MAC Rihanna Collection 2013

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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’

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This is the whole collection

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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6 Comments

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    RB
    4 October, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I don’t like the fact that the collection is only available at Nordstrom’s via website purchase only. Ii like to swatch & try on the product before making a purchase.

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    Chelsee (@etagurl89)
    4 October, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I agree that only the blush popped out to me. The packaging is gorgeous, but I was not excited that nothing really stood out. I do have a question…I have been searching since like Feb. for Alpine Bronze with MAC & gone but not forgotten. Any ideas on how I can get this?

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    monica
    2 November, 2013 at 1:52 am

    please do a favorite blushes. thank you

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    Lou
    4 November, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Hi Jaclyn, I really like the Bronze 4 color pallet of Riri. Are you able to give some names of refills that we can buy seperatly instead of the pallet? Thx

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    Melissa
    23 November, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Jaclyn,can someone book you for a wedding? My best friends fiancé would love for you to do her makeup as a wedding gift!

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    Patricia Perez
    5 February, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hi! Is MAC Instigator similar to Talk that Talk? I bought it and I don’t know if it’s still worth it for me to buy Talk That Talk

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