Summery Bronzes with Lancome Bronze Amour
Wore this for the Viva Glam Gaga reviews, though I fully intended to change the lip to something more appropriate originally, I didn’t quite end up doing so in time to take photos.
You will need the following…
- Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), Lancome Bronze Amour Eyeshadow Palette (pale gold, soft orange-bronze, medium-dark red-toned brown, dark chocolate brown), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (highlighter), Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner (brown), Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara (black)
- Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (Medium), Burberry Pressed Powder (03)
- Cheeks: Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire (pink-coral)
- Lips: Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick (pale peach nude)
- Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 263 (angled eyeliner brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Apply the pale gold eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid and tearduct with the 239. Next, apply the orange-copper eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the 239. Using the 222, apply the the medium dark brown eyeshadow to the crease and blend towards the inner crease. Deepen the crease by applying the chocolate brown eyeshadow with the 219, then diffuse with the 222. Highlight the brow bone with Trench eyeshadow with the 239. Apply Bourbon liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.
For cheeks, apply Blush G blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.
For lips, apply Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick for a complementing lip.
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
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Collection
No Bad Romance here. If anything this love affair’s going stronger than ever… After The Monster Tour mayhem, Gaga’s back to being our VIVA GLAM Goddess once again , spreading the good word about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women, men and children everywhere. We’re unveiling a hot new shade in spired by The Lady and her passions, in both Lipstick and Lipglass. And by now you (and the world) know every cent from the sale of M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM goes toward the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund. The M∙A∙C World feels like a permanent part of the Gaga Galaxy, doesn’t it? On the VG displayer as limited edition for a full 12 months.
Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
- Viva Glam Gaga 2 Light warm beige
MAC AIDS Fund was founded in 1994 and has raised over $202 million to date with 13.8 million Viva Glam lipsticks sold. The entire $14.50 price is donated to the cause, including would-be profits for retail partners.
Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
- Viva Glam Gaga 2 Light neutral pinked beige
Availability: February 17th, 2011 at all North American MAC locations. March 2011 for International locations.