Archived Post

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection Launches December 5th

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection
MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday 2013 Collection

The collection launches online  at in North America December 5th, 2013 at 12PM EST.  It will be available in-stores on December 12th.  It will be online for Australia/Korea on December 6th, UK/Europe on December 10th, Japan on December 12th.  For official information about the launch, please see our original launch post here.

Reviews, Photos, Swatches


Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
HautePJ Avatar

Christine – in the post you list the items that are launching for this collection. But there is no brush listed. I think the question is (at least for me) is there a brush launching with this collection per the dates above or is it already launched?

Christine Avatar


Those are links to the products I’ve reviewed – I don’t have the brush, so I haven’t reviewed it. 🙂 The collection launches tomorrow as stated in the post – nothing has been launched yet. You can find official launch details regarding products included in the collection here:

Almas Avatar

Everything gets sold out so quickly what’s the point? I wait for the limited stuff to arrive and by the time I get off work and go home everything is sold out.

Lisa Avatar

I agree. I’ve given up on their LE items. HELLO MAC some of us don’t have jobs that we can just take a break whenever we want or sit online and surf the internet??!!?? If you want my money then you should also realize, I have to work to earn it. Geez, Louise….I’m on the hunt for a cosmetic brand that doesn’t play these games.

kellly Avatar

I love the color of the packaging but I don’t respect Rhianna any more and will pass on this. I can’t support her as a spokesperson for MAC.

Sebrina Avatar

All I want is ONE more RiRi Woo lipstick…..yet I feel like I’m waiting in line to get concert tickets! MAC really needs to upgrade their IT infrastructure to handle LE launches. This is terrible…..

Sebrina Avatar

…and one last thing………..Christina….you should really come out with your own BRAND of cosmetics. Of all the makeup you review, use and recommend….who better than YOU to introduce a line that has it all????

I’m just sayin’………you would do well….very well.

meganlisa Avatar

I work on a computer and have another one by me…so often go to MAC when these collections come out to see how long it takes to get to the actual products …a harmless distraction….as I work on my screen. 20 minutes this time (an hour last time) but the 2 new lipsticks were sold out already (not last time), along with the eye liners and shortly thereafter the nail polish. Sort of funny! Maybe they should make a few more…I wasn’t planning on buying but if I had been I would have been so mad.

Christine Avatar

Having watched MAC and their hype machine for the past six or seven years, I assume that they deliberately (and significantly) under-produce so that demand stays high and frenzied. A few years ago, I gave them the benefit of the doubt that they simply underestimated demand, but at a certain point, they’re smart enough, have been in business long enough, and have done enough major collaborations to get it. I expect products to sell out, but surely they could produce enough and still sell out in a few hours–as opposed to a few minutes–and still get their “success” story while making at least a few more customers happy. It feels more like a lottery draw – a random chance that you’ll have the *ability* to purchase. I get that it’s a strategy, I just don’t think it needs to be as extreme as it is or even implemented across all collections. But as long as there remains as much success as there has been, there’s no reason for MAC to change the strategy, because clearly it works well for them.

N8iveBeauT Avatar

WOW, not even an hour and the lipsticks are already sold out…… lol, this is why MAC keeps releasing crappy products. Because of all the hype, and ppl run to the site and things get sold out FAST. Interesting how they don’t even have to come out with commercials, or advertise on magazines/billboards, etc. and they are always in such great business…….

Jennifer M-K Avatar

OK this is the 1st launch I was off work for and even though I was “on line” to shop a few minutes before launch I still didn’t get everything I wanted although I probably was luckier than most….got all 3 lipsticks, the nail polish, and the silver liner but missed out on the gold one that sold out in my cart. I’m working a 12 hour shift the day it launches in stores so this was pretty much my only shot at the collection 🙂

Michelle Avatar

Hey ladies I agree 100% with you all. Every time they realise a L.E addition there are a few people that go into Mac and buy three, four of the entire collection, and run home to put it on EBay. Those are the people I can’t seem to understand the most. They’re going to turn into some dollars in their pockets. It’s every time mac has a L.E. event,. I thought makeup was something women enjoyed wearing and then shared the experience through swatches, and blogs. It’s always the same ones every time. If Mac is going to allow this same group to buy 3 & 4 intire collections, then they should either make more to accommodate the demand or make sure that these lovely woman get stuck with them. You know darn well they paid 16.50 for a lipstick that there expecting you to pay over $50 for.
I also think had to wait 15 min. Before I could shop and most everything was sold out. Mac should be ashamed of themselves for poor it support. And very poor customer sales!!

meganlisa Avatar

With stuff like the Rihanna I think MAC only lets you get one at a time online (limited in stores but not as much). But otherwise I totally agree with you. I don’t understand selling out a limited edition before those who are on your site minutes after you make it available can buy it. I wasn’t even planning on buying this…but still don’t agree with the so limitedness of it. Oh well, more money to spend elsewhere!

shelley Avatar

I didn’t even bother with falling for the chaos that these releases cause online and I won’t be going in-store either. I’m gearing up for the Spring 2014 releases instead. I’m just Riri’d

Cynthia Avatar

What time will the items post in Macys site? I got I to the MAC site 1230 on launch day and Bad Gal and Pleasure Bomb where sold out already 🙁

Annie Avatar

I don’t even bother with the LE’s because they’re sold out so fast. Besides, it’s not like they’re any special quality to the MAC hearts RIRI Collection: Some red lipsticks, Bronzer, nail polish, 2 quads, maybe some eyeliners, and a copper quilted makeup purse. Actually regarding them selling out, I think they purposely made it scarce, to create a monstrosity of a hype over this product. It’s cheating loyal customers who buy their products on a daily basis, and I’m pretty sure the pros don’t even get a reserved set, which is only special packaging to begin with. Sigh….

Eva Avatar

I believe the collection launched on their website around 6am EST but Pleasure Bomb, Bad Gal Riri & the nail polish went FAST… I tried Live Chatting on the Nordie’s site to see if they had info on restocks but they said they don’t plan to restock it anytime soon (probably because it’ll be launching at the counters on Thursday):

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!