MAC RiRi Woo Swatches, Review and Comparison

MAC RiRi Woo

MAC RiRi Woo might be currently sold out, but never fear, it’s coming back in June!

RiRi Woo is the brainchild of Rihanna. It’s a new shade (not the same as Ruby Woo) but also a cool-toned matte red. Its has a “retro-matte” finish, they say.

I’ve done some hand and lip comparisons below of RiRi Woo and Ruby Woo and you will see they aren’t the same shade of red. Both are so awesome though!

MAC RiRi Woo-3

MAC RiRi Woo-2

MAC RiRi Woo Hand Swatch
RiRi Woo

MAC RiRi Woo Swatch
RiRi Woo

MAC Ruby Woo
Ruby Woo

MAC Ruby Woo and RiRi Woo Swatch
Ruby Woo, RiRi Woo

As you can see they are very similar but not quite the same. Ruby Woo is a bit brighter and lighter than RiRi Woo. The finish looks a bit different on the lips also.

MAC RiRi Woo and MAC Ruby Woo
RiRi Woo, Ruby Woo

RiRi Woo looks a bit deeper and smoother, more like a velvety matte. Ruby Woo looks slightly more like a tomato red next to RiRi Woo, but it’s still very cool-toned. It has a bit more of a sheen than RiRi Woo.

Overall: Well it’s really easy for me to say I love it because I love red lipstick! This is a really great shade, great finish and super flattering. Matte lipsticks do tend to dry my lips out rather quickly so if I am going to wear them for a long time, I usually put some kind of balm underneath to help with moisture.

Availability: It will be back in June!

Pricing: $15.00.

Did you snag one or will you be snagging one in June?


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  • May 7, 2013

    I’m waiting for mine to arrive! Hope it will be here tomorrow! :)
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  • May 7, 2013

    It looks great on you!

    I snagged this and can’t wait for mine to arrive.
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    • May 7, 2013

      Thank you!

  • May 7, 2013

    I was too scared to make the purchase an now I regret it since I have to wait now! I wanted to see a swatch first, and yours are always great. RiRi Woo will be mine in June for sure.

    • May 7, 2013

      Thanks, glad you are going to pick it up, it’s a fabulous red!

  • May 7, 2013

    I like the look of RiRi Woo better than Ruby Woo’s so I might get it when/if I see it on the counter in June!
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    • May 7, 2013

      Cool beans!

  • May 7, 2013

    I got my RiRi Woo today and love the shade. Still it looks extremely similar to Ruby Woo, but I don’t mind because I don’t have that lipstick. I just hope the finish won’t be too drying.
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    • May 7, 2013

      Yeah that remains to be seen for me because I haven’t worn it for long. Mattes nearly always feel dry to me after 2-3 hours.

  • May 7, 2013

    They are both cute colors! I don’t know if I will wind up getting RiRi Woo, though.
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  • May 7, 2013

    HI Kelly, this looks like a gorgeous red!
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  • May 7, 2013

    I have been skipping over alot of information on RiRi Woo. I know Rihanna wore a magnificent red to an awards show and it was amazing. Is this in fact the color? I know at the time bloggers reported that it was a mix of a couple different reds.

    • May 7, 2013

      I have no idea, I don’t really pay attention to awards show makeup/fashion other than the Oscars.

  • May 7, 2013

    Mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Looking forward to it! Always love MAC! Love that red!

  • May 7, 2013

    I am not a MAC fan. However, this lippie is a beautiful red. If I didn’t have several reds already, I would not mind getting this one.
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  • May 7, 2013

    I can’t wait til this is back so I can get my hands on it!
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  • May 7, 2013

    Dangit, I passed this because I just wasn’t sure. Now I’m going to have to stalk the MAC website come June.
    It looks like it may actually be a red that suits me! Ruby woo, is just a little bit too bright, and this looks perfect! Ah !

  • May 7, 2013

    Not nuts about this, but it looks nice on you!
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  • May 8, 2013

    Hi, thanks for the great comparison! Do you think, you could also compare it to Russian Red. I’m really curious what the similarities/differences are there! Thanks a lot! :)

  • May 8, 2013

    I did order 2 and have 1 on my blog for giveaway.

  • May 9, 2013

    I’ll prolly just get the ruby woo instead of this :(
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  • June 19, 2013

    You look wonderful in red, Kelly! :)
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