MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Review

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Review


I have been away for a while as we were shifting the house (it was such a pain) *cry* I still have boxes lying around. I was am in a state of hibernation because of the weather as well as the pile of work I have, but yet, I do get time to read all the incredible reviews on IMBB. I am relatively new to the world of makeup, but I am very much into skin and body care though. The wonderful girls on IMBB have given me a lot of confidence to explore the field of makeup. I have never owned anything from MAC yet, was silently reading reviews from all of you, I wanted to own something from MAC as it is such a cult makeup brand. MAC recently launched the MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection. I tried to get hold of the RiRi Woo lipstick earlier as well, but I was not so lucky. I kept on calling the nearest store for this launch and maybe I have pakaa-oo-ed them so much they took my number and called me up on the day of launch. I rushed to the store within an hour despite having a bad viral.  I have said to myself that if I don’t get RiRi Woo this time, I will get its twin sister Ruby Woo.  I so desperately wanted this that I can’t explain I was waiting forever for my perfect red and yes this is it!!!


Product Description:

RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday- Rihanna’s latest creative collaboration with MAC is a series of stunning looks for lips, eyes and face in shades of metallic majesty and confident colour. This limited-edition collection is encased in exclusive white-pearl packaging with RiRi’s iconic rose gold detailing.



INR 1100 for 3 gm/0.1 US oz


This comes in a white cardboard box with the rose gold geometric R and RiRi signature. The ingredients list is written in rose gold metallic and it’s really tough to photograph. The lipstick bottom part is pearl white and the top bullet part is rose gold metal as well as the cap, it is a collector’s edition. The RiRi signature on the cap as well as the bullet gives a very classy look to the entire packaging.


My Experience with MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick:

I ever so wanted to own something from MAC and by the time when I came to know of the Retro Matte lipsticks, I tried to find out more about them and during that search, I stumbled upon this new RiRi collection from MAC. I have got a few matte lipsticks from Lakme 9 to 5 collection and they were pretty good, but I wanted to have a red and owing to my past experiences, not all brands can create the perfect red lipstick (no offence meant). When I saw the swatches online, I knew this is my red as I am not dusky, wheatish nor extremely fair – I would consider myself as neutral skin toned. I went to the MAC store a couple of times to swatch the color of Ruby Woo, but every time, it looked different on me 😛 and then, I came to know about RiRi Woo, which hit the bull’s eye.


I would not call myself a die-hard Rihanna fan as I am more bowled over by the colour and feel of this collection as a whole. This one applies like a dream and does not tug or pull the lips during application as the Ruby Woo has been accused of, it feels smooth on my lips and does not enhance lines of my lips and one swipe is enough for full coverage as it is intensely pigmented and you would need a makeup remover to wipe it off completely. In the pics, it does look a bit dry, but trust me it’s not, but you can wear a lip balm underneath if you want to.



I realized while editing the pics that if you have minor flaws, while application it gets magnified because of the bright and pigmented shade, so you have to be no less than perfect when you apply this lipstick.  It stayed on my lips for more than 7 hours with a light snack. It’s a cool-toned red matte that everyone can wear without bothering much. Well, if you already own Ruby Woo, you can skip this as they are almost similar, but the limited edition packaging is to die for.



I hope I did justice to the lip swatches as you can see I do not have perfect lips as Neha * woot* , this is the reason I shy away from lip product reviews *cry* I had a hard time photographing the shade as it was coming out brown all the time and finally I had my Eureka moment when I discovered that this shade looks brown toned on a white background whereas it looks the true red that it is on a dark background. I appreciate the patience of IMBB team for this review and even I appreciate my own patience 😛 as I had to take 300+ pics to get the true elusive colour



*I did not have the Ruby Woo to show the comparison.

Pros of MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick:

  • Intense pigmentation.
  • Beautiful packaging.
  • Long wearing, 7+ hours.
  • Does not bleed.



Cons of MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick:

  • Could be drying for some.
  • Some might find it expensive.


IMBB Rating:


Do I Recommend MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick?

Yes, you would fall in love with it.  This is a red that almost everyone can wear without much doubt.

Thank you so much in advance for your comments.

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43 thoughts on “MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Review

    1. *thankyou* Ritika its a lovely shade and it was launched again on Jan 15th all over India ..I guess you can still find it if lucky *hifive*

  1. This is undoubtedly one of the best reds looks very beautiful on you and the pics are very pretty, once I get more comfortable with reds I m definitely getting this or ruby woo 🙂

  2. U look beautiful..perfect shade n u made justice to the lipstick completely. ..I am not Comfortable with reds yet..will explore them after few years

  3. Parmita *woot* *woot* what a beautiful shade!!!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* Me wants…loved the LOTD… *woot* *woot* gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

  4. looks absolutely stunning on your parmita. I have one retro matte lipstick but i went into a major lip gloss phase so skipped this one. I am quite tempted seeing this now. 😀 😀 beautiful *clap* *clap* *clap*

    1. *thankyou* Rati I am so glad my first review of a lipstick got such wonderful comments…means a lot when its from you *puchhi*

      Honestly when I got the mail from IMBB team to include the lip swatch I thought of skipping the review rofl rofl but thanks to all of you and the wonderful team that you have …I pushed my own limits, I am so happy… A BIG Thank you from the bottom of my heart…. love you guys *puchhi*

  5. Lovely review and pics Parmita! I kept waiting for this to launch in India for the longest time ever. Finally, gave up and bought Ruby Woo instead. So when it finally did launch here, i skipped it…especially since I am not a fan of Rihanna…so…

    1. *thankyou* KK rofl *hihi* even I am not a fan of rihanna *hihi* it was launched on the 15th of this months…you might get hold of one *hifive*

  6. Gorgeous shade. A kind of orangy red right? Me too not have guts to wear bright red actually though i own a couple of them (worn red maybe twice all my life).

    Looks very pretty on you. I love how matte type it is. Will try this shade for fun the next time i am at MAC. *whistle*

  7. wow I loved loved d shade on ur lips parmita.. *whistle* *woot* totally rocking pics n swatches super awesome.. *clap* *clap* I wud love to try it once.. *oye balle*

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