So I KNOW you’ve heard of the latest most sought after/highly anticipated lipstick from MAC, which is Riri Woo. I’m not a fan of Rihanna by any means, but of course I had to get it. Me missing out on a matte red lipstick that’s ALSO a retro matte?! Chile. What also made me get it, is the fact that since most people were gonna get it…I had to see if I would be able to get it. It’s like a certain rush that you get. Some of you may understand what I mean by that. I had a slight difficulty getting the lipstick, but I got it!!!
What I’ve come to understand from doing a lil’ reading, MAC Riri Woo is supposed to be a tad bit darker and bluer. I didn’t find that to be the case, exactly. I would say the only difference between the two is Rihanna’ signature on the lipstick, and that Riri Woo applies smoother, LOL (although it DOES dry to basically the same texture as Ruby Woo). The colors themselves doesn’t really look that much different. There’s a slight variation between both lipsticks, when swatched on the hand…but there really isn’t a huge difference between the two, especially when worn on the lips. Strangely enough…when I applied the Riri Woo to my lips, it looked more like MAC’s Russian Red lipstick…which I don’t really care for. I don’t know why, but the color of Russian Red doesn’t fancy me and I prefer the Retro Matte finish.
Take a look to see what I mean about how it looks on my lips. In this picture, I’m wearing Ruby Woo by itself (meaning no liner):
And in this photo, I’m wearing Riri Woo by itself:
The picture above is exactly how Russian Red looks on me. I don’t know if you can tell, but there’s something about Ruby Woo (in the first picture) that looks…better. At the time, I was so underwhelmed with Riri Woo that I had to put on MAC Currant liner to “spruce” up the lipstick. At first I was a lil’ vexed because of the hype of the lipstick:
But after a while I felt a lil’ better:
Oops, you’d think I’d show y’all how the lipstick looks, right? Here’s it is:
I did a comparison swatch of both lipsticks on my hand:
At first, I thought that I had a huge womp (despite me wearing it anyway, because y’all know I love me some matte red lipsticks)…but one day I used MAC Burgundy lip liner and…
Ever since that day, I’ve worn Riri Woo three more times. It really is a pretty lipstick…although I still don’t see the HUGE hype. I guess it’s because I’ve collected lipsticks from MAC for a long time. However, if you don’t have Ruby Woo lipstick, then you need to get your hands on Riri Woo. Since it’s completely sold out (within three hours of its release), you can get it in June if you missed out on its first release. In June, it will be Riri Woo lipstick along with two other lipsticks that will be released. I believe they are also retro mattes. SCORE!!! MAC needs to stop playing and come out with acollection of ONLY retro matte lipsticks. Let me tell you…I will be that nut that will order two of each on the MAC website at midnight. I LOVE that finish.