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RiRI Hearts MAC Holiday Collection- Swatches, Photos

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The latest collaboration between Rihanna and MAC Is the new holiday collection. This includes two Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow sets, a bronzing powder, three lipsticks, some glittery liquid liner, a double ended brush and a makeup bag. I have about half of the collection to share with you today! I just checked the website and I guess it got released sooner than I was under the impression it would, but it should be out in stores and counters December 12th, if you are interested in anything.  

Ririrheartsmacholiday 1Ririrheartsmacholiday 2 Phresh Out Pearlfusion ShadowRirirheartsmacholiday 3Phresh Out Pearlfusion ShadowRirirheartsmacholiday 4Phresh Out Pearlfusion Shadow ($44)

If I’m being honest, I really don’t like the Pearlfusion shadows from MAC. They look beautiful in the packaging, but apply really sheer for the most part. I feel like you could find something better for the price of these. 

Ririrheartsmacholiday 5 Love, Rihanna Bronzing PowderRirirheartsmacholiday 6Love, Rihanna Bronzing PowderRirirheartsmacholiday 7Love, Rihanna Bronzing PowderRirirheartsmacholiday 8Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder (Matte powder alone, Shimmery R, Both swatched together) ($30)

I do like the design on this, but the problem here is that with use it will gradually fade away. The R with the shimmer is only on the top, so eventually this will turn into a matte bronzer.


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Cockiness Superslick Eye LinerRirirheartsmacholiday 10Cockiness Superslick Eye LinerRirirheartsmacholiday 11Cockiness Superslick Eye LinerRirirheartsmacholiday 12Cockiness Superslick Eye Liner ($20.50)

This Eyeliner is probably my favorite piece of this collection. It’s so shimmery and is a really nice warm gold shade. I love liners like this because they can amp up any eye look, weather its a neutral look or full on color or dark and sultry. You can just add a tiny bit into the corners of the eye and totally change how a look is.


Ririrheartsmacholiday 13 Pleasurebomb Matte LipstickRirirheartsmacholiday 14Pleasurebomb Matte LipstickRirirheartsmacholiday 15Pleasurebomb Matte LipstickRirirheartsmacholiday 16Pleasurebomb Matte Lipstick ($16.50)

Pleasurebomb is a gorgeous bright bubblegum pink matte. This shade is awesome for the texture and color. I like bold mattes because they will last longer and keep there vivid color, and they have less likelihood of feathering. 


Ririrheartsmacholiday 18 RiRi Woo Retro Matte LipstickRirirheartsmacholiday 19RiRi Woo Retro Matte Lipstick

RiRiHeartsMAC 33RiRi Woo Retro Matte Lipstick

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RiRi Woo Retro Matte Lipstick ($16.50)

RiRi Woo is a great matte red, but I do with it was something new. Honestly, this shade has been released with every RiRi Hearts MAC Collection, so three times now. It’s pretty, but I don’t think its different enough from the permanent shade Ruby Woo to warrant being remade three times. Then again, it is the first product Rihanna made with MAC, so that probably is part of the reason why its constantly re-released. 


Because I mixed up the realse dates for online, most of the things here are unfortunately sold out on the website, but should be in stores next Thursday. I’m not overly impressed with most of this collection- It’s pretty, it has beautiful packaging, but nothing screams out “NEED” to me. My favorite thing is the glitter eyeliner, and that is something that is available from lots of other sources. 

What do you guys think of this Collection?




  1. sisi

    December 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    the glitter liner looks amazing! and I agree that the pearlfusion shadows are pretty disappointing!

  2. Plum Pretty Sugar

    December 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Oh, such lovely colors! Thank you for sharing such a treat!



  3. Jen

    December 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    This only bugs me because I’m a grammar and spelling freak, but you spelled release wrong in the last paragraph

    • amy

      December 7, 2013 at 4:49 am

      That must’ve been just a typing mistake…

  4. Chantel

    December 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Great collection, I want everything from this collection lol…

  5. flyingpurplehippos.com

    December 7, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I love that we can always trust you to be honest about how you feel about products :).

  6. Stef L

    December 7, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Pleasure Bomb looks amazing, but it seems like to be very similar to Impassioned. Would you agree with this?
    Best regards from Germany :-*

  7. Kitsch Vixen

    December 8, 2013 at 3:55 am

    So bummed that I slept through the release (it was 2am where I live) because I’ve been obsessing over Pleasurebomb since I first saw it a while ago! Hopefully I can snag it from Nordstrom.com when it’s added to the site.

  8. Letitia Harriet

    December 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Not the biggest fan of the browny/bronzy shades in this collection, but I do really like the lipsticks and the eyeliner looks pretty nice too. :3

  9. Kat

    December 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Great review. I don’t think I like the looks of much from this collection, but thanks for the honesty.


  10. fancie

    December 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    The eyeliner does look really nice but I have dupes. Gotta stay strong lol. I can’t wait for this to go up on Nordstrom so I can get Bad Girl RiRi and Pleasurebomb. Pleasurebomb looks so pretty on you!

  11. Christiana

    December 9, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Love the eyeliner and the red lipstick! Will be checking them both out at the MAC counter…

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