Okay, so at first I was not understanding the massive deal about this lipstick. I mean… it’s a Rihanna collaboration inspired by her favorite color… Ruby Woo, right? Since it’s not at all my favorite red (pulls scarlet on me)… I was set to pass. And then I thought… what the heck. So I clicked ‘buy’ — sat around in the MAC waiting room for a few minutes… and checked out.
It got here this week. And now, I take back everything I just said.
It’s not like Ruby Woo. It’s warmer and deeper, but with that same amazing matte finish. It doesn’t pull pink on my warm skin tone at all. I was also worried about it going on too dry (a problem with some mattes), but it goes on very smooth… grabs the lips… and stays put.
Now with the flash, this color appears to finish ‘satin’ … but it’s definitely matte. So I took a few shots outside in natural light.
Since this was a designer collaboration, the demand for this lipstick was insane. It sold out pretty quickly. Not to worry… it’s coming back in June. I feel that it’s worth the wait. I really like this lipstick. I didn’t expect to be impressed, but I am.