MAC RiRi (Hearts) MAC Holiday

MAC RiRi (Hearts) MAC Holiday collection

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, how is your Christmas shopping coming along? I actually started fussing early enough this year, so I am just about done! Now it’s just kicking back and showing you the last bits of holiday stuff I still have! The case in point today: RiRi (Hearts) MAC Holiday!

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC falsies

The 36 Lash (RRP in Belgium: 13 euros) isn’t actually part of this collection. However, it is still available on the Belgian site.

MAC RiRi 36 Lash

MAC 36 Lash

MAC 36 false lashes

They are so full and long and dramatic! I am less than useless when it comes to applying false eyelashes, plus I suspect these are way too long for the lid space that I have. However, I do like the clear bands. They also seem very soft!

MAC Cockiness Superslick Eyeliner

Cockiness Superslick Eye Liner (RRP in Belgium: 22 euros) is a sparkalicious copper liquid eyeliner. The applicator is surprisingly easy to work with. I usually make a mess with this type of applicator, but I managed to get a pretty clean line with this one. It is mostly opaque with one pass as well (even though it doesn’t necessarily look that way in the swatch).

MAC Cockiness Superslick Eyeliner applicator

However, I have the same problems with Cockiness as I do with every other similar liquid liner I have tried. They all seem to take too long to dry, and I find it very hard to keep my eyes closed for that long. Also, they all tend to flake on me after several hours, and Cockiness is no exception. I have heard that this formula basically doesn’t budge on others once it sets, so do take my experience with a grain of salt!

Here is how MAC Cockiness Superslick Eye Liner swatches. Left: one pass. Right: built up.

MAC Cockiness Superslick Eyeliner swatch

Last but not least, remember RiRi Woo? Now MAC has made a nail polish to go with it!

MAC Riri Woo Nail Lacquer

MAC RiRi Woo Nail Lacquer (RRP in Belgium: 14,50 euros) is a bright, cool red. It has a cream finish, and it is insanely opaque and pigmented with one coat!

MAC RiRi Woo Nail Lacquer brush

The consistency is pretty spot-on here, though I would suggest you scrape a bit of excess off. I didn’t, and that’s why the swatches didn’t turn out too neat!

MAC RiRi Woo Nail Lacquer swatch

MAC RiRi Woo nail polish swatch

Did you see anything you like in this collection? I’d like to at least swatch Pleasure Bomb if I had the chance. It’s such an in-your-face fuchsia! Also, if you have any tips for applying liquid eyeliners like this one, I would really appreciate it!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Not a lot of pigment in that eyeliner, hey? Just a load of glitter it looks like to me! Maybe try it over a black liner? Meh, but to me life’s too short to wast fussing with an eyeliner that doesn’t work for you, ya know? I haven’t seen anything about this collection to be honest-so out of touch with MAC and kind of Riried out haha!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, the base looks semi-clear. but on the eyes it looks OK pigmented! I think layering is the way to go here as well. Well she’ll be the spokesperson for Viva Glam next year, so do expect to see her around a bit more :)

  • Chia-Yi Liu

    no tips but have you tried stila’s stay all day or lancôme’s artliner? i haven’t had any smudging/flaking problems with those and i usually do with a lot of other different budge-proof brands

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Nope, I haven’t tried those, but I’ve heard great things about them! Now I need to check them out :)

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I really like the nail colour !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Same here!

  • Judith

    I love the permanent version of the supersleek eyeliner even though I always have a tendency to but some on my lashes. But this version is not pigmented and IMO not worth 22 euros. The nail polish looks great a nice classic shade.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Judith, I think it’s more like an eyeliner you layer on a dark liner, rather than something that functions on its own! I see what you mean!

  • syrena85

    I ordered most of the collection. Wanted only bronzer and that cute makeup bag. I quite like the Pleasure Bomb too. Rest of then will easily find their new home. That’s for sure. You know Christmas and that. I know that many people hhad problems getting their hands on that collection so I may as well share some :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Irena, wow that’s nice of you! Here people are pretty chillax, but from what I remembered, the previous collections did sell out pretty fast as well.

