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!
|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.