28 January 2014

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection Review

I am fully aware that the holidays are far gone and that this post is late as hell, but.....I was determined to get this one out one way or the other. I would've had this review posted ages ago if I hadn't had such an ordeal in trying to get these products, I explained all of that in my last post. But anyway I was pretty much able to get everything I wanted despite the BS. I was also able to purchase the products I wanted from Rihanna's final Holiday collection and a review will be coming soon. MAC also just released Rihanna's Viva Glam lipstick and gloss which I will be getting sometime soon. Some people are saying that MAC has gone a little RiRi crazy but hey she sells and that's all that matters I suppose.  One thing for sure is that I'm over all of these limited edition/limited quantity collections and I plan to give it a break come the first of the year -the struggle in trying to get hold of them is beyond a headache plus I need to start enjoying the MANY products I already have *giggles*. Photos of the RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection, swatches and my full review are below, enjoy!

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection
how cute is the packaging?! 

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Lipsticks
Talk That Talk x Who's That Chick

RiRi Hearts MAC
riri woo lipglass, extended play gigablack lash mascara, liquid last liner 


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick
Who's That Chick

RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick
Talk That Talk

RiRi Hearts MAC Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil
RiRi Woo


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipglass
RiRi Woo

Glow: I'll start with the packaging, honestly I think that's what really drew me in this time around. I love the rose colored boxes and the pink and rose gold theme throughout each of the products. For the lipsticks, Talk That Talk and Who's That Chick were the only 2 I wanted, I already have RiRi Woo so I would've just been purchasing for the packaging. Talk That Talk is a retro matte dark plum. Retro Mattes can be very drying but I always prep my lips with a tiny amount of chapstick before application and it still lasts for hours on me. Honestly I really love this color, it has more red/burgundy tones and was not as dark as some supposed dupes like Cyber and Yung Rapunxel. Who's That Chick has a frost finish and is described as a mid-tone orange. To me, it definitely has more gold tones than it does orange which I love. The color looks neutral on me and goes with my skin well -I like it! RiRi Woo Lipglass is a vibrant red, it's highly pigmented and goes on opaque with just a couple swipes. The formula holds up just like all MAC lipglass and the wear time is normal on me (about 3-4 hrs). RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is also very pigmented and can be worn alone or paired with the RiRi Woo Lipstick, I also hear that it looks great paired with Who's That Chick which I plan to try in the future. The Extended Play Mascara and Liquid Last Liner are basically just repackaged products that have always been with MAC and are not exclusive to this collection. I won't go into detail about either because I haven't tested the wear of them just yet. I will say that I do like the mascara, the formula is good, it's not clumpy and gives my lashes an even coverage. 

Glare: The biggest complaints that I've read about this collection are based on the lipsticks, mainly Talk That Talk. I've seen other reviews that complain about the application and coverage issues that include patchiness. I haven't seen any reviews about Who's That Chick's formula but from my experience with it, that's the one I had issues with. While the lipstick feels smooth it goes on a bit crumbly. I'm not sure if that's from the frost or just the way I applied it. I tried applying it both from the tube as well as with a lip brush and still the same results. It's a pretty color but the application kinda sucks. I'll continue to play around with it to determine what works best for me. 

Would I Recommend It? I don't think it's fair to answer that question since the collection is basically sold out. But I will say that if you're a Rihanna fan then I'm sure you already got your hands on it ^_^

Where To Buy: Unfortunately the majority of the Fall Collection is sold out. I've seen a few palettes, lashes, mascara and liquid liners lingering around on some of the retail sites that carry MAC such as Belk and Nordstrom but sometimes the availability that they show is not always accurate so I would always call before placing an order. As far as the lipsticks and other products your best bet is eBay if you just have to have it. But always use sound judgement when checking for reputable sellers.

Product(s) in this post were purchased by me. 

Post a Comment

On Instagram

© Awkwardly April. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.