RiRi Hearts MAC Fall, and the New Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4

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Rihanna Hearts MAC: Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4

Wearing the new Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4 quad from the RiRi Hearts MAC fall collection

Bust out your umbrella-ella-ella, because it’s raining more Rihanna-themed makeup this fall over at MAC.

The songstress and MAC take the stage later this month for an encore to her RiRi Hearts MAC summer collection with the new 20-piece RiRi Hearts MAC fall collection for eyes, cheeks and lips.

The Rihanna Hearts MAC Collection

16 items from the 20-piece Rihanna Hearts MAC Collection

You known I love me my warm neutrals, so of course, the Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4 ($44 US, $52.50 CDN) caught my eye first. 😀

Rihanna Hearts MAC: Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4


RiRi Hearts MAC: Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4

  • Includes four powder shadows — a pearly, pinkish beige; a golden brown with a slight sheen; a sheer, glittery gold and a shimmery, bronzed brown with gold glitter
  • Should look lovely with warmer browns like Soft Brown, Saddle and Brown Script
  • The pinkish beige and golden brown (this one looks a little like Soba) feel soft to the touch and blend easily
  • The glittery gold suffers from quite a bit of fallout (don’t forget to tap off your brush!)
  • As for the darkest brown shade (reminds me of Mulch), it leaves a little fallout behind, and I kinda want it to appear darker on my NC 42 skin (I ended up applying it with a wet brush to ramp up the pigment)
  • NC42 skin tones and darker may have to apply these shadows wet to really get them to pop, but they should appear nice and dramatic on skin tones lighter than that.

Rihanna Hearts MAC: Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4

Rihanna Hearts MAC Her Cocoa Swatchees

Swatches of the Her Cocoa quad

Rihanna Hearts MAC: Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4

Rihanna Hearts MAC: Her Cocoa Eye Shadow X 4

Additional makeup worn in this look: MAC Teddy liner, Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss, Lipglass in Riri Woo

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

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Hina says:

    Honestly, I had high hopes with this collection. I love the Diamonds cream blush / highligter the most in this collection. I wish they had included the Riri WOO lipstick too.. Will have to work with the lip pencils 🙂

  2. Jessica says:

    This quad looks amazing on you Karen! Can’t wait to see what else you do with the collection. I’m so in love with RiRi Woo, I totally get all the hype now.. Haha!
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  3. CrystalCandy says:

    Ohhhhhhh I love this quad!!! Gimme gimme gimme! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

  4. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for this post Karen! I MUST have this quad! & the other! 😊 Do you know the UK online date by any chance? xx

  5. Lauren says:

    Seeing swatches of this quad only makes me lust more! I’m so excited for this collection to come out 🙂 My boyfriend might be getting this for me for our 2 year anniversary, actually! (I’ve been giving him strong hints ha ha.)
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  6. Agata says:

    This quad is gorgeous and you know how much I love my neutrals! And the packaging is stunning.

    On a side note, have you made your hair appt yet? I’m going tomorrow!

    • Karen says:

      Hey girl!

      Nope. 🙁 I was supposed to call today, but have been swept up in RiRi madness, LOL! What are you going to do with your hair?

      • Agata says:

        First of all, you’re doing a fantastic job with those RiRi reviews! You’re always so creative!

        As far as my hair, just the usual blonde highlights and I think I will cut my hangs shorter (but still off to the side, not all over my forehead).

  7. Danielle says:

    I didn’t think I was going to love anything from this collection, but so far a few things look great! I would probably get a lot of use from this quad.
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  8. shelley says:

    Thank you for your honest opinion on this Karen. This NC45 gal doesn’t like to have to put in “work” for it to translate on my skintone. It looks stunning on you though. 🙂

  9. hanna says:

    Not really feeling the packaging on this collection.
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  10. Denise S. says:

    Probably too light for my complexion, NC50. Too bad cause I love warm gold/bronze palettes.

  11. Kezia says:

    From the pic you can see there are 4 lipsticks launching with this fall collection, one being RiRi Woo in limited packaging. As for the Her Cocoa quad, it’ll work with any skin tone, you just have to know how to wear it. Primer, the right brushes to pack on color and pair it with other matte shades that you have. There’s more ways to wear eye shadow than you know. Think outside the box and not the usual: light color on the lid, medium color in the crease, dark color on the outer corner and lightest on the brow bone. Play with texture, mix it up, change the placement and create something new for you. If you cant get to your MAC store I suggest calling and paying by phone. I can guarantee those lipsticks will be gone by Saturday and some on launch day! 🙂

  12. Jacky Cano says:

    Im thinking of purchasing this quad but ive heard the shadows are already permanent clolors, could you please let me know what colors are in the palletes. I may already have the same colors and i just want to make a smart decision before i decide to puchase them. Please and Thank You!(:

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