Beauty Chat | Do you prefer Ruby Woo or Russian Red?

Beauty chat, do you prefer ruby woo or russian red lipstick from MAC?
Beauty chat, do you prefer ruby woo or russian red lipstick from MAC?

If you’re a red lipstick connoisseur then I’m sure you have heard of Ruby Woo and Russian Red, which are both extremely popular matte lipsticks from MAC. I’ve done a whole post comparing the two lipsticks to help out anyone who doesn’t know which one to purchase. What I wanted to know in today’s beauty chat is whether you prefer Ruby Woo or Russian Red?

Beauty chat, do you prefer ruby woo or russian red lipstick from MAC?

Ruby Woo (left) and Russian Red (right)

Ruby Woo and Russian Red are both beautiful matte red lipsticks that are similar yet so different at the same time. Ruby Woo is way more matte, which means it is very drying, while Russian Red is more creamy and has a slight sheen. Ruby Woo is more of an electric almost neon red, while Russian Red is a bit deeper. Personally, I prefer Ruby Woo. Both are great lipsticks, but Ruby Woo is just a bit more intense and pops more on my skin tone.

Beauty chat, do you prefer ruby woo or russian red lipstick from MAC?

Swatch of MAC Ruby Woo (bottom) and Russian Red (top)

Which do you prefer? Russian Red or Ruby Woo? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe for more!

 

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  • Ruby Woo is such a classic red but I wish it wasn’t so darn drying. Oh if you’re looking for a new red I just got ABH American Doll, it’s such a beauty :)

    • It really is very drying! It starts to crumble on my lips a bit after a few hours, which is very irritating, but it’s just so beautiful. Ooh I’ve seen swatches of American Doll. It looks like a gorgeous red! You know I love a good liquid lippie :)

  • DeidraK

    That is SO HARD! They are both two of my favorite MAC reds. I think I would have to say Ruby Woo even tho it is more drying the brighter shades look better with my skin tone.

    • That’s exactly why I chose Ruby Woo! It’s just a bit more intense and bold :)

  • I haven’t tried either, but from the looks of it, Russian Red would probably suit me better. I have and love Viva Glam 1, and it seems pretty similar to Russian Red, but perhaps a bit more brick-toned.

    Lovely post, your photography is amazing! Can’t believe I’ve only just stumbled upon your blog!
    x

    I’d love it if you’d take a look at mine if you have the time! xo
    Krista | lovekrista.com

    • At least now you have a similar alternative for Viva Glam I if you run out :).

      Thank you! I will definitely check out your blog :). Thanks for stopping by!!

  • This is an impossible choice!!! I wore Ruby Woo for a long time and only recently switched to Russian Red – its blue undertones are perfect for my pale Celtic skin colouring :-) But I love both!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Personally I’m more of Russian Red girl, I did have Ruby Woo for a while but only wore it once it was way too drying for me, though that was before I discovered the fantastic Nuxe lip balm so it might be different now, who knows? :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

    • I haven’t tried the Nuxe lip balm, but I’ve heard it’s great :). I agree, Ruby Woo is very very drying, which is why Russian Red is a perfect alternative!

  • MissyNeveraDullMomnt

    I love Russian red, i find ruby woo far too drying on my lips. Russian red is the perfect red