RiRi Hearts MAC: Fall Collection - Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad, Bad Girl Gone Good Blush, Talk That Talk Lipstick and 187 SE Brush (Swatches + Microreviews)

WOW. What a stunning collection and certainly one I could not miss. I went into Myer this morning as soon as they opened - I knew exactly what i wanted so I picked them up and came straight home to photograph them. I can't even decide which product is my favorite because I love everything so much already after one use.

I'm not going to go into huge amounts of detail for each product; this is just a round up of everything I bought and my first impressions. Obviously i cannot comment on wear just yet. I just wanted to get these swatches and microreviews up as soon as possible because i think it's going to sell out very quickly and i don't want you to miss out!

First up, i got the eyeshadow quad in Her Cocoa. I am honestly so impressed with this palette and its overall quality. Generally, MAC eyeshadows are such a hit and miss but all the shades in this quad are soft, blendable and smooth with a beautiful color payoff. The bottom 2 colors are especially velvety. The shades don't have names. Top left we have a golden copper lustre, top right is a light satin peach, bottom left is a golden warm mid-brown with gold microshimmer and lastly bottom right is a rich chocolate brown with bronze microshimmer.
I think there are definitely dupes out there for these gorgeous golden-bronzey shades but I don't have many similar colors and It's a lovely combination to have in a single palette. I will definitely take this with me when i go to HK!

The second thing i picked up was the blush in Bad Girl Gone Good (I see what they did there). This is a dusty coppery rose. Strangely enough, I thought there would be dupes out there but it's quite a unique shade. The satin finish prevents it from looking too flat and gives my cheeks a really pretty glow! Pigmentation is great and buildable. So much love!
I was SO EXCITED by this shade. I've been wanting a really dark lipstick for a while but Cyber was too slippery for my liking and i wanted a shade that would last. Talk That Talk is a deep matte plum. As soon as i saw promo photos, I knew i wanted it.  As expected from the Retro Matte formula, it's very dry. In fact, it's probably the driest lipstick out of all the Riri Hearts MAC lippys I own. Because it's quite stiff, it's hard to get an even look. Lip prep is a must must must with this one! I think if you have the patience and the time, it will look amazing but if you don't pamper your lips, it can appear patchy. I need to get a lipliner to match this lipstick but i didn't want to get the one in this collection because it was quite chalky when i swatched it. Any suggestions?
Here are some swatches under different natural lighting: Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad, Bad Girl Gone Good Blush, Talk That Talk Lipstick
Something i did not plan to get but ended up getting was the 187 SE brush from this range, and an expensive spontaneous purchase it was!! The MAC 187 is one of my favorite brushes, I love using it for liquid foundations (when I want a light coverage), as well as for powder foundations, intense blushes and powder. However it is so impractical to take on the go! As someone who travels around, I couldn't resist. Plus i love everything about the look of this brush. The main difference is that the bristles are more dense than the original and the handle is shorter and fatter. I haven't tried the brush yet but it feels so soft ^^
After i photographed all the products in its beautiful untouched form, i quickly put on what i could before work LOL. Because the lip was so heavy, I didn't want to wear too much on my eyes. I used the gold all over the eyelid, the bottom left color in the crease, the darkest color along the outer lower lash line and the peachy color to blend out the edges as well as in my inner tear duct. 
My lips have been really dry these couple of days so i apologise for the patchiness. I just tried the lipstick on to see how the color looks. This FOTD was done really quickly because i just wanted to get this post up, I will have a proper play with it when i have more time and create a smokier and darker look to share with you ^^ with my lips prepped properly too!

I thought the lipstick would be my favorite item but the eyeshadow quad really surprised me. I am a huge blush fiend, so it was given that i'd love that.
This was definitely a splurge but luckily I had a giftcard from Myer from my birthday last year that was about to expire so i used it to pay for half of this.
I never get this invested in MAC collections and this is the most i've ever purchased from a single collection. Especially with our prices double the US retail prices, I pretty much never buy from MAC unless I'm overseas but I just couldn't miss out on this killer collection. The rose gold packaging is just too lush.

