Last but not least of the lipsticks from the RiRi Hearts MAC Summer Collection is Heaux. I saved the best for last because it is absolutely gorgeous and the most unique shade in the collection. The name is hilarious at that and I’ve been getting a kick out of telling people what I’m wearing lol. If you had to choose just one then it should be Heaux.
The lipstick is packaged in MAC’s traditional black tube with Rihanna’s signature inscribed into the lipstick. There is no special packaging although it is rumored to be coming back in the Fall in special packaging.
Heaux is a berry red with pink undertones. The Retro Matte formula is dry but not as dry as RiRi Woo and RiRi Boy. It has the best texture out of all three shades and applies with ease. I still suggest that you exfoliate your lips and apply a balm first to avoid dry patches. The pigmentation is great and the color lasts at least 6 hours without fading, even through a meal. You don’t need to wear a lip liner but I’ve been using my E.L.F. Studio Lip Lock Pencil for added protection against bleeding and feathering. It is easy to remove when using a balm underneath but if not it can stain the lips.
Now to the big question, are there any dupes? I’ve been seeing a bunch of people saying that Heaux is a dupe for MAC Rebel and it is not. They are two completely different shades as Rebel leans more purple . I don’t have anything else in my collection exactly like Heaux and I have over 100 lipsticks. The closest shade that I found was MAC Love Goddess from the Marilyn Monroe Collection and it is slightly brighter with a Satin formula but it comes close…
Love Goddess, Heaux and Rebel
On that note I feel that Heaux was a great investment since I don’t have any dupes in my collection and I really, really like the way it looks on me. I received so many compliments on the shade. It is definitely my favorite out of the three lipsticks. In case you missed them check out my reviews of RiRi Boy and RiRi Woo.
Heaux is a limited edition and is currently sold out. It is rumored to be returning this Fall with the next installment of the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection. It retails for $15 and the tube is eligible for Back 2 MAC.