Rihanna’s Mac RiRi Woo lipstick review

May 15th, 2013
Rihanna's Mac Riri Woo Lipstick

Rihanna‘s Mac Riri Woo Lipstick

Rihanna’s much talked about collaboration finally came into reality this month when RiRi Woo new lipstick for MAC has sold out in just three hours after going on sale for the  first time , yeah Apparently all the gorgeous gals went crazy when it went on sale on MAC’s website May 2.

Rihanna's Riri Woo/ Reshu Malhotra

Rihanna’s Riri Woo/ Reshu Malhotra

Rihanna told Women’s Wear Daily ” Working with MAC, it’s difficult to get a red lipstick that beats Ruby Woo, because it works on every skin tone,” 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.” 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 ”

To be Honest I totally love Rihanna . Like everyone else I was damn excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on RiRi Woo and yeah finally I got my Riri :) Mac Riri woo 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 .  RiRi Woo, is a twist on  MAC favorite  Ruby Woo . I have been obsessed and in love with Mac Ruby Woo and have been wooing it for years, not only me ,  I am sure everyone who must have ever used Ruby Woo loves it as much as I do, but I don’t really see much of a difference between it and RiRi’s version .

Mac RiRi Woo on the left /Mac Ruby Woo on the right

Mac RiRi Woo on the left /Mac Ruby Woo on the right


Mac Riri Woo/Mac Ruby woo swatches

Mac Riri Woo/Mac Ruby woo swatches

When I got to compare both Riri Woo and Ruby Woo,  I feel the difference is very slight–there’s a noticeable difference in darkness and undertone when the two are swatched side-by-side.  RiRi Woo is slightly darker than ruby woo  and the color is incredibly pigmented, though, one swipe and you will see fully opaque color coverage. It is classic, retro red with cool undertones, but if you have Ruby Woo, RiRi Woo will feel redundant .  Another distinguishing variance is RiRi’s signature on the lipstick  itself .
I was expecting a more dramatic difference . RiRi Woo is Not only is the sexy color and I am sure just  like Ruby Woo ,even this would look flattering on all skin tones.

If you missed RiRi Woo last week and feel like you are not getting enough sleep without it :) , you can sign up on maccosmetics.com for an email reminder when it returns in June.

Price & Availability – $15, maccosmetics.com exclusive to be re-released in June

What do you all feel about it ?  Do I think you’ll need RiRi if you already have Ruby Woo? I am looking forward to hear from you if you have tried it or cant wait to try it. Leave your comments :)

18 Responses to “Rihanna’s Mac RiRi Woo lipstick review”

  1. kiran says:

    Nice review. I’m bonkers for red lipsticks and mac certainly has a wonderful collection.

  2. Sany Bacsi says:

    Hi Reshu,
    Iis there any chance to find the collection here in Dubai? I’d like to get it for my lady for Xmas but I’m struggling. I heard it was sold out almost in a very first day but I still have hope I can get it from somewhere. Please help.

    • Hey Sany , Yea u r right , it was sold out on the very first day. I think by now mac should have it already as last time when i checked they had it :)

      • Sany Bacsi says:

        I’m not really expert in this topic so which shop should I go to?

      • Sany Bacsi says:

        First of all thanks for the quick reply, I just called the three M.A.C. Shops and however they have some of the items from the collection none of them has the lipsticks any more. :(
        Only thing that I can think of is to find a collector or somebody who has it and convince her to sell it to me. Haha.

      • Sany Bacsi says:

        Her desire is the Talk that talk I believe…I hope. Coz I just bought one from eBay. Fingers crossed.

  3. Saida says:

    Wow..I love Mac, but some lipsticks are very dry. but i loved the colour. I so want it now..

    • Dear Saida try and moisturize your lips regularly and especially before you apply lip color. Regular use of good quality balm can help you :) .Yeah the shade is wonderful . I love it too.

  4. goldenmer maid says:

    Hi Reshu, I love your reviews very much. I have been following u religiously. Can you pls let me know where can I find Mac ririwoo lipstick in Dubai. I would be very grateful to you . Thanks

    • Hi dear, so nice to hear from you. I am glad you have enjoyed reading my blog so far. It’s always such a pleasure to hear from someone who has been following my blog.it keeps me going on .
      RiRi woo was supposed to get launched in Dubai soon, yeah I think must have already been there by now. You can find it in Dubai Mall Mac Store. 😀

  5. Maria says:

    hi,i really like your blog…and i have a question for you,don’t know if you could help me…i am visiting Dubai in October and i have a huge list of MAC products that i want to buy from there…do you think you can tell me some prices in Dhs for ex. for the lipsticks,blushes,eyeshadow refill??I really have no idea how much they might cost..so i want to make sure they are not way too expensive.Btw i am from France.Thank you XoXo

    • “{Bonjour “, Thanks a ton Maria, Welcome to Dubai and I hope you have the best of your time here. You chose a good month for holiday. I shall give you the exact prices in a day time. It’s better to be accurate as i know you are going to convert and compare them in Euros. :) xx

  6. Yeah I am loving the shade absolutely ,yeah I wish it had something unique that Ruby woo dint have. Wowww so u have yours already 😀

  7. traditionis says:

    How gorgeous color! I like lipsticks with strong colors!!

  8. caroline says:

    You’re right they are very similar, I’m loving the shade though.

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