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If You Liked RiRi Woo, You’ll Love This: Rihanna Set To Release Her Second Color Collection With MAC
I don’t know about you, but ever since I picked up Rihanna’s lipstick collaboration with MAC, RiRi Woo, I’ve been in love. That color pops on everyone I’ve seen wear it, and as far as I know, there are no signs of herpes popping up on anybody’s mouth…yet. And if RiRi Woo wasn’t enough for you, you’ll be happy to know that there a few new additions to her RiRi (Hearts) MAC Summer collection that you’ll need to scoop up by next Tuesday.
The new additions to Ri’s collaboration with MAC include two new lipsticks, a bronzer/blush combination and golden lustre drops (which is a liquid highlighter if you weren’t sure). The two new lipsticks are RiRi Boy, which is a bright lavender color, while the other shade is a dark berry joint called “Heaux.” Yes, you read that right. Both new colors have a matte finish that I’m sure we’ll see on Rihanna’s lips soon while she tours. On top of that, Rihanna is also releasing a bronzer and blush (in a coral/orange color) combo called Hibiscus Kiss, as well as those lustre drops we were talking about in a rose gold called Barbados Girl.
These colors and products are definitely hot, and if the stans can help it, I’m sure all four new items will sell out in hours just like RiRi Woo did. Will you be picking up any of the new items when they drop on June 18?
RiRi Woo, the MAC lipstick shade created in collaboration with Rihanna, sold out online in three hours. During that time, “RiRi Woo” was trending on Twitter as customers complained of multiple failed attempts to get through to make the purchase.
The collaboration was announced in February. At the time, Jennifer Balbier, senior VP of global product development for MAC said Rihanna was insistent that “the color be suitable for every skin tone.”
For her part, Rihanna said she’s been using MAC products on tour for ages.
The next time the shade will be available will be in June. But for those with tickets to the Diamonds World Tour’s stop at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (ahem!) you can buy them on-site at a MAC pop-up store that will be set up in the arena.
Well isn’t Rihanna just delving into a little bit of everything these days? When she’s not doing the music thing, she’s trying to act, when she’s not acting, she’s collaborating on fashions with River Island (whether critics like it or not), and when she’s not doing that, she’s partnering with MAC cosmetics. Where did MY life go wrong??
Anywho, according to Women’s Wear Daily, the Bajan singer and the famed makeup retailer have teamed up to create a variety of color collections, including her own take on the famed red Ruby Woo color, a personal favorite of hers, calling it “RiRi Woo.” What will RiRi Woo be like? “She wanted RiRi Woo to be slightly more blue-red and retro matte — a matte with moisturizer finish we’d used in a collection years ago and currently only have in one product, “says Jennifer Balbier, senior VP of global product development for the brand. “She was especially adamant that the color be suitable for every skin tone.”
She told WWD that she’s been riding for MAC for so long, it only made sense to put her own stamp on their products. “When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is MAC. Whatever color you want, it’s like ‘Let’s go to MAC.’ I’ve been using MAC on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me. I have always loved makeup, and I always said that if I do it, I want to do it with a credible brand.”
And while MAC is known for teaming up with celebs, including Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Elton John for its Viva Glam products, John Demsey, the president of MAC’s parent company, Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., tells WWD that they want to make this a lasting partnership, so homegirl’s contributions won’t be temporary. They’ll be working with her on “four distinct color initiatives,” AKA, four different collections.
“These four collections are like four tracks on a Rihanna compilation. Each one has its own vibe, look, special makeup packaging and flavor. This is really the convergence of pop culture, fast fashion, and iconic style and makeup.”
If you’re a big fan of Rihanna and will be in Brooklyn during her Diamonds tour stops on May 4 and 5 at the Barclays Center, according to WWD, MAC will be doing a pop-up shop to sell her new collection, including the RiRi Woo. If you’re not there, you can catch all of her products in a MAC store later this year.
Hmmm, I might be hellas of late, but I guess it’s safe to say that her CoverGirl status is dead? Oh well, this collaboration is definitely an upgrade either way.