Ruby Woo is a blue toned red and very matte, MAC classifies is as Retro Matte versus their regular matte lipsticks. The formula does seem to be drier in comparison. I read that it can be hard to apply and drag on the lips, so I did exfoliate and moisturize with my Tony Moly lip balm before application. I actually didn’t think it was difficult to apply at all after doing so. I used a lip brush to keep the edges neat and filled in straight from the tube. The finish is a velvety matte and the color is just gorgeous. I think it would look good on anyone and everyone should own it. It does wear down nicely, even after having lunch, the color was still even enough where I didn’t really have to touch it up. Four hours later, I still thought it looked pretty good.
I did touch up a little at that point and it did start to drag more and it was starting to feel drier on my lips. Not a big deal though, at least not to me. I’m happy to have another great red in my collection.
BTW, Happy New Year everyone!