Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

MAC Nude Lipstick
RiRi Hearts MAC Lipsticks

MAC Nude Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool nude cream [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with a gray cast–almost slightly rosy-toned at certain angles–and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage, and it felt very creamy, even for a matte (which is different than a Retro Matte!). It lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Shitaki is warmer, shimmery. MAC Double Shot is warmer, richer. Guerlain Giny is much lighter. Bobbi Brown Uber Nude is rosier. See comparison swatches. I think MAC’s permanent range may have some similar shades to this, but I’m not familiar enough with some of the browner shades to say for sure, though.

Talk That Talk Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “matte dark plum [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a deep, burgundy-berry with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was somewhat uneven. The texture was dry, a little stiff, but about the norm for the Retro Matte formula. It was best applied (if you were going to use the tube) in quick, short strokes rather than trying to pull the bullet across the lips in a single, fluid motion.  This shade lasted for nearly eight hours, but it was drying. OCC Black Metal Dahlia and OCC Black Dahlia are both similar in color with the former having a metallic finish. MAC SOulfully Rich is darker, less berry. MAC Heart Hangover is purpler, less red. MAC Prince Noir is darker, less red. MAC Dramatic Encounter is slightly less red. Chanel L’Impatiente is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches.

Who’s That Chick Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone orange with frost [with a Frost finish].” It’s a brightened, medium orange with lighter tangerine orange shimmer and a frosted, partially metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage where the shimmer seemed to cover everywhere, but there was some translucency. This shade had a very creamy, emollient consistency. The shimmer is really what makes this different than other orange lipsticks, as the shimmer is at the forefront and gave the overall color a lighter look.  It lasted two and a half hours on me–it almost felt like it just slipped right off because of how creamy (but thin) it was! It didn’t seem drying or hydrating during that short period it was on for.  MAC Tart & Trendy is less shimmery. Milani Sweet Nectar is less shimmery, darker. MAC Sounds Like Noise is less shimmery, lighter. OCC Electric Grandma is pinker. See comparison swatches.

Please see my review on RiRi Woo here.

The RiRi Hearts MAC (Fall Edition) launches in MAC stores on September 26th, online September 30th, and everywhere else October 3rd (including international).

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Nude

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It had opaque color coverage, and it felt very creamy, even for a matte (which is different than a Retro Matte!). It lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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The texture was dry, a little stiff, but about the norm for the Retro Matte formula. It was best applied (if you were going to use the tube) in quick, short strokes rather than trying to pull the bullet across the lips in a single, fluid motion.

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7/10

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The shimmer is really what makes this different than other orange lipsticks, as the shimmer is at the forefront and gave the overall color a lighter look.

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136 thoughts on “RiRi Hearts MAC Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Colleen

    Cover Girl’s “Temptation” is a VERY close dupe for “Who’s That Chick”.

    • layla

      CHRISTINE, I use to have MAC SHOW OFF..Do you remember that lipstick? Its a very close dupe to Who’s that chick…it came out in 2002..or so…right after MAC lipstick spanish fly..(1997-99..I WISH they would bring that back ..that was the lipstick version of club eyeshadow…! Oh and MAC hipster lipstick i used over my talk the talk in the pout to help the patch areas…CAN You revamp a review for HIPSTER TOO? much thx. :)

      • Hey Layla,

        I don’t think I know of that one – I didn’t start buying MAC until late 2004/early 2005, so it was definitely before my time!

        • LAYLA

          wow…i started buying mac in 1992-3….wow…so yeah who’s that chick is close to “SHOW OFF…it was same tone, frosty, but it was more pigmented and it had that d-chrome effect…very bad ass lipcolor! too bad ..a miss out..lol…so, who’s that chick is like been there done that..ya know..well, spanish fly was the bomb ladies..it was club eyeshadow type color with d-chrome finish and those were both satin but frost finish at the same time:) THANKS much:)

  2. Stephanie

    Disappointed in Talk that Talk. Thanks for the swatches. I was hoping it was be bordering on black/purple. That looks more burgundy and the texture looks patchy.

