I first heard about this collection 8 months ago when I was still working for MAC. I have been waiting for a long time for the arrival of Rihanna’s MAC collection! I must say the best thing about this collection is the packaging! no doubt about it. I only purchased 2 products from the collection ‘Hibiscuss Kiss’ & ‘Bad Girl Gone Good’ Everything else has been done before or has something so similar to it, so I couldn’t justify buying it.
For example, ‘Talk That Talk’ lipstick is basically the same as MAC PRO ‘smoked purple’ & ‘RiRi Woo’ is pretty much the same as ‘Ruby Woo’
This is the whole collection
The eyeshadows looked like they had been done before, there is one basic bronze palette & the other one is grey. I didn’t find anything about these over the top amazefest! The mascara, lashes, brushes & liquid liner are in the permanent mac collection with normal packaging. Nothing else stood out to me other than the two cheek colors.
Bad Girl Gone Good Blush.
I LOVE this color! its a deep coral bronze with a satin finish, so it has a subtle glow since its not totally matte.
This is Hibiscuss Kiss.The bronzer is gorgeous! its a perfect golden bronze. As you can see, the pink was impossible to swatch! I had to scrape off the top layer of the product after these photos were taken to get pigment! Ive heard this same complaint from a few people.
The additional swatch you see on my lower arm is this bronzer and blush mixed together. You can wear this 3 ways. as a bronzer, as a blush, and as a bronzer blush mixed together.
I must say, now that I scraped off the top layer of the blush with my nail (not cute) I really love the product now.
I would say overall this collection is all about the looks! its beautiful. The packaging is spot on!