May 11, 2013

RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo on warm/yellow toned tan skin.

I Bought This

So, by now you should have heard the hype over the MAC x Rihanna collaboration 'RiRi ♥ MAC' and its signature lipstick, RiRi Woo.  I was lucky (meaning patient enough to sit on my phone for 2 hours) to snag 2 of these babies! One is for me and one is to give away to one of you lovely readers ;)

I know there are quite a few other people reviewing RiRi Woo, but I wanted to show you how it looks on my skintone which has a warm/yellow undertone. I honestly believe that this shade looks good on everyone, no matter the skin colour; it's a beautiful universal lipstick and I say kudos to Rihanna for making sure it was wearable. Unlike other certain music divas.... *cough*nickiminaj*cough* with a certain lipstick that made anyone darker than a snowflake look like Tyrone Biggums *cough*vivaglamnicki2*cough* >_>

RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick

RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick
RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Swatch
RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick on warm/yellow toned tan skin - natural light.

RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick on warm/yellow toned tan skin - with flash
 Don't know why there is such a disparity between my skin colour in natural light as opposed to flash... I'd say it's somewhere in between?

The finish is described as 'Retro Matte' and it is a beautiful, matte velvet red which takes its inspiration from the iconic MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo. I don't own Ruby Woo, but from what I've seen RiRi Woo is slightly richer, darker and bluer-toned, leaving Ruby Woo looking almost like a tomato red in comparison. It is also more of a velvety matte, rather than a satin matte.

RiRi Woo isn't a creamy lipstick, so it does take some maneuvering and a careful hand to apply, but it is beautifully opaque and smooth once on. It doesn't settle into lines or show your dry/flaky patches as a lot of other matte lipsticks do. I am ABSOLUTELY in love with the look RiRi Woo has, it's so chic and vintage. I own 2 other matte red lip products, but the quality and finish of RiRi Woo is much more superior. It was slightly drying, but not as much as I expected it to be and nothing a touch of lipbalm didn't fix. One thing I did notice was that after eating it did wear more on the inside and left that dreaded ring around the outer edge of my lips, so a touchup was necessary. This was probably because I applied lip balm over it to avoid it drying my lips out, in hindsight, I probably could have skipped the balm. I was able to drink without it fading, though.

This is actually my very first MAC purchase, ever. And needless to say, I do see what the hype is all about. I am in love with this lipstick and it will henceforth be my go to red lip! Yes, you can find cheaper matte red lipsticks, but I feel like the formula and finish are really worth the higher price tag. Honestly, it may be subtle, but I do think RiRi Woo is pretty unique with its soft as velvet retro glam.

Keep an eye out for my giveaway, coming soon!


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