posting a review soon!


Even though Russian Red is easier to apply, I prefer Ruby Woo. The color of Ruby Woo is perfect on my complexion and it seriously lasts forever!



Russian Red, Ruby Woo






Hope you enjoyed! What is your favorite red lipstick?


Sarah

 

25 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous shades, but I think too daring for me! I have been absolutely addicted to red lipsticks over the past few months. My favorite is EL's Forbidden Apple, which is sadly discontinued, but I found mine at a CCO. I also like Rimmel Show Off Lacquer in Big Bang. I recently reviewed it and found it to be amazing! Enjoy your lippie reviews!!! :)

    http://strawberryheartschocolatedarts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love these shades of RED!!

    *Besos*

    http://www.cmichellestyles.com
    Instagram: Cmichellestyles

    ReplyDelete
  3. They are both so pretty, I own Ruby Woo and I think it can look so classy but damn, it dries up a bit :)

    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should try the Prep + Prime for lips! It really helps make Ruby Woo wearable!

      Delete
  4. Love these! There is something really classic about a red lipstick!! I love Spice It Up by MAC, but it more of a Fall/Winter red for sure!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think Spice It Up is limited edition... I love a red lip for the fall!

      Delete
  5. I think I prefer the Russian red, as the Ruby Woo is a bit too orange for me. I'm ginger so would clash too much! haha Xxx
    www.heroineinheels.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol... Russian Red would look gorgeous on you!

      Delete
  6. Both look amazing on you! Did u get my reply email? :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. haha I wish I could wear a bright red lip, but I have to stick to sheerer reds if I want to use one! Looks great on you though!!

    Julia
    www.borntoblush.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you really have to work up to a bright red lip... I'm a firm believer that everyone looks gorgeous with red lipstick, you just have to find the right one!

      Delete
  8. I don't have a favorite red lipstick yet, so it was very nice to read a comparison of these two popular lipsticks from Mac! It was the first time I've ever heard of Ruby Woo being drying, I find it astonishing no ones mentioned this before! Thanks Sarah!
    <3 Pauline, Addicted to Makeup

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, I can't believe no one's mentioned how drying Ruby Woo is! By far the driest I have EVER used.

      Delete
  9. I love the look of Ruby Woo! Great post Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  10. Have them both but loveeee Ruby Woo! Great post! Im your new follower, would love if you checked out mine :)

    http://www.cynthiasnydose.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ruby Woo is gorgeous! :)

      I'd be happy to check out your blog!

      Delete
  11. That Russian Red is absolutely gorgeous. I love blue-reds as opposed to orangey-reds. Suits you :) x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Please leave a link to your blog and I would love to check it out. Eyeshadow AA is captcha free!


All spam will be deleted and "follow for a follow" will be ignored.