BEAUTY NEWS: RiRi Woo and SWATCHES

For those that were living under a rock, incase you didn’t know, Rihanna’s Lipstick Collaboration with makeup giant M.A.C , RiRiWoo soldout within 3 hours of its launch online. Yes, 3 hours!!

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According to DailyMail , Announcing the launch of the RiRi Hearts MAC line in February, she revealed that she had enlisted some of her girlfriends to help with the line.

RiRi Woo, is a twist on MAC favorite Ruby WooBeauty must-have: RiRi Woo, is a twist on MAC favorite Ruby Woo

‘Working with MAC, it’s difficult to get a red lipstick that beats Ruby Woo, because it works on every skin tone,’ Rihanna said.

‘I got to pick one that worked, and I tried it on all my friends to make sure it worked on all of our skin tones.’

The rest of the RiRi Hearts MAC will launch in four seasonal collections over the coming year and will also include eye shadow palettes, brushes and false lashes. Rihanna said she jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with MAC. “Being creative is something that I love,’ she said. ‘So I can put that into different outlets. My make-up looks, my fashion looks…they help me to express myself as an artist. . . 

‘I’ve been using MAC on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me.’ MAC, of course, is no stranger to celebrity collaborations, having previously worked with Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks to name a few. But RiRi Hearts MAC marks the first time that the brand has taken on a famous person for more than just a one-off collaboration.

John Demsey, the group president of MAC’s parent company Estee Lauder Cos. Inc, told WWD: ‘These four collections are like four tracks on a Rihanna compilation. Each one has its own vibe, look, special make-up packaging and flavor.

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For those who were not able to get the Lipstick and wondered if there was a difference between RubyWoo and RiRiWoo, here is a good review we got from Temptalia.com

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “matte cool red [with a retro matte finish].” It’s a deep, medium-dark red with strong cool undertones and a matte finish. MAC Ruby Woo is absolutely similar–it’s very, very similar. RiRi Woo is inspired by Ruby Woo, but the difference is very slight–there’s a noticeable difference in darkness and undertone when the two are swatched side-by-side, but applied, it is incredibly difficult to tell.

Other possible dupes include: MAC Ronnie Red is pinker, has more of a sheen. Rimmel #111 is not as blue-based and has a glossier sheen. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is pinker. MAC Runaway Red is similar in darkness but it is slightly brown in comparison. NYX Chic Red has a slight sheen but it is somewhat similar. NARS Mascate is darker and brown-toned in comparison. NARS Dragon Girl is cooler-toned.

The retro matte finish is drier and stiff; it’s the type of texture that I think you can apply best with a lip brush, because it allows you better control and precision.  Because it can be stiff, it will tug/pull on the lip while you’re applying it, which means you may use too much force and it will easily jag outside the lip.  The color is incredibly pigmented, though; one swipe and you will see fully opaque color coverage.  RiRi Woo has Rihanna’s signature etched around the side of the lipstick itself, but there was nothing on the packaging or exterior packaging.  The color is a classic, retro red with cool undertones, but if you have Ruby Woo, RiRi Woo will feel redundant.  This just arrived about an hour ago, so I haven’t worn it for long, but so far it feels much like Ruby Woo, so I would expect six to eight hours of wear, some staining, and possibly be slightly drying over time.

 

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