Yep, yet another RiRi Hearts MAC collection has been released! It came out today at counter, while it was released earlier this week online and in store last Thursday… I, unfortunately, did not get a chance to purchase it earlier so I just picked up my products today. My apologies if this post in a tiny little bit delayed because of that!
I only bought two of the Lipsticks… Nude and Talk That Talk. RiRi Woo was also repromoted with this collection and there’s also a new color called Who’s That Chick, which is a “midtonal orange with frost” but oranges aren’t my thing so I didn’t want to spend my money on that one!
For my review and photos of RiRi Woo, please click here.
As you can see, these have special packaging that’s a beautiful, light, warm, mirrored pink with the classic RiRi signature on the tube in hot pink. And yes, I think that may be my feet reflecting in the standing lipstick… Hahaha oops!! Anyway, all of the products in this collection have the same pink tones to the packaging, which I like. I think it looks girly and cute without being too young or obnoxious.
Though most of the Lipsticks for the RiRi collections have been Retro Mattes, RiRi Woo and Talk That Talk are the only Retro Mattes in this collection. Nude is a Matte while Who’s That Chic (not reviewed or pictured) is a Frost. Mattes and Retro Mattes both have intense color payoff, coverage, and a long wear time. With both Nude and Talk That Talk I got 6+ hours of wear before having to touch up. These formulas do tend to feel somewhat dry at times, so if you tend to get chapped lips or have any dry areas, I recommend using something like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip before applying these lipsticks. What it does is gives the lips a smooth layer for the lipstick to glide over, so it hides any chapped spots. It also makes the lipstick wear longer!
These are all limited edition and seem to be sold out online (they may or may not restock supplies on the website), and at most stores (aside from maybe RiRi Woo, which most locations got plenty of). However, you may still be able to find these at your local counter since they were released at counter today! Since these have the special packaging, they cost $16.50 rather than the usual $15, but still contain the usual 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product.
Nude: This Lipstick is a “cool nude cream” with a Matte finish. It’s a medium, very cool toned brownish nude with almost a gray undertone to it. It honestly looks much warmer in the tube than it does on the skin or lips. The Matte finish is a true Matte, but it does have a soft sheen that lasts for around an hour after you apply it. It gave me 6 hours of wear time before I had to touch up. The texture is super smooth, gliding on and giving great color payoff and full coverage.
For liners, you could use so many different neutrals with this… I would suggest trying Hover or Stone if you want a cooler toned neutral. You can also play around with more colorful liners to alter or brighten this lipstick! I like this best as a true nude on medium dark to deeper skin tones… On me (I’m NC15 to NC20), it looks very cool toned and a little undead, but I’m weird and I like that look 🙂
Dupes: I can’t think of any perfect dupes at the moment… I know that Taupe is close and is Matte, but it is definitely warmer toned. I’ll play around with some at work to see what I can come up with, then update dupes for Nude next week!
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 5
Talk That Talk: This is a “matte dark plum” with a Retro Matte finish… It’s a dark, slightly warm, berry toned blackened plum with a truly matte finish. It certainly looks darker in the tube than it does on the lips, but you can layer it to achieve a darker color. Using the matching liner also helps! I got about 6-7 hours of wear with Talk That Talk. The texture is slightly drier than the other Retro Mattes that have recently been released, which made this emphasize the dry areas on my lips a bit, but Prep + Prime Lip would probably help with that a lot! I feel like the dryness made this apply a bit rough… I got better coverage and color payoff when I dabbed this on or used tiny strokes, rather than when I did one or two big swipes across my lips. Using a brush is another good option for application.
This has a matching Pro Longwear Lip Pencil with the same name that was released with this collection, which is a perfect match and will help to deepen the color of this lipstick, making it look more true to the color it is in the tube. You can also use Lip Pencils like Vino, Currant, or Nightmoth.
Dupes: Applied lightly, Talk That Talk is like a darker, more matte version of Rebel. Media, Diva, and Cyber are all also pretty close, depending on the liner you use with them. I suggest the three Lip Pencils I mentioned above. Nightmoth Lip Pencil all over with Viva Glam I Lipstick layered over it also makes a pretty close match! Fixed On Drama Lipstick from the recently released Retro Matte collection is also very close, but since it was limited edition, it may also be sold out at a lot of locations.
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5
Color Payoff: 4
Wear Time: 5