TODAY’S THE DAY! Rihanna’s Fall collection with M·A·C Cosmetics is officially available in stores in North America. From what I gather on Twitter, the collection is selling out fast! For her collaboration this time around, there’s a range of somewhat bold yet neutral colors great for everyday, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging.
FACE: The face products in this collection are all about luminous and highlighted skin.
(L-R) Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good ($23), Diamonds Cream Colour Base ($22), and Powder Blush Duo ($29) in Hibiscus Kiss
Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo is a pretty cool coral blush and matte neutral bronzer housed all in one. On me, it makes for a pretty cheek color, that doesn’t go ashy or grey.
Bad Girl Gone Good (left) is a warm copper blush in a satin finish and brightens up my face a bit, while Diamonds CCB (right) is a golden shimmer cream that’s looks perfect for highlighting as long as you’re using a light touch.
EYES: eyes are all about creating the perfect smokey look while still remaining a bit soft. There are two eyeshadow palettes (I received one in the press samples)
(L-R) Eyeshadow x 4 Palette in Smoked Cocoa ($44), Extended Play Lash mascara in Gigablack ($17.50), Liquidlast Liner in Pointblack ($21.50), and Veluxe Brow Liner ($21.50) in Brunette (also available in Deep Dark Brunette, dark dirty chocolate color)
The eyeshadow quad is pretty and contains the usual colors for a smokey eye look. The to two lighter colors have a good payoff but the darker colors you need some sort of base which is disappointing. They’re also a bit hard to blend out but I’d be curious to test out the second palette in this collection as they’re all some shade of brown/ golden which would make for a solid everyday look.
LIPS: Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass (RiRi Woo lipstick is also available in the rose gold casing but not pictured here)
(L-R) Riri Woo Lipglass ($16.50), Nude and Talk That Talk Lipsticks (both $16.50), and RiRi Woo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($21.50)
RiRi Woo Lipglass and lip pencil are cool red cream products made to complement the lipstick of the same name so no new revelations there. Nude lipstick is a cool nude cream product AND dark skin friendly! It’s a a medium dark brown shade instead of pinky nude and doesn’t wash me out. Although it is a matte formula it doesn’t dry out my lips and is quite creamy. Talk That Talk is a beautiful matte dark plum that just screams “IT’S AUTUMN, WEAR ME!” I swear. Being that it IS a retro matte finish, it’s not going to be as creamy as Nude and it’s best when applied in short strokes. It gives off a lot of coverage but wear a balm underneath to hydrate your lips. UPDATE AS OF 9/27 11:41AM: swatches at the end of the post. Nude looks super pink and I’m not sure if t’s the lighting or what.
Good luck if you’re heading to the counters to find items from this collection – let me know what’s on your wishlist! The collection is available in stores in North America today, available online September 30, and internationally October 3rd.
Update: swatches of the lipsticks below (Nude on top, Talk That Talk on the bottom)