MAC RiRi Talk That Talk Lipstick Review, Swatches & Comparison.

Hi Guys!

Guess what arrived today? (well yesterday actually, but I picked it up from my parents house today) It’s my MAC order! YAY!! I waited patiently on Thursday for the RiRi Hearts MAC collection to be live, and quickly got my order in before it sold out! I ordered lipsticks in Talk That Talk and Nude, and the Hibiscuss Kiss Powder Blush Duo.

I’m going to review Talk That Talk today, as this was the main reason for my purchase. I have a real thing for purple lipsticks so I was really excited when I saw this would be part of the new collection. Talk That Talk is a retro matte lipstick in a dark plum shade, and cost £16.50.

mac riri

The packaging is gorgeous, I love the metallic bullet casing, it looks and feels expensive.

mac riri lipstick

The lipstick itself has Rihanna’s signature embossed in it.

mac talk that talk lipstick

mac riri talk that talk

My verdict – I love the colour as it looks in the bullet but sadly not so much on my lips. My lips tend to be on the dry side as you can probably tell below, and the matte lipstick just didn’t agree. It looked uneven and patchy, even with multiple layers on, and managed to highlight every imperfection!

mac talk that talk swatches

I love the colour of this lipstick so I’m pretty disappointed. I’d definitely recommend your lips are moisturised to perfection before trying this one!

mac riri talk that talk review

While I was testing the products I thought I’d offer a comparison with a similar coloured lipstick I already have. Sleek’s True Colour Sheen Lipstick in Mulberry is almost spot on for a bullet colour match, and at only £4.99 it’s less than a third of the price of the MAC.

The Sleek lipstick did come in a box which I no longer have as I bought it a while ago. The casing isn’t as special as MAC’s but I think that’s to be expected considering the price difference.

sleek lipstick review

I’d say the colour of the bullet looks marginally lighter compared to the MAC.

sleek mulberry review

Mulberry is described as a deep blackberry colour, and has a sheen finish rather than matte.

sleek mulberry mac comparison

Considering the bullet looks slightly lighter on the Sleek, I think the sleek lipstick actually offers a deeper, richer colour. I definitely preferred the finish on my lips using the Sleek lipstick. The finish looked more even and the colour was more intense. The lipstick was also more comfortable to wear and less drying.

sleek mulberry vs mac talk that talk

(sorry about the slightly wonky applications, never apply lipstick with a two year old running round your legs!!)

mac talk that talk comparison

So that’s my review! Slightly disappointed about my new purchase but nevermind, next up will be the Nude lipstick so fingers crossed for that one!

I hope you enjoyed my review and found it useful! I’d love to hear if you purchased from the new Riri collection? xxx



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18 thoughts on “MAC RiRi Talk That Talk Lipstick Review, Swatches & Comparison.

  1. lauraroganxo

    Wow, thank you for this review. I looked online when it was released in Hong Kong and a few big bloggers received it for sampling and it was exactly the same with the un-even look which put me off. I have dry lips too so i’m glad I didn’t fall into the trap of buying it! Excited to see the Nude one though 🙂

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    1. sheleznekoff Post author

      It’s such a shame, I was really excited about this lipstick. Just shows that just because something is expensive, it’s not always the best! xxx

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    1. sheleznekoff Post author

      Thanks lovely! I saw the reviews but chose to ignore them as I was really looking forward to the colour, that’ll show me hey!! 🙂

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  2. simi

    great post I have sleek mulberry as well and i dnt think ill waste a lot of money to get Mac talk that talk even though i was planning to get it for my bday but not anymore i think another dupe would be MUA wild berry kindly check out my blog to see more Info and I have swatched and review on the sleek lipsticks

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  4. tarryn

    Your review has really helped me make up my mind (excuse the pun) gorgeous colours and thank you for your efforts
    Kind regards 🙂

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  5. Stephanie Bone

    I think this generally happens with Retro Mattes though doesn’t it? I know that most people think that Ruby Woo is quite drying but once you ‘get round’ the formula it’s actually super smooth and even on the lips and extra long-wearing!
    Steff Xx

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