Tuesday, 28 February 2012

It's here...

Finally! Viva Glam Nicki has turned up on my doorstep! Let out a little squeal when I opened up the packaging. I love new MAC lipsticks way too much... Viva Glam Gaga is one of my favourite MAC lippies ever, so I was hoping this would live up to that. MAC describe this Satin finish lipstick as bright yellow pink, and I would say they're not far off. From all the different swatches and pictures I've seen on other websites and blogs, I really wasn't sure how the colour truly leaned and how it would come out on myself. 

VGN is a Satin lipstick, a formula I only own two of, Rebel and Pink Nouveau. I really get on with Pink Nouveau, I find it creamy and non-drying, it feels like a Matte when you're putting it on, except it's obviously a bit shinier than a Matte. With VGN, it really highlights any dry skin on my lips, which was a straightaway no no! Anyway I persevered, and was a little disappointed with the colour. I don't know if it's me being so pale or not, but the colour was literally neon! Which is the sort of shade I would expect from Nicki Minaj, but not what I've seen on the web. I suppose at the end of the day, it's the luck of the draw! We all have different skin tones, and different colour lips, some more pigmented than others. But I was just expecting it to be a lot less in your face, due to the swatches I've seen. When I blot it down (a lot!) I do really like the colour, it takes the edge off. Recently I have been wearing a lot of bright pink lipsticks, all blue based though, so maybe I'll experiment and give it more of a go. Who knows, I may grow to love it.

I wouldn't say to not purchase this lipstick, as it looks gorgeous on lots of girls I've seen so far, especially those with a tan! Will look gorgeous in the summer, shame on me for not being able to tan... Suppose I'll have to whack the fake tan out!!

I love that all the money (except VAT) from purchasing the lipstick and Ricky's lip conditioner goes to MACs AIDS fund. All the more reason to buy make up! I'll post a lip swatch tomorrow, but for now I have a swatch on the back of my hand, I would say it is a little more pink in the flesh, the camera hasn't really picked it up as well as I would of hoped.

Have you ordered this lipstick yet? Do you like the looks of it? 


  1. I absolutely love the look of this, I got my code through the other day but... I'm in two minds as people from BB swaps fb page have said it's not nice. I think it looks great though, I'll prob cave in and get it. Great post (think you may have just persuaded me) :)


  2. @Claire

    I really don't think it suits me right now, but I tried it on with no make up, and sometimes when I have "my face" on lipsticks look totally different! So I'll try again, but at the moment, blotting down is working for me.

    The two swatches I remember most are from Temptalia, who made it look a lot more creamy and pale, and then I saw LLYMLRS wear it yesterday and it looked more corally-pink on her! Maybe wait until it comes out in stores? You can still buy the old Viva Glams on the website, so I assume this will stick around :)

    Thank you lovely :) x

  3. I want to try this lipstick so much, the colour looks amazing :) x