Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

MAC Viva Glam – Ricky Martin & Nicki Minaj for Viva Glam

The fearless Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj introduce Nicki’s lipstick in a scene-stealing pink and Ricky’s colourless Lip Conditioner in a Tube that goes from day to dance floor! With every cent of the selling price supporting the MAC AIDS Fund, it doesn’t get any hotter. They’ve teamed up to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among young people around the globe. Nicki and Ricky dare you to be bold. Be beautiful. Be safe.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Viva Glam Nicki Bright yellow pink (Satin)

Lip Conditioner (Tube) ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Lip Conditioner Clear

availability: February 15th, 2012 through February 2013 (North America), March 2012 (International), at all MAC locations and online at

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222 thoughts on “MAC Viva Glam – Ricky Martin & Nicki Minaj for Viva Glam

  1. I’m liking the look of this color, it seems really fun but also WAY more wearable than pink friday. I’m not a fan of Nicki Minaj but I love Viva Glam

  2. Gina

    I’m really excited! I’ve become quite partial to Nicki Minaj lately, and on top of that, I love the sound of the color! As a warm toned girl who feels lost in a sea of unflattering blue pinks, I can look forward to a pink that may suit my skin tone! And in a lovely satin finish, no less! Yay MAC!

  3. Yumi

    somehow, i’m really disappointed that ricky doesn’t get his own lipstick. what is this lip conditioner crap <_<

  4. Cait

    I like pinks and I hope this will finally be the one Viva Glam I can wear :3

  5. Elysia

    looove!!! so pretty

  6. Marina

    Yes! A YELLOW PINK! So sick of those horrid cool toned blue pinks! Please swatch this one for us, Christine!

  7. Stephanie

    Oh my gosh, the pink is so so pretty! Even though I’m not a fan of Nicki Minaj (I don’t listen to any of her music or follow her sense of fashion), this color looks amazing, and I will definitely pick it up! I remember liking the MAC Satin finishes as well Will be bookmarking the release on my calendar :)

  8. It’s actually a bright, clean, coral pink. That’s how I would describe it from the swatch (There’s a UK blogger who posted a swatch and picture of the lipstick awhile ago).

  9. Can’t wait for this!

  10. blkrox

    Wow, even for such a great cause – so much vitriol! Hatred runs deep.

    On a lighter note – just ordered mine and I am SO excited! Saw some swatches online and it looks very bright, which I love! Regardless, it’s $14.50 to help save lives, I’m all in!

  11. saara

    i love nicki & i love pink lipstick ! i’m probably goin to get 2 :p

  12. I love Ricky Martin, so I am glad he is part of a Mac collection, thanks for sharing

  13. Laia

    If it’s yellow based I might get it!!! <3 😀 And I agree fully with Sylvia here, many people get oooh-aaahed by the superficial part of this program, but with buying Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglosses we can help improving the lives of many people it's totally worth it. Period! :)

  14. Frenchie

    Hmm, not too keen on the the Nicki color in the photo but I’d definitely be willing to see how it looks in person. And, c’mon, guys! I can’t be the only person who loves Gaga II! I’m NC42 and that color, w/a little outline of brown for depth, makes such a rockin’ neutral. I stocked up. :-p

    Wished the lip conditioner were a little tinted though as well. Meh.

    • Michelle

      I’m an NC 42 as well and I really love the way it looks. I have Gaga 2 and can’t make it work, what liners have you paired it with?

  15. Bria

    I can’t wait for this to come out!! I hope it’s wearable across skin tones because pink friday only seemed to look decent on her. I wish it wasn’t a satin though, thats probably my least favorite finish.

  16. Although this maybe too bright for me, I’d still get it because it’s for a worthy cause :)

  17. Ghoulina

    Yet another light bubble-gummy pink that will be totally unwearable for me. I wish MAC would do something different. We already had Viva Glam Gaga and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, I wish they would have picked someone else and done another colour.

  18. Page

    suck it in to look soft and demure and stick it out to look sexy. Lipsticks are the same, not interested

  19. nelly

    ive heard so many release dates on this. first my mac counter said on the 11th,then they said on the 9th. is it the 15th everywhere?

  20. Lauren


  21. shatise

    i have the new lipstick an its just like pink friday in the sence that you have to make it work for you with lip liners an have very smooth lips but the pink is fun an bright

  22. Jennifer

    nicki always has the flyest makeup….. love her

  23. Michelle

    Just got this lipstick today andI’m absolutely in love. I missed out on Pink Friday but from I’e been reading that was a lighter shade. My skin tone is lighter than Nicki’s and I think it looks amazing. I just have to make sure my lips are well moisturized before applying because this color/formula really makes all those cracks stand out.

  24. Kelly Hatfield

    Where can I buy the product from Nicki?

  25. Frankie Williams

    MAC Viva Glam is for a good cause whether it is Nicki Minaj, Fergie, Pamela Anderson, Elton John, or whomever they choose. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I am so distraught at how so many of us have become so judgmental and harsh. It brings the question to mind, “Who is judging me while I continue to speak someone else’s condemnation?” Also, I know several MAC lovers/haters who continue to search for their products rather than follow the makeup artists who truly hate MAC’s company and refuse to even use their products and will turn away customers who request them. I have more respect for their honesty than those that continue to bash MAC for not creating what “we or I” want! SAD FACE!

  26. Frankie Williams

    NW45 or Matchmaster 8.0 – Nicki’s lipstick is very bold but my husband liked it when I used nightmoth liner muted (appeared as soft lavendar with the hint of pink). Very hard to explain but very pretty! Also, applied Cyndi’s lipglass over and this brought out the coral but pink still very present! Only a soft pink gloss and Cork liner toned it down.
    My daughter is NW35 and it was a natural finish for her own pink lips when applied with blot motion.

  27. Nay

    I would LOVE to see this colour on you!!!!

  28. tash

    hi is it permanent ?

  29. I cannot wait for this campaign to launch. I am from the UK, so our launch date will be a bit later than the US, but I am so excited because it is launching on my birthday!!

  30. Caitlin

    I was just wondering if the Viva Glam Nicki lipstick is suitable for very pale, cool-toned skin seeing as it has a yellow hue? Or should i opt for Viva Glam Gaga instead seeing as i love pink colours that aren’t dull, but not shockingly bright either?