Lip Combo: Monday, December 9th, 2019

“I got that red lip classic thing that you like” – Taylor Swift  

Happy Monday friends! 

Annnnnnd finally the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the day I swap out my every day nude to a bold, red lip! This one, my friends, is SO stunning I can’t get enough of it. 

If you’ve been following me from the beginning of my blog, then it’ll come as no surprise that I’m all about a nude lip. While I love to buy bright lippies, wearing them seems to be a whole other story. Anyways, with my work Christmas party fast approaching (like days away), the only thing I needed to complete my look was of course, a bold holiday lip! And so, the search for the perfect red lip began. 

About 10 years ago, I discovered MAC’s cult classic “Ruby Woo” (and actually wore it to my first “big girl” jobs Christmas party – insert “baby” Ashley aka my 20 year old self!). 

I remember thinking at the time how truly stunning this lipstick was + how it was unlike any other red shade I’d seen before. Unfortunately up until recently, “Ruby Woo” was just a distant memory as shortly after wearing this shade maaaaany years ago, it disappeared from my collection, never to be seen (or thought of) again. Enter early December 2019, when my Mom came home with a MAC Lipglass for me, in the shade….”Ruby Woo”! 

It’s been years since I’ve owned a MAC Lipglass + to be honest, I don’t have fond memories of them. From what I remember, they smelt pretty delicious but they were SUPER sticky + streaky and just not comfortable on the lips. I was shocked when I swatched Ruby Woo & instantly fell in love. Unlike the Lipglasses I’ve tried in the past, this one was super comfortable + not as tacky as I remembered. 

Ruby Woo is described as a very matte, vivid blue-red shade. I always thought it was the perfect bright red that could easily be worn day or night. A shade that would instantly brighten up any makeup look. After swatching the Lipglass in “Ruby Woo”, those feelings all came rushing back + my love affair with the shade is now back in full force. 

I can’t speak for all of the other Lipglass shades, but “Ruby Woo” is quite sheer and can be built up depending on how intense of a lip you’re going for. The picture at the top of this post was after just one swipe! These Lipglasses don’t budge and in my opinion, don’t require a lip liner. The lasting power of these bad boys is better than most of the lip products I’ve ever tried. Seriously, one swipe before work and it’s probably 5-6 hours before I’d give it a touch up (and that’s post breakfast, lunch + ALL the coffee). What I love most of all is how hydrating these Lipglasses are (thanks to the jojoba oil that’s in them)! 

The MAC Lipglasses retail for $21 CAD and I believe there are a total of 30 glass-like finishes to choose from. 

With clean beauty on the brain, I am going to make a point of including a list of ingredients in all of the products that I mention in my posts. I think it’s super important for us to know what exactly it is that we’re using. 

According to Sephora.ca, the MAC Lipglasses contain the following ingredients:

Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Copernicia Cerifera Cera /Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

And there you have it friends! 

Have you pulled out your red lippies yet? 

Thanks so much for stopping by & until next time, 

     XO 

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