Monday, December 21st, 2009

MAC From Our Lips Collection

On February 25th, MAC will launch its newest Viva Glam campaign called, “From Our Lips,” which will feature Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick. Both Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are the newest confirmed faces of MAC’s AIDS Fund.

U.S. Launch Date: March 18th, 2010
International Launch Date: March 2010

Time to wham up the GLAM in VIVA VIVA GLAM !…and celebrate the indestructible idea that ALL girls (and boys) just wanna have fun! It’s a gaga-glamorous look at our abiding passion: The M·A·C AIDS Fund and the VIVA GLAM program are the heart and soul of M·A·C Cosmetics.

Established in 1994 to support men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS globally, VIVA GLAM I, II, III, IV, V and VI were launched as continuous shades and have achieved tremendously gratifying success over the years. Spring 2010 sees two new Lipstick shades introduced as limited life for 12 months on counter. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the sensational Cyndi Lauper and the electric Lady Gaga!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi Burnt coral-red colour (Lustre)
  • Viva Glam Gaga Cool blue-pink (Lustre)

Please remember… to respect (not necessarily agree) everyone’s opinions and people in general–even if they’re famous.  Temptalia is a positive space! :)  At the end of the day, Viva Glam is about promoting awareness about HIV/AIDS and celebrities are a great way to draw attention to the cause and encourage people to purchase one of the many shades of Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss–all of which go towards the MAC AIDS Fund.


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220 thoughts on “MAC From Our Lips Collection with Lady Gaga & Cyndi Lauper for Viva Glam

  1. Lindsey

    will the viva glam vi se lipstick + lipglass be gone?

  2. Annie

    Hmm, I wonder how close the actual shades will be to the picture. If it’s the colors they are wearing in the photograph, it looks like I definitely will need them both! :3

  3. aradhana

    that’s a great pic, and great choice for spokesmodels…
    totally in line with mac’s previous choices…

    does anyone know why the campaign ‘breaks’ on the 25th of feb, then lipsticks launch on 18th march? are the two lipsticks launching on separate dates?

  4. Erin

    I was beyond excited to hear that they were doing a VIVA GLAM campaign together! I hope that the colors end up being just as FIERCE as the two of them!

  5. Anna

    i absoulutly love lady gaga and mac this lipstick will be a deff must have

  6. shontay

    I want both shades! I wish there was a full blown collection, though!

  7. Christina

    I’m a big fan of pinks, but that color Cyndi is wearing is what intrigues me the most. Yum! I’ve never been a big fan of Viva Glam colors (although I’ve bought and tried a few) but these look promising!

  8. claudia

    Oh no, two lustres ?? That’s a shame !!!

  9. Susie

    Love it..Cant wait

  10. Zoe

    i am DEFINITELY gonna hav to buy the lady gaga pink viva glam lipstick

    and for all of the ppl saying that lady gaga was a bad choice, i think both of these people are PERFECT for this. lady gaga attracts a younger crowd, who would generally like the pink lipstick more and cyndi lauper attracts an older crowd, who would prbly like the red lipstick more than the pink
    but thats just my opinion….

  11. Jen

    I’ve been such a fan of Cyndi Lauper since the mid-80s. I emulated her makeup then, and can see I’ll be imitating her once again! I actually had the pleasure to meet Ms. Lauper when I worked at a TV station in Philly. Her autograph on my post-it note looks exactly like her autograph on your MAC image! Guess she signs everything in the same way!

  12. Rachel

    Lustres? I was really pulling for Amplifieds. Oh well.

  13. Amanda

    Gaga Lipstick? Yes Please!!!

  14. Alison

    I really like Lady Gaga but her shade sounds and looks all wrong for my skin type. Cyndi’s is a different story, luckily. I just adore this promo pic! Great cause!

  15. Wilcoa

    I’m just excited that Cyndi Lauper is a part of Viva Glam now! 😀 Doesn’t even matter what the lippie shade is, I’ll be picking one up!

  16. cloudburst

    Not a fan of Gaga myself, but she’s a good choice for the promo. Nice to see Cindy back in the spotlight as well.

  17. Ashley

    GaGa + MAC= LOVE! two of my favorite entities coming together!!!

  18. Camryn

    Loves the GaGa lippie. Must have!!!! Still wish it were purple-y, but I’m still happy.

  19. leven92

    I was hoping they would be amplified cremes :(

    oh im still getting them both though lmao

  20. viva glam gaga is a must!