    • Julieanna

      Hi Stephanie! I also like black purple! Did you ever try Make Up For Ever #50

    • shelley

      I was thinking the same thing…..just another goodie that will not be coming home with me.lol

      • Ditto to all the above. The descriptions made me want to splurge on all these but the swatches don’t live up. Oh well, my wallet will thank me.

        • Jannel

          Aww I hoped these lipsticks would have worked, especially ‘talk that talk’. I got all of the lipsticks from the first time they released the collection, and they applied beautifully and looked great on the lips! If only they had this beautiful pink packaging.. haha. Man, I’m gonna have to pass on these lipsticks. :(

        • Same here! I was hoping it was more like a darker “ririboy”

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Barbara Barbara

      Yes, I was hoping for it to lean more purple too. Ah, well, at least I saved some money.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of DK DK

      Same! I thought it would be really dark but MAC Cyber is the perfect purple/almost black shade I think

    • layla

      yeah THE NARS TRAIN BLEU….IS GREAT…i dont need talk that talk….cause train bleu is talk that talk with rih rih woo pouted in the center for an ombre fall effect!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Amanda

    Hey Christine, I was just wondering how Nude compared to MAC’s Fresh Brew and Viva Glam Gaga 2.

  4. My wallet is very happy that I don’t like any of these! Yay!

  5. CKG

    Hi, Christine
    Do you think this would work well on a NC42-43 complexion?

    I can work Cherish with Rimmel’s Tiramisu liner, Half n Half is a little bit too pink and Touch is lovely but most other shades are too pink or just look frosty on me (esp. Mocha, yikes)
    Don’t know why I’m looking for these browny shades lol I was also looking at Spice.

  6. Arianna

    Do you think “Who’s That Chick” would be comparable to OCC Electric Grandma + Authentic Lip tars?
    And I never desired a MAC lipstick before but Nude is GORGEOUS!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of meganlisa megan

    No! I liked the summer shades and love Riri Woo…but I’d love other people’s opinions…these colors seem impossible for those of us with lighter complexions and hair to wear. Except Riri Woo,

    • Sorry if this comes across as harsh, it’s not meant to be. But, think of all the collections that come out that cater to those with light complexions. Just because you can’t find something to your liking in this collection isn’t a bad thing. Rihanna wanted these shades to work for her as well as her friends, some who are WOC. Also, in my opinion, women with lighter complexions can definitely pull off these shades.

      • I agree! I’m fairly pale and always feel bad that most collections are geared towards lighter skin. It’s nice to see a collection that compliments more skin tones. Whenever really pale blushes and lipsticks that suit lighter skins come out only a few people can wear them. At least these colors can show up on multiple skin tones. These could definitely work for pale customers. You just have to be bold enough to wear it. I’m disappointed by the quality, not so much the colors. If Talk That Talk were a better quality I’d buy it. That Retro Matte looks painful!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Barbie Barbie

      i don’t think it was meant for lighter complexions..

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

      If Talk That Talk swatched out as dark as the bullet appeared, I could almost see some concerns about that shade, but these all seem broadly flattering. While Nude might not be “a nude” for everyone, it’s, again, fairly wearable. Compared to the Vivi Glam Nicki and Gaga lipsticks, these are amazingly wearable.

      • lala

        I think this is definitely aimed at darker complexions.I have a very light complexion myself and do not see any that would be very wearable for me but if this is collection aimed at darker complexions than why not?I too think there are many products that cater only to light to medium complextions and finally this is being taken care of if only just a little.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of meganlisa meganlisa

        I don’t think any of them – except Riri Woo, which is gorgeous – work on the lighter complexion/haired. If that was the goal then Rihanna and MAC succeeded!

