Are the RiRi Hearts MAC Lipsticks in Nude, Talk That Talk, Who’s That Chick and RiRi Woo Channeling the ’90s?

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RiRi Hearts MAC Lipsticks

The new RiRi Hearts MAC Fall collection includes four Lipsticks at $16.50 each

Well pass me a button-down flannel and fire up the Soundgarden, because I’m getting a decidedly ’90s vibe from the four lipsticks in the new RiRi Hearts MAC fall collection.

I wore lippies similar to these back then, when I wasn’t wearing MAC Paramount. The colors take me back to a kinder, gentler time…back when tiny black backpacks, spaghetti-strap dresses and baby tees ruled the world! — and when Lil’ Kim wasn’t so frightening.


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipsticks from the left: RiRi Woo, Talk That Talk, Nude and Who's That Chick

From the left: RiRi Woo, Talk That Talk, Nude and Who’s That Chick

RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick swatches from the left: Nude, Who's That Chick, RiRi Woo and Talk That Talk

Swatches from the left: Nude, Who’s That Chick, RiRi Woo and Talk That Talk

RiRi Hearts MAC Who's That Chick

Who’s That Chick, a mid-tone orange with a frosty finish

RiRi Hearts MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick

RiRi Woo, a cool red with a Retro Matte finish

RiRi Hearts MAC Talk That Talk Lipstick

Talk that Talk, a dark plum with a Retro Matte finish

RiRi Hearts MAC Nude Lipstick

Nude, a cool nude cream with a matte finish

The 20-piece RiRi Hearts MAC collection takes center stage inside MAC stores September 26, online at September 30, and at MAC counters October 3.

What do ya think? What’s the verdict on these?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. CKG says:

    Do you like Nude, Karen?

    • Karen says:

      The formula is great, and it’s very opaque, but it looks a little gray (at least on me) in person, which you really have to like. It photographs beautifully, though. Gray tones don’t show up as much, for some reason.

      • CKG says:

        Uh-oh. The swatch looks that way but on the lips, not so much. You can pull off a lot of shades that I can’t lol
        I use Studio Fix NC43 and have a hard time with “nude” shades especially without a liner. Cherish and Touch are OK but other shades like Mocha and Freckletone come out more pink than brown or simply frosty (Tyrone Biggums) on me.
        Don’t know why I keep looking at browns/neutrals lol

  2. hanna says:

    That cool red is so pretty.
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  3. I thought I wanted Talk That Talk, every several swatches I’m seen, I changed my mind on it. BUT Who’s That Chick, Nude and RiRi Woo lipglass are on my hitlist.
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  4. Paula says:

    Karen, how does Talk the Talk compare to Rebel by Mac. I’m the same foundation shade as you are, would u recommend any of these lipsticks as a must have?

  5. Heidi says:

    Ooh, I like Who’s that Chick!

  6. Natalie says:

    That orange looks kinda crazy, but kinda awesome. I’m going to have to check that one out it person.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Natalie,

      It’s a little crazy to start, but after it settles in it actually looks really pretty! I haven’t tried it yet with a clear gloss, but I bet that would help to mellow out the frost and make it more wearable.

  7. Sarah says:

    RiRi Woo and Talk That Talk are such lovely fall colors and my pick from this collection.
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  8. Charisma says:

    Riri Woo and Nude is what I’m gonna get for this collection.
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  9. Danielle says:

    I like a couple of these, but I’m not sure how different they are from all of the lipstick I already have. I will have to check them out in person.
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  10. Bella says:

    I’m sorry, but I find those frosty lipsticks exceptionally ugly and unflattering, esp for anyone much past 30, but actually for everyone! And the Riri Woo looks uncomfortably dry. Another pass I guess.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bella,

      Sometimes I get freaked out by frosty lipsticks too, but I think you can do a few tricks to making them wearable. I usually go with a lighter application or slick a gloss on top. Tones down the frost just enough so that it looks less scary!

  11. Ms.Annie says:

    Hmm!! They look so GREAT on you! If you had to pick only one to splurge on, which way would you lean?

  12. Kim says:

    OMG, help me. I just realized – for sure – that I’m stuck in the 90s with my lip preferences. I love Talk that Talk, though I’d probably have to lightly dab it (and blot like crazy) before I’d wear it myself. And, btw, I laughed out loud over the flannel button down comment. Guilty. 🙂

  13. jalissa says:

    Does the “nude” lippie look anything like freckletone because I would hate to buy it if I have it ?

  14. Love RiRi Woo! Cant wait for it to launch in India!
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  15. rashmi says:

    all the shades are awesome , especially red and plum 😀 😀
    dyingggg to get one of these 😀 😀
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  16. Nicola says:

    Hi Karen,
    I’d love to buy ‘nude’, because I really prefer darker nudes over shades like Creme Cup, etc. Do you think the lipstick will work with my NC15/20 skin?
    Love from Germany!

  17. Jasmin says:

    I’m actually starting to like these lipsticks. I wasn’t sure about them, but they’re looking great on you! Awesome swatches. Thank you!

  18. Chhavi says:

    Love talk that talk and nude…definitely on my need-to-have-that list…I love matte finishes…somehow, they look more elegant to me. Already own RiRi Woo, and I am now debating whether to buy the RiRi Woo lip pencil along with the Bad Girl Gone Good blush..😉. Any suggestions?

  19. Olivia says:

    Looks nice! I may have to check out Talk that Talk. I’m debating between that and Fixed on Drama from the Retro Matte collection.
    Olivia recently posted … Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Cinnamon Kiss Review

  20. Katie says:

    do you think talk that talk looks a lot like diva by mac?

  21. lorrana says:

    Karen,do you think the nude lipstick would look nice on my NC40/35 skin? I loved this packaging and don’t have any lipsticks at all,but i’m really unsure if it’d be good on me. By the way,loved you blog. 😉

  22. anna says:

    Does who’s that chick have a long-ish wear time?

  23. Katherine says:

    Talk that talk & fixed on drama look very similar how different are they from each other?

  24. maiko says:

    is riri woo from this collection the same as the previous collection? what’s the difference?

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