The MAC daddy of Matte Lipsticks

Monday, 7 March 2016


Our #BeautyAddicts reviewed four MAC Matte lipsticks – Russian Red, Candy Yum Yum, Heroine, and Ruby Woo.



  1. MAC Matte Lipstick – Russian Red

Verdict: “Wow did it last and I personally have had a great struggle finding a red that lasts.



  1.  MAC Matte Lipstick – Candy Yum Yum

Verdict: “The color lasted for a good 5-7 hours and even when the color started fading it still left a light pink stain on my lips that looked good too.”


  1. MAC Matte Lipstick – Heroine

Verdict: “It’s smooth and moisturizes my lips, doesn’t flake like most matte lipsticks.”


  1. MAC Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo

Verdict: “I love how it stays on, although after eating or drinking one has to reapply or touch up.”


What’s your favourite matte lipstick? 

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  1. Carly Andrews

    I havent tried mac before, but the candy yum yum looks cute

    2 years ago •

  1. Nonkululeko Mtolo

    Ruby Woo – awesome colour but a bit flaky after a few hours

    2 years ago •

  1. Zanele Mondi

    Avon Matte Lipsticks, really affordable and last almost the same me as these.

    2 years ago •

  1. theo101

    The coloors without a shadow of a doubt are amazing and totally last but i just wish they had a moisturing effect on my lips.

    2 years ago •

  1. Zinhle Nxumalo

    Im so in love with my Ruby Woo.

    2 years ago •


    I’m a pink lady and I love my Candy Yum-Yum!

    2 years ago •

  1. Megan Honicke

    My favorite colorful matte lipstick from MAC is a bright, electric violet shade called Men Love Mystery. Its the perfect pop of color for the coming summer months. My favorite matte nude is a beautiful cool-toned color called Viva Glam 2. Great for a more subtle glam look! Although I do believe that it is part of a limited edition range, but I’m not quite sure.

    2 years ago •

  1. Rachael Darne

    The best nude matte lipstick I’ve tried from Mac is the shade Honeylove – long-lasting and hydrating, and the colour pay-off is amazing.

    2 years ago •

  1. Yashna Dukhi

    it sucks not being able to afford Mac lipsticks </3

    2 years ago •

  1. Shivani Keshav

    Candy Yum Yum looks AMAZING!!!

    2 years ago •

  1. Sonja Faasen

    I am absolutely inlove with Candy Yum Yum! It is an amazing color and a definite stand out, I am soooo gonna go get me one of these! ♥

    2 years ago •

  1. Pearl Tate

    Russian Red and Ruby Woo are perfect for that long lasting dramatic red lip.

    2 years ago •

  1. Lynette Reddy

    Russian Red and Candy Yum Yum…love them

    2 years ago •

  1. Siphumelele Dube

    Herione is definately a shade I would pick up!

    2 years ago •

  1. Dini-DR

    I have all 4 colours and more. MAC lipsticks are the best on the market, I literally hunt for all their new matte and retro matte lippies. Nothing beats these babies! Hands Down the BEST LIPPIES!

    2 years ago •

  1. B Peters

    I love the feel of Mac lipstick and the colours are amazing, especially the nude shades.

    2 years ago •

  1. Siyanda Marrengane

    Ruby Woo looks gorgeous!

    2 years ago •

  1. Aisha Ebrahim

    Ruby woo is totaly amazing stays on for hours and looks super goog

    2 years ago •

  1. Chantellache Hansen

    I love MAC theres no matte lipstick that can stand up to this. They found a winner just make sure you have a lipbalm handy once removed

    2 years ago •

  1. Karabelo Dipholo

    Heroine and Ruby Woo deserve to be in every woman’s make-up bag. you can never go wrong with these matte lipsticks they just gorgeous.

    2 years ago •

  1. Katlego Malobola

    The ruby woo is the mother of all matte lipsticks, it suits every skin tone, though make sure your lips are super moisturized once you take it off, because the matte effect dries up the lips, no ones wants chapped lips

    2 years ago •

  1. Caythe

    Heroine and Ruby Woo,omw nice colours… I would do anything to have those awesome lipsticks

    2 years ago •


    I’ll take them all! Usually matte lipsticks are very drying for me. Wonder if these ones will be moisturising enough for me.

    2 years ago •

  1. Nixxi

    Candy Yum Yum and Heroine BELONG in my make up collection!

    2 years ago •

  1. Tanya Lawrence

    I would love to try Ruby Woo or Russian Red, that really looks stunning

    2 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    MAC has always been my favorite makeup and my choice is Candy Yum Yum.

    2 years ago •

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