MAC Viva Glam Nicki




I had never before purchased one of the Viva Glam range from MAC. I don't know why, the Cyndi and Gaga versions didn't appeal to me for some reason, at the time that is. Both lipsticks are lustre's, which is a finish I'm not a huge fan of, and perhaps thats the main reason I steered clear. I had heard about Nicki coming out, and just fell for the colour almost immediately. It is something I have nothing close to in colour in my collection, and just, well, I just couldn't resist.


First off, it's a Satin finish. If you're not familiar with Satin's, all I can tell you is that they are extremely pigmented, a little bit less matte than a Matte, but still quite drying. I only have one other Satin in my collection and that is Myth, and I quite detest it! I thought I hated it because of it's formula, although it's colour majorly contributes to my hatred for it as well. After wearing Viva Glam Nicki for a day and a evening out, I can say that it is quite a drying lipstick, and left my lips feeling quite poorly and flaky. I hate this feeling! My lips are quite dry as it is, but I risked it for the amazing colour payoff that Nicki gives. My only advice is to use a preeeetty good lip scrub and moisture balm before applying.


Now to the colour. It's decribed as a yellow pink, and is such a statement colour. I actually adore this colour, so much, it's just so loud and bright, and well, statement-y. Definitely one to get you noticed. I really really love it.


Apart from its payoff, it's longevity is quite admirable. I went to Wagamama for lunch the day I trialed this baby, and it stayed put throughout an entire hour of noodle slurpage. It was only later on in the day did it start to feel flaky and drying, and lip balm application was necessary. I used Nicki over a hot pink lipliner from Essence, so it stayed where it should for the majority of the day.


Overall, I am quite happy with this purchase. I mean, nothing is perfect right? So I suppose the finish is it's downfall, for me anyway. But the colour totally makes up for it. I can see myself reaching for this time and time again. (Apr├ęs lip moisturisation, obv.) Perhaps I will purchase it's brother product, the Ricky Martin Lip Conditioner, that was suspiciously released alongside Nicki. Squinty eyes.


Another thing I love about this product is that the Viva Glam range is in association with the MAC Aids Fund, in which every cent from the sale of these products goes towards helping women, men and children affected by or living with HIV and Aids. I think it is so admirable that this brand does that, and by buying Nicki, I truly feel like I am helping, and not just buying another superfluous beauty product.



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I thought I would also show you my Snake Necklace, which I absolutely adore! I got this from New Look. :)

Have you tried any of the Viva Glam range?


I am also holding a Giveaway, as a thank you to my followers, so be sure to check it out HERE if you fancy winning yourself a few goodies. :)
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

x

31 comments :

  1. Oh lord.. snake necklace.... LOVE!!! I need. Hope I can find one here!! Nicki looks fab on you, great to enhance blue eyes methinks! :)

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  2. Your necklace is so awesome!!!!

    --- Nicole

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  3. ah it looks gorgeous on you! Can I have your hair and skin please? In a non creepy way obvz!
    The only thing that's putting me off buying this is the finish, my lips are super dry so I prefer lustres and cream sheens

    xx

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  4. Cool necklace! And the lip color really suits you :)
    x
    http://faisean-etc.blogspot.com/

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  5. That colour looks gorgeous on you!

    Laura xo

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  6. Love the necklace! The lipstick looks really pretty on you (:

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  7. I really, really, REALLY fancy this, it's such a gorgeous shade xxx

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  8. Aoife you look so amazing, this colour really suits you and your hair looks wonderful! xxxxx

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  9. I love this it look great on you :D xx

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  10. Aww that's such a cute colour.. And it looks really nice on you x
    Emine x

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  11. I just got this lipstick today!! I love it <3

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  12. I really want this lipstick! Your necklace is lovely, definitely not something I imagined to see from New Look :) Following <3

    xxx

    http://loolitopsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  13. pretty! <3


    p.s. I'm having a shoe giveaway if you'd like to check it out. :)
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

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  14. this colour looks so good on you!
    I have 2 mac lipsticks both r lustres I dont like them coz I didnt buy them as we dont get mac in my country thats why I asked my relative to get me 2 nude shades of mac lipsticks and he bought me lustres.. I would love to try this one out but same problem no mac in my country!

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  15. Oh god I nearly bought tis and then ended up buying a couple of products from the Shop 'til you drop with a tongue-in-cheek collection although I love the products I purchased I wish Id bought this too. ahaa xx

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  16. This looks gorgeous and must be purchaed ASAP! x

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  17. Really really gorgeous colour, looks great on you! :)

    Drea xo

    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a lush colour, it suits you too!

    Jessie
    coppergarden.blogspot.com
    xx

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  19. Just found your blog and LOVE IT! Really want to try this lipstick, even though I have loads of pinks from MAC i feel this one is slightly different to anything I already own. Maybe it's the 'yellow undertones' ha! You look gorgeous :) xxx.

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  20. Hi, I have nominated you for the versatile blog award, check out my blog for details Emine x

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  21. ahh! i literally JUST bought this yesterday and i freakin love it!
    haha!
    so vibrant yet girly
    i dubbed it my 'in your face pink!'

    love your blog btw! newest follower love!
    xoxo

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  22. So pretty! Love your lipstick! Perfect shade for Spring!

    PS. We’ve a $100 Giveaway to Vantage Point Vintage on our blog! Check it out, if you’d like :)

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  23. El color del labial es precioso!me ha gustado mucho y el collar es ideal,unico.

    Un beso enorme,te sigo desde hoy^^

    Si te gusta mi blog puedes seguirme en http://styleencolores.blogspot.com o si lo prefieres en bloglovin' Gracias!!

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  24. Amazing items and photos! I love it :)

    I am inviting you on giveaway on my blog:

    GIVEAWAY

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  25. Your necklace is incredible. It's been so long since i've been in New Look. The viva glam is a really nice colour on you.x

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  26. This color is so pretty, it really suits you! :)

    Zara
    x

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  27. Thanks for the comment, loving your blog too!

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  28. Great necklace, you look beautiful x

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  29. the colour really suites you! cute necklace! x

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