  21. ak

    I have the Viva Glam I lipstick which I wear with the Mahogany lip pencil because I don’t look good in true pillar box reds, clean blue reds or orange reds, and I have two Viva Glam V lipsticks because I bought one by accident because I didn’t realize I already had one. *slapped my forehead* But the VG V lipsticks look great on me; very universal looking.

    The VG Cyndi sounds nice because it doesn’t sound like a pillar box red and it should be sheer if it’s a Lustre. I’d love to look at the Gaga lipstick also but I bought a similar sounding color called Lickable, a Cremesheen, and my Mom hated it on me & of course she just HAD to tell me how much she hated it. But at least it’s a Lustre. But as usual w/ MAC I’ll try before I even buy.

    Christine would the VG GaGa look good on an NC45?

  22. Giselle

    yayy i want gaga’s lipstick!!!!!

  23. Miss_M

    Love the promo pic !!

    I’m really curious about the Gaga shade, it looks a lot like St. Germain on the photo.

    I really hope there will be some new permanent Viva Glam shades in the future !

    • ak

      I hope it’s nothing like St. Germain because that’s like Satin or Matte or something, but at least it’s a Lustre thank Heavens! And a Lustre or Glaze makes that kind of color more wearable.

  24. Sue

    You guys, stop wondering about the colors. It’s listed right there, and the pictures are in the ad.

  25. Oh my, Lady Gaga+MAC= mega love. I have to get this.

  26. jordan

    doese anyone know if theses are limeted edition or if there premenate please tell me thanks

  27. I love Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper! Can’t wait until it comes out!

  28. Jen

    I would love to win, and I would like my friend Dawn to win a Clarisonic,she’s wanted one forever but can’t afford one with her budget being a stay at home Mom. I’ll cross my fingers for her and I to win:)

  29. Dena

    for all you Gaga haters. She writes her own music and signs it as well. No lipsincing like Britney. Also, whoever keeps saying she stole someone named Roisin Murphy persona, I say bull to the max. She’s an original. All these musicians copy someone. I am sure whoever this Roisin Murphy person is (don’t know, don’t care to) copied someone’s style as well. so stop the freaking hate on these boards and let’s all concentrate on the beautiful MAC cosmetics we are all going to get broke from. Thank you MAC!

    • Sue

      If you look at Gaga’s pictures from high school, you would know she dressed like the majority of people. She followed the crowd. This change only happened about 2 years ago. Therefore, I don’t see how this is her “own style that she’s had her whole life, inspired by her personality”. Now THAT is bull. Also, if you read Seventeen magazine, there is a quote by gaga saying that she often copies Victoria Asher (ie the lightning bolt on her face).

    • ak

      Yeah thanks MAC. I now look like a pretty and broke bag lady! LOL

  30. Jennifer S.

    I saw Lady Gaga perform on television sometime within the last week and her lipstick was gorgeous. Sort of a pink, mauvey darker “Lavender Whip” was the the first thing I thought of, identical to the photo shown here on Temptalia.
    Do I stand behind Lady Gaga’s choices as an artist? Heavens no! But what person can’t get behind a donation to an AIDS fund and leave with a beautiful lipstick to boot?

  31. Lisa

    Just to be clear, this collection will only be limited edition and available for a year?
    I really like lady gaga and will definitely be getting the 2 colors though i will probably not wear then as often as my other shades.

  32. Are these Limited Edition or a permanent additon to the Viva Glam line?

  33. Kim

    Oh man. MAC what the hell? So many collections so little money. Can’t you please lower your prices for us that are being hit hard by the economy?? Pretty please. Anyhoot, loving both lippies. I had hoped for a more purpley color for Gaga and a amplified creme or something richer than lustre. Lustres don’t work on my lips & they dry them. That will not stop me from buying both of these lippies though.

    • ak

      Yeah MAC needs to come out with a collection of make up sold in the drugstores, but still made by them, and they should call it CHAC.

  34. I love Gaga Im her biggest fan she such a fierce fashion icon …. shes like nothing i have ever seen… shes so unique and that draws me to her so much .

  35. Mal

    i love the GAGA one. Personally i dont care about the artists, its the actual makeup that counts. But regardless i am a big Gaga fan and the colour is gorgeous. Cyndi one is a bit too bright and grown up for me tbh, not a fan of red lipsticks. Pink, more my thing (:

  36. Julie

    The lauch date for Viva Glam Cyndi and Viva Glam Gaga has been moved up to February 10, 2010!!! Be on the look out- the colours are beautiful!!!

