Thursday, February 17th, 2011

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light warm beige.” It’s a peach-tinged pale beige-nude with an amplified finish. The amplified finish gives is a creamier consistency, more color pigmentation, and a semi-matte finish. I did find this shade a little on the drier side, so I would recommend prepping lips accordingly (keep the moisturized, exfoliate prior).

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. I typically get four hours of wear, but some of the lighter lustre and glaze finishes tend to disappear by hour three. Amplified cremes and amplified finishes, however, tend to go beyond four, but with lighter shades like Viva Glam Gaga 2, I expect around four.

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  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: The warm undertones are very slight and subtle; they’re not overwhelming, so this nude will still work on cooler skin tones. It’s like a peach version of Creme d’Nude; lighter version of Peachstock. I wish it was more forgiving on lips–perhaps less dry–because it tends to show imperfections on the lips.

where to buy: Nordstrom

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
Viva Glam Gaga 2, Peachstock, Creme d’Nude, Honeylove

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
Cherish, Yash, Freckletone, Viva Glam Gaga 2

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Viva Glam Gaga 2? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $14.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes, it will be available until February 2012.

Any dupes?

Peachstock was the closest MAC dupe, but it is noticeably darker.

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200 thoughts on “MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick Swatches, Review, Photos

  1. lauraaaa

    im nc25. this l/s is perfect on me

  2. shortie

    i just bought this and it was so smooth and not drying at all. perhaps u had a dud christine?

  3. Laura

    It’s gaga so of course I bought it, but it will be nice to have another nude option from Myth, I can’t deal with creme d’nude every tube has melted on me! It seems peachier/darker than myth i think, it looks beautiful!

  4. Kathylulu

    I’d definitely like this!!!!!

  5. So does this mean that Viva glam gaga lipstick (the original) is now out and this one replaces it?

  6. Sri

    I wish this one was available when I was at high school (I can skip class because of the ‘pale sick’ makeup look) 😀

  7. not sure about this one….i do love last years beachbound, also nude and peachy and out of my comfort zone but i ended up loving it, are beachbound and gaga similar in colour? (i understand that the formulas are very different :)

  8. Veronica

    I purchased the faerie glen…would you say to skip this if I already that one…Thank you!!

  9. em

    I went and bought this today…and it’s a beautiful nude for the paler girls (I’m NC10). I thought Peachstock was a bit too orange/stark nude for my liking and this is a wonderful version of that, more muted-nude peach. You do need to pair it with smokier eyes though. Dabbed on, it looks much more wearable/forgiving.

  10. Kimmy

    I bought this lipstick yesterday and am in love. It is SO SO SO SO pretty! I am sad its limited. I know it’ll be around for a year but still, I can see myself using it forever because it’s just that pretty!

  11. Lei

    Christine what color are you in MAC foundation so I can get a better sense if this nude will work for me. I am NC30 and your skin color is close to mine. Although I have some yellow undertones. Would this color be to beige on me almost like concealer?

  12. Nara

    I bought this lipstick & the lipglass yesterday..It’s definitely a plus when applying the lipglass over it. I’m an NC42..and i think i pulled it off pretty good ! I was on the lookout for a nude color. I never found a good one. It would either be too pale, dead looking, or just straight up concealer look. But viva glam II i’m in love with. I also purchased the viva glam I in the pink shade..with it being dis-continued after it’s done being sold.

    if anybody is a nc42 ..i’m adding a link to see a photo with the lipstick that i’ve on. Feel free to look at ladies! Cause wamer tones gals can pull it off too :)

  13. Melissa

    Wow, Christine. This lipstick is the perfect nude for you. I love how it looks on you. I bought the gloss today and I love the shade, but I do have to add a medium or darker shade of brown lip pencil in order for it to look like a good nude shade for me. I have a mocha complexion :)

  14. sophie

    will this color look good on people with dark brown skin color?, doubt so ):

  15. kelly

    warm toned nude? sign me up!!

  16. pass. The pigmentation looks amazing, but this would look gross on me.

  17. Yanna

    Viva Glam V is the perfect nude on it’s own for any skin tone in my opinion, I use it on a lot of my brides. However, this Viva Glam Gaga 2 works amazing with a liner or mixed with another lipstick shade or gloss. I’ve been mixing it with Viva Glam VI and it looks hot!!!

  18. veronica

    Would u say this is the same as the tartan tale collection the faierie glen?

  19. Pan

    I tried this on with the lipglass and I feel that it could be pretty wearable. (: The makeup artist who helped me out told me that it works great with any lip liner. I picked it up anyway because it helps a good cause and I think I can make it work with mixing it. ^^

  20. Ana

    How does this compare to Blankety?

  21. Amanda

    I’m contemplating on this, maybe under a peachy lip liner it would be more my thing. I like bright fun colors, I was in love with both of the viva glam lippies from last year, but I don’t really fancy the concealed lips look.

  22. Stina

    wow, the products look more orange/brown in your pics than what I tried on at the counter.

  23. Scarlett

    what lip liner color from mac can be worn to make this stand out a little bit?

  24. Hailey N.

    If it’s as zombifiying on everyone as it is on you, I’m staying well away from it. It just doesn’t seem like a flattering color, in the slightest.

  25. Kim

    It’s extremely creamy on my lips and I don’t find it dry at all!

  26. angus

    hi, looks great!
    do you know what its like compared to fleshpot?

  27. Lexi

    Christine- What is your absolute favorite nude? I have been on the search for one.

  28. Vvn

    I just bought this today! I’m about an NC35-37, and it literally matched my skintone, so I looked abit washed out, but I was looking for a lipgloss to pair with out and found Revlon Superlustrous lipgloss in 04 Nude Lustre, and when paired together look absolutely amazing! amazing with smokey eyes, and gives the same kind of effect of the Promo image but for medium-dark skins, very pleased, now one of my fave lip combo’s 😀

  29. Anthony

    The best dupe for this lipstick is the NYX Circe Lipstick !! Its only 4 bucks !

  30. Hazel

    I am NC15 (slight yellow undertones). Will this work for me?

  31. Emmie

    omg i love this lipstick and lipglass! i havent been able to find a lipstick/lipgloss that is a pure nude on my lips against my skin tone and is silky and glides on when applied (as i have very sensitive lips its had to find) but this is perfect! i will deffo be buying several back ups of this before febuary 2012 – so happy it will be lasting that long!

  32. Kerri

    Hi, can anyone tell me if this lipstick along with viva glam gaga are permanent. I’m thinking they are. Put in with the other viva glam ones. Just double checking..Thanks in advance girls :)

  33. Will someone PLEASE tell me when Mac will STOP producing/selling the GAGA 2 lipstick??

    (so i can make sure to buy more for my stash – before its too late)

  34. Jenn McCluan

    Hi Christine:
    I love all of your posts and pictures; they are incredibly helpful and thoughtful. Could you please tell me what blush you are wearing in the photo where you feature MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipstick at this web address:

    It is gorgeous, and I have been on the hunt for something like it!
    Thanks so much,

  35. AngieRosiles

    What is the difference between viva glam gaga 2 & viva glam 2??