Helllo my beauties 😀
Today I come with a very unconventional color along with a self-satisfied air of doing some charity work ^_^ puzzled? How can my buying MAC help anyone else except to give them more shock? *my parents in this list* but yeah for those of you who have guessed what exactly I am talking about 😛 for those who haven’t let me clear it out- MAC has a HIV fund and certain products whose sell prices go directly to that fund without a single penny to MAC. Viva glam is the collection and the lippy today is Viva Glam Nicki, 😀 as this was a tie up with the famous Nicki Minaj whose unconventional sense of style we are all too familiar with.
What MAC Says:
Viva Glam Nicki is described as a *bright yellow pink* and it comes in a satin finish 🙂 *already scared by the color description? :P*
Price: INR 990/- for 3gm
My take on MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick:
This Viva Glam Nicki lipstick is very memorable as it was the first one I bought myself from the store *all the others before this were sent from other cities by dear friends <3* I had gone with my mom to check out concealers and a particular bright pink on the MAC S.A’s lips had caught my eye right away. 😛 When she was showing me lippies she got a lip pencil, filled my lips and applied a bright pink which got me a lovely striking pink lip and even my mom said I had to have that lipstick O:) but oh well the lipstick alone err..is too pale and yellow which I discovered at the store itself and yes you guessed it right, it had to be worn atop the lip pencil which is of course my *chicory* 😀 *till date mom thinks I only bought the lippy :P*
The lipstick comes in a different black and red packaging which makes it look nicer and different. 😀 My tube does not have Nicky’s signature though. :-/ * not that I mind *_* *
The satin finish ensures very easy and smooth application on lips on top of my lip pencil or without it does not matter! It does have a tendency to accentuate fine lines or dry bits if you don’t take care of your lips. *spank*
The color is actually lovely- a proper bright pink which I absolutely love but thanks to my Asian complexion I just can’t wear it alone or the whitish yellow tones make me look like an aboriginal. -_- Chicory provides a warm base on lips though, 😀 and the pink looks so bright and coral-ly, uplifting my complexion and confirming that yes, this had to be mine <3
The pigmentation of Viva Glam Nicki lipstick is awesome and just 1-2 swipes makes sure I have got enough color on my lips. 🙂
As it is the satin finishes have a great lasting power, on top of that I wear this lipstick with a lip pencil so you can well imagine how that extends the time of wear. 😀 It easily survives light food and drinks and stays put for 6 hours or more then fades, leaving behind a coral pink stain. 🙂
The pros of MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick :
- Different black and red packaging which gives it a unique feel and demarcates it from my stash of other MAC lippies. 🙂
- The pigmentation is great and the color shows up bright and true in a couple of swipes 🙂
- The finish is satin so the texture is light and smooth, easily applied on lips 🙂
- The color is a lovely bright pink which appears to be a bright coral pink in the way I wear it 🙂
- The lip pencil extends the wear time and it easily lasts for 6 hours or more!
- Yummy vanilla smell <3
The cons of MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick :
- The color alone is a very beautiful yet scary pink which err is not very nice to be worn by itself -_- *no wonder most of us avoid even trying it on. :P*
- The satin finish does emphasize lip lines if they are not hydrated or exfoliated. 😐
My rating: 4.5/5 😀
Do I recommend MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick ?
Madly. 😀 Dusky beauties give it a toss, but medium complexions and especially the lighter ones please please stop avoiding this color like an epidemic disease and do try it on first and then decide!! Fill up your lips with any neutral warm lip pencil like Soar or Chicory or Subculture and then apply.
MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick swatches! *in daylight*
My LOTD!*wearing Viva glam Nicki alone*
*lips filled in with chicory lip pencil then applied*
Hope you finally liked the color. 😀 Do check it out the next time Jyo 😛 Its not plague. -_-
Ohh btw if you guys are wondering if this was the same pink color which caught my eye that the S.A was wearing then bingo. 😀 Bubyyee for today! Keep smiling. 😀 muuahh :-*
Review by Agnirupa
ETM Edit* Looks lovely on you as usual, but I am sure I would look like a drag queen with this one. 😐 But you know what, I like it more without Chicory. 🙂 The color stands out beautifully against your skin tone.