MAC Heaux Lipstick ($15) is one of three lipsticks launched with the Riri Hearts MAC Summer Collection. Riri Woo Lipstick makes an appearance in the collection as well so if you didn’t get it when it originally launched now is your chance!
Take a look!
I felt like Riri Wood was a shade that was a tad too clown-y for me so Heaux is the perfect warmer berry red. It’s a very rich deep berry with a matte finish. I’d highly suggest exfoliating prior and gloss on top for the best finish because on its own it is dry as the Sahara desert and tugs like a mofo during application. There is no nice way to put it. Damn…!
I thought Riri Woo was dry but that’s hydrating compared to this shade. It feels very dry on my lips and it looks very dry, not pretty. I think clear gloss on top is really what makes it pop but that does defeat the purpose of the matte finish. The color coverage is incredible as it has full opaque pay off.
The retro matte finish is pretty damn long wearing. I started my night with it on at 5pm yesterday and worked my way through dinner, a movie, and a meet up for tapas and drinks with friends and it wore completely well right through it all. I’d say I saw some fading at around hour six and when I did get home my lips were still stained red well after it wore away. Although dry and matte it actually doesn’t crack or flake and I didn’t feel TOO uncomfortable wearing it as the night progressed.
Heaux is an incredible shade without a doubt. It brings drama to your makeup and is truly a beautiful shade. I’m Muse Approving it but I do warn you about the dry, tuggy application!
RiRi Hearts MAC Summer will launch June 18th at maccosmetics.com exclusively.