Riri Hearts MAC Fall Collection Swatches & Review

Well one thing's for certain, y'all...
Riri really loves MAC.

Yup, another Riri Loves MAC collection. This time, it's centered around Fall. Some parts are great, some parts are, well, a bit redundant. But nonetheless, as a whole, it is a really gorgeous collection.
First of all, the packaging to me is beautiful.

Hot pink and rose gold everywhere. Totally reminds me of early 90's Barbie stuff, no?

I think the concept is really great- Riri Loves MAC. Riri helps design stuff for MAC. People who love Riri and MAC rejoice and buy the collection.

However, I feel like it's getting a bit repetitive. Don't get me wrong... I think she's created some GREAT stuff. We all love Riri Woo (although already pretty similar to Ruby Woo), but I feel like they may as well make it a part of the permanent line just because it seems like these Riri releases are getting pretty close together, no?

Riri Loved MAC in the Summer, now Riri's Loving MAC again in the Fall. Makes sense.

So we've got Riri Woo again. Not surprising. But I was also kind of disappointed (and surprised) that they re-promoted the Hibiscus Kiss blush duo (in the new packaging, of course). I just thought it would've been fun to have that product in a different shade because Hibiscus Kiss is nice, but maybe creating one in some deeper shades? Especially since this is a "Fall" collection. That's such a cool little duo product that I think would be awesome in different shades. It's just confusing to me. Also, a re-packaging of lots of items already in the permanent line (36 & 38 lashes, Extended Play Lash mascara, and a black Liquidlast Liner). These would be a great addition to a large collection, but I just didn't feel like the collection was big enough to warrant that many permanent and re-promoted products.

However, the products that are new are nice. The re-promoted ones are nice too, but I felt like this collection really could've been extra-awesome with even more new stuff.

Ok, so I got a little carried away and did the post a bit backwards... Usually those types of thoughts come at the end of the post.  So let's continue to the products and the swatches of items I have from the collection and I'll share more of my thoughts on the specific products throughout the post.

Oh, and be sure not to miss my video review at the bottom as well.

The Riri Loves MAC Fall collection contains:
2 Eye Shadow Quads, 4 Lipsticks, 1 Lipglass, 2 Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, Extended Play Lash, 1 Liquidlast Liner, 2 Veluxe Brow Liners, 1 Powder Blush Duo, 1 Powder Blush, 1 Cream Colour Base, 2 lashes, 2 special edition brushes

Extended Play Lash in Gigablack $17.50
One of my favorite MAC mascaras. Especially presh in this new pink packaging.

Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss $29.
While I think this duo could work on most skin tones, I think it's especially suited for more fair tones. It would be very subtle and a bit "glowy" on darker skin tones.

Cream Colour Base in Diamonds $22.
This is definitely one of my stand-out products in the collection. Cream Colour Bases are super-versatile. Especially one in a more natural tone like this. I would use this to highlight my cheekbones, maybe even the smallest bit on my eyelids when I want a bit of a more natural look with a bit of shimmer.

 Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good $23.
swatched beneath Diamonds
While it could definitely be sheered out and work for lighter skin tones, I think this blush would look amazing on medium-dark skin tones. Personally, it's a bit orange for moi.

 Eye Shadow x4 in Smoked Cocoa $44
Gotta be honest- Based on these swatches, this quad is not my favorite.  Color-wise, it's nothing unique. If you're into makeup, you've probably got something similar to this. What bothers me the most is that I found the quality of a few of the shades to be a bit off. Especially the one in the lower right. It swatched pretty badly and wasn't smooth at all. Seemed like it would be a nightmare to blend.
**UPDATE** Check out my accompanying video review of this collection below to see me actually wearing this quad. After actually using it, my opinion was TOTALLY different. The swatches lied to me.
The collection also contains another quad, "Her Cocoa". It contains all more natural bronze and brown shades. 

 Lipsticks in Nude and Talk That Talk, $16.50

"Nude" is actually a great nude for darker skin tones. "Talk That Talk" could definitely be sheered out and work almost like a stain effect on anyone, but I think it's definitely best suited for medium to darker skin tones as well.

Lipglass in Riri Woo $16.50

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Riri Woo, $21.50

Liquidlast Liner in Pointblack $21.50

Veluxe Brow Liner in Deep Dark Brunette, $21.50
I just really love Riri Woo. Not usually the biggest red fan (I should say, red wearer), but I've really always loved this cool-toned, beautiful red. Just an all-around good, super solid red lip gloss. The Riri Woo liner and lipglass have really awesome color payoff.
I personally cannot wear the Liquidlast liners. I've never been really sensitive to any other eye product but these irritate my eyes. No fun.
I'm actually really impressed with the Veluxe Brow Liners. The color payoff is great and they're super soft, yet have that sort of "dry" consistency that of a brow pencil.

all swatched below

Collection releases September 26th in MAC stores and September 30th online.

