Jun 21, 2013

MAC RiRi Collection

I received my orders from the much anticipated MAC RiRi Collection(my related post). If you don't know already, MAC collaborated with Rihanna and released an online exclusive collection which includes 3 lipsticks, a powder blush duo and lustre drops.

I opted for standard shipping for my goodies and pleasantly surprised to receive my orders the next business day. I am impressed with MAC shipping, considering this collection is one of their most popular summer collection.


Heaux is a beautiful deep berry retro matte lipstick. I was not going to order any lipsticks from this collection as I prefer softer colors. But this one has very pretty berry color and I am so glad I gave it a try.

This is a retro matte formula and this is my first as I prefer sheer and more moisturizing lipsticks. This one is totally matte but surprisingly does not dry out my lips as I have anticipated. This is just one light swatch of the lipstick on my arm. Extremely pigmented.

The color is pretty intense and it was the first day I got it. I already had a nude lipstick underneath so the color does not look nearly intense as it would be applied solely on my lips. 

The other product I got is Hibiscus Kiss powder blush. When I saw pictures of the promo of this collection, that is the product interests me the most.

It is a duo blush, consists of a matte light to medium-toned bronzer and a coral blush. 

The colors look pretty pigmented in the pan.

When swatched, I find the bronzer's pigmentation does not show as well as I thought. Need a few swipes to get the pigmentation I want. The few reviews that I read, people are not impressed with the pigmentation. But I am ok with that as I would rather have a bronzer which I can build up rather than strong pigmentation. The blush is a nice pretty coral shade, leans towards the pink side. Pigmentation is quite good for the blush. Only thing is the side of the blush is quite small in the pan. Not sure I have a small enough brush to swirl around to get the color out without mixing the bronzer side.

Rihanna's online-exclusive Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss combines two shades of M·A·C's celebrated colou

 cheeks and face. Cool coral complements a neutral matte bronze in one gorgeous package. Limited edition.


  1. Great to see what these products look like, that lipstick is outside my comfort zone as well but you can definitely pull it off :)


  2. The blush looks so pretty! I am such a sucker for blush though. :)
    The Grass Skirt

  3. Everything looks lovely, especially Heaux! Personally I've got my eye on a few from the All About Orange collection for summer, as I'm a sucker for peaches and corals, but this one would do me nicely for Autumn and winter.
    Mel x