MAC Riri Boy Lipstick Review, Swatches and Photos

Besides the gorgeous Riri Woo Lipstick, Rihanna Hearts MAC Summer 2013 Collection brought us another lip color, Riri Boy.

MAC x Rihanna Riri Boy Lipstick review
MAC x Rihanna Riri Boy Lipstick

Described as a “matte vivid lavender”, Riri Boy looked like a muted, semi-dark plum in the tube. On my lips and against my NC30 skin though, it showed up slightly lighter and pinker, making the color more unique and wearable than expected.

Like Riri Woo, this too came in the Retro Matte formula. It was not very moisturizing and did highlight flakes and lines. It lacked that slip most MAC lipsticks have and failed to glide on smoothly. However, the pigmentation was definitely there – I was able to get opaque coverage with just one swipe. The wear was also good and the color stayed on 3-4 hours with a bit of staining.

Closeup of MAC Riri Boy Lipstick
MAC Riri Boy Lipstick swatch
Face of the day wearing MAC Riri Boy Lipstick
Wearing MAC Riri Boy Lipstick
Wearing MAC x Rihanna Riri Boy Lipstick

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Review overview
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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hmmm…interesting. I think I wanna try this one out. Love the color and the opaque coverage. Just kinda concerned of its moisturizing effect. Well let us see…

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