There's been a buzz around this RiRi Woo lipstick for quite some time now and following its release (in the UK) on Friday 3rd May, it sold out in under 24 hours!
The lipstick was a collaboration with Rihanna and MAC to try and recreate the timeless classic that is Ruby Woo. Any MAC fan or anyone who has heard of MAC will know that Ruby Woo is one of their classic lipstick colours and is one of their best sellers. Rihanna is widely known for wearing Ruby Woo and when she collaborated with MAC to bring her debut make up range into action the first item from the collection to be sold was RiRi Woo. The collection will return in June with the next item on sale as well as a restock of RiRi Woo.
Now onto the colour. Everybody wants to know whether or not RiRi Woo is different to Ruby Woo or if it's just a re-branding of the classic. In my opinion Ruby Woo is a warmer red and RiRi Woo has more blue undertones. There is not a large difference but there is a slight difference rendering them different lipsticks all together as the colour pay off is not the same in both lipsticks as you can slightly see in the pictures I've taken above.
The finish of this lipstick is matte, much the same as Ruby Woo. It lasts a good 4 hours on me and this is drinking through straws and eating, so it's pretty good! I usually apply it with lip liner and then a dab of setting powder such as Rimmel's Stay Matte. Only a little though, don't want to dampen the colour pay off. Talking of which this lipstick is also really pigmented and smells like marshmallows and vanilla! Its amazinggggg.
The lipstick, RiRi Woo, also has an embossed "RiRi" on the actual lipstick itself to distinguish itself from Ruby Woo. This is also because since it's from the RiRi Loves MAC range and i'm going to take a guess that all the products that come out will have RiRi's signature on them somewhere!
RiRi Woo is selling at the price of £14 on the UK MAC website, it is currently sold out but will be restocked in June! :)