Let's cast our minds back to the 20th June 2013... What were you doing? I remember it well as from about 11:40am I began to hit the refresh button on the MAC home page in (obsessive?) anticipation of Rihanna's second RiRi Hearts Mac launch. I had already snared RiRi Woo back in May (which was a happy accident! totaaaally unaware of the coveted hype!) and now my eyes were set firmly on RiRi Boy.
I knew I needed to be prepared.
Let’s picture the scene.
Me surrounded with the laptop, Iphone and Ipad.
Tapping the refresh key on each device, willing the collection to go live so I could order and relax!
I say I was 'tapping' the refresh key and that's true so long as the term 'tapping' covers repeatedly and frantically press press PRESSING the enter key at a rate that mirrored my pounding heart beat!!! BANG BANG BANG!
Girls feel the urgency here and imagine the crazy look in my eyes! All I was missing was a whistle and some back up
(Think Friends when Monica goes wedding dress shopping... yes!)
BUT... twas worth it though as I got her! And ain't she beautiful?
(I also got the bronze and blush duo in Hibiscus Kiss but that was really in the interest of free delivery!)
Despite having this lipstick since June, I've only just started wearing it. The RiRi embossed bullet looks so good I couldn't bring myself to even swatch it and spoil it! And then there's the putting off using it because you haven't taken the photos yet... BEAUTY BLOGGER PROBLEMS THOUGH!
RiRi Boy is described as a 'matte vivid lavender' with a retro matte finish. They certainly weren't lying when they said VIVID mind. The colour is intense and I loved wearing it. For me it's a true purple, it's bright but deep and because it's a matte finish it's entirely opaque.
Looking at comparison swatches RiRi Boy is Matte version of Mac's Up The Amp.
Purple lips and dark nails... Oh and a berry coloured beanie hat. This can only mean TAAAARAAAA SUMMER!
I 'do' the colder months better. I find them less hassle and love feeling cosy.
(Give me a week before I'm on here whinging and whining asking for a bit sunshine again!)
Throw in a mohair cardie and some buckled ankle boots and we've got autumn sussed!
Do we like? Is RiRi Boy on your list come the 3rd of October??? I don't know what's on mine yet but I can already imagine any logic or self control going ooot the window. In fact I'm still waiting on it coming back!
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Love and kisses