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MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks
MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks

There are six permanent shades of MAC Viva Glam Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.), and frankly, they’re even prettier than I remembered (the one that I remember mostly clearly has always been Viva Glam I, as that was the only one I wore regularly in the past). I’m totally blown away by Viva Glam III and IV now! What makes Viva Glam lipsticks special is 100% of the selling price is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund; that’s not a portion, that’s not proceeds, that’s 100% of the selling price, which makes it one of the better charitable beauty products… well, ever.

MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks

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MAC Deep Rooted, In My Fashion, In the Spirit Lipsticks

MAC Deep Rooted Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “brown taupe [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark taupe with gray-leanings and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was creamy enough to apply easily and evenly, while it had mostly opaque color payoff. On me, it wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Kapow (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stavros (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Deep Rooted Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Deep Rooted
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande II for September 2016

MAC Viva Glam Arian Grande 2 Collection
MAC Viva Glam Arian Grande 2 Collection


She’s back! Play it nice and charming in Ariana Grande’s shimmering neutral mauve Lipglass, or get fresh and cheeky in matte orchid pink Lipstick. Wear each shade alone, or layer together. Be a doll, and go GLAM!

Every cent of the selling price of M·A·C VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. To date, the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund has raised $425 million.

Availability

Online and in-stores September 8th, 2016 (North America); September 2016 (International)

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The Details

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Limited Life

  • Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Deep cool pink (Matte)

Lipglass | $16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CAD | Limited Life

  • Viva Glam Arian Grande 2 Neutral nude pink

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MAC Frosted, Lazy Lullaby, Lightly Charred Lipsticks

MAC Frosting Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pure white [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, stark white with a matte finish. It was pretty pigmented with nearly full coverage, but the consistency was a little drier and seemed chalky to me, so it didn’t apply the best. Some of the color “cracked” as I smiled, and it could have gone on more evenly. For those who aren’t looking for a full, opaque white to wear on its own, it might be more appealing as a mixing shade, as it will lighten anything you add to it. In my experience, it does seem to stretch other formulas and make them appear a little less smooth on. I was able to minimize this effect by applying some of the white first, then layering the darker shade on top with fingertips (the warmth helped maneuver everything into place). The shade lasted for four hours on its own and was lightly drying. NYX Coconut (P, $6.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Wickedly White (P, $7.49) is darker, less pigmented (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lightly Charred Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Frosting
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC 4Eva, Lavender Jade, Love & Cherished Lipsticks

MAC 4Eva Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy light purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage, but it would need another layer or so to get fully opaque coverage out of it. The consistency didn’t drag or tug on the lips when applied, but it didn’t slide around easily. The color lasted for five and a half hours, was lightly drying after four hours of wear, and did creep into lip lines slightly. Bite Beauty Lavender Jam (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop So Wavy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Be-dazzled (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC 4Eva Lipstick
MAC Lipstick 4Eva
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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