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

          I guess I just don’t get it. If you’d go for RiRi Woo, why Who’s That Chick wouldn’t be considered wearable, unless you don’t particularly like orange. Nude’s an interesting neutral shade, and Talk That Talk is vampy, but not crazily so.

          If you don’t like the colors, that’s totally a different thing. But if you think you can’t wear any of those colors because you’ve got lighter coloring? You’re totally depriving yourself of great opportunity, especially if you’re already down with wearing a color like Riri Woo.

          • MB

            I’ve seen all four colors on very fair skin tones as well as well as darker skin tones and they look fabulous on everyone across the board… Esp talk that talk…I’ve seen that on a person with platinum blonde hair and very fair skin tone (NC15) and it looked divine! I’ve seen it on a person with black/dark brown hair and with a significantly darker skin tone(NW45) and it looked divine on them as well. I think it really comes down to what you are comfortable wearing.

    • Miss J

      While I think these shade choices are geared more toward WOC, I don’t think they are impossible to wear for lighter skin tones. They might not be everyone’s cup of tea, which goes for if you’re light, dark, or somewhere in between, but I definitely don’t see them as impossible.

    • daphne

      This is a collection curated by and for a Black woman. Why should it be made to be wearable for lighter-skinned and -haired women?

      One thing I love so much about this collection is that they named the lipstick simply “Nude” – and it’s indeed a nude color FOR RIHANNA. It makes me so angry when only white person “skin toned” colors are called nude. This is a progressive and important choice by MAC.

      • I’m not sure why the collection can’t be wearable for any and all who want to wear something from it :) The marketing for this campaign is global – it is not to a single skin tone but MAC and Rihanna fans at large. MAC’s credo is all ages, all races, all sexes – so let’s try to honor that tagline, which is one of the best ones I’ve seen in the industry. At the end of the day, it’s about what you feel comfortable wearing/what you like on yourself, and this is true with any and all colors!

        Daphne — I prefer the use of a real color–beige, brown, taupe, mauve, etc.–to describe what it is referred to as a “nude” since skin tone and color fluctuate, so what is nude for one is not nude for another. I wish brands would shift away from the usage of nude to color descriptions, because I don’t think nude is all that descriptive!

        • I am crazy pale and love this collection.
          I love dark lipstick and have often bought lipstick from lines that cater to African American women. I don’t think any makeup should be off limits because of your coloring or ethnicity.

          The Nude and Talk that talk are both on my must buy list.

          I look at nudes just like any other color, wether or not I like it, and not wether or not its my (or anyone elses) skin tone.
          No one would want to wear the chalk white/beige that would be “nude” on me!

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of meganlisa meganlisa

          I think other items in the collection are wearable for all skin tones. I do not think the lipsticks are – with the exception of Riri Woo. Which is fine. MAC does perhaps too many collections and every one does not have to work for all. I would love Christine’s feedback…she is better than me on this topic…but that brown in the nude does not work on lighter complexions – ever. Nor do the really dark purple tones unless they are super sheer (Sweet seduction is great; or if you like a goth look). The orange is perhaps not workable on most…light or dark….unless you like a really distinctive lip (odd on me…that sort of shade).
          I totally think brands should cater to all ethnicities…and each collection should vary. But I still think MAC made a decision to tailor this collection to other coloring than mine (which is great; I stocked up on those retro matte lipsticks and paint pots and am – frankly – thrilled..money saved!).

          • It’s about what you like on yourself – I think really dark colors look great against pale skin, even ones as dark as Talk That Talk. Nude is going to depend on your undertones as well as what you pair it with. Some people don’t like the way red lipstick looks; even if ten people tell them they look drop dead gorgeous in it, they feel uncomfortable and ultimately, that’s what shows to them. There are colors others think I look good in, others think I look bad in, and ones I think I look good in – and not everyone agrees across them! That’s okay :)

            I’m just a firm believer that you can wear anything you want – it’s a matter of confidence and how you wear it!

            • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of meganlisa meganlisa

              Absolutely! Christine I agree with you. One thing your swatches help so much with is letting us all preview colors before we buy them. I mentioned Sweet Succulence….dark….which I love and looks amazing…even though I’m light. I never would have bought it without your description and swatches….showing it to be sheer, which is why it works! And on this collection, with the heavier brown/burgundies and the orange…I know they won’t work on me having tried like colors before. But I never wanted to imply that MAC or Rihanna was targeting any select group of people for this release….and I don’t believe they did. What I like about MAC is how widely their collections vary. And Rihanna probably picked what looked good on her…and they all do…since her name is on the collection. Still not my thing but bless all those who can look amazing in these colors….I won’t be competing with you to get them before they sell out!

            • daphne

              Yes yes yes :D

        • daphne

          Oh, yes – sorry, I didn’t mean that it ISN’T wearable for all skin tones, or that lighter-skinned folks shouldn’t use these colors. I firmly believe that anyone can wear any color (though visibility of lighter or less intense colors on darker skin tones is harder). But it’s clearly geared towards darker-skinned folks, and it bothered me a little to hear someone say “these colors seem impossible for those of us with lighter complexions…to wear” as though it was a bad thing for a collection to be designed for those with darker skin in mind.

          And yes, I’ve noticed that about how you describe colors, and really appreciate it :)

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura laura

    I really like Who’s that Chick and wasn’t expecting to like anything from this collection…

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Auzin Auzin

    Christine! These all look so good on you, ahh how do I choose?!

  10. Sue

    Who’s that chick is such a beautiful color on you!

  11. I thought I was going to be absolutely crazy for Talk that Talk and I’m not. The texture looks really sketchy.. I think Who’s That Chick is interesting and unique and I wonder if I can pull it off.

  12. Alex

    This looks like YSL’s autumn 2013 collection as interpreted (and made) by a three year old.

  13. Hmm… the only one I find even remotely intriguing is Nude. Glad to hear/see that it’s somewhat different from Shitaki since I already own about 3 backup tubes of it (it’s one of my faves). :0D

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Minus the red, most of this collection looks better suited toward darker skin tones, so it’ll be a pass for my transluscent vampire self. :) It’s a perfect collection for Rihanna, though!

    • tantan

      how do you think this collection is more suitable for darker skin tones? I’m medium/dark and the nude lipstick would horrible on me because its too light, and not flattering on brown toned skin because its brown. It would look like I used my concealer on my lips.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

        I agree that the nude won’t work for anyone, but that’s true of all nude shades across the spectrum, which tend to vary based on personal preferences and features. However, the collection as a whole is based on shades Rihanna frequently wears and likes (she loves the reds and purples, that’s for certain), so it’s naturally going to skew toward a genre best fitting skintones similar to hers – as it should!

    • Kat

      I am also a translucent vampire, but I love and would wear all 4 colors!

  15. Miss J

    Bummed. I was hoping Talk That Talk would have been darker, and more on the purple side. Guess I will be going for Cyber this fall to fulfill that.

  16. Cindy

    I’m loving Who’s That Chick do you think it would work on NW15 skin? Talk That Talk is a major disappointment.

  17. Reiko

    Talk That Talk looks exactly like Media without being super matte…

  18. I think I’ll be getting a RiRi Woo backup just for the packaging. Here you have these gorgeous tubes and the most disappointing colors. It’s a shame Heaux and RiRi Boy weren’t packaged like this. I really loathe these Retro Mattes. They suck all of the moisture out of your lips. Can we get an amazing Amplified collection from MAC? I’d buy all those! Such a bummer.

  19. Alana

    Hi Christine…Thanks so much for these beautiful swatches..I just wanted to know..How does Who’s That Chick compare to MAC’S CB96?

