Monday

RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick Swatches: RiRi Woo, RiRi Boy and Heaux swatches

I am currently de-stashing and selling the back-ups I purchased of each of these shades (they haven't even been unboxed yet) here.

As many of you know, I recently received my order from the RiRi Hearts MAC collection. You can see my original post HERE.

I wavered on whether or not to swatch these as the collection is limited edition and selling out, but since 2 of the 3 lipsticks are available as of the time I wrote this post I thought it might be helpful to any of you still debating whether or not you need these colors.

RiRi Hearts MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Swatch

MAC RiRi Woo Swatch
MAC RiRi Woo

Color

RiRi Woo is a medium-deep red that actually skewed a bit warm on my lips rather than blue-toned. It has to be the combo of my natural lip color and the lipstick because I believe it's supposed to be cool-toned. I tend not to swatch lipsticks with liner underneath them to show you how they look solo on my lips. I do, however, always recommend using lip liner with lip products! 

Formula

The formula is actually pretty nice for a matte. I swatched all of these on freshly moisturized and exfoliated lips (which is always best, especially with mattes), but it is a tiny bit drying--which is to be expected with a matte. The formula is very light feeling, which is nice, and it's sufficiently pigmented and opaque once applied. 

My Thoughts

This is a nice matte red, but it's not far off from MAC Ruby Woo (which is the original color Rihanna worked with and altered to get this shade), so if you need this color and it sells out I'd recommend checking out Ruby Woo in-store or purchasing it online if you feel confident it's what you want. I am a fan of matte red lippies, so I'm sure I'll wear this in the future.


RiRi Hearts MAC RiRi Boy Lipstick Swatch

MAC RiRi Boy Swatch
MAC RiRi Boy

Color

On my lips this was a medium-toned lavender.

Formula

This formula is very similar to RiRi Woo--light-weight, a tad drying, and pigmented. This took a little bit more product to reach opacity, but I tend to do multiple thin coats to build up the color and allow it to face a bit more gradually.

My Thoughts

This is a nice color and different from some of the other lavenders we've seen so far because of its matte finish. I also think that because it's matte, it is a tad more subdued (without a super vibrant liner underneath it) and may be more wearable for those that want to wear lavender, but are a bit intimidated by the color. 


RiRi Hearts MAC Heaux Lipstick Swatch


MAC Heaux Swatch
MAC Heaux 

Color

Heaux is a medium-deep berry matte. It is definitely not close in tone to RiRi Woo for anyone wondering. 

Formula

This formula is very similar to RiRi Woo--light-weight, a tad drying, and pigmented. 

My Thoughts

I think this is a very complementary shade, especially for Fall. I'm not sure I'll wear it too much this summer as I prefer lighter/brighter shades (and of course my all-time favorite matte reds), but I can definitely see myself pulling this out around September.


Final Thoughts

I think these are all nice shades and as I'm a fan of matte lipsticks, I do like the finishes. If you're a huge Rihanna fan I would recommend considering purchasing them. If you're a fan of matte lipsticks and don't have anything similar you may also want to purchase them. While I do like the colors I'm still not sure they're must-haves for their shades alone given all of the difficulty we all had ordering them. I've heard they're back-ordered until July, so that's also something to keep in mind. I guess I'm just not sure what I think given all the factors! Do I like the colors? Yes! Do I like the formula? Yes, it's pretty decent for matte lipstick. Is it worth waiting until July for them? That's something you're going to have to determine for yourself base don how badly you want them :) I do recommend making a decision quickly as last I saw Heaux was listed as sold out.

What do you think? Will you be purchasing any of these? 

20 comments :

  1. I really want all of these!! Great swatches!

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    1. I hope you can get a hold of them! And thanks ;)

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  2. I love these! Now, I wish mid-late July would hurry up!

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    1. My fingers are crossed for you that they arrive sooner! :)

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  3. I was indifferent to these at first, but now I want RiRi Boy!

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  4. I love these! They look so good on you!!
    I wish i grabbed RiRi Boy!

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    1. Thank you! It's on backorder last I checked if you can't be without it ;)

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  5. Gosh you have such lovely lips, you rock these lippies, they all look awesome! :-)

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    1. Thank you, you're so sweet! <3

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  6. Beautiful swatches! I love RiRi Boy. I love how matte lipstick looks, but I can't tolerate it for long on my lips.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a fan of super dehydrating formulas. Have you tried MAC Prep+Prime for lips? I've been meaning to test mine out as I've heard on top of being amazing for wear, it helps matte lipsticks feel less drying!

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  7. I LOVE all these on you!
    RiRi Boy is beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you! It is quite pretty :D

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  8. I think I'm in love with your lips! ;)

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  9. These look great on you! <3

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  10. I certainly would love riri woo. Lovely swatches. You showed these in good light.

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