Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

This year’s Viva Glam item is ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag ($36.00), which includes full-sizes of Viva Glam V (lipstick) and Viva Glam V (lipglass), both described as a “neutral pink with pearl.” The set comes with a red-dominated tartan-patterened bag, the same as in the other Lip Bags (just a bit bigger than my hand).

  • Viva Glam V (lipstick) is a pinky nude-brown with soft champagne shimmer. It’s semi-sheer on lips, and it’s incredibly flattering. This is the kind of shade that looks good on both warmer and cooler skin tones.
  • Viva Glam V (lipglass) is a peachy nude with soft golden shimmer. It has a milky quality to it, and it’s not nearly as pink as its lipstick counterpart. This is warmer, but I don’t think it’s unduly warm that it wouldn’t work on cooler skin tones.

For all the Bravehearts and beautiful souls that keep the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund flowing, we say, ’Tis Noble to Give… and with every purchase of this gorgeous, grandiloquent world-clan collectible, you are helping to keep the coffers confident – because every cent from every M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM purchase always goes directly to the women, men and kids affected by HIV/AIDS everywhere. It’s our heritage, our proud moment…and yours too. Keep the VIVA GLAM clan alive and thriving!

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I always recommend buying Viva Glam when the colors appeal to you–it is such a fantastic cause.

AVAILABILITY: October 28th at MAC Stores/Counters, Now online

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick, Viva Glam V Lipglass

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass

MAC Tartan Tale:  Viva Glam Lip Bag
MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I buy the Viva Glam Set? How much is it?

It will be available at MAC stores/counters on October 28th, online at maccosmetics.com on approximately October 26th. $36.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

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28 thoughts on “MAC Tartan Tale: ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jennifer S.

    This set is at the top of my list, thanks for the review!

  2. Katja

    The consitency of the Lipgloss looks a little bit strange on the photo. What is it? It seems a bit stale?

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jess Jessika k

    I’m suprised this costs $36! They’re both 14.50 individually so that’s $29.00. I guess youre paying $7 for the bag!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kalex

    I pre-ordered this about a week ago. I can’t wait to pick it up tomorrow!

  5. Miss Ruby Rouge

    Ohhh la la, these are gorgeous and just the right about of neutral for me!! :) I think this might be a good christmas pressie for my sister-inlaw…would you say it’s a good value pack, Christine?! xXx

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jerilyn jerilyn

    hello, Thank you for all of your swatches and reviews. I noticed that most of the e/s that were swatched in this particular line didn’t have a good color payoff, which to me is disappointing considering it’s MAC. I recently heard that since Lancome or Estee Lauder (can’t remember which one or are they all the same) has taken over MAC that the company has tried to save money by putting more fillers in their eyeshadows. I was just wondering since you have a lot of knowledge of MAC have you found a decline in the quality of their eyeshadows as far as how pigmented they are?
    Don’t get me wrong I still love MAC and will buy their products, but with more caution now, I was just kind of sad when I heard they added more filler. Thnx :)

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Deb Deb

    I just ran out of this color lipstick, so this might be a good chance to repurchase! I wonder if the cost of the bag is included in the donation or just the value of the products?

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Noga Noga

    I am soooo getting this one :)

    • cmferrets

      i am sooo getting this one. i already have viva glam 4 and 6. i think i might get this one for my sister too for christmas. she was in mac w/ me at the unveiling event and was trying on a nude viva glam color and wanted to get it but the mac lady put the wrong one in her bag. i think is was the red/berry viva glam. but it worked out bc she actually liked the color.

  9. Carrie Ann

    The lipstick and lipglass are very pretty and I love the red bag, but I think they should’ve priced this a little lower. It’s terrific that all the money goes to the charity, but you’re paying a lot for a permanent lipstick and lipglass and a small bag. More people would be inclined to get this if it were maybe $32, instead.

  10. Tiffany

    LOVE IT!!!!!

  11. Dee

    Are the products themselves permanent?

  12. Eliza

    Holiday shopping just got better.

  13. Vale

    Which is the difference in colour between those 2? o_O

  14. Olivia A

    So pretty! I’ll have to check this out at my local MAC counter :-)

  15. sarah

    Hi. I have never tried MAC lip products But am loving this set. Can anyone tell me if they have fragrance in the ingredient list? Do they have a “taste”/smell??? Super sensitive skin!! Thanks!

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer Jennie

    I wish the lipstick was a little bit more nude. It looks so much more rosy on me. But I guess that’s probably because I have pretty pigmented lips to begin with.

  17. I got this set for my mother-in-law as a Christmas gift! I think she’s going to love it.