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Is L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Rouge Lipstick A Dupe of MAC Ruby Woo


Is L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Rouge Lipstick A Dupe of MAC Ruby Woo?

This is one question that I have been asked repeatedly since almost a month now and hence I thought of doing a post about it and letting you all know the answer once and for all :)
So if you've been wondering the same yourself, then go on reading...

So coming right down to the point... Here are the hand swatches for both lipsticks...

As is evident, the L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Reds - Pure Rouge is a deeper Red. The shade is rich, womanly and for someone who owns herself...
On the other hand the MAC Retro Matte - Ruby Woo is a brighter Red with Orange undertones. The shade is girly and for someone who is out to have some fun...

Texture wise L'Oreal Paris Pure Rouge (shade for Freida Pinto) is more creamy and exhibits better pigmentation with one swipe while MAC Ruby Woo is drier and thinner and hence requires a couple of swipes to give a proper opaque coverage to the lips.

Price of L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Reds - Pure Rouge

It costs INR 995/-

Price of MAC Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

It costs INR 1450/-

Product quality wise both are amazing just that the L'Oreal lippy tends to break very easily while the MAC lippy stays strong and sturdy.

On my lips, both lipsticks look almost the same and even though there was a difference seen in the hand swatches, they are indistinguishable on my lips!

So coming back to my burning question, are they a dupe of each other?

Hmmmmm, well I suppose they are... If you own one of the two, you can give the other a skip :)


  1. Oooh girl! you rock the red lips like anything..... I have the ruby woo and i must say that it is indeed a classic.... Lovely two cents love :-)

  2. You look so cute :* Even on my lips Star Rouge looks like Ruby woo :)

  3. Naah! Call me crazy, I still can distinguish Ruby Woo on your lips. That's one color MAC really got it too right.

    But girl, you do have a swagger! Look at the pouts!


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