RIRI HEARTS MAC
This whole shebang about lipstick is finally getting to me. Hooked on the famous Ruby Woo, imagine my excitement when I heard of MAC’s first collaboration with pop icon (style icon! Queen!) Rihanna which has her whipping up a mix of colors and textures that will suit the lot of us. The first lipstick from her collection, the RiRi Woo – a retro red with blue undertones, sold out in the first 3 hours from release. Dayum.
But now RiRi Woo is back with the rest of the RiRi x MAC Summer Collection along with other awesome matte lipstick shades (Riri Heaux and Riri Boy), Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo, and a rose gold highlighter called Barbados Girl Lustre Drops.
This summer collection drops June 20, 12nn (UK). Available exclusively online.
Rihanna argues that creating makeup is no different from making songs — or clothing, for that matter. “Being creative is something that I love, so I can put that into different outlets. Music happens to be the first thing that I gravitated to, and now music opens doors to just so many different opportunities, and they all tie in. My makeup looks, my fashion looks…they help me to express myself as an artist. I think it helps people to understand me or my mood, my story.”
Creating RiRi Woo was a particular challenge, she said: “Working with MAC, it’s difficult to get a red lipstick that beats Ruby Woo, because it works on every skin tone. I had so many different samples to choose from and so many different colors underneath — blue, yellow, orange and pink bases. And I got to pick one that worked, and I tried it on all my friends to make sure it worked on all of our skin tones.”
Balbier noted that Rihanna approached the task with a laser focus. “She wanted RiRi Woo to be slightly more blue-red and retro matte — a matte with moisturizer finish we’d used in a collection years ago and currently only have in one product,” she said. “She was especially adamant that the color be suitable for every skin tone.”
More from WWD’s article here.
What I can’t get wait to get my hands on however, is the release for the Fall collection:
DARKER THE BETTER. =]
See you SEPT 18?