MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

On January 20th, MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink with sparkling pearl.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with lighter pink and teal sparkle and shimmer. It looks a lot more muted on the lips, and it’s sheer enough that whatever your natural lip color is will greatly impact how this looks on you. The amount and type of sparkle (it’s very iridescent on) makes it harder to dupe, I think. Maybelline Opalescent Orchid (515) (P, $8.99) is darker, cooler-toned, less sparkly. MAC Social Season (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Seeking Adoration (LE, $20.00) is less sparkly. MAC Ceremonial (LE, $20.00) is less sparkly. MAC Astral (LE, $20.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani #505 (P, $29.00) is more pigmented, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s sheer, though also quite sparkly, so it will tint the lips a pink-red color while adding a lot of sparkle. I wish the description was more in line with the opacity-level actually seen. If your lips are redder naturally, I’d expect little color difference. It does pair and layer well with the lipstick, though I think any sparkly gloss will do the same. I liked how it applied fairly evenly without setling into lip lines heavily. The consistency is moderately tacky, but it is thinner than most shades in the permanent range for Lipglass (feels like a newer Lipglass to me). It lasted for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. I really love the Viva Glam line, so if sheer gloss is your cup of tea, it’s still worth checking out, and if you’re not keen on this shade, perhaps consider one of the other Viva Glam shades.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick & Lipglass

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar
  • Chanel Jersey
On eyes:
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Quad
  • Urban Decay Moonspoon Eyeshadow
  • Estee Lauder Emerald Volt 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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I was on the fence about this one, but teal shimmer has a way of getting to me. I know a lot of people will be disappointed by the sheerness, but I’m timid about my lip colors, so I like these bright-but-sheer shades! I may actually get a back-up. And as always, regardless of the spokesperson, the money goes toward a great cause. 🙂

I LOVE your blog, and I gotta say, I love it even more after seeing you promote VIVA GLAM in this post. I’m going down to buy a lipstick tomorrow!!! Support the cause <3

I love love love it. I like my glosses sheer because I prefer more of a “flushed” look with gloss. And I didn’t get any of the Heirloom glasses, so this is perfect. I’ll buy a few.

When Miley comes in, is it going to push Rihanna out? I need to buy a few more Rihanna 1 glasses before they disappear.

I personally can’t stand a sparkly gloss, but this is so super pretty. It looks like you’ve got stars on your lips! I wouldn’t wear it myself, but I would definitely purchase it as a gift for someone else. Plus it’s Viva Glam; how can you say no?

It is a nice option for someone who loves sparkles, but you definitely have to like them since this gloss has no shortage of them, lol!

I really like how much sparkle this has in it! The sheerness is a bit of a shame, especially given the recent fuchsia sparkle gloss releases from Revlon and Chanel, but I really think this was intended as a topping gloss rather than a standalone one. Still, it looks beautiful over the lipstick, and I like it on its own too 🙂

My guess is the gloss was a softer option of the lipstick, and the bonus is that they layer well (though MAC could throw in “sheer” in the description).

Ooo I like the gloss but the lipstick is too potent for me. These will probably whip out of the store in a flash but I’ll try to get the gloss. It looks really pretty on you (but frankly, what doesn’t? 🙂

I actually really like this! Someone mentioned the bright but sheer look as being a good way for the colour shy, and I like that about this. It’s juicy and bright yet totally wearable! Payday for me is Tuesday…now, how can I escape my house child free….LOL

Huh. I have a $4 Hello Kitty lipgloss that does the exact same thing. Tons (and I mean tons) of sparkle, semi-sheer, and non-sticky. Haha, but this at least supports a good cause and has more mature packaging 😛

If I have to stay up all night the day of launch, I will! This color is absolutely the most beautiful pink I have seen, especially on you Christine! I am in LOVE with both the lipglass and lipstick. I will beg, borrow and steal (not really steal) to get these!!!! I don’t care for the Miley of today at all, but when she was Hannah Montana she was adorable! I can’t wait!!!!!

This reminds me a LOT of the cheap, hyper-sparkly lipglosses I used to wear as a kid in the mid-90s… and for some reason I kind of love it. It’s actually pretty cool, though I find the spokesperson a bit offputting.

I like the idea of this lipgloss but it reminds of Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss in Raspberry Pop. I prefer the EL lip glosses to the MAC ones.

Do you think they are different enough to still take a look at Miley’s?

They look incredibly fun and fresh together, wow. Do you think this might be a bit more wearable for various complexions than Rihanna II was?

I am VERY excited about this lip color! It is absolutely stunning. I’m not a Miley fan — used to be — but still can’t wait to get this! I was just looking on eBay and guess what, someone is selling it already and say that they have it ready to ship! How can this be? I even contacted the seller and asked how she had it since it wasn’t due to be out until 1/20. She assured me she had it already, ready to ship. Of course, I’m not dare going to support any of these eBay sellers, but I was just curious. Some were “Pre-selling” it for $60 for the lipglass and lipstick. This infuriates me. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think they REALLY have it already? How? Oh well, I feel better now! I will definitely stay up waiting on the release so I will not miss out on this. Thanks for letting me vent!

Oh yes, one more thing! I apologize if this has already been addressed somewhere, but since this is a Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass, will it be permanent?

I LOVE this product! I think I may go buy another. It’s got a lovely bit of color to it. I’m not that big of a fan of lip glass/glosses as they make my lips feel like an oil slick…but it’s just so lovely. I bought two of the lipsticks because I knew I’d like them…but I was surprised at how much I liked this.

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