      • syrena85

        It was just crazy here. Literally 15 mins and everything was gone. Selfridges did have the collection since 5th as an exclusive and even though I have placed my order early in the morning some of the lipsticks were gone already. I have never in my life seen such a high demand.

  • Lys

    I love the packaging of the Riri♥MAC collection! I don’t think I’ll be getting anything though. Or maybe just the bronzer… :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lys, rose gold is definitely on the rise! If you do get the bronzer, I hope you’ll like it!

  • beauties

    i’m interested in the lipsticks :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah same here. The nude doesn’t do much for me, but Pleasure Bomb looks like a bomb!

  • Lily

    MAC doesn’t seem to do much to me anymore. How many Riri Woos can they come up with anyway? LOL!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha oh well she is the spokesperson of Viva Glam next year, so do expect to see some MORE of that ;)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Woah, the Riri Woo nail lacquer looks just as crazy perfect as the lipstick!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I agree. It’s so full-on and unapologetic!

  • LifeOfBun

    Yummm, that polish!!! Cherry red shade? Fit for a pin up. Gorgeous!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Anouchka, if you’re still looking for a red nail polish, take a look at this one! The formula is great! You can get away with one coat!

  • Lena L

    Gold shimmer and red, played million times for the holiday but the combo never gets old.
    Love the polish!
    And the lashes look luscious and well-made. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lena, I agree! It’s fun to see an eyeliner like that though! I am not a connoisseur of false lashes, but it is true that these feel softer than the cheaper ones I’ve tried :)

  • Larie

    I think everything is sold out here, LOL. The eyeliner is super pretty though! I love liquid liner. And the clear bands are clever, too – more brands should do that.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah I know! We receive collections late, and that’s why the samples didn’t even reach me till pretty recently (and the collection has JUST become available here)! I just can’t do liquid eyeliner right to save my life! I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong, but most liquid eyeliners I’ve tried feel SO wet on and I always end up opening my eyes before they completely dry down!

  • ValleyDoll

    The Riri hearts Mac collection wasn’t really my thing, though I do like the nail polish :-) !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, same here! Most things sparkle a little too much for my personal taste, but the nail polish is good!

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    like the nail polish but wish the liner was more pigmented. it’ll look great over top of a darker liner though.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenn, yeah that’s what I think as well! If you line your lash line with a black liner and layer this on top, it should be a pretty festive look!

  • Icaria

    I saw these yesterday but passed. The nail polish is lovely but I guess if I were to get a winter red I’d go for Diorific Marilyn or Royale. Oh my! I think I’m becoming a nail snob! *hides* :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, oh Marilyn is a lovely one! It is also somehow jelly while this one is unapologetically opaque!

  • Natalie

    The eyeliner looks like a nice one, and the nail polish looks really great on you!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Natalie, I think I’ll try to layer it on top of a black eyeliner or at least have my lash line lined with a black one first. I think that’s how it’ll work best!

  • petra

    Love the glitters and the red nail polish, everybody needs one of those in their collection!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yup I agree!

  • Sofia

    I’m too chicken to try false lashes..

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I have tried falsies and it was OK. It just takes me so long to put them on, and it’s hard to find falsies here that don’t look completely over-the-top on me!

  • birtegovarts

    I really love that nail polish… it looks superclassy!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It is! If you don’t own a good red nail polish yet (and still have access to this), look into it!

  • Swatch and Review

    I use the Cockiness eye liner over MAC Carbon. It looks amazing!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Julie, now that sounds a great combo!

  • Qtplace

    I really like the nail polish color! I have the badgirl riri lipstick and I love it!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh I’m sure that one would look great on many! I am relatively sure it’d be too beige for me though ;)

  • peggy timmermans

    From these three products I like the nail polish the most! Stunning red!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Peggy, same here!

  • JennySue Makeup

    I hear you on the glitter liners taking too long to dry, but it sure is pretty! And that red nail is the perfect holiday red!! I need to check these products out stat!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girly, I don’t know if it’s just my lack of patience or something, but it feels like I ALWAYS open my eyes and make a mess with liquid eyeliners!