So what do you guys think? Do you think Riri is going to love MAC again this Winter? ;)

Products were provided for my honest review and consideration by MAC Cosmetics with no agreements or obligations to feature in any way.


  1. The cream color base looks very pretty :) Im going to check it out in the store when i see it.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  2. This is a bit too bold of a collection for me, that being said theres some really nice stuff in it, I love the look of the cream colour base and the blush. And Oh my god i'm in love with the packaging! :) x

    Molly's Beauty Spot

  3. That cream colour base in Diamonds looks gorgeous.

  4. Kinda disappointed aswell with this collection , she could've done so much more to meet the requirement for fall, with a burgundy/bronze eye palette and as you said other blush colours to suit the season. Although I do love the rose gold packaging. Don't get me wrong I love Riri Woo, but other than the lip pencil, I will skip this one out. I can hear my purse rejoicing already!
    I love your videos tiffany watched you for a long while now and I really appreciate how honest you are with us all, said form one beauty blogger to another!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  5. The eyeshadow pallet looks great on you! You might have even convinced me to get it - although I would have passed if I hadn't seen it used!

  6. The collection looks really pretty love the lipsticks xx


  7. That Cream colour base in Diamonds looks amazing! I'm going to have to try that for sure.

  8. I love those lipsticks!


  9. That cream color base is amazing! Although I am not the biggest MAC fan and usually stick to only buying their MSF and bronzers, I may have to venture into that area becasue I really love that!

  10. Omg I love all the pink! I want these just for the packaging :) xo Kelly http://chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com/

  11. Great Post, very informative!

  12. The packaging looks so cute! I'd be interested in the Lipglass in Riri Woo!


  13. I have never used a cream colour base but this one looks gorgeous. I love highlighters so this is a must buy for me. Also loving the blush and Talk that talk lipstick. very fall appropriate. I would have loved to have seen some more blushes too. Maybe the next instalment for the holidays?


  14. Not really a fan of this collection, it looks cheap. I guess the only thing I would consider buying would be the eye-shadow.

  15. the gloss looks amazing! but thank you for your honest opinion! I can't believe HOW EXPENSIVE is the liquidlast eyeliner. I am a loyal user and I have a couple of backups, and the last time I bought them they were $18.50...

  16. Ahhh I love it! Will totally be buying the Riri Woo and Talk That Talk!

  17. I love everything about it - the shades, the packaging which BTW is MUCH nicer than the original MAC. Fabulous! Xx


  18. Good collection. I liked the hibicus blus powder and nude lipcolors!!

  19. So good and full review for cosmetics. Thanks

  20. The RiRi Woo!! <3
    Wanna follow each other? Let me know :)
    Girl's temptations

  21. I'm really looking forward to trying to get my hands on riri woo again as I haven't managed it so far, the only other items I'm excited by are the 'Diamonds' cream colour base and the eyeshadow quad!
    Rosalie x

  22. You made every single piece look beautiful! Oh my goodness the reds look amazing.. makes me want to be one of those girls that is always rocking the red lips.. I don't think these could look bad on anyone! And I have the PERFECT MAC Lip Pencil in CHERRY to go with it!
    "Only the Best Beauty"

  23. Omg LOVE the packaging! Great products!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

  24. Tiffany, can you please let me know what foundation/concealer you're using in this video? You are absolutely flawless! Thanks!

    1. Thank you! The Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation :)

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  26. i think her collections are beautiful but i am deciding to stay away from them because i am definitely a very fair to light complexion and i know those colors do not look good on me anyways. if i did try anything, i'd want to try the talk that talk lipstick, the diamonds cream color base and riri woo.

  27. Ah! I want it all! hehe! I'm doing a MAC giveaway on my blog if anyone is interested :) xx

  28. Hey Tiffany!
    Any ideas for a dupe for the lipstick 'talk that talk'? i just don't want to get my hopes up if it sells out…also, if you have a drugstore dupe, that would save me some $ :)


  29. I have to be more like you and do better on my blog! Nice review...I agree with what you said and I just bought most of the stuff for the packaging :) They were out of lipsticks when I got there so when i launches on line I get talk that talk...I tried on the nude but it looked better in your video than in person...any lipliner ideas for the nude lipstick?

  30. I use the nude lippie as a lipliner with myth

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  32. I like the makeup itself, but think that the packaging looks very cheap. There are way too many choices in makeup for them to drop the ball like this. Now, with that being said, I'm going to go out and buy some of the liner right away. :)

  33. love love love! Tiffany could you please please do a tutorial showing application of the Smoked Cocoa palette? It looks incredible on you!