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— January 28, 2016 —

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick & Lipglass


MAC released their newest Viva Glam collaboration with Ariana Grande on January 13, 2016 online and January 21, 2016 in-stores and at counters.

"Good girl? Bad girl? Glam girl? Ask VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande! Go deep dark in her matte plum Lipstick or good, good in shimmering pink Lipglass. Wear each shade alone, or layer them together. Paint the town GLAM!"
For those new to the MAC Viva Glam range, it is an outstanding charitable cause in the industry; one of the best. Every cent of the selling price on any Viva Glam lipstick or lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to help people of all ages, races and sexes affected by HIV and AIDS. Viva Glam products have limited availability as they're typically sold for only 6 - 12 months.


* Lipstick $17 USD / $20 CAD (0.10 oz.) [LE]
  • Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick is described as a deep dark plum.
Viva Glam Ariana Grande is a darkened burgundy with cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade applied smoothly, mostly even and semi-opaque. The consistency had quite a bit of slip, which made it difficult to apply at times since it would skip in areas and appear streaky very easily. It would be best applied with a lip brush for a cleaner edge, or paired over a matte lip liner to give the product something to grab onto. Viva Glam Ariana Grande lasted +6 hours and left behind a stain. (3/5)
* Kat Von D Damned was warmer, matte. Kat Von D Exorcism was muted, more berry, matte. Kat Von D Homegirl was brighter, warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cherries was lighter, warmer, more brown.



* Lipglass $15 USD / $18 CAD (0.17 oz.) [LE]
  • Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass is described as a shimmering pink.


Viva Glam Ariana Grande is a transparent pink with pink and gold sparkle, neutral undertones and a glossy finish. The base color of this gloss is very sheer and doesn't add any color to the lips, besides the fine shimmer and sparkle, which was noticeable once applied. It also paired nicely over other products, just not necessarily the lipstick as it has too much movement on it's own. The consistency was thicker and tackier than your average gloss—but felt thinner than your standard lipglass from the brand. This also ensures the product will last longer and won't break down anything you pair it over. Viva Glam Ariana Grande lasted +4 hours before fading. (4/5)


Overall, despite the proceeds going towards a great cause, this was a rather disappointing lipstick. Applying it directly from the tube created jagged edges and even using a lip brush to apply, the color still appeared streaky on the lips throughout wear. If you're a longtime collector of the Viva Glam products, you can still feel good in purchasing the gloss, as it wears beautifully both alone and layered over other products.

Available now from MAC Cosmetics for a limited time.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass layered over Lipstick


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.