  20. There are a few here that I like, but nothing is too unique compared to all of the lipstick I already own.

  21. ashly

    Hi christine is Nude similar to vivaglam gaga 2?

  22. Angie

    Who’s that chick looks similar to Mac Meltdown or CB96…I’m not excited about this collection… I like the brushes but if they were good quality. Not machine made.

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat

    Nude is gorgeous, though I think perhaps too dark for my skin tone. Such a pretty nude, though. I also like Who’s That Chick, though I don’t feel very motivated to go out and buy it.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Bishakha Bishakha Sen

    You are not a glamourdoll . However you exude grace, feminity, confidence and a casual elegance that is both attainable and yet something to aspire for. Typically those that are role models are role models for unrealistic reasons ( though very beautiful). NO matter how hideous the colour, how ugly the finish and the texture ( captured well by your fantastic camera ) , you are able to carry it off every time. You amaze me not just by your prolific body of work and the high quality of it ( I mean taking making up that seriously ?) but by your confidence and charisma that makes you end up liking the product when they see it on you as opposed to seeing a swatch of it , which many times may not be flattering at all.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailod

    I’m going to give Nude and Talk that Talk a shot! But same here, I’m a little disappointed how the latter wears – such a bummer; to me, it almost looks frosty.

  26. Talk That Talk looks a lot like UD’s Shame, which I have and adore, to me, so I’ll be skipping that here. I’m tempted by Who’s That Chick? but not if it only wears for 2.5 hours. I think the only thing I’ll be attempting to get is the lipglass.

  27. I love nude lips, but Nude is way too brown for my tastes!

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellen Ellen

    I have only one request of my favorite beauty blogger: When you pick dupes, could you try to stick with colors that are presently available, or at least not LlE’s from a long time ago. I’m always on the lookout for new brown lipsticks, MAC hasn’t had a good color for me in a long time. Nude looks like it might be OK, it also may be too dark or too cool. The dupe you recommended, Shitake, looks perfect, but them I saw it was LE! Your new format for displaying dupes is fantastic, if they could be more current it would be perfect! Keep up the amazing work!

    • Hi Ellen,

      Thanks for your feedback! I list all dupes, whether LE or permanent – the swatches all indicate whether they are permanent, limited edition, or discontinued right on the image. If there is no permanent shade listed, it means I don’t have one to suggest. I don’t limit it in any way – I pretty much list all of the ones I feel are similar; depending on how many that is, the grouping may be large or small, more closely related (or in the case of slim pickings, then more variance). The original reason for listing dupes is that many people own previously released products, which includes limited edition shades, so they want to know if they have something already like it :) Of course, it can be used in many ways from finding something similar in a different brand, at a different price point, etc. but the way I list them is exhaustive, rather than limited, so it can be useful to the most amount of people.

      I hope that helps to clarify and that I can still remain in your high esteem! Thank you again, Ellen!

  29. Stefanie

    Christine is it just me or is RiRi Woo very similar to the Ruffian Red from last year? I know that the Ruffian was just a matte, but color wise they looks so close that I wanted to know if I should get the RiRi Woo if I already have the Ruffian?

  30. Oh I love that orange color on you Christine. It’s so pretty!!! I have never worn orange before but this one is gorgeous!!! No way am I dealing with that on-line fiasco to purchase though. If this is meant to be mine I will find it in-store!!

  31. Talk That Talk…omg!!! That is uber stunning in the most vampy way. I’m so getting that!!!

  32. nawal

    How does Nude compare to Velvet teddy?

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joanna Joanna

    Talk that talk is gorgeous. Riri woo and talk that talk are on my list..thinking of nude as well.

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alice Alice Bassi

    Hi, Christine!
    How would you compare Talk that talk to Media? For example, Diva looks very, very dark on me, a sort of blackened red with brownish undertones (geez…). I’m an NW10 and my lips are on the light peach side. I’m tryng to find the perfect berry/violet/aubergine lipstick, but I’m so confused! Someone told me I should try Smoked Purple, but I already own Cyber and that one is totally black/greysh on me :(

    • Hey Alice,

      Media is a bit browner, but they are similar. My guess is this won’t look THAT different and won’t be a berry/violet on you. Have you tried Rebel?

