I’m smiling because MAC RiRi Woo is perhaps the most flattering matte red lipstick I’ve ever worn. It’s a cousin to MAC’s cult classic Ruby Woo, but more matte and more bad girl. RiRi persona built in somehow? But my RiRi-Woo induced bliss is another woman’s horror. A Harlem woman slapped MAC with a lawsuit this week, claiming that she contracted herpes from a tube of RiRi Woo a MAC artist applied on her while she visited MAC’s popup shop at Rihanna’s concert in New York. Eek! This raises a very important health matter and a lesson for all – be incredibly cautious when sampling beauty products (of all kinds) in store. Testers house all sorts of unwanted bacteria and germs. Stick to swatching colors on your hands and if you are getting your makeup done, make sure the artist is cleaning everything with alcohol and using disposable brushes with mascara and lip products.
And the one slice of good news for red lip lovers: RiRi Woo will return in June! The first time it sold out in a matter of hours so if you want in on it again, best to put your name on the list.