Did you/Do you plan to pick up anything from this collection? What's your favorite item from it? 
Any lip liner suggestions for dark plummy colors?




  1. I absolutely adore the rose gold packaging!
    Thanks for a prompt microreview! I can't wait to get my hands on that blush and palette :)

  2. Love the packaging! Ooh the swatches look really great. And you look so pretty ^_^ The brush looks really cute too.

  3. I can't believe I managed to resist purchasing anything when I went today! I don't need any more eyeshadows so I stopped myself despite them looking divine. I wanted the blush duo for the gorgeous packaging but I was really disappointed with pigmentation when I swatched it! Such a beautiful collection though!

  4. You are seriously rocking this collection. I love how you are able to blend everything so naturally on your face from eyes to lips. Much love.

  5. oh wow the eye shadow quad looks really good! I really like how the lipstick looks on you too! very vampy looking!
    I very often have bad luck with MAC so I don't really buy their products anymore T.T
    this riri collection is really a hit here in germany, it's sold out everywhere!

  6. As always excellent quality MAC products this collection is beautiful, intense and pigmented lipstick is really beautiful thanks for sharing.


  7. First of all, lovelove the RiRi packaging!
    And the products and swatches looking
    nice! I think the lipcolor is indeed heavy
    but you can have it c; Xx

  8. Wow! The packaging is gorgeous! The eyeshadows are just gorgeous :)

  9. You're welcome! I hope you love them as much as i do!

  10. Amazing self control! I'm pretty sure i don't need any eyeshadows either but i couldn't pass up the rose gold packaging LOL
    I loved the compact for the blush duo but i didn't like the product either :c

  11. I love the lipstick color, i don't have anything like it! I tend to only buy MAC products after i've done excessive research! Thank god for beauty bloggers huh?
    I think it's sold out in most places, we were one of the last countries to receive it physically in stores, i think it will sell out within days though!

  12. Oh that's so kind, my brows are so far from perfect haha! I'll see what i can do because I'm pretty lazy when it comes brow maintenance ^^' it's probably one of the hardest things to maintain.

  13. it looks so luxurious, it's perfect!

  14. Your pictures are so gorgeous! I skipped over this collection but I agree the packaging is so pretty and I really like the eyeshadow quad xx

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

  15. I haven't bought any MAC product for atleast half a year or so, so it was great seeing this collection. I'm so bummed that I didn't get the eyeshadow palette! :( But I did pick up the cream color base, two lipsticks ( Ririwoo and Talk That Talk ) and also the lip liner.

  16. love the packaging of this collection! the lipstick looks great on you as well- the swatches look really daunting but its much more wearable than i thought!

  17. Awh! The eyeshadow palette was so much better than what i expected it to be :c Yeh, i think with MAC they have some really great products and some not so great. Their collections have been pretty average too but this was so lush!
    I got Riri Woo too, back in the first release. The cream color base looked really cute too but i'm not a huge highlighter girl, too lazy hehe

  18. Yeh the colors are quite intense but when blended out, they're really beautiful. I think they really flatter asian skin too ^^

  19. Gorgeous purchases! Having a gift card to pay half doesn't hurt either since the markup is so ridiculous :( I've heard complaints about the formula of the lipsticks because of how drying and patchy they can be, but the colours are so bold and glamorous. I actually really love the eyeshadow quad - I swatched it in person at Myer yesterday and the colours are totally up my street. But the price isn't :p And I'm pretty sure it's sold out now regardless!

  20. Yeh definitely, without it i probably would have only bought the quad! This lipstick was so dry, especially this one. Kind of disappointing but i love the color so i'm going to try and work with it. I was not expecting to like the quad as much as i do but ahh <3

  21. Ahh such cute packaging. The shades in the eyeshadow palette are to die for- I am in love with neutral colours, and I love how pigmented they are :) The 187 brush looks adorable, I love its handle, the rose gold ferrule and the pink brush tips!


  22. Yeh i actually didn't expect to pick it up when i initially saw its press release but after seeing swatches and swatching it myself, i was so impressed!