cheaper alternatives to MAC ruby woo

The BEST Affordable Alternatives To MAC’s Iconic Ruby Woo!

Priyanka Ghura

Beauty Editor

It doesn’t matter what your skin tone, age or even your hair colour – we all know that red lipstick is all you need to look mega glam instantly. We all know there’s something so magical about this classic makeup move and MAC’s Ruby Woo is the ultimate cult red lipstick.

cheaper alternatives to MAC ruby woo

Ruby Woo is the red lipstick that is every makeup artist’s fave and super popular amongst girls all over the world. It’s touted to be that one lipstick that suits every skin tone out there. It’s also said to be a favourite of some of our fave celeb divas like Rihanna and Taylor Swift. The only downside is that it’s priced at Rs 1,450, which is undeniably pricey for a single lipstick.

If you’ve been wooed by Ruby Woo but don’t have the heart to spend that much, we’ve got the perfect makeup dupe for you. We’ve scoured through some of the coolest (and affordable) lipsticks around to find you a cheaper alternative to the queen of all lipsticks.


What we would look for in a good dupe for Ruby Woo is:

  • Pigmentation power (Ruby Woo is super pigmented)

  •  Staying power (it’s super long-lasting)

  • A good matte lipstick

  • Price

Our top pick would have to be Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Fatal Red. It’s strongly pigmented, you get enough colour in a single swipe and it is long lasting. What we also love about it is that it is a creamy matte, which means it won’t dry out your lips like other matte lipsticks. Not to mention that it’s priced at a super affordable Rs 425, making it a WIN!

cheaper alternatives to MAC ruby woo

Other great (but more expensive) options are:

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo (Rs 895)

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in Flaming Kiss (Rs 925)

P.S: An affordable but good alternative to a pricier, high-end product that can give you the same results is called a "beauty dupe".

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Published on Jan 14, 2016
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