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alice Alice Bassi

        Hi Christine!

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alice Alice Bassi

          Sorry, my keybord has a life by herself -.-
          I have Rebel and it’s berry on me, quite purplish, but I was thinking about something darker, a sort of aubergine colour. I don’t want something brown, Diva is terrible on me and if Talk that talk could be similar to Cyber or Media or may content brown hidden undertones, I won’t buy it!
          I know it’s a different colour, but what about Faithfully yours? I love how it looks on you, but I’m scared it would be brown on me…

          • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alice Alice Bassi

            Sorry… contain*

          • Hey Alice,

            First, I’d say start here: http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?brand=12658&type=12690&availability=Permanent — that’s all the swatches I have of permanent shades of MAC lipsticks.

            My guess is to stay away from anything that doesn’t read strongly cool-toned — whether it’s your skin tone or natural lip color, something is bringing out the brown tones in a lot of shades on you. If you have Rebel, have you considered layering it with a browner shade you have? The mix might work!

            Shades you might consider: Sin, Hang Up, Media.

            I don’t think of Faithfully Yours as being a brown shade, but it may turn brown on you in some capacity.

            • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alice Alice Bassi

              I see. I tried to put Rebel over Currant lip liner and it works quite well. I bought Hang Up some months ago but, I couldn’t say way, it didn’t fit my expectations. Maybe I judged it too hasty… what a pity I have to pass Talk that talk because of its shade! If I understood well, it could turn brownish on me. Maybe I’ll give Hang Up another try… :) thank you for all of the help. If only I could buy Heaux! Sigh! Anyway, I just saw a very interesting shade by Illamasqua, “Shard”… maybe I could try it!

          • kisha

            if ur looking for an aubergine color n the TTT family u should try NARS Train Bleu

  35. Sara

    im not a fan of brown shades typically, but the shade “nude” looks beautiful on you Christine!! I can totally see you rocking that with a bold eye!

  36. Iliana

    Is talk that talk similar to sweet succulence shade wise?

  37. CKG

    The more I look at them, the more I’m intrigued by Nude and Who’s That Chick. Hope they don’t sell out too quickly!

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jane janechemi

    i feel like anyone can wear these colors, no matter what your skin tone is. I’m almost the same color as Christine and i love shopping from Black Radiance. sure i can’t really wear the blushes because they are WAY too pigmented for my skin but the shadows and lip colors are AMAZING.

    Now about these lippies, I NEED who’s that chick and nude. i think i’ll stalk my mac store on thursday so i can be there when it opens

  39. Stephanie G

    Hi Christine! Is Who’s That Chick similar to MAC Sheen Supreme Look At Her or Cover Girl Impassion?

  40. Hi Christine!
    I was wondering…when you say it will be available october 3rd (including international), do you know if brazil is included in the list??? because I’m pretty much dying to put my hands on riri woo *-*
    thanks for your time!
    :)

  41. Hi Christine,
    Are riri Heaux & Talk That Talk the same?
    -Laurin

  42. Kathy

    Hey Christine, I look at talk that talk and fixed on drama and they look they same to me. Is talk that talk worth getting if I already have fixed on drama, because I’m not about buying products just for packaging LOL

  43. So, I fell in love with Who’s That Chick and it’s sold out online already! Since I don’t have a local MAC store (I think there’s only 1 or 2 in Japan), do you think OOC’s Electric Grandma mixed with Authentic might get a closer dupe than Electric Grandma alone?

    • Probably better to mix Triptych and Authentic… I think maybe the gold + copper with get you that orange-y color. I think you may not get that strong, gold shimmer effect of Who’s That Chick that I see in the photos – like it looks like a base color and then a separate shimmer in a sense.

