When it comes to red lipstick, MAC Ruby Woo is basically the gold standard. Considered a cult favorite, you’d be hard-pressed to find a beauty blogger that doesn’t rave about just how wonderful it is. Having tried it myself once (and only once, because #budgetproblems), I can tell you that it’s the real deal: the color is spot-on for all skin tones, it goes on smooth and stays on and it’s got pretty much the perfect finish.
BUT, it comes with a $16 price tag which, for one normal-sized lipstick bullet, is pretty needlessly hefty, even if you plan to wear it every day. There are some products that are worth investing in, and lipstick doesn’t always have to be one of them. In fact, you can find products that are just as good (if not, dare I say, better) at your local drugstore, and all for $10 or less!
Do you have a good dupe for Ruby Woo that we missed? let us know in the comments below.