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Speed Dating & Why I’m in Love With Rihanna’s RiRi Woo Limited-Edition Lipstick for MAC

BY: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: May 8, 2013 IN: Affordable Beauty, Beat, Beauty


Yes, you read the headline correctly… me and my RiRi Woo covered lips tried speed dating for the very first time!

On Friday, I was one of the many lipstick-loving gals who purchased Rihanna’s limited-edition RiRi Woo lipstick from the MAC Cosmetics website and by this past Monday, I was opening a package that contained the gorgeous lippie.

It was definitely love at first swipe for me! I knew that my friend and I were going to try speed dating that evening (Just because it was something to do and we knew that if nothing, we’d have funny stories to share) and I knew that this would be the perfect accent for the evening.


I love lipstick and I’m a sucker for a pretty, matte red lipstick, so when I tried on RiRi Woo, I was actually nervous. Once I got it on I literally screamed because I loved the bright, effervescent glow that this product had.  It has a retro look and feel to it, and although it’s a highly-pigmented lip color, it’s wasn’t overwhelming.

I felt pretty and sophisticated wearing it and I’m slightly addicted. (I’ve even been wearing it during my evening Golden Girls viewing sessions after work!)  I do advise you to make sure your lips are exfoliated and that you add a primer to them before applying the product because this lipstick has an intense matte finish. Plus, dry, cracked lips just are not the business!


So, back to speed dating. In addition to my RiRi Woo lipstick, I wore an amethyst French Connection Spotlight Kiss bandage dress and Boutique 9’s Nosey Rhinestone pumps.

The event itself was… AWKWARD! Yes, it was nice to meet new people and to see if you shared any interests, but the guys that were involved were totally not my style. I encountered a crazy, tipsy frat boy who, a workaholic from London, a very nice attorney who was too old and weird and one guy from Mexico who was funny and engaging, but he partied way too much. Nobody got my contact information that night!

The highlight of the evening was hands-down wearing my new RiRi Woo lipstick. I fell in love with it, so I guess I still ended up winning!

Ciao Bellas,


4 Comments on → Speed Dating & Why I’m in Love With Rihanna’s RiRi Woo Limited-Edition Lipstick for MAC

  1. Tori
    May 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Forget Riri, cause I’m mad at this Rubywoo decepticon.. you look AWESOME! GREAT JOB!

    • Beauty & the Beat Blog
      May 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha! Thanks dear!

  2. Channing
    June 3, 2013 at 12:28 am (5 years ago)

    Margo, this is hilarious! I love hearing about stuff like this. And Ms. Thing, you are working that lipstick AND that dress! Werk.

    • Beauty & the Beat Blog
      June 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Channing! Ya live and ya learn! haha