  37. Jessica

    My MAC SA showed me these lipsticks and Gaga’s sorta looks like Snob and Lauper’s is almost a berry shade. Since they are lustre’s they are so soft! Lady Gaga’s eyebrows in the picture above are actually pink the makeup artist used a lipstick!

    • ak

      As long as the Gaga one isn’t excatly like Snob and with the same opacity. I’d prefer a very sheer-looking Snob!

  38. Bettie Jean

    LOVE both girls, but I’m a pink freak, so the Gaga is a must – can’t wait!

  39. Plumage

    the lipsticks launch next week!!!! FEB 10th!!! the same day they’re gonna be on the TODAY SHOW!!!!!

  40. Michelle

    amazing!! im definetly telling my sister about this :)

  41. Cheyennesss

    Great idea! I love the idea of celebrities with MAC & viva glam, putting them together is GENUIS! :)

  42. Mandy

    I’m so disappointed that some people don’t think Lady Gaga would make an exceptional VG/MAC affiliate! I think she’s fantastic and will definitely be buying Viva Glam Gaga! 😀

  43. letthembleed

    Hey there MACaholics…the release date on this has been pushed up to Feb 10th or 11th, don’t wait until March or this shiz will be gone!!! I already have my presell order in at my local Nordies for 6 of the Gagas and they aren’t even for me! Get on it!

  44. Judy

    Check out the swatches for these viva glam lippies. Thanks yo I want the Lady Gaga one!!

  45. catie

    LOVING BOTH OF THEM!!!! Thanks for posting. When are we going to finally see swatches for the Give me Liberty Collection? Dying to see the Blooming Lovely lipstick so bad.

  46. It’s actually very strange dealing with MAC sometimes. My local store is putting these out on the 10th of February (they’re in a Macy’s).

    I called MAC on-line and they had no idea when they would launch. They also said there is NO number to call to get a solid launch date (they are just told when they could sell them).

    I also called 4 other stores (2 counters, one freestanding and one Pro). The two counters I called (one Macy’s and one Nordstrom) said the 11th. The freestanding store I called said they didn’t know but thought it might be next week, and the Pro store I called originally said the 11th – But when I pressed they asked a manager and then told me the 10th.

    So the “official” word that I’m hearing… Is that there is no official word. LOL!

  47. Can’t wait to buy my new lippies on Wednesday!!!

  48. ak

    I like Cyndi Lauper’s ‘crazy 1930s’ hair and look in this pic.

  49. ak

    I have to say that Cyndi is in great shape in this pic where she’s only wearing lingerie. I don’t know if they retouched her or what, and she doesn’t look wrinkly but at the same time Cyndi doesn’t look like she ‘had work done’ either. That’s good.

  50. Meesh

    the lipsticks are available at MAC online right now.

  51. Alex

    WHAAAAAT!!!! I just went to mac cosmetics and its already being sooold aaaaand it will be released on the tenth of febuary at MaC stores!

  52. Diane

    OMGOSH!! They’re available online already!!

  53. are there any swatches? i was looking but couldn’t find any

  54. Jamie

    Woah! I can’t wait for the Lady Gaga lipstick! Looks super pretty! (:

  55. dal


    Thank you Gaga for saying how important Cyndi is to Rock music for women in chart history, and for both of you standing up for GAY RIGHTS and to stop HIV.

    There’s nothing wrong with Gay people. Jesus said in Matthew that there are people born Gay, and they should accept it. Also, Jonathan and King David were very romantic together and kissed and King David said his love of Jonathan (who gave up the kingship to David against his Dad’s wishes) exceeded “that of my love of women”. See their story in the Old Testament in Samuel.

  56. Evy

    Consummerism at it’s best. This is what it takes now to get the public attention and their dollars. M.A.C has always used too much unnecessary packaging for me to even consider buying it.

  57. I don’t really like Lady Gaga. I think that her music is bad and that her clothing choices aren’t the greatest, but I respect her because she doesn’t care. She does what she thinks is right which is why I think that MAC chose her, she is there as a spokesperson. She’s controversial of course, but who isn’t? We can just hope and pray that they don’t pick Miley Cyrus next. I love the lipstick though. It’s a beautiful color that is just the prettiest pink. I think that it looks great on so many people.