Reviews: M.A.C Ruby Woo, Viva Glam VI and Flat Out Fabulous - Wet-n-Wild Stoplight Red

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Below reviews are on three shades of lipsticks that I hold very dear to my heart, and one additional drugstore brand (similar to Ruby Woo).

If you recently join my blog as a follower, this year was when I truly decided to fully dedicated the time and money to learn how to apply makeup. I'm a NW 50 on the M.A.C. line, so I have to admit that I never thought any of these shades would work on me until one of my readers (Takei/Cookie) suggested two of them. So below are my thoughts on these gorgeous lipsticks.

Note: I applied each lipstick quickly and that was in order to remember what I liked and disliked about each. Stoplight Red is the one that I should have used last because it tends to smudge, so please disregard the imperfection of the pictures..thanks :D.





M.A.C Ruby Woo

Claims
Color plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous. Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish.

Like
- Matted
- Super Pigmented
- Long Lasting
- Nice Gradual Finish
- Goes on Smooth
- Packaging

Dislike
- Pricey
- Very Drying

I love this shade of lipsticks, and I absolutely ADORE the matted finish of Ruby Woo. Yes this lipstick tends to be very drying but I can't help but love how it looks. It has such a pretty gradually fades and it looks good to the very end. So yes I put a  negative for Ruby Woo for the dryness, but that can easily be overcome with just prepping your lip with the right Lip Balm.

I have another shade of red that is very similar to Ruby Woo, and that is the Wet-n-Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Stoplight Red (drugstore brand), and I immediately notice a different. I prefer the Ruby Woo because it has more of a matted finish vs. Stoplight Red, and it is much more easier to apply. Ruby Woo also goes on very smooth on the lips, and last a really long time. You can view how and when I wore this lipstick here and here.

Wet-n-Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Stoplight Red

Claims
This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crome finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.

Like
- Matted
- Love the Bright Color
- Long Lasting
- Not As Drying
- Affordable

Dislike
- Packaging
- Staining/Smudging

For a drug store lipstick, this is a pretty good red semi-matted lipstick. Even though the finish is supposed to be more matted (based on other bloggers), I found this one still had a bit of a shine compare to M.A.C. Ruby Woo. If you can't afford the Ruby Woo, I highly recommend Stoplight Red as an alternative because not only is it super pigmented, it also last a long time.

Even though Spotlight Red guide on your lips smoothly, I have to knock it for the smudging and the staining. I also think the packaging of this lipstick is annoying and I hope they change it soon. The problem with the packaging is as follow, when you are done using Spotlight Red you have to put the cap back and that alone is a pain. Some of the lipstick can get caught on the cap, so you have to be really careful when putting it back on. It also doesn't go all the way down, which make having the cap a requirement if you don't want a mess in your purse. Overall...this is not a bad product considering what I paid for it. You can see this color on me here.

M.A.C Flat Out Fabulous

Claims
Color plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous. Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish.

Like
- Matted
- Super Pigmented
- Long Lasting
- Nice Gradual Finish
- Packaging

Dislike
- Pricey
- Doesn't Go on Smoothly
- Slightly Drying (Compared to Ruby Woo)


M.A.C Ruby Woo is more matted then M.A.C Flat Out Fabulous that is for sure, but I still say Flat Out Fabulous is very much a matted lipstick. The color of this is between a fuchsia & plum color with an  amazing matte finish. I was hesitated about this color since I didn't think the color would fit me until I wore it here and here. Once I wore it, I feel even more in love with it because of the color faded. I so prefer this color/finish vs. the Wild Orchid by Revlon.

M.A.C Viva Glam VI

Claims
Viva Glam VI, the newest member of the VIVA GLAM family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish.

Like
- Not Drying
- Natural Look
- Nude Color (Plummy Brownish)
- Long Lasting
- Sheer

Dislike
- Pricey
- Require Pencil (Chestnut)

M.A.C Viva Glam VI is a very pretty color. I don't wear it much because it requires me to outline my lips with a pencil (which is not a negative at all), and when I'm rushing, I don't usually go for it, I just go for Revlon Choco-Liscious for a quick natural looking lipstick. This lipstick is not drying, and gives off a nice glossy/simmery lips (I call them the kissable lips lol). As you can see in the above picture, Viva Glam VI has a different packing then the Flat Out Fabulous and Ruby Woo. While Rubo Woo and Flat Out Fabulous has a Matted Subtitle, Viva Glam has the subtitle of Lustre. You can check the color on on me here

Conclusion: M.A.C Ruby Woo & Flat Out Fabulous lipsticks are my favorites, and must be in my makeup bag no matter what. If you can splurge a little, I highly recommend these two. I also want to share a tip that that helped me greatly. If you going to wear bright lipstick like Ruby Woo and Flat Out Fabulous, and are new to the world of makeup application, go easy on the eye shadows, since the lipstick is bold already. I also recommend to go easy on the blush (and avoid looking like a clown like I did with my first encounter with red lipsticks -_-). I always go for the M.A.C. Blunt Blush for the blush since it is not that noticeably with those two bright shade of colors.

