Monday, February 4th, 2013

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel lavender pink.” It’s a milky, pale lavender-pink with subtle shimmer. MAC Viva Glam Gaga is pinker, more opaque. MAC Pink Fade is a touch lighter. MAC The Wee Coquette is lighter. MAC Stay Sweet is warmer, pinker. MAC Good Times is less cool-toned. MAC Pink Fade is cooler-toned.

It’s semi-sheer and allows a lot of the natural lip color to come through, which can warm/cool the color as well as make it appear pinker/redder. Because of its lightness, it does settle into lip lines and can cause lines of demarcation if you press your lips together. On my lips, it definitely appeared less purple applied than it does swatched or in the tube. When I applied it over Viva Glam Nicki 2 lipstick, it gave it a glossier look (of course!) and added a smidgen of pink–gave it less of a cool-toned vibe.  It wore three hours on my lips, and the texture and consistency is true-to-formula–thicker and tackier than your average gloss.

The Glossover

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Viva Glam Nicki 2

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It's semi-sheer and allows a lot of the natural lip color to come through, which can warm/cool the color as well as make it appear pinker/redder. Because of its lightness, it does settle into lip lines and can cause lines of demarcation if you press your lips together.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass

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MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass over Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick

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MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass over Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass over Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $15.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Viva Glam Gaga is pinker, more opaque. MAC Pink Fade is a touch lighter. MAC The Wee Coquette is lighter. MAC Stay Sweet is warmer, pinker. MAC Good Times is less cool-toned. MAC Pink Fade is cooler-toned.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Tarina Tarantino Sparkling Ammunition Eyeliner, MAC Opulash Mascara. On lips: MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass.

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25 thoughts on “MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Colleen

    What eyeliner are you wearing on your bottom lash-line? It’s stunning!

    • WHAT MAKEUP ARE YOU WEARING?
      On eyes: Tarina Tarantino Sparkling Ammunition Eyeliner, MAC Opulash Mascara. On lips: MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass.

  2. Becca

    Christine, might be just me but the final three pictures don’t load (MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass over Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick)! I tried two different browsers…might want to check it out.

  3. Emme

    Such an unflattering color. I don’t understand why MAC has chosen to make these recent Viva Glam colors so “out there”. Wouldn’t they want to choose colors, which flatter most everyone. They could make so much more money for charity!

    • Vitória

      Those bold lipsticks seem to fly off the shelves in most MAC stores I’ve been to, so I’m sure the charity aspect has been taken care of.

      And besides, there are already quite a few classic/neutral colors in the Viva Glam permanent range, so why not add some bold shades?

      Not my cup of tea, but I’ve seen girls who can pull it off rather nicely.

  4. j

    how does this compare to mac ever so rich or revlon lilac pastelle?

  5. Sarah

    uuuhh this light pink color is awful!! Temptalia always looks beautiful tho!

  6. KEG

    I can’t imagine too many people looking great with this color gloss

  7. Georgina

    This is awful! Why can’t they release a Viva Glam shade that is wearable like they used to!

  8. Isela Valenciano

    Hello Christine, does the lipglass also give all proceeds to the AIDS foundation?

  9. C aa s

    It looks so similar to the lipgloss Lady Gaga did, Born This Way, with NARS. Not so surprising though, coming from Nicki Minaj. But the proceeds goes to charity, and it’s cheaper, so I guess Viva Glam Nicki 2 it is.

  10. Katie

    I think this is a prettier off than on shade! But unwearable really which is a shame

  11. Jennifer Rivera

    Mostly everything looks good on you but this shade is so not cute on you. I don’t think this is a shade that would be flattering on no one.

  12. KF

    I honestly think this looks cool on you! With a dramatic white-eyeliner type look, I think you would rock this for sure. Then again, I find Nicki 1 to be super wearable (on me – NC15/brunette and my good friend, NW25/blonde), so maybe my opinion is just out there…

  13. Niecy

    Do you think this is comparable to Cinestyle from MAC’s Reel Sexy collection? I loved that one to layer over my purples. Thank you =)

  14. Kristy

    The gloss is okay, but the lipstick is going to look good either on a very fair, very cool skintone, or caramel skin like Nicki’s, blended into a darker lipliner. For us medium-toned girls, not so much. When you look at Christine in this you can’t distinguish her lips from her face, and her teeth look yellowed. It will be interesting to see how this sells.

  15. Liz

    That looks awful. Yikes. Nothing else to say.

  16. Leigh

    I know shades like this can be challenging. I assume most of us here own our fair share of lip liners. Try this and/or the lipstick with a red, or a bright pink, or even a deep berry shade. It’s a great shade to achieve an ombré lip. The color is rumored to be a shade Nicki and her MUA created using MAC Lip Mix.

  17. Wenz

    Im gonna try this gloss in store… I think it would be great to mix with a bright or warmer lip pencil….def worth at least a try for charity :)

  18. Charlotte

    I don’t understand why MAC/Nicki would put out such an unflattering colour, sure it’ll look good on some but since this is a charity item they should make it a more apealing shade to the general public. Viva Glam Nicki 1 looks terrible on me (fair-beigey skin, yellow undertones, dark brown hair, blue green eyes) so I didn’t have high hopes for this either.