MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass & Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass ($16.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly but did settle into lip lines to a noticeable degree. The texture was light-medium in weight, tacky, but comfortable and lasted for four and a half hours on me. MAC Totally Buff (LE, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Bourgeoisie (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Flying Horses (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Bound (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC It's a Strike (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Skin Deep (344) (PiP, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Love Child (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Lancome Lavender Patina (02) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). Too Faced Home Slice (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark magenta-purple with pink undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightly creamy, didn’t tug the lips when applied, and sat fairly well on lips. This shade lasted for six hours, was slightly drying over time, and after four hours of wear, some of the color did pull into lip lines. Bite Beauty Orchid (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D K-Dub (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Invite Intrigue (LE, $18.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty #098 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Sorry Not Sorry (P, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #088 (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The gloss is subdued to the point where it didn’t really seem to change the color of the lipstick; it added glossiness and caused the lipstick to appear somewhat streaky.

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MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick with Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick with Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick with Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick with Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick with Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick with Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

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Product Availability

MAC Lipglass $17.50/0.1 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
  • MAC Blind Score Casual Colour
  • MAC Trophy Pearlmatte Face Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
  • MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow
  • MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The lip gloss is really pretty, think it will go really well with that new NARS Bound lipstick, but the Ariana lipstick is going to look really terrible on me 🙁 And the promo pic made it look more purplish too

I like the color of the lipgloss. Too bad I cannot handle the MAC lipglass formula at all. Also, is it just me or does this gloss/lipstick combo seems the most random ever?

The combo is odd, mostly because the gloss doesn’t do anything to the lipstick color other than really change the finish, IMO! In the past, the gloss is usually very shimmery, so it adds glossiness + shimmer. It’s not a bad color for a gloss, and it’s not particularly common, but they do seem out of place when put together!

Yeah, I thought the color combo was really odd too, they don’t really go together. My guess is because the the lipstick is a magenta color that not everyone can pull off, so they went with a lip gloss that’s a “safer” color and more universally flattering

An artist at my local mac told me the idea wasn’t for the products to necessarily go together, but for there to be more variety so more people are likely to enjoy at least one of the products.

That eye look is amazing on you!

It’s kind of funny to me that there is a Magenta in this collection, as I don’t recall ever seeing Ariana Grande wear one on the red carpet or anything!
Regardless, it’s a beautiful shade and it’s for a great cause.

I wish the gloss had more shimmer, but it’s still pretty. I love the lipstick. I probably have dupes, but I support the charity, and will most likely get these anyway.

Both look very wearable and fun! That Lipglass is the sort of shade I buy over and over again as a nude lipstick topper. The lipstick is gonna be trickier, because I DO own the UD Revolution version of Bittersweet. So I’m not so sure if I want to “double up” or not.

Glad to see this Ariana 2 VG is doing better than the first one, though I still bought that one 😉
I don’t really know if this kind of pink suits me though, but I will have a look in the store.
Thanks for all your swatching!

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