May 29, 2013

MAC RiRi Woo lipstick - review, swatches and FOTD

I wasn't sure if I'd get MAC RiRi Woo lipstick when it was first released. I don't tend to wear deep red shades like this one, but since Ruby Woo (on which RiRi is based) had been on my wishlist for a while I thought I might as well get this one instead as I quite like the monogrammed bullet.
mac lipstick riri woo review photo swatches

mac lipstick riri woo review photo swatches

What you need to know
It's a deep red shade that I imagine would suit a lot of skintones. For me this is a winter red as it lacks the brightness I love in my summer lippies. It's also very very drying. Prepping your lips with a lip balm is essential as otherwise the lipstick will drag as you apply. It looks almost velvet like on the lips which is quite different from other mattes I have tried. 


Is it the same as Ruby Woo?
A lot of people ask how RiRi Woo (try saying that out loud 3 times!) compares to Ruby Woo. I haven't got Ruby Woo myself so I can't compare it, but from all the comparison swatches I've seen online they look very similar in colour. RiRi Woo is meant to be slightly cooler toned but to be quite honest I can't tell! Also the formula is supposed to be different, RiRi is meant to be less drying but that's something I can't comment on. 

Is it a must have?
It depends. If you already have Ruby Woo I'd say give it a miss. But if you don't have it, and are looking for a retro looking matte red shade then RiRi Woo is perfect. And of course if you're a die hard fan of Rihanna then chances are you already have it!

mac riri woo lipstick on lips

mac riri woo lipstick on lips
How white do I look in this photo? It was taken outside, no flash. I think this lippy makes me look paler than I am!

MAC RiRi Woo is an online exclusive release, available only through MAC websites in your country. I believe it's sold out in a lot of places, however the AU website still had them in stock a few days ago. Also don't worry, if you really really want it, it will be made available again in June.


18 comments :

  1. This lipstick looks great on you! I also had Ruby Woo on my wishlist for a long time & decided to get RiRi Woo instead ~ I love it! x

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    1. It is a gorgeous red isn't it? I love it too :)

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  2. As you said, I already have Ruby Woo... I pass!

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    1. Good idea, you definitely don't need both!

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  3. Looks lovely, makes your skin really pop!

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  4. I love the color on you! It's a super cute packaging, but the whole drying factor would probably be a negative for me. :( my lips are naturally really dry to begin with. What do you prep with? Does it interfere with the wear or finish of the lipstick?

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    1. Yeah the drying factor is quite annoying! I usually just prep my lips with Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm, it's a cheapie, but it's non-oily/sticky which is why i like wearing it under a lipstick. It doesn't interfere with the finish or the wear time of any of my lippies.

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  5. Love this shade on you :) I have Ruby Woo so I'll be giving it a miss because like you said they're soooo similar!

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  6. It looks great on you. I also think that this type of red would suit many skin tones. I'm not a lip stick person, but do want to own a brilliant everyday red. This color might just suit my taste. Thanks for sharing! When you get a chance, please take a look at my beauty and skin care blog. Thank you!

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  7. i already have this but haven't tried it yet! same as you, i didn't have ruby woo so figured i'd take the plunge.
    this lipstick looks incredible on you and against your skin tone, you look like snow white!

    à la foliee

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  8. I don't like Rihanna but that colour is such a classy shade of red, wow! I'm currently wearing MAC Runaway Red, which is not so drying!

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  9. This colour looks great on you, I missed out on it but I'll try and pick it up when it comes out again in July x

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  10. Not that I need anymore Red Lippie (Or lippies in general) but WANT!

    It looks gorgeous on you!!! Xx

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  11. I have Ruby Woo but I've only worn it once. Whoops! I find that it can be quite drying but that also makes it great for eating as it wears well. You should wear this lipstick every day, it looks so beautiful on you!

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