Saturday, March 28th, 2009

MAC recently launched Viva Glam VI Lipstick in a Special Edition to line up with Fergie as their spokesperson for the Viva Glam campaign. Some people have been finding this color to run a little on the purple side, but it runs mostly pink on me. Like many of the other VG lipsticks/lipglasses, the color is great for most people. I think it’s a nice everyday color with a bit of a pop.

See swatch and lip swatch

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86 thoughts on “MAC Viva Glam VI SE Lipstick Review & Swatches

  1. Charlotte

    That’s such a cute colour! I’ll have to see if they have it here in Holland already! Def. lemming!
    x Char

  2. Kella

    I’ve been dying to get into the store to snatch this up if it works on me. I love it on you! I have REDDD lips, is it opaque enough for the colour to actually show and cover up a bit of my red?

    • It’s medium-opaque. I think it would end up looking cute on you, though. :) I’d say give it a shot in-store if you can test it there before splurging, since it’s not super super opaque!

  3. charlieee

    That’s a nice colour! Likey! =D

  4. Lucy

    beautiful color :)

  5. Do you think it has more pink than the usual VG shades? It seems like the pink might make it slightly more wearable for every day than some of the past VG shades.

  6. Ohh I like this colour.

  7. Balqees

    I love it

  8. by any chance is this color similar to the adoring carmine ‘rose’ lip color kit…holiday 08, red packaging…2 lipstick and a pink gloss one…

  9. Colleen

    I have been eyeing this color, so thanks for the swatches! I think I will have to pick this up.

    Did you happen to see the gloss that goes with this launch? I’m wondering how it looks.

  10. pj

    This looks like a great colour and its for a great cause :) I just bought viva glam 2 lipstick which I love as a great neutral colour but is this new lipstick a lustre or a satin?

  11. Plastic_20

    It looks like Thalia by NYX little bit:D

  12. Andrea

    This color looks really pretty on you Christine :)
    I like how it’s different from the rest of the Viva Glam lipsticks. Might have to pick it up haha. Have you tried the lip gloss also?

  13. Julia

    Very gorgeous! I’ll definitely check this out!

  14. Balqees

    I love it.

  15. Sally

    This is sooo pretty on u! It went on brighter than I thought.

  16. Kayc

    I absolutely love this colour! Works perfectly with my skintone. Looks good on lips even without a full face of makeup :)

  17. Amy

    i’ve been looking forward to this. thank you
    how does this one wear? does it last for a substantial amount of time? does it dry out your lips?

    • It feels and lasts like a typical MAC lipstick, which is several hours for me. It doesn’t dry out my lips, though none of MAC’s lipsticks do this for me!

  18. that is a very pretty pink!!! It stands out but its still very neutral! Lovely <3

  19. lisa

    looks nice.

  20. Maggie

    wow, it looks gorgeous!

  21. Danielle

    It looks great on you! One question: did you apply straight from the tube (and if so how many layers), with a brush, or some other method?

  22. Rennah

    I have it and I love it!

  23. Brooke

    I WISH it looked like this on me :( it comes off totally purple. none of the VG lippies or l/g work on me.

  24. Faiza

    Oooh, thats a beautiful pink.

  25. S.

    Wow EVERYONE SHOULD PICK UP A VIVA GLAM lipstick or lipgloss. Its for a GOOD CAUSE! AIDS! Remember when you purchase an V.G. product you are making a different in someones life who is LIVING with HIV/AIDS. Help the fight! These products should be wore with PRIDE! You are making a different, in a small but ever so needed way. I shall be picking up a FEW for me and my sister/girlfriends.
    This color is amazing on you Christine! hahah Those lips should be the lips that promote Viva Glam.

  26. Dini23

    I think it’d look purple on my very pigmented lips. I want to get a VG lipstick though, one that would look more neutral on me.

  27. Melissa

    I have it and i love it! I usually wear a bit of lipgloss over it just to make it pop a bit more

  28. is this lipstick clour the same/very similar to any other normal mac lipstick? please do let me know, i dont want to buy it and have look like my other pinks!


  29. i love this color christine! u are blessed wit such wonderful full lipss and i think mine are also like urs.. lol.
    i love this on me!

  30. Ruth

    Oooooooooh I love it, must buy for me !

  31. victoria

    i was sad saint germain didn’t look good on me but this one did. love it, it’s pink with hint of purple on me but very wearable, loooove it. i like most of the viva glam collect.

  32. nancy s

    wow, I was not expecting that color.

  33. Chloe

    This shade looks so pretty on you! Definetley will be buying this colour.

  34. nancy

    That color looks GORGEOUS on you! I have so many lipsticks that I don’t really need to be buying anymore, but I want to buy this one now! I hope the color looks just as good on me.

  35. Tina

    wow! it looks warmer on my lips…weird how different it looks on different people.

    I have syrup also, and compared together, they look almost identical, but viva glam vi se is a tad warmer and rosier than syrup.

  36. I think I must get this. I don’t usually purchase limited edition collections that don’t accept the pro card, but I always participate and purchase the Viva Glam products to support the cause.

  37. jamie

    on me it was really pinky, kindof with a creme finish. i really liked it with the new lipgloss.

  38. Looks gorgeous on you, I love Viva Glam lippies!!

  39. The color looks so much lighter then how it does on the tube. Looking at the tube I’d think I’d never get it but looking at the swatch on your lips, it’s such a pretty pink!

  40. Rebecca


    This color looks amazing on you! Stunning for a pink!

    I saw this the day it came out but didn’t even swatch it. Now I am going to go back today and check it out. The MAC Pro is right below my office, which is terrible and great at the same time! LOL

    I am interested to see if it comes out the same color on my lips as I am very fair and I would LOVE for it to look the same on me!


  41. rayne

    I swatched it on my hand last night at my local counter. I’m seriously thinking of going back for it. I love how it looks like a lipgloss, but have the longevity of a lipstick. I accidently swatched viva glam III too & I still have it on my hand after washing my hand countless times.