MAC's Bad Girl RiRi lipstick is part of the upcoming RiRi hearts MAC Collection that's about to release this Christmas holiday.
Now don't be fooled by my swatch, this might look like a typical "my lips but better" shade, but Bad Girl RiRi is really a pretty dark, opaque brown shade with a matte finish. Keep in mind that I use a flash in all my pictures and that it washes out the color quite a bit!
Now we all know Rihanna is brave and we all know how she rocks matte lipsticks, but for me - personally - I find matte finishes a little hard to pull off. I have large lips and if I cover them completely with a flat matte opaque color I feel like they become even more prominent and that makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I know the general agreement is that mattes look more natural but I personally always feel that a little bling bling on the lips distracts from an obvious coat of color.
So to sum it up: Blusherine = shiny lips! :-)
That doesn't mean I never wear mattes, I just oomph them up a bit! :-) If I like the color of the lipstick (which in this particular case I do) I'll wear lip balm underneath so that the lipstick goes on smoother and shinier. I love to wear "O" lipstick by MAC like that for example. If that's still not enough creaminess, I'll put a clear gloss on top, or even a colored one, to make the shade more interesting and multi-dimensional.
MAC describes the color as a matte taupey nude, I personally don't see much taupe in it, much rather warmer hues!
In Austria the online release is scheduled for December 10 while it should be available at counters on December 27. It will cost 21 Euros.
So are you gonna get it? Or is anything else is on your wishlist? I will pass on the bright pink lipstick "Pleasure Bomb" and I already have "RiRi Woo" which has already been released (but which I have been too afraid to wear so far) :-))
This product has been provided by PR. Opinions are my own.