Around this time of year, we all feel a little sluggish from the dog days of Winter. Skin has paled from the shorter days. Energy levels are down from the lack of Vitamin D. Attitudes are in a rut because we have grown tired of winter layers and now yearn for the longer, carefree days of summer. Well, I have a fairly inexpensive cure for winter blues. No need to hop a plane to warmer weather. Just invest less than 30 buck and change your lipstick. Let me re-introduce you to our favorite red lipstick: MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo
My makeup artist-sister-from-another-mister, KeKe, advises that Ruby Woo is a true red, matte lipstick with a blue undertone that works overtime in terms of staying power. It actually takes make-up remover to completely erase any signs of this highly pigmented lipstick. You swipe this signature color on your lips and instantly feel good, whether you are hitting the town in black tie or just running errands. In addition, it literally works on her every hue and transforms every woman’s face differently.
One day, totally unplanned, Keke and I both showed up for breakfast wearing MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo. We couldn’t have more different looks or skin tones yet it works perfectly and differently at the same time.
When I saw this stunning picture of bad-azz-boss-millennial-influencer Maura Chanz come across my Instagram feed last month, I tripped on my feet. I DM’d her immediately asking about this radiant lip color. I was suprised (and not surprised!) to discover that she was wearing MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo. Maura said she started wearing this eponymous color because of Traci Ellis Ross. Well thank you Ms. Ross, becuase Ms. Chanz will own any room she enters wearing this lippie. (By the way, check out Maura’s inspiring twitter chat the last Wednesday of every month, #TribeChats hosted by You Need Tribe.)
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo works with an apron in the kitchen entertaining at home, hanging out with your love at a favorite haunt in ripped denim or hitting the town in a little black dress. It always looks classic and put together. In fact, we did a whole photo shoot Summer 2016 with Ruby Woo. Renee, the stylist for the shoot, and KeKe had intended to change the lip color with each look but it just popped with every color and each outfit so we left it be.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo gives off this effortless, shrug my shoulders, “I don’t care, but really, you know I care quite a bit” effect. It is an easy and inexpensive way to give yourself a little lift until the weather breaks this Spring. However, I must remind you that if you decide to join our Ruby Woo fan club, you must heed KeKe’s sage advice: “Always apply red lipstick with great intention. If you are going to wear it honey, then wear it.” And as our dearly departed Prince would say, wear it as if, “Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world?”
As always, thank you for stopping by Jackie Unfiltered. We wish you a warm and fierce week filled with red lip moments.