Which one of the above lipsticks is Riri Woo?
The one on the (above) right is Riri! Hard to tell them apart huh? Yeah I think Riri is a tad bit deeper but not by much! Here are some side by side hand swatches. Please remember with these pictures you can make them larger by clicking on them.
Mac Ruby Woo (left) and Riri Woo
I love both colors and I think there is a slight difference in texture as well. Riri is a little bit easier on the lips but that could be because it’s new. I’m not a fan of the old Mac matte texture or retro whatever they are calling it…I prefer the new mattes from Mac that have come out recently. They glide on and really look and feel amazing. I didn’t use any balm in the pictures above but I would most likely have to unless my lips are in really great condition. Ruby and Riri are kinda DRY!
I’m glad I picked up Riri. I don’t know if your new to this blog but if your not you know I love my reds! But if you were to ask me if you need Riri if you already have Ruby I’d say no. The difference between the two is not enough to warrant the extra money in my book. If you missed out on the release your next chance is coming in June so watch out for it! Mac is going to sell a ton of these!
I was asked to compare this shade to Mac lipsticks and some drugstore ones so here we go!
First up Mac lipstick comparisons-all of these shades are limited edition except for Russian Red.
Mac Ronnie Red (matte), Riri Woo (retro matte), Such Flare! (matte), and Red Racer (satin)
Mac Russian Red (matte), Riri Woo (retro matte), Ruffian Red (matte), and Charmed I’m Sure (matte)
Mac Runaway Red (satin), Riri Woo (retro matte), and Heartless (amplified)
And some drugstore lipstick comparisons…first up Milani Color Statement reds!
High Voltage #04 (vinyl), Red Label #05 (cream), Mac Riri Woo, Best Red #07 (matte), and Ruby Valentine #08 (vinyl)
Wet n Wild Stoplight Red 911D, Mac Riri Woo, Rimmel Kate Moss Kiss of Life #111, and Wet n Wild Red Velvet 910D
Revlon Really Red (matte), Mac Riri Woo, Maybelline Vivid On Fire Red, and Covergirl Hot #305
Whew. That’s a lot of swatchin!
I am going to let you take all this in. I think that there are a lot of lower cost reds that are just as beautiful as Riri Woo out there. And they are going to be an improvement when it comes to comfort and finish. I personally like a tad bit of a creamier matte texture. Something I don’t have to add a balm to if I want to wear it.
Let me know your thoughts on all of this. I would love to hear where you stand on this but please be polite and respectful in your comments. I notice that things get rather heated with topics like this and it’s okay to be passionate about your views but sometimes you have a better chance of getting your point across by speaking nicely and talking about facts instead of being a smart mouth:) Good God I just sounded like my mama….