      • The more I look at Authentic, I think it’s really a matter of lightening the color and adding more gold shimmer. If you have a gold eyeshadow or clear gloss with gold shimmer, that might work, and then maybe use a little less of Authentic or a light lip liner underneath.

      • I haven’t been able to find Triptych in lip tar form, but I think you’re right. Maybe if I had a similar orange and then patted just a little bit Triptych in the loose color concentrate on top…

        • I’m really thinking a gloss or powder would be better to add the shimmer, only because the Lip Tars are SOOOOO pigmented.

          • Very true! I’ll keep trying to figure out how to make it work. Haha. A clear gloss with gold shimmer sounds like a good idea.
            I actually ended up finding Triptych lip tar on the site where I got Butch & Chlorophyll after they were discontinued, but you’re right it may be too pigmented (who would have ever thought something could be too pigmented?!) to mix for duping Who’s That Chick. Thanks for your help and all of your suggestions!

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            Hi Christine! I just purchased talk that talk but i am considering of getting media as well, the problem is they look the same. Is it wise to have them both?
            And also, i’m looking at some purple shades, can u suggest something with a purpler shade. I own heroine, and i love it, looking out for a darker shade though, i tried cyber but looks too black on me. I have a fair complexion. Not too white and not too dark. I consider myself in between. Thanks so much i appreciate your response. :-)

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    Ok-so I missed out on RiRi’s- Who’s that chick- but I have MAC’s Meltdown- Do you know how they compare?

    • Hey Keg!

      I haven’t seen Meltdown in AGES so I can’t say from memory at all, but other readers have been saying they are the same :)

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        it’s part of MAC’s perm. line

        • I don’t have it – unfortunately, I do not have all of MAC’s permanent items since there are so many LE ones to cover! :) I live about an hour from any counters/stores that sell MAC!

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            I can’t imagine anyone having every lipstick from MAC- wouldn’t that be great though-. I live close to several MAC locations, but I would much rather shop online :)

  45. Kim

    Is Mac “Who’s that chick and Drive me wild” the same I don’t want to buy the same color again. Drive me wild is a creamsheen and the other one is a frost but the color look the same .

  46. Lanie636

    Hi Christine! MAC had a lipstick (now discontinued) called Folio that was a cool-toned darker nude. I’m wondering how Nude compares to that since Folio was one of my all- time favorite MAC shades. Thanks so much for all the great swatches!!

  47. Norma

    Hi Christine =) Is fixed on drama a similar dupe to talk that talk? I did manage to buy the lip liner just need a similar lipstick since the lip liner is not very flattering on its own

  48. Linda

    MAC’s Meltdown Frost is a permanent shade & EXACTLY the same color as Who’s That Chick.
    Just incase anybody missed out on it. (:

  49. Trina

    The only color not sold out is Woo. I’ve tried reds and I just don’t feel ‘comfortable'; I mostly wear nudes. I’m looking forward to wearing this red! I have MAC Fresh Brew, and I really like it. If Nude is pretty close … I’ll pass. Talk that Talk is too dark for my taste. Who’s that Chick is a color I don’t have in my inventory!! Can’t wait for them to restock that one. Thanks for this article.

  50. Sharon

    Christine how does MAC Stripdown Pencil compare to the Nude lipstick?

  51. Joy

    For the ladies looking for a Cyber dupe try wet n wilds “vamp it up” from the mega last collection. It’s better than Mac’s. The pigment is perfectly solid and very moisturizing.

  52. Hi Christine, just wondering how Til Tomorrow ProLongwear Lipcreme stack up against Nude and Thrills from To The Beach stack up against WTC? cheers from Monsoon season Malaysia..

    • Til Tomorrow is much pinker than Nude. Thrills has a reddish base, so it’s darker/redder in comparison but it has a similar copper/gold frost shimmer.