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26 comments

  1. I have Ruby Woo and love it! It is so flattering on almost everyone!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. So true...that is one color I think that would be universal for ladies of all skin type. Anyone can wear it.

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  2. Usually I purchase different brands, Im not sure why, but I love the colors these mac bring.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Yeah I like to purchase different brands too (and more on the budget friendly side). I have one more color from MAC to get, and then I want to try others. Just don't know what yet.

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  3. I love this review.. and although Ruby Woo is def one of my favs it is in fact soooo drying! But I like the matte look so putting a light gloss on top changes it to something I don't like. Def put a little EOS balm under it myself lol.

    Ash
    http://AshleyTamarra.com

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    1. I totally agree about your statement on putting lip gloss over it. It totally change the look of it...makes it lose the chic and vintage look that I love. You HAVE to put a lip balm before putting these matted lipsticks on. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. I've heard great things about Ruby Woo but I'm glad you were honest about the drying aspect of it. Still, what a beautiful color!

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. It is very drying if you don't put a lip balm underneath it. That is why I highly recommend you get a good one.

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  5. Hey Ladies and guys reading ... Please Follow Kreyola on Bloglovin! She is way too Kind and Humble to ask, I'm not! It would Help her, and I Know she does or will follow you back! TY :)

    Great Reviews! Very Detailed! Kreyola, you Always a Excellent Work!

    Yes I remember Cookie recommending these! She just posted a pic on IG from where else ... MAC!

    I Love Flat Out Fabulous and is Killer on everyone that I've seen wearing it! Trying to get use to Ruby Woo, bright red is a tricky lip color for me??? Viva Glam is the latest hit for me! (like the natural look) Not stealing anything from ya, Mattie @ mattieology posted a video on prepping for lipstick yesterday. Idk you may find it useful.

    Thanks Sis for taking time to informing me about the blog world! Found it Most Interesting! Dang I need to learn more before talking/telling about what/how to, especially when I'm totally Clueless on a subject??? o_O Whack me over the head next time ... Seriously I could use it! ;) ha ha

    Thanks Sheila, my Sis and Dear Friend! :) Now go out and Have an Awesome Day! =D

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    1. I will check out the video and thanks for sharing that.

      I love Flat Out Fabulous and thinking of getting a pencil to change the look around a bit as well.

      I like Ruby Woo because it totally takes me out of my shell, and just give me a completely different alter ego (just like Sasha fierce alter ego of Beyoncé). I just love the vintage/retro look of that this matted red lipstick and it really does boosts and makes me feel sultry and pretty (*blushing*).

      Thanks for the follower shout out, I don't know what it is about me but I can never ask people to do things like that. I just hope people genuine like me and start to follow me because they like what they read and see.

      Anyway...I like that you looking out for me, so don't worry and keep sending stuff about stuff you find.

      Have an awesome day sis!

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    2. I feel as you on Ruby Woo! Yeah I may have a Kelly Rowland (lay it on me) alter ego! Can't believe I said it! LOL I've practically been living in the office so much lately that my night life is ... void! Actually have a pull out sofa bed here o_O LOL

      As for the SO ... you're my Sis! Got your back! Still have accounts, but haven't been on facebook or twitter in over a year, but will see what I can do!

      Sheila people read your blog because they like it's content and Love you! I know you were stricken down with severe case of shyness disease! It's not obvious now but I used to be! Had zero confidence ... but outgrew it! ;) LMBO

      TY for Friending and the Gracious comment on G+ and yep modeled in school, it was buried in the email. (wasn't trying to, just happened, a long story)

      Be Well and God Bless Sis! Have yourself a Alter Ego Day/Night! Ijs =D

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    3. Yeah the shyness I still have but it seem to be going away on its own. Did you send me another email? I don't think I got another from you if you did. Have a great and fun weekend.

      XoXo

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  6. I love your collection of lipsticks!! You should try wearing Ruby woo with a moisturising lip balm if it is too dry on your lips.
    Effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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    1. Oh yeah Diana...I totally found out about prepping my lips with a good balm when I purchase the lip tar by OCC. That one is a another drying product. I always use a lip balm for those two matted lipsticks. Thanks as always for your comments :)

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  7. Oooh i am really loving that wet n wild color!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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    1. It a super fun color and it would do if you looking for the bright red lipstick.

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  8. Lovely collection.
    http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Great review Kreyola. Thx for sharing. Those shades are all great on you btw! I hate the drying part myself :(
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Yup...the dryness is a killer :(. Still love Ruby Woo though :D

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  10. I love this post I am a huge makeup fan. I have deeper tone skin as well my favorite red lips are by Nars I love their Cruella & Dragon girl!
    Xo Miss Erin
    www.misserinsays.com

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    1. Thanks for the comment and glad you enjoy this post. I have to try some products from Nars. I hear great things about them.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and yes I like the red too :D

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