After 3 long hours of computer refreshing and the message that my order was being processed, I finally won.  I hit the jackpot!  I missed the 1st launch, but this time around, I was on a mission and I succeeded.  I got my MAC RiRi Woo lipstick AND RiRi Boy, which is on backorder, but please believe it will be showing up on my front porch soon and very soon.

Just like every MAC product that I’ve ordered, which has always been lipstick, it came in a tightly sealed black box, filled with black tissue paper and RiRi Woo was laying so pretty in the center of the box, in it’s own little lipstick box. Of course the first thing you notice when you twist the lipstick up, is not only the bright red color, but most importantly, Rihanna’s unique signature on the actual lipstick itself.

MAC RiRi Woo

When I first put the color to my lips, the first thing that I noticed was the ease of putting it on.  It’s a lot softer that I thought it would be.  Yes, it has a matte finish, but it’s not nearly as dry as MAC’s Ruby Woo.  It’s like a moisturizing feeling, like a mixture between lip balm and lipstick.  I like it. A LOT.  I applied a layer of Maybelline’s Baby Lips before, not knowing beforehand how soft RiRi Woo would be and I didn’t apply lip liner.

The color is a bold, bright red.  It’s a matte finish, but not dry looking to the eye.  Compared to MAC’s Russian Red, there’s not nearly as much shine and RiRi Woo has more blue undertones.  I see a hint of orange, like a smidgen of orange in Russian Red compared to RiRi Woo.  Ok, I’ll just say, Russian Red is warmer, RiRi Woo is a cooler red.  Now, in my opinion, the only difference, in my eyes, as in what I see, between RiRi Woo & Ruby Woo is the names, because they look just alike!  If I had to choose between the two, I’d go with RiRi Woo, only because it feels better to my lips.  As a woman, I believe my lips should always look and feel soft no matter what. It’s a must.

(top to bottom) RiRi Woo, Russian Red & Ruby Woo

(top to bottom) RiRi Woo, Russian Red & Ruby Woo

As I stated earlier, my RiRi Boy is on backorder sadly, I can’t wait to receive that lovely lavender color and when I do, you will be the first to know my thoughts!