There is nothing like a classic beauty. I am one of those who always gets inclined towards classic shades when it comes to lipsticks. MAC has some amazing classic gems in their lipstick range. Some are yet to be explored by me and some I already have. During one MAC store visit, I saw a display which had a picture of Nicki Minaj flaunting her extra ordinary pout and pose. No. Its not that raunchy pose that intrigued me. lol 😛 I saw this shade standing there and calling my name. 😀 I went ahead and asked the MUA to pack this shade for me and let me tell you, this is for the first time that I haven’t tried on a lipstick at the MAC store before purchasing. Cause I know red lipstick and myself get along together like a match made in heaven.. 😛 😀
Anhoo I will just leave my story there. Let’s explore this beauty MAC Viva Glam 1. 🙂
What MAC Says about Viva Glam Range?
In 1994, M·A·C introduced VIVA GLAM 1, an outspoken deep red that was universal in appeal and glamour. In 1997, a second lipstick was created VIVA GLAM II, a pinked mauve. VIVA GLAM III, a foxy brown plum launched in 2000. VIVA GLAM IV, a heartful rose charged with gold, introduced in March 2002. In March 2004, Viva Glam V makes its debut, a pure neutral pink with a delicious Lustre finish! VIVA GLAM VI, the newest member of the VIVA GLAM family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. Wear it alone or finish it off with a coat of VIVA GLAM VI Lipglass. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.
My Take on MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick:
Unlike the regular MAC standard black packaging, I found Viva Glam Packaging to be quite unique with my favorite colors red and black adding beauty to the whole look. It’s classy, simple and not boring. 🙂
MAC Describes Viva Glam 1 as an intense brownish blue red with matte finish. It’s a classy red shade which has hint of maroon and brown thrown beautifully in. The color itself is rich, deep and beautiful. I think if you really want to get involved in building some of must have mac lipsticks, then MAC Viva Glam 1 is MUST HAVE. This shade is pure love according to me for those who love Red lipsticks. It just gives me the feeling of those classy Marlyin Monoroe red lips.
Being one from the Matte finish range, we often co-relate it to the drying mattes like Ruby Woo, but surprisingly it isn’t that drying at all. In fact it glides evenly and looks smooth on lips. It doesn’t accentuates fine lines, however if does emphasis dry or chapped lips so a lip balm is a must. Matte finish looks best on healthy lips, so you really need to do a justice to flaunt it properly. Make sure your lips are well exfoliated and moisturized before you put on MAC Viva Glam 1 on your lips. 🙂
MAC Viva Glam 1 Swatch!
MAC Viva Glam 1 on my lips!
I would call the pigmentation just insane. The color deposits fully on a single swipe. The color itself is rich and so the color pay off is mind blowing.
Staying power is excellent. You just need to forget about it once you apply. Viva Glam 1 remains intact for 7-8 hours easily with meals. The color leaves a dark tint behind which looks very sexy and beautiful. This definitely needs a good oil based makeup remover to get rid of all the color.
Pros of MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick:
- Eye catching red and black packaging.
- Classic sexy Brownish Red shade.
- Must have from MAC
- Soft matte finish glides easily.
- Insanely pigmented.
- Excellent Staying Power.
- With your every purchase from this range, you are helping in HIV and AIDS Fund.
Cons of MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick:
- Slightly drying over the wear time. But for me it’s actually not a Con as matte finish are like that.
Do I Recommend? Being an avid Red Lipstick lover, I would recommend this shade blindly to every person. It’s a classic and cult favorite of many. Many MAC MUAs vouch for this shade as the best shade form MAC. The mixed balance of brown, maroon and red makes it look rich and classy. It just gives you that confidence and oomph to rock the world.!!! The amazing pigmentation and staying power are just cherries on top of the cake. MAC Viva Glam 1 is a highly recommended shade. A MUST HAVE..!!!!!
Thanks for reading. Take Care..!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Review by Sharmistha Gosh! I need to ask you now. How many red lipstick do you own girl? :P An enviable collection you have. I did try Viva glam 1 on me last time, but it did not look half as good as it looks on you. <3 Red lipsticks do look great on you. Lovely review and clicks. :)