Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Product Review: MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

At a Glance:
Price: US$14.50 / RM65
Weight: 3g / 0.10 US Oz.
Made in: Canada
Likes: Lovely color, doesn't feel drying on the lips, it's for a good cause! :)
Gripes: None! :D
Repurchase: Yes


Product Description

The VIVA GLAM and Lady Gaga collaboration takes off again with a shade as enigmatic as the Diva's star persona. A light warm beige with an Amplified finish, the look is as cool as only she can be. All monies raised go the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS. Limited edition.

Pigmentation & Color:

This shade is described as a light natural beige on the website, and I would say that that is accurate. This swatches lighter than it is in the tube, and the color on your lips varies with the undertones / pigmentation of your lips. On my lips it leans a little pink! :)

Skin swatch:

And on my lips:

Texture & Scent:
I personally am a great fan of the Amplified finish - it's so rich and pigmented, yet soft and creamy! :D Similar to most other MAC lipsticks, this has their signature vanilla scent that i find kinda yummy! :D~


This lipstick comes in the regular black twist up tube with a screw off cap. This being a Viva Glam has special red letterings on it! :)

On the twist up tube itself is Lady Gaga's signature:

Anddd, this is box it came in:

Time Test:
I typically get about 6 hours wear for Amplified finish lipsticks.

Price & Availability:
This lipstick is priced at US$14.50 / RM65, and is available at all MAC stores as well as their website. This is limited edition, however. Also, consumers have the choice to either purchase this individually, or as part of a set together with the original bubblegum pink Gaga lipstick (review coming up tomorrow! :D) in the Holiday collection.

My $0.02:

Come to think of it, although most of my FOTDs feature a neutral lip, i don't ever recall doing a nude nude lip per se.

This is my 2nd nude lippie, the first one being Fleshpot, which made me look like the living dead. This is darker, and it leans a little pink so it works for me! :D

Featuring this lippie on my lips, NARS Torrid blush on cheeks.

Depending on your skintone, this may or may not wash you out. I find that I have to pair this with strong eyes and brighter cheeks to counter the nude lips.

Anddddd, I LOVE the amplified creme formula - it glides on like a dream, is so pigmented and most of all, it's so comfortable to wear! :D

I can't really think of anything I didn't like about this lipstick, except that I'll definitely miss it when it's gone! :) If it's still available by the time i'm done with this tube, i'll definitely repurchase! :D

Do you own this? How do you like it? :D


  1. This looks MUCH better on you than it did me. I looked like a zombie.

  2. I have the lipgloss! It leans a little pink on me too- on some swatches (On lips) it looks really... fleshy, so I was kind of worried how it'd turn out :P Glad to know it's not that way for me haha!

    You look gorgeous with it, though! <3

  3. Eeeks, I want to try the it, but I'm afraid that I'll look like a dead corpse with my pigmented lips. Boohoo!

  4. This color looks great on you! I've read that it washes a lot of skintones out...but on you~ it looks awesome. :]

  5. JC: aww... have you tried layering it with a brighter lipgloss? Don't let it go to waste! :D

  6. Stephanie: thank you! :D Yeah, i find that the pink tones in this one really help make it alot wearble for me! :D

    Oh the lipgloss... i'll need to get around to using that! :P

  7. Hanny: Go try it at the stores! :D Maybe it'll suit you? :D

  8. tiffyama: Thanks! Yeah i read so too so i'm thankful that it looks ok on me :D

  9. Does this have a strong scent? I bought my first MAC lipstick, a mattene, and it had the strongest fake vanilla scent to it I just couldn't stand. It quite put me off getting another MAC lipstick if they all have that scent.

  10. Thanks for the question Anon! I have forgotten to include that in my review! :D

    Yes, mine smells of vanilla too, but not overly strong though. I kinda like it! :D

  11. Such an awesome looking nude! Is this the one in the Lady Gaga viva glam 2011 Ad?

  12. Yes it is! :D And methinks that it'll look amazing on you! :D :D

  13. haih, you and your fotd and claims never fail to make me want to go buy more things!

  14. Sorryla!!! :P :P So you getting this? :D


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