Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag ($30.00 for 0.27 oz.) includes a lipstick and lipgloss, both the original edition of Viva Glam. Do you know the best part about this bag? Every single cent of the price goes towards the MAC AIDS Fund. Not $1, not proceeds, but the whole thing. If neither of these colors are up your alley, consider one of the other shades in the Viva Glam family if you haven’t. Both of these shades are also available individually. Every single cent of every single Viva Glam product goes towards MAF.

Viva Glam I Lipglass is a muted, medium-dark red with brown undertones and a glossy shine. It had opaque color coverage and did not settle into lip lines. It lasted for four and a half hours. NARS Wonder (LE, $25.00) and NARS Hollywoodlawn (LE, $26.00) are both more orange. See comparison swatches.

Viva Glam I Lipstick is a medium-dark, slightly muted, red with brown undertones and a slight cool tone to it. It has rich, opaque color coverage, and the consistency is lightly creamy and glides on well. Viva Glam I has been a classic red for me for years; it’s a retro, toned down red that works on a lot of skin tones. It wore well for six hours and left behind a stain; it was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $26.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Role Play (P, $18.00) is similar. Giorgio Armani The Red (400) (P, $32.00) is less matte. NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is lighter. MAC Such Flare (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50) is similar. Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches.

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Viva Glam I

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Viva Glam I

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Product

9.5/10

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10/10

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MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipglass

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipglass

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipglass

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipglass

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipglass

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

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21 thoughts on “MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lip Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Carrie

    For all my gripes about MAC, I will always respect them highly for their Viva Glam line. It’s so refreshing to see a company donate all proceeds and not some piddling amount to the cause (did you know only 3% of profits from NFL Breast Cancer month merch actually goes to charities?!). That the products tend to be some of their best ones is icing on the cake.

    Well done, MAC.

    • Not really surprised, it’s the same for a lot of beauty products. :(

      I don’t bother with BCA round-ups for product stuff any more because there’s only one or two who donate all profits/proceeds.

      • Carrie

        It always seems so disingenuous. Better donate to a charity directly, and then just admit you’re buying yourself a treat!

        • xamyx

          While it is great MAC donates all monies to charity, I just wish they would switch it up once in a while to include non-lip products. Unless a color *really* “wows” me, I tend to stay awayfrom MAC lip products (yes, there are some amazing colors, and I would concede quality is there, but I hate the way yhey feel). This shade is the best, IMO, of the VG line, but as I know it would pull completely orange on me, I have to pass. Also, none of the other shades really impressed me. Maybe a blush or eyeshadow would bring in even more buyers?

  2. Zoe

    what a great cause and what a gorgeous colour! makes me wish I wasn’t scared of reds! Is the lipstick full size?

  3. Forget what I said earlier about me prefering the nude look on you! You look so perfect with a bold red lip! :-D

    *fickle*

  4. Hi Christine! I am a new fan of Temptalia! Fantastic website!
    I love this on you. Very beautiful!

  5. Viva Glam 1 is one of my favourite MAC lipsticks, its just such a classic! Also, the Viva Glam program is amazing so props to MAC!

  6. Jennifer

    is the lipstick at all similar to Ronnie Red?

  7. Corliss

    The only Mac holiday set I’ll be purchasing.

  8. Krissy

    When will this be available to purchase in stores and counters?

  9. Anna

    I’m so glad they chose this for the holiday. I might get 2, one for me and a friend. I was scared they were going to use the viva glam nicki 2. I can’t imagine that one selling well during the holidàys :s. I hope the next spokesperson is more inspirational and they chose a wearable coral color. I like vright colors but I can’t wear them to my conservative job… Cmon mac.

  10. Amy B

    I really like it when you wear the lipgloss and lipstick together from the same set — I know you can’t always do that, but I wanted to provide my input :) ;)

    • Yeah, unfortunately, I reached my limit of about 15 lip swatches (including lip pencils which wreck my lips) – sorry!

      • Ouch! That must be really painful. I couldn’t thank you enough for all your hardwork you’re dedicating for this blog and your readers. The arm swatches are fine :)

  11. I really hope MAC eventually creates matching lipglasses for all the Viva Glam shades. I love supporting the cause, and all the shades in the